Kev’s Betting Tips – Week 5Posted: March 29, 2012
So another decent week considering the topsy turvy start we’ve had in the League of Ireland! Drogheda and Bray weren’t far from drawing, before the Boynesiders pulled away with about 10 minutes to go. Bohs surprised many by earning a point at home to St. Pats, while Wexford and Dundalk did the business. Put three euros on those two and you’d have netted a cool 24 euro! Anywho, looking forward instead of backwards, and it’s tough to call this week. Either play it safe and go for a few bankers, or try your hat with an outside chance! What I’ve decided is to see how goalscorers stack up, so here’s my tips for this week.
Cork City v Bray Wanderers
This is a huge game for the Leesiders, one point from 16 has put pressure on manager Tommy Dunne, and they’ll need to pick up points in their next three games to get back on track, starting with Bray Wanderers. Maybe it’s me being biased, but I just cannot see the Rebel Army losing this one, this is simply too important a game to not pick up all three points from, an outright win brings poor odds, City are short of goals (leave aside their midweek win) and a 1-0 win gives us some decent odds, although Daryl Horgan first goalscorer is also a great shout.
My Bet: Cork City 1-0 Bray Wanderers (9/2)
Shelbourne v St. Patrick’s Athletic
Shels have made Tolka Park somewhat of a fortress at the moment and have had a fantastic start to their season. Friday they host a Pats side reeling from a disappointing result last week. Pats have been a shade of the team some of us expected at the start of the season, and seem to be seriously struggling for goals. With Shels at the same odds as a Pats win, I’d fancy Alan Matthew’s side for this one
My Bet: Shelbourne (13/8)
Sorry to be so general, First Division fans, but there’s little value to be found in the division. Perhaps a draw between Waterford and Finn Harps (5/2) is your best bet but there’s not a whole lot on offer!