Weblog: The football punter
All geared up for a sensational Sunday
IT'S a super, sensational, stunning, staggering, scintillating, stupendous Sunday in the Premier League and us punters need to raise our game for the big occasion.
Three tasty televised clashes back-to-back require a serious winner's mentality. Harden your hearts, gird your loins and polish up your betting boots because there's no point having a tentative fiver on over 2.5 goals at 8-11 today.
No, it's time to aim high and dare to dream – I'm talking fancy correct-score multiples.
In chronological order, Liverpool might not have things all their own way at resilient but limited Norwich so it's 1-0 or 2-0 away win in the Carrow Road clash.
Then we've got a sneak preview of the FA Cup final in which Arsenal's need for league points is far greater than Hull's. The Gunners' defence is still a bit dodgy so there could be a few goals and the two most attractive scorelines are 2-1 and 3-1 to the Arsenal.
Then it's on to Goodison Park for the David Moyes derby. Everton can be forgiven their defeat to Crystal Palace last time out – the Eagles are, after all, the most in-form team in Europe – but Manchester United have been quietly stringing together a few decent results.
United have won their last four away matches in the league and I reckon the Moyes factor could freak out Everton's players. They'll look over to the dugout, see their old boss there, and instinctively aim for a battling draw or even a scrappy defeat.
Put the 1-1 draw and a 2-1 United win into the pot, stir them into a tasty stew of doubles and trebles with the other four scorelines I've mentioned and then sit back and enjoy a profitable Easter Sunday.