By Ollie Irish
Welcome to the second edition of The Treble, Pies’ new weekly betting column, sponsored by the most excellent folks at Titan Bet.
How it works:
1. Pies selects three bets from the coming weekend’s action
2. We make OUR predictions
3. YOU make your predictions
After the first week’s predictions the league table looks like this:
Mr Moon 0
Raybuck Luck 0
No one predicted that Paul Scholes would score Man Utd’s first goal, and only a couple of you saw a Spurs/Spurs win against Chelsea (good work, Mathers and Paddy). Cole and I both got Inter’s 2-0 win over Juve spot-on, which means we’re equal first. Go us! Early days though – this ‘season’ will run until the end of the 2010 World Cup. There will be prizes for the top tipsters. PRIZES!
This week’s treble (even if you didn’t take part last week, feel free to join in and I’ll add you to the league table):
1. Man Utd vs Tottenham – Match result
Massive, must-win game for United. And a chance for Spurs to pull off consecutive wins against Arsenal, Chelsea and the reigning champions. Spurs are the form team but their record against United is poor so I’m tipping a UNITED WIN.
BET ON THIS
2. Chelsea vs Stoke – Correct score
Can Chelsea cope with Rory Delap’s long throw-ins. I think so. After a nervy first 30mins, I expect the Blues to show their class and win at a canter. I predict a 3-0 CHELSEA WIN.
BET ON THIS
3. Barcelona vs Xerez – First goalscorer
Should be an easy home win, but who’ll break the deadlock? I’ll go for the obvious choice and tip LIONEL MESSI, even though I was tempted to go with the in-form Pedro.
So, let’s have it…