Welcome all to a new feature here at WorldFootballWeekly.com. I will be providing betting tips each weekend and if there is anything I think might be looking at through the week.
By no means do I take responsibility if any of these fail, but if you do fancy a flutter please do not put major amounts of money on these as this is not the intention. Unlike other tipping services, I will not tip anything under the odds of evens.
All kick off times are GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
Cardiff City to defeat West Ham United (Barclays Premier League) – Saturday 11th January 2014 – KO 3:00pm
The first home game for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and after a good FA Cup victory away to Newcastle United last week, the feel-good factor is surely throbbing throughout the capital of Wales. I would see Solskjaer naming a similar side today with maybe new signing from Heerenveen, Magnus Wolff Eikrem, awaiting his debut from the bench.
On the other hand, their opponents today, Sam Allardyce’s West Ham United have tasted two heavy defeats this past seven days. Last Sunday, Allardyce fielded a young side against Championship side Nottingham Forest and was turned over by five goals to nil. Tuesday night, a fierce Manchester City side sent the Hammers’ strongest eleven back to London with the tail between their legs, in the Capital One Semi-Final match at the Etihad. Big Sam is still without the injured trio of Andy Carroll, Winston Reid and Ricardo Vaz Te with James Collins, James Tomkins and Joey O’Brien all doubts. Club captain Kevin Nolan is still serving a suspension.
I cannot see Allardyce getting out of this one with anything today, and adding more pressure on Hammers’ owner, David Gold and David Sullivan to dismiss the former Bolton manager. BET LOST – West Ham win 2-0
5/15/11/101111 11/10 – Bet365, William Hill
21/20 – Ladbrokes, PaddyPower, BetVictor, BoyleSports, Coral
Evens – Betfair, Sky Bet, SportingBet
Valencia to defeat Celta Vigo (Spanish Primera Division) – Saturday 11th January 2014 – KO 5:30pm
A similar situation in Spain as Argentine manager Juan Antonio Pizzi, just took over the Valencia job on Boxing Day, has revitalised his to two great performances since taking over. In a home league match, Levante were defeated comfortably 2-0 while on Tuesday they were unlucky to not get a win against Atletico Madrid (1-1) in the Copa del Rey. Valencia has confidence on their side while travelling to a Celta Vigo side who haven’t won a game since the end of the November.
So, the distressed Celta Vigo are in poor form as their season continues to go from bad to worse. With only one point, at home to Osasuna, in the last four games I cannot see the Galicians avoiding defeat. Luis Enrique’s side are currently sitting fourth bottom of La Liga and will be desperate for a win, which will lead to Valencia having the quality to pick Vigo off. BET LOST – Celta Vigo win 2-1
7/5 – BetVictor, StanJames, Ladbrokes
13/10 – Bet365, SkyBet, WilliamHill, SportingBet
11/8 – PaddyPower, Coral
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