The Weekend Wager

Posted on February 13, 2010 by  

Welcome to this the latest Weekend Wager free betting column produced courtesy of the team at the Secret Betting Club

Each and every Friday we bring together some of the finest betting experts to give you some of the best tips, advice and guidance to help you out with your next 7 days betting.


1. Mike Says
2. The Next Week In Betting
3. Herbie Goes Racing
4. The Winabobatoo Weekender
5. Skeeve’s Non League
6. A Little Birdie Says..

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1. Mike Says..

In this column, Secret Betting Club founder and professional gambler Mike Bishop discusses some of the weeks most topical betting issues.
I always feel that our job here at the Secret Betting Club can be broken down in its most basic form into 2 areas, which are…

1) Helping people make money following the right betting experts.
2) Helping people make money through their own expertise.

Of course there is a lot more to it than that but if you wanted an SBC soundbite, there you go!

This 2nd area of helping members make money through developing their own expertise is something we have been expanding upon lately.

One of the most popular sub-sections of this is system development, that is to develop a set of rules for selecting bets that will generate a profit for you long-term. It reduces the need to rely on others for betting advice and leaves you in control of your own destiny.

All you need therefore is the resources and understanding of how to do this in order to develop your own ‘eureka’ betting systems. It may take some time and an element of trial and error but with the right attitude you can make a good fist of it, whatever your background. You dont need to be a mathematician or know the number Pi to 25 decimal points to give it a go!

Give it a go, is exactly what one SBC member, Jeff, did who shared with us in SBC issue #45 this month his own system development journey and how he has been able to make a fine profit thanks to his endeavours.
After being sparked into action by a review of an excellent horse ratings service that we recommended in November 08, Jeff began exploring developing systems on a sport he admits he knew very little about to begin with. After a fair bit of huffing and puffing, in March 09 he finally developed what he believed to be a genuinely profitable set of systems.

Fast forward to present day and while its not all been plain sailing, Jeff has proudly produced a profit of 308.06 pt profit from 1629 bets since he went live with his 3 systems. If any of you are keen to get started on your own system development journey, his story is a great place to start out.

Jeff is also such an amenable guy that he has also offered to help out any SBC members who want to try and emulate him and develop their own systems. Not only good at what he does, but a nice bloke to boot!
Good luck to those of you who also try your hand at this, make sure you let us know how you fare!

Until next week…
Mike Bishop

2. The Next Week in Betting

Mike analyses the forthcoming betting opportunities over the next week and highlights a few bets he feels offer value.

FA Cup 5th round this weekend with surprisingly no Premier League action whatsoever. Still some cracking contests and none more so than down at St Mary’s where Southampton are looking to put the final nail in Portsmouth’s coffin. There is no love lost between these 2 and considering that 2 leagues seperate them, there is little between them odds wise either.

You can get a best priced 2.71 with Pinnacle on Pompey and to be honest that does look a shade too big to me. They have been playing relatively well with little luck in recent matches and the gap between these 2 is still vast. If you wanted to play if safer than the 0 Asian Handicap on Avram Grant’s team is 1.94 with 188bet.

Elsewhere I cant believe that Fulham to beat Notts County is the same price for Man City to beat Stoke! Choosing between betting on an all Premier League clash or one where the 10th best team in the league face up to the 75th best seems a no brainer to me. Fulham do seem to be back on track after a tricky few weeks and the -1 Asian Handicap line at 1.95 with Stan James looks excellent.

As for Man City, they will clearly take this game very seriously as with 3 of the big 4 out of the way, it remains a very winnable trophy. They should win this but at 1.5 it doesnt offer much value as Stoke are no pushovers having beaten no less than Arsenal last round.

Of course today we also have the start of the Winter Olympics over in Vancouver, Canada, which will be keeping us all glued to our TV watching sports we have never heard of before! Dan, my co-editor from SBC is a bit more clued up than me on this and he reckons Shelly Rudman has a sneaky chance in the Womens Skeleton (no, me either!) each way at 7/1 with Ladbrokes. They are paying out on the top 2 places, which looks decent considering she won the event at St. Moritz.

While I’m on the topic of the Winter Olympics, make sure you check out this classic youtube video of a rather unfortunate wardrobe malfunction.
Whatever you bet on this coming week, good luck!


