So the Premier League got off to an interesting start. Clearly the problems at Manchester United go much deeper than David Moyes.
Louis Van Gall lost his first game in charge, the Red Devils losing to Swansea, 1-2. That result pleased the bookies. The Man Utd defence looked to be lacking in experience and the financial men at Old Trafford are going to have to splash more cash if they want Van Gaal to get United finish in the top four.
Chelsea got their season off to a winning start with a 3-1 win at Burnley. As suggested to you last week, the 11/10 odds for Diego Costa to score any time in that match were too big to ignore. He scored for the Blues in the first half.
The winning bets at the weekend included Preston at 13/10, Tottenham at 11/10, Cardiff and Blackburn both won at odds of 3/4 and Man City delivered at odds of 4/6.
Blackpool players are few in number but put up a big hearted performance last weekend. They still lost the game though and I fear they may do so again here. Brentford were unlucky not to get a point in their own fixture, but I side with them to get all three by the seaside. Brentford to win at a best price of 13/10.
Bournemouth top the table and are at home to free scoring Nottingham Forest. Both teams to score is likely but the best price is only 8/11. I shall try once more for Michail Antonio to score any time for Nottingham Forest at odds of 5/1 with BetFred.
Reading should get all three points at home against Huddersfield Town. Reading are best price 19/20 to win.
Preston North End was my banker last weekend and I could hardly believe my luck when bookies offered them up at 13/10 to win at promoted Scunthorpe. Preston won the game 0-4. This midweek they go to play Doncaster Rovers, who themselves were well beaten last Saturday. I go for another Preston win at odds of 5/4.
Sheffield United, favourites with the bookies to be promoted pre-season, have begin it badly. But that will change when they are reunited with prisoner and striker Ched Evans later this year. They got to free scoring Peterborough on Tuesday night and I fancy the ‘Posh’ to win at home at odds of 7/5.
Carlisle make the very long journey down to Cheltenham with no points from two games. Meanwhile, the home side are unbeaten. A Cheltenham win then at odds of 6/4.
That is all for the midweek football. I shall be back with football tips on Friday for next weekend.
And, before that, we have racing at York and elsewhere to look forward to.
The next racing selections available later on Tuesday for the races on Wednesday.