Weekend betting: Preston North End fancied to uspet Fulham
Local betting expert Joe Whitaker casts his eye over the weekend’s sporting action in the Premier League, Championship and horseracing.
Preston found themselves a bit outclassed at West Bromwich on Tuesday, though Alex Neil will be telling them Fulham are a different proposition.
The Cottagers haven’t looked great in recent weeks and North End need to go out and get at them from the off.
The crowd backed PNE in the second half at home to Hull and it worked wonders and I have a feeling the away end could be well rewarded this weekend.
A 1-0 away win can be backed at a decent price of 12/1, whilst penalty taker Daniel Johnson looks overpriced to score first at 11/1.
As February draws to a close, the leagues are all starting to take a bit of shape, though teams scrapping for every point can make it very tough for punters.
This is especially true in the top flight where as many as seven or eight teams can still go down.
Two of these are rivals Brighton and Crystal Palace who face each other this weekend.
The home side Brighton are unbeaten in three games, though they haven’t yet won this year, so the 11/10 for the home win looks no value at all.
Palace got back to winning ways last weekend and they look great value at 3/1 to pick up three points.
Another home side who could do with a win is Newcastle at home to Burnley.
Whilst the Clarets are pretty much safe, the Toon could do with a bit more yet.
At 13/8 they don’t look like much value, with Burnley at 2/1 being much more tempting.
The pressure is off Sean Dyche’s side and I have a feeling they could enjoy their day out in the North East.
With two decent prices in the treble, we can afford to play a bit safer for the third and I was surprised to see the price of Chelsea at 4/5 away to Bournemouth on Saturday.
They don’t get it right every week and they are just off the back of a bad result at home in Europe after being beaten at home by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
However, Frank Lampard’s side should find it much easier going on the South Coast.
The treble would pay a handsome 20/1 and doesn’t look too far fetched at all.
It’s starting to get towards Cheltenham countdown, though there is some decent action at Doncaster this weekend.
The Grimethorpe Handicap Chase (3:35) sees Paul Nicholls’ WORTHY FARM aim to make it three in a row after two wins at Wincanton.
He looks like one who just loves the mud and he should get plenty of it this weekend. At 6/1 given the form he’s in and the ground, he looks to have a great chance.
Have a great weekend!