Blackpool and Chelsea: Back the Unquoted

Predicting the correct score in football games in often gambling suicide. With the odd exception of a 0-0, 1-0 I guess. Last weekend, if I was given £10 to put on a correct score bet on the Wigan Athletic-Blackpool Premier League game, I would have gone for 4-0. After all, that was my prediction with friends in our correct score league. Oh, I forgot to say, I predicted 4-0 to Wigan.

Blackpool’s 4-0 victory over Wigan Athletic last weekend was the result of the most embarrassing prediction I’d ever made. I apologise now for anyone who put more on that than either of the other two tips I made last weekend, which were both correct.

Any Unquoted Scoreline

You’d think I was a liar if I told you I made money on that game. Well, I’m telling you that I made money on that game. While Wigan were just under evens to beat Blackpool last weekend, a bet which I took. Along with that, I also backed the unquoted scoreline (either team to score 4 or more) at a hefty 9/1 – my biggest winner of the weekend.

I expect a lot of games featuring Blackpool may see a few goals this season. The over 2.5 goals will be a popular bet with them I’m sure this season. But one bet for me this weekend is Arsenal versus Blackpool, once again backing the unquoted scoreline, again predicting Blackpool to concede 4 or more. The odds currently just over 2/1.

Chelsea Score a Few Too

That price was the same for Chelsea last weekend when they hosted West Bromwich Albion. In reflection, the result was never in doubt as Chelsea ran out comfortable 6-0 winners. The opportunity to put up a similar scoreline is presented to them again this weekend as they take on the same Wigan side that shipped 4 at home to Blackpool last Saturday, and whom let in 8 against Chelsea on the final day of last season.

This Weekend

Didier Drogba in particular isn’t a good match up for any Premier League defence, especially not this Wigan one that were torn apart down the middle against Blackpool. Expect a good performance from Frank Lampard this weekend, after a relatively quiet one against West Brom. As I wrote in my Premier League Tips for this weekend, the unquoted, the asian handicap and a Didier Drogba hat trick all look promising for Chelsea on Saturday.

One Reply to “Blackpool and Chelsea: Back the Unquoted”

  1. Loved the fact that you made money on that Wigan game despite punting them. Nothing better than when those unexpected bets arrive especially with the wrong team bagging 4 goals!

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