The JOE v Ladbrokes Football Accumulator Challenge: Week 19
Another action-packed weekend of Premier League football awaits. Now, let's see if we can make any money from it.
Ladbrokes' Hayley O'Connor went for a bold tactic of three away wins last week, backing Man City, Liverpool and Arsenal to do the business on their travels. And at 11/1, the bet came off, landing another very hefty chunk onto her win total.
We pass on our congrats through gritted teeth as we called two correct ourselves (Everton and Southampton to win) only for Chelsea's inability to hold on for a draw costing us big time on our treble. Thanks Fabian Delph, you've made our enemy list.
Anyway, we hope for a tad more luck for us this week, and perhaps a tad less for our worthy foe.
Here’s Hayley’s picks for Week 19:
Chelsea and Arsenal to draw, 5/2
A 0-0 will suit Jose, and I think he'll get it this week.
Everton to beat Swansea, 3/5
The Toffees have won their last four at home, including a 3-1 Cup win over the Swans. I can see a repeat of that score at Goodison on Saturday.
Spurs to beat Southampton, 21/20
The Saints are not quite in full deckchair mode yet, but they are not far off. A win for Tim Sherwood's side.
After last week's success, another 11/1 shot to come in shouldn't be too much to ask.
And here’s JOE’s picks:
Liverpool to beat Cardiff, 2/5
Even with the excellent David Marshall in goal, we can't see Cardiff keeping Suarez and Sturridge at bay all afternoon.
Man City to beat Fulham, 1/6
Surely the most nailed on of home wins.
Newcastle to beat Crystal Palace, 10/11
With a raft of players back from injury, we see the Magpies getting the job done against Palace.
Our bet is a more conservative 7/2 but we hope to catch up on Hayley this way, as she surely can't land another 11/1 treble, right?