Our dressing room was a happy place after the convincing win against Newcastle Falcons last weekend and the banter was flying around as the Premier League football scores were coming in. The last we saw of the Manchester derby was that Mario Balotelli had put City 1-0 up so it was quite a shock to come in at full-time to find out they’d beaten United 6-1 on their own patch. Toby Booth is an avid City supporter, so the gaffer was cock-a-hoop while the United boys were conspicuously silent!
Delon Armitage is an absolutely massive Queens Park Rangers fan – someone has to be I suppose – so he was also delighted after they beat Chelsea 1-0 on Sunday. He’s always talking up the Hoops, but, although that was a great win, I don’t think they are as good as the result suggests. If Chelsea hadn’t been reduced to nine men and on the wrong side of some questionable refereeing decisions, then I’m sure they’d have taken the three points.
QPR travel to White Hart Lane tomorrow and I think they’ll come home empty handed. In fact, after my chat with our physio Ceri Parham on Monday morning I’m absolutely convinced. He’s a big Tottenham supporter and reckons my BETDAQ money will be safe on Spurs. They are in great form at the moment – only Man City have as many points as them over the last six games. However, as Harry Redknapp’s men are red-hot favourites at around 1.37, I’m going to back them with a -1.5 Asian Handicap at 2.10, which means Spurs need to win by at least two goals.
As well as the footie, our lads are also pretty keen on the reality TV talent competitions like X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing. I haven’t seen a lot of either of the current series, but fair play to Clarke Dermody who said Janet Devlin was a great bet to win the X Factor before the live shows began. She’s now the favourite on BETDAQ at 3.25. From the bits I’ve watched, I reckon it’ll be between her and Misha B, who can be backed at around 6.4.
Dec’s best bet on BETDAQ
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Tip of the week: Spurs (-1.5 Asian Handicap) @ 2.10 on BETDAQ
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