Toby The Tipster strolls into the Football Transfer Tavern this afternoon looking downcast after a disappointing week betting on the European matches at the bookies. Not one to throw the towel in though Toby is back on the betting with hopes of returning to his past glories and with the return of the Premier League and the first showpiece event of the football season he might just be in luck.
Bradford City have amazed all in the tavern with their incredible run to the Capital One Cup Final taking place on Sunday but Toby is confident that is where the fun will stop and reality will set in.
Phil Parkinson’s Bantams have been very impressive in the cup, especially from set-pieces, but since the semi-final victory over Aston Villa they have struggled in the league and go into the game with just one win in their last eight.
Backed by thousands of loyal fans from West Yorkshire they won’t go down without a fight but Swansea are a superb footballing side with the ability to take teams apart and could have too much for the Bantams in the second half. Toby thinks that you should back the Jacks – Draw HT Swansea FT at 7/2 with Coral in order to see yourself home.
Moving onto the Premier League, Toby has spotted some great value in the top flight with a 10/1 away days special treble. He reckons that Everton, Stoke City and Manchester United will all be victorious this weekend.
Everton travel to Norwich City and David Moyes well-drilled side represent stiff opposition for the Canaries. Tenth place Stoke face a tricky trip to Craven Cottage but Toby thinks that the Potters, who won their first game in five when beating Reading last time out, will be too strong for the goal-shy home side. And league leaders Manchester United head to West London on the back of 14 games without defeat while bottom of the table QPR are without a win in five and were stuffed 4-1 by Swansea in their latest outing.
It would take something of a minor miracle to see a home win here according to Toby. If you fancy Toby’s treble, SkyBet will give you pretty decent odds of 10/1.
TOBY THE TIPSTER’S WEEKEND PICKS:
Draw HT Swansea FT at 7/2 (Coral)
Everton, Stoke and Manchester United win at 10/1 (Sky Bet)