More people bet on football than on horse racing. Any bookmaker will tell you that. Football has never been more popular for punters. You can understand why.
After all, if betting on the outcome of a football match, there are only three possible outcomes. Win-Draw-Win. So far fewer options for you to choose from than a 24 runner handicap over 3 miles.
Football fans, however, bet on many more aspects of the game than who will win it. The options are vast. First goalscorer, anytime goalscorer, both teams to score, one team to win to nil, half time/full time and so on and so forth.
The ups and downs of betting on football are legendary. The team you have backed to win a match at odds against scores an apparent winning goal in the 89th minute and you are jubilant. Only for the opposition to equalise in injury time. That happened last Friday night when Peterborough snatched an injury time draw from the jaws of victory against Coventry.
Once again there were several winning bets for members of VG Tips this past weekend.
Fulham to win against Southampton was available at nice prices such as 28/17, 33/20, 8/5 and 13/8. This was a crucial match for both teams in the relegation zone. I suggested members back Fulham in the Win/Draw No Bet market at odds of 10/11. A shorter price but a cautious approach for a game that was always likely to be close. So it proved. 2-2 or 3-3 looked likely in the second half, but Fulham hung on to win 3-2.
Tottenham versus Chelsea saw me tip both teams to score at 8/13. The game ended 3-1 to Spurs.
In the Championship I tipped Nottingham Forest to win in Hull at odds of 19/10. A generous price, I thought. Forest won 0-2.
Derby County came from behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-2. That was an 11/10 winning tip to my subscribers.
Middlesbrough winning at Brentford was a 9/4 winning tip and Leeds United also delivered profit for members by winning against Bristol City at odds of 4/6.
League 1 Portsmouth were available at an odds against price of 21/20. They won for us up at Scunthorpe.