Archived Gerry's Tips (7th May 2005)

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Archived Gerry's Premiership Football Betting Preview (7th May 2005)

Below is Gerry's Premiership football betting preview for the weekend Sat 7th and Sun 8th May 2005.

The views expressed are solely those of the author.

A Definite Screw Loos

Chelsea and David Beckham have a lot in common; they have both been screwed by an assistant. The decision to allow Luis Garcia's 'goal' to stand has effectively ended Chelsea's season. They face mid-table Charlton on Saturday in a match that is now almost meaningless. It's a tough task to find a winning bet when both teams have absolutely nothing to play for; in a way, the process is very similar to childbirth, only without the unnecessary griping about the hardship of it all. After weighing up all the factors, I would advise you to back Chelsea to win 2-0, an 11/2 shot at Skybet.

Arsenal are the footballing equivalent of the Labour party, imperious domestically, but both have questionable foreign policies. The Gunners face a jubilant Liverpool in a Super Sunday showdown, and the Gunners will gain revenge for Neil Mellor's heartbreaking 90th minute stunner at Anfield. Super Soccer offer 7/1 about Arsenal scoring four or more goals, and that's a tempter.

West Brom travel to Man Utd knowing a defeat could send them down. The Baggies have not won at Old Trafford since 1978, where a certain Bryan Robson ran the show in a 5-3 cruise. Unfortunately for Robbo and West Brom, the Seventies are long gone. So are the Albion.

It has been suggested this week that Wayne Rooney is not a suitable role model for children, but the alleged quote of "We'd rather have Michael Jackson" has been strenuously denied by the English Schools F.A. He may not be a Saint, but he is a quality animal. Back the big lad to score a hat-trick, at Super Soccer's 14/1.

Quote of the week:

"It was a must game win for Southampton."

Mark Lawrenson gets a little excited.

Q and A of the week:

BBC Commentator: "Steve Bennett (the ref) made a few decisions you didn't seem to agree with."

David Moyes: "He's just not very good."

Special bet of the week:

"Every 'trick in the book" - Kluivert and Vieira both to be booked 9/1 @ Super Soccer

Nice Punt:

Everton: Newcastle have only won twice away from home all season; Everton have won eleven times at home. Pile in to the 4/5.

Acc's man:

Blackburn, Everton, Tottenham, Norwich, Bolton

The five fold will return almost 50/1 with Sportingbet.

Weekend Betting:

Chelsea v Charlton Saturday 7th May 12.30 Live on Sky

Chelsea 1/3

Draw 4/1 Stan James

Charlton 10/1 Super Soccer

Get on: Chelsea

Chelsea won 4-0 at the Valley; it'll be an easy win for the Champions at home.

Match Special: John Terry to score at any time 9/2 @ Stan James

Aston Villa v Man City Saturday 7th May 15.00

Aston Villa 11/8 Bet Direct

Draw 12/5 Stan James

Man City 2/1 Sportingbet

Get on: Draw

City unbeaten in six, Villa have only lost one in six. Score draw.

Match Special: Solano to score the last goal 10/1 @ BET 365

Blackburn v Fulham Saturday 7th May 15.00

Blackburn 11/10

Draw 9/4 Skybet

Fulham 14/5 Boylesports

Get on: Blackburn

Hughesy has Blackburn literally fighting, definite home win.

Match Special: Blackburn to win from behind 9/1 @ Betfred

Crystal Palace v Southampton Saturday 7th May 15.00

Crystal Palace 5/4 Paddy Power

Draw 13/5 Boylesports

Southampton 11/5 Boylesports

Get on: Draw

They split the points at St Mary's in a four goal thriller, Déjà vu?

Match Special: Match to finish 2-2 14/1 @ Super Soccer

Everton v Newcastle Saturday 7th May 15.00

Everton 4/5 Totesport

Draw 13/5 Boylesports

Newcastle 9/2 Skybet

Get on: Everton

Everton are jittery, the Geordies are ruderary. Home win.

Match Special: James Beattie to score with a header 5/1 @ Betfred

Middlesbrough v Tottenham Saturday 7th May 15.00

Middlesbrough 13/10

Draw 12/5 Stan James

Tottenham 11/5 Sportingbet

Get on: Tottenham

One win in five for Boro, Spurs demolished Villa last week. Away win.

Match Special: Tottenham to score three or more goals 6/1 @ Super Soccer

Norwich v Birmingham Saturday 7th May 15.00

Norwich Evs Totesport

Birmingham 3/1 Skybet

Get on: Norwich

It's a must win game for the Canaries; luckily, they're playing Birmingham.

Match Special: Norwich to score three or more goals 7/2 @ Betfred

Portsmouth v Bolton Saturday 7th May 15.00

Portsmouth 2/1 Bet Direct

Draw 12/5 Skybet

Bolton 6/4 Paddy Power

Get on: Bolton

Only two wins from eleven for Pompey, Bolton are a great bet to take all three points.

Match Special: Okocha to score at anytime 3/1 @ BET 365

Man Utd v West Brom Saturday 7th May 17.15 Live on Sky

Man Utd 3/10 Super Soccer

Draw 4/1 Totesport

West Brom 9/1 Stan James

Get on: Man Utd

Man U are warming up nicely with the F.A. Cup final around the corner. Easy home win.

Match Special: Man Utd to score five or more goals 7/1 @ Super Soccer

Arsenal v Liverpool Sunday 8th May 16.05 Live on Sky

Arsenal 8/11 Super Soccer

Draw 13/5 Stan James

Liverpool 4/1 Boylesports

Get on: Arsenal

Liverpool can mix with the best in Europe; this isn't Europe.

Match Special: Arsenal to score four or more goals 7/1 @ Super Soccer