The JOE v Ladbrokes Football Accumulator Challenge: Week 24
Hayley O'Connor's incredible tipping continued last week, when she landed a monster 16/1 treble. Can the first lady of Ladbrokes keep up her stunning form this week?
If we didn't know better, we'd begin to get suspicious about the prophetic skills of Ladbrokes' Hayley O'Connor. Last week, flushed with confidence after landing a 9/1 and an 8/1 treble in successive weeks, Hayley really pushed the boat out by going for a monster 16/1 shot.
With Aston Villa and Southampton to draw and an away win at West ham for palace both trading at 12/5, the addition of the seemingly safe Liverpool win over Norwich made it a massive accumulator. And, despite the best efforts of the Liverpool defence at Carrow Road, all three results came in, bringing Hayley's winnings over the last three weeks alone to €3300. That's incredible.
As a result, the win-o-meter has been blown up as Hayley is now unassailable as the winner of our season-long betting competition. We bow to your punting genius Hayley.
Anyway, a bit like Liverpool, can this remarkable win streak continue? Here's what Hayley went for this week. We also made our selections in the slim hope of at least restoring some pride...
Here’s Hayley’s picks for Week 24:
Liverpool and Chelsea to draw, 11/4
This result will suit Liverpool and Chelsea will be, of course, safety first at Anfield. Looks like a draw to me.
Fulham to beat Hull, 5/4
The Cottagers are finishing strongly to avoid the drop, while Hull have at least one-and-a-half eyes on Wembley. Home win.
Arsenal to beat Newcastle, 3/10
With Aaron Ramsey back to his brilliant best, this is a nailed-on home win.
I'm on a roll, so why not go for an 11/1 shot this week.
And here are JOE's picks:
Everton to beat Southampton, 7/5
Even at St Mary's, this should be a win for the Toffees.
Manchester United to beat Norwich, 4/11
The Giggs regime should get off to a win at home to the Canaries.
Crystal Palace and Manchester City to draw, 10/3
Yes, we think that City will continue to stumble at in-form Palace.
In the spirit of Hayley, we've gone for a 14/1 shot this week.