Friday, 23 September 2011

Pro-Line Picks Sep 23 2011

So, here we have it, the first sailing of the good ship Scott Roberts Pro Line picks!! Dedicated this week to the fine art of English Football...or Sock-er as my lovely north american friends prefer to call it!!

Let's have a little fun, try and win some cash so for week 1, I thank my friends at Bettingzone and see below the path that will lead to surely to all our mortgages and lines of credit being paid off within 3 months!! :)

Man City vs Everton

The extremely early kick-off should, in theory provide City with their biggest test to date at the Etihad Stadium, that's if history is to be believed. Visitors Everton did the double over City last season and have won a remarkable seven of the last eight meetings of the sides, with five clean sheets in that sequence. But if any team's recent history is easily brushed aside it's City and with the embarrassment of riches up front, Tevez, Dzeko, Balotelli, Silva and Nasri six men capable of winning games almost single-handedly, Everton's defence is highly likely to struggle. Confident Home Pick for City.

Verdict - 80-home - 1.3

Newcastle vs Blackburn

Newcastle defend one of the league's last unbeaten records against a Blackburn side who've found the net seven times in their last two games. Steve Kean's men were fantastic in the second half against Arsenal a week ago and after Tuesday's Carling Cup win will fancy their chances at St James' Park, even though Newcastle lie fourth in the league. The home side had to endure extra-time to take care of Nottingham Forest in the cup but the return performance of Hatem Ben Arfa bodes well as his creativity should pave the way for more chances at home.

In what could be a free scoring game, the tie looks the most obvious pick at a great price.
Verdict – 84- Tie -3.2

Wigan vs Tottenham

Tottenham did the business in great style against Liverpool last weekend in an emphatic manner, winning 4-0 and hardly giving their opponents a kick. Spurs' early-season problems appear to have been put behind them, with Wolves (2-0 away) and then Liverpool (home) both brushed aside. Particularly impressive in those wins has been the forward combination of Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe, who appear to have linked up well and hit the ground running since linking up upon the former's arrival from Man City. Wigan's defence has conceded six in their last two after a 'soft' start against the three promoted clubs and it's no surprise to see them drifting towards the foot of the table. Now they've lost star striker Hugo Rodallega, their main source of goals last season, through injury, at least for this game, and you wonder who is going to get them the goals to keep them up. Spurs' defence has kept four successive clean sheets if you take in all competitions (admittedly with much-changed sides).

Wigan- Home of the ugliest women in the world, will be overwhelmed by Spurs attacking prowess. Confident away pick.
Verdict - Tottenham 86 -V - 1.8

So, the pro line picks this week are:-

80- Home 1.3
84 -Tie 3.2
86- Visitor 1.8

For a $20 wager the ticket will pay $140.98 - We will see you at the Roulette Table with your winnings !!

See ya next week