BLOGIN BETS 4/10/20 – £100 Challenge (Stage 2)

STAGE 2

ARSENAL TO WIN 1/2 (Home v Sheffield United KO 14:00)

  • STAKE: £15
  • RETURNS: £22.50

OVERVIEW: As expected we cruised through the first stage, Ipswich managing their goal in the 7th minute, Everton in the 16th. It doesn’t get more resounding than that so we are looking for more of the same today please.

On to stage 2 and despite this being the same odds this selection looks a bit more tricky than the first. That’s not to say I’m not majorly confident because I am. Arsenal have started with 2 wins from 3 games and their only defeat was to last season’s runaway champions Liverpool. Their opponents Sheffield United have lost all their Premier League matches so far and are also winless in their last 7 league away trips. I think the run will continue today and take us to stage 3. GUNNERS!

BLOGIN BETS 3/10/20

This week’s accumulator is £10 @7/1

ROMA 4/6 (Away v Udinese. Saturday KO 19:45)

AJAX 4/11 (Away v Groningen. Sunday KO 11:15)

ARSENAL 8/15 (Home v Sheffield United. Sunday KO 14:00)

RENNES 4/7 (Home v Reims. Sunday KO 16:00)

LIVERPOOL 2/7 (Away v Aston Villa. Sunday KO 19:15)

CONFIDENCE: 7/10

OVERVIEW: The usual carry on again this week. £10 stake on 5 teams, spread over the weekend. The only thing to really note within the selections is there is only one match on Saturday, the dodgy one. If Roma can get through it with a big fat W then this acca will take some beating. Had the odds boosting Italians not been on this line my confidence rating would have been at a lofty 9. Here’s why.

PICKS: Udinese have lost both of their opening 2 matches in Serie A and still haven’t registered a goal. What perfect opportunity for Roma to kick start their season and kick start the acca.

Ajax have made the perfect start in Eredivisie and face a Groningen side who have only scored 1 goal in their first 3 matches. Playmaker Dusan Tadic has scored 6 goals in 8 appearances against the home side and could be key again here. Comfortable away win.

Arsenal will be looking to put last week’s Anfield disappointment behind them and what perfect way to do that with a home match against second bottom Sheffield United. The away side have lost all their games so far and are yet to register a goal. Aubameyang inspired home win.

Rennes have made a flying start to the new Ligue 1 season and sit top of the tree. Unbeaten in 5 that include 4 wins, they face a Reims side who have only picked up 1 point from their opening 5 matches. Both runs to be extended here. Home win.

Who can stop Liverpool at the moment? The champions have picked up where they left off last season by sweeping aside all before them. Despite Villa’s decent start to the season, they will come unstuck here and the scousers will be WRAPPING UP THE ACCA late Sunday night.

BLOGIN BETS 3/10/20 – £100 Challenge (Stage 1)

STAGE 1

– EVERTON & IPSWICH TO SCORE 1 OR MORE GOALS 1/2 (Boosted Paddy Power special)

  • STAKE: £10
  • RETURNS: £15

OVERVIEW: Something a bit different to accompany the usual accumulator this week.

The plan is to start with a stake of £10 and try and turn it into £100 in the space or 5 or 6 bets. Each bet will be in the region of between 1/2 and evens unless there’s a boost or something too good to turn down that’s higher.

The aim is to get nailed on single bankers or specials and roll the winnings of each onto the next stage until the rolling total hits the one hundred pound mark or beyond. I’m going to try and complete one stage per day but if there’s nothing to go at on any given day we can wait. The key thing is to reach £100.

STAGE 1 PICK: Great little boosted special to start the challenge, both Everton and Ipswich have started their respective seasons with a 100% win record from their first 3 matches. All we need here is for both sides to score in their next. Simple stuff which should get the ball rolling slowly.

LET’S GO!

BLOGIN FANTASY FOOTBALL (Gameweek 4)

OVERVIEW: It’s gameweek 4 and this is where the season really begins. We’ve had a look at the early point scorers, who’s in form, whos not, who’s looking likely to be in contention for titles, European spots and relegation places. The league is starting to take it’s shape.

The average point score for game week 3 was 43. I scored 44. Would I have taken that before hand? Absolutely. I said the fixtures were a nightmare and that I would snap the hand off anyone that offered an unscathed week. What’s more pleasing is that I managed that score with 10 men, Saint-Maximin not fit and none of my bench players played.

This brings me on to an important point, do you use your budget on a wide range of players so that you have a stronger bench and squad? Or do you blast it on the best players, have a strong XI and risk a player not playing for whatever reason? Unintentionally, my team is looking that way, meaning if I need to make a change it has to be a transfer rather than a substitution. This usually results in going down the -4 and beyond route. It’s all well and good if your best starting eleven play every week but as has happened in game week 3, I ended up playing with 10 men. Did it matter? Turns out not but in other weeks it’s a weak point that could be costly. Going forward it’s something I will be considering when the time comes to play my wildcard. Not just yet.

THIS WEEK’S PICKS: One forced transfer this week. Aubameyang replaces Mané who has tested positive for COVID-19. The original plan was to go unchanged and create an extra transfer for game week 5 but of course availability is a manager’s biggest headache and you just have to deal with these situations head on. Here’s hoping the late announcement of Mané’s absence has gone unnoticed by my fellow gaffers. This week’s silent treatment.

I’m again banking on the fitness of Allan Saint-Maximin at home to Burnley. He is still part of the 3 toon player trio in the side despite their patchy form. Thinking about it, I may be closer to the wildcard than I had anticipated, I’ve snookered myself a bit with weak subs and 3 dodgy magpies.

Aubamaueng will be captain at home to Sheffield United, while Kane will be vice away to another United located in Manchester. Let’s hope we get the luck of the captain’s pick draw this week as this has been a costly swing either way recently.

KEEP IT TIGHT EARLY DOORS LADS.

GAMEWEEK 4 starting XI