Monday, 13 January 2014

Watford Gap

Further to the Perfect Storm post yesterday, which had us reaching for our hankies, I dug a little deeper and found that, using Pinnacle's prices, there were 19 Football League teams starting at odds-on over the weekend.

All seven Premier League teams won (Everton 1.39, Chelsea 1.63, Manchester United 1.58, Southampton 1.85, Tottenham Hotspur 1.38, Manchester City 1.67 and Liverpool 1.64 - a 25.03 accumulator), as did the five teams in League One (11.71) and one (Chesterfield 1.88) in League Two.

The Championship had six teams starting at odds-on, and only Watford (1.83) failed to win with the five others winning at 1.98, 1.48, 1.79, 1.93 and 1.85.

Quite a remarkable weekend, and Arsenal go off at around 1.6 tonight, with Rubicon, Fedslam and Forza Fizzer all hoping to see Arsenal become the second team of the weekend to fail at odds-on.

The trend was limited to England and Scotland. The Bundesliga was on its winter break, but odds-on teams failed to win in the other major leagues - AC Milan at 1.74, Monaco 1.93, Lille 1.5 and Real Betis 1.8. Villareal and Internazionale should both be odds-on tonight.

The three Scottish Premier League teams starting at odds-on also won this weekend - Aberdeen 1.83, Motherwell 1.5 and St Johnstone at 1.88.

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