The OptaJoke Betting Blog – 8th January 2011

Week 1: Goals Galore in the FA Cup?

Welcome to the first in a new series of posts that will aim to provide you with some betting tips for the weekend courtesy of OptaJoke.

Here on the blog we love a good long shot punt and the tweets and chat on a Saturday morning are always dominated by who to pick on the weekly accumulator. Inevitably the tweets between 3 and 4.55pm are a mixture of intial optimism and scuppered dreams as the full time whistle approaches. The tips will be a little different to what you might usually read online as they are aimed a bigger returns from very small stakes, so without further a do lets get straight into this weeks selection:

One of my favourite coupons when it comes to a long odds gamble is BetFred’s “Goals Galore”. Similarly to picking an accumulator you can select a number of games from a long list of matches which usually contain English leagues and occasionally the major European leagues such as Serie A or La Liga. The difference with this coupon is that the aim is to pick matches not on the result, but on the likelihood of both teams scoring during the 90 minutes. All matches are priced evenly at 4/5 so selecting a handful of matches can prove an attractive propostion for very small stakes. For example if you correctly pick 5 games where both teams score your returns are around 18/1 and if you’re brave enough to select 10 matches you can expect a mammoth payout of 350/1. Not bad when each of your teams needs to find the net only once each in order for the bet to prove successful.

This week’s selection will consist of a number of games from across England where I think this is likely to happen. They are:

– Blackburn v QPR
– Fulham v Peterborough
– Southampton v Blackpool
– Sunderland v Notts County
– Bristol City v Sheffield Weds
– Brighton v Pompey
– West Ham v Barnsley


£1 on this coupon returns £61 if correct. *if one team lets you down and fails to hit the back of the net, the bet is lost*

With so many FA Cup 3rd round ties this weekend there is always the potential for some “Cupsets” in the making, lets hope the lower league clubs can give their loftier placed opponents a run for their money!

This novel bet is already popular with punters and you may already have tried it, if not, you can sign up at BetFred and deposit from as little as £5, so if you fancy getting involved it’s easy to do so.

As always please gamble responsibly and enjoy the weekends action!

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One Response to The OptaJoke Betting Blog – 8th January 2011

  1. Jim Knight says:

    Just a quick note to say Southampton v Blackpool has been removed from the goals galore coupon online. You may still be able to get it on the high street but I’m replacing it with Sheffield United v Aston Villa. Good luck!

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