A late goal by Harry Kane ensured that my 5 teams to win, 11/1 football accumulator paid out for myself and subscribers to VG Tips who like to bet on football. It was an excellent weekend of profitable football punting.
I confess I was sweating and even considering something I have never done before, writes Vernon Grant. Cashing out on my own acca. That was before West Ham scored in the 91st minute of their Saturday night game at home to Fulham. Surely the bet was safe now that Tomas Soucek had put the Hammers ahead so late in the game. I mean, it’s Fulham they are playing. They are poor. But in the seventh minute of injury time Fulham were awarded a penalty.
There I was busy kicking myself for not cashing in when up stepped Ademola Lookman to take the penalty for Fulham. Now all he had to do was blast it. Or place it. Anything but try a cheeky so called panenka penalty kick. I mean, it’s the 97th minute. Your team needs every point it can get. So don’t do anything flash. It was both embarrassing and, for myself and members of VG Tips, brilliant to watch. His pathetic penalty was chipped into the hands of the grateful West Ham goalkeeper, Lukas Fabianski. Thank you Ademola!
Come Sunday there was no point cashing in my stake for five times its value, as one bookie was offering me. Why bother when the 11/1 accumulator only needed free scoring Spurs to win at struggling West Brom on Sunday. Time for me to sweat again. West Brom gave it a go, had chances and looked set to snatch a point as late as the 87th minute. More bruises on my leg from kicking myself for not doing what so many other football punters do, cash in. Quitting while you’re ahead. But I have always thought it is a charter for chickening out. Why place a bet if you are going to bottle out early?
Thankfully, up popped the ever reliable Harry Kane to score a winning header in the 88th minute and guarantee my five teams to win accumulator delivered handsome profit for myself and any subscriber to VG Tips who followed me in on that triumphant 11/1 bet. Wins for Southampton, Chelsea, West Ham, Nottingham Forest and Spurs.
It was a very good weekend for betting on football at VG Tips. There were a magnificent 7 winning single bets to collect on.
In England, I offered the following successful selections. Southampton to win their Friday night home game at odds of 19/20. They beat Newcastle 2-0. Timo Werner to score anytime for Chelsea at odds of 5/4. Werner was one of my pre-season each way tips to finish among the top goalscorers in the Premier League this season. The single bet win for West Ham delivered at odds of 4/5 or 5/6 and the Spurs win on Sunday was my NAP at odds of 8/15.
In the Championship I tipped Lyle Taylor to score anytime for Nottingham Forest at a best price of 7/5. He scored twice in their defeat of Wycombe Wanderers. In seasons past he has returned us plenty of winnings when scoring freely for his former club, Charlton Athletic.
Watford won 3-2 at home to Coventry City. The Hornets to win was on offer at odds of 7/10.
The seventh and final winning single tip came in the game between Manchester City and Liverpool on Sunday when, at odds of 8/5, Mo Salah scored anytime for Liverpool.
All 7 of my single betting tips for matches played in the English Leagues won for those punters who sign up to my long established service.
Up in Scotland my football tipster for games north of the border, the knowledgeable Robert Ryan, was once again in great form. He correctly tipped St Johnstone to win at home against Kilmarnock at odds of 5/4. Also both teams to score in the games between Motherwell and Celtic and Partick Thistle versus Falkirk (each at odds of 4/5).
The easiest win and most value bet from Robert up in Scotland must be the win by Airdrie at home to Clyde. He alerted subscribers to VG Tips that bet was on offer at an odds against price of 13/10 with bookmaker William Hill. You knew you had won that bet by half time in a match they won 5-0.