Our tipster Jones Knows thinks in the absence of Harry Kane, Eric Dier is “hugely overpriced” to hit the target from a free kick at 14/1 vs Chelsea.
How did we get on in midweek?
Good riddance to January, I say.
Losing runs are common with my style of punting at big prices and we are in the midst of one, with what seemed like the longest month in the history of the world seeing our betting tank drop from +23 to +5.5. There were a few close calls along the way, mind. The process remains strong, fruit will fall from the tree shortly.
We were a Jake Livermore booking away from a 10/1 return at the weekend as West Brom won the bookings race and got a result at home to Fulham – although in truth, Livermore did not give the referee a decision to make in that regard.
The Rob Holding to score first shout vs Manchester United at 100/1 was always a rogue one. He’s a player on the cusp of a big chance falling his way though. Following him to score over the next few months looks a long-term profitable strategy.
Attention turns to Thursday’s fixture. There’s a 14/1 shot with exciting potential to attack.
And remember, whatever I tip, I back comrades. We’re in this together.
P+L = +5.5
1pt on Eric Dier to have a shot on target from outside the area vs Chelsea (14/1 with Sky Bet)
Dier (centre) celebrates scoring for England from a free-kick at Euro 2016
It’s easy to forget that Eric Dier is among a select few players to have scored a free-kick for England at a major tournament. Dier’s superb free-kick that gave England the lead against Russia in their opening game of Euro 2016 is not a football memory that is at the forefront of most of our minds, but it should come in handy from a punting perspective on Thursday.
Dier – whether he’s merited it or not – is one of Tottenham’s go-to guy for a strike at goal from an attacking set-piece, a responsibility usually shared with Harry Kane.
In the Premier…