Robert Ryan became the Scottish based football tipster for my VG Tips selections service at the beginning of this season and he continues to justify my confidence in his ability to offer winning football tips north of the border.
This past week saw me offer two different sets of football tips. One for the Euro 2020 International matches and another dealing with the limited number of league games in England and Scotland.
I offered just two tips for domestic matches in England. Coventry to beat Rochdale in League 1 at odds of 7/10 and Port Vale to win their home League 2 fixture against Carlisle United at a best price of 24/25. They each won their respective games, 2-1.
Robert, meanwhile, suggested a win for Dundee United at odds of 8/15, although he thought the price a tad short for his personal betting tastes (so I nipped in and placed it in my own treble!) As things turned out, Dundee United comfortably beat Queen of the South 3-0. Robert tipped Airdrie to win away at Stranraer at odds of Evens. They did so 0-2.
For the Scottish Challenge Cup, Robert tipped Raith Rovers to win at odds of 1/2, which they did, and for Rangers Under 21’s to beat Wrexham on home soil. The young and promising Rangers side won 2-0.
So I told subscribers to VG Tips that my 10/1 treble bet with William Hill would be for wins by Dundee United, Airdrie and Rangers Under 21’s. The bet paid off for myself and I’ve heard back from happy members who were also on and wish me to pass on their thanks to Robert up in Scotland. Well done young man.
For the Euro 2020 qualifier games I tried to find some value in a betting market that is always mean. I found three odds against single tips for my followers. Italy to win away in Bosnia at odds of 13/10. They won 0-3. My NAP was for Poland to win away in Israel at odds of 31/20. Poland won 1-2. Only my third of three odds against bets let me down when Ukraine – who had beaten Serbia 5-0 at home earlier in the campaign – could only draw 2-2 in the return away leg.
That meant my 17/1 Euro 2020 away win treble went down for the sake of one more goal from Ukraine. It also meant that only two teams, including Ukraine, let down the highly ambitious 13 teams to win 25/1 acca which had already failed before Ukraine kicked a ball on Sunday. That particular accumulator had been lost because Andorra chose last Thursday night in Albania to be the first time they have ever scored more than one goal away from home competitively and their first competitive away goal in nine years!