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3. Herbie Goes Racing

Herbie Fogg is the Editor of Key Racing News, a unique horseracing information service, which is free to join. Racing news…with a difference.
Herbie is suffering with IT problems this week and will be back next Friday with his usual informative column.

4. The Winabobatoo Weekender

Winabobatoo are English Premier League, Football League and Scottish Premier betting experts. Using their own excellent football system to often ‘Win a bob or two’ for their members, they are penning an exclusive Weekend Football Guide to help with your bets every Saturday and Sunday.

Winabobatoo Weekend Football Guide

Last week we discussed how betting in multiple bets can drive up the profit margins. Unfortunately one part of last week’s double lost, so we didn’t collect.

This weekend the Winabobatoo ratings point us towards Morecambe and Leicester. If we take Morecambe to beat Darlington, and Leicester to beat Scunthorpe, we can put them together in a double with Corals, or BetFred, and get odds of 2.80.

I would expect both teams to win around 40% of the time, so the odds are in our favour, and worth having a bet.

Check out the latest prices on oddschecker before placing your bet. The bookies may have changed their odds since the time of writing.

Good luck until next time.

Mike Lindley

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5. Skeeve’s Non League

Skeeve is our resident non-league football betting expert who each week shares his best advice for this weekend’s domestic lower league action.
Hi everybody,
Another winning bet last weekend, York managed to win 1:0 away at Kettering, +3.12 points profit, you’re welcome. I’ll update the stats for these free picks next week, but first I want another profitable Saturday. The season is over in exactly three months and, as Kerouac would put it, now is the time. Here’s one of the six bets I’ve sent to my clients a few hours ago.




Eastbourne – LUTON 2 (1.90 @Bet365) 4 units

Eastbourne have only won once at home since September, last weekend vs Wrexham, but Wrexham are one of the worst away teams in the league with only three away wins so far and Luton are the second best away team – eight wins, four draws and only two defeats (only eleven goals conceded in fourteen away games, only Altrincham conceded less, ten, but in thirteen games). 0:1 to Kettering, 1:2 to Mansfield, 3:4 to Tooting in the FA Cup, 0:1 to Salisbury, 1:1 vs Histon, 2:2 vs Cambridge, 0:2 to Crawley, 0:2 to Cambridge, 2:1 vs Wrexham. These are Eastbourne’s home games in the last four and a half months and that’s why they’re one of the biggest relegation candidates (along with improved Ebbsfleet, improved Barrow, Forest Green, Gateshead, awful Grays and, of course, doomed Chester). Btw they didn’t have a single shot on goal this Tuesday at Rushden (lost 0:2). They’ll miss two left-backs for this game, Jenkins and Opinel who are both suspended, and another couple of long-term absentees.

Luton have three consecutive away wins (1:0 at Gateshead, 2:0 at Histon, 1:0 at Barrow last Saturday) and although they’ll miss their midfielder Keane (suspended) and maybe even striker Hatch, they should have way too much for part-time Eastbourne and, after all, their confidence must be sky high after an injury-time equaliser AND winner against high-flying Oxford this Tuesday. It was 4:1 for Luton at their place in December btw. Anything better than 1.70 looks great to me.
(1.90 also at Bwin and also at Gamebookers and Sportingbet btw, 1.85 at Expekt and Betsafe btw, 1.83 at Coral and Will Hill and also at Paddy Power btw, 1.80 at Ladbrokes and Victor Chandler…)

6. A Little Birdie Says…

Roger Green of the Birdie Golf tipster service is the latest contributor to the Weekend Wager. Previously supplying advice under the Tipping Legends banner, he has been providing golf tips since 1987 and has spent his entire life working in the golf industry.
A couple of months into 2010, and time to take stock and try and find a few players who are looking good to win in the coming months

Lets start with Rory Mcilroy, the 20 yr old from N.Ireland.

Hard to believe that he is only 20, already seems to have been around for ever! The next Tiger Woods in many peoples eyes, but to date has only won event on the European Tour ( Dubai Desert Classic) and that was a year ago.He will be playing far more often in the States in the coming weeks, and I believe this experience will take his game to a new level. The way the courses are set up in USA plus generally warmer climate will suit his style of play and it will be no surprise