Betting Spy: England to win the Calcutta Cup

Grant Prior 6 years ago
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Now I’m a big football fan but come late Saturday afternoon the Premier League will miss out in the Betting Spy household to the Six Nations.

Not a lot to look at but grown men will fight over it
Not a lot to look at but grown men will fight over it

Watford against Everton or Scotland versus England in the Calcutta Cup isn’t the toughest of calls to make.

My mouth was open as wide as the Scotland defence last year at Twickenham when England ran riot in a 61-21 victory.

Scotland were talked up ahead of this year’s tournament after encouraging perfomances against New Zealand and Australia.

But they have veered between mediocre and shambolic so far so and I like the look of England at -7 on the handicap at even money.

Now even money is only for the big hitters so let’s have a little go on the handicaps in the other games to make up a treble.

Wales have been unlucky so far and look a decent punt at +8 against an Ireland side which has been far from convincing.

On Friday night perennial punting nightmare France host Italy.

The home side are stripped of eight players after an “altercation” in an Edinburgh bar following their narrow defeat to Scotland two weeks ago.

The locals must have had a few pints of brave juice to start winding up the French pack but it has certainly done the Italians a favour.

Both teams have lost both games so far but the Italians have scored five tries in the tournament and look too big on the handicap at +18.

The handicap treble pays 7/1 which will hopefully cap a great weekend of rugby.

Talking of hats, I take mine off to the eternal optimists travelling to Liverpool on Saturday to support West Ham.

One league win in 54 years is bad enough.

Now it turns out that David Moyes has never managed a winning side at Anfield.

You can get 12/1 on an Irons win to put a dent in those grim statistics.

But I think I’ll stick to the oval ball game for the weekend.

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Running total of all bets to a £10 stake for 2017/18 season: £+140.00

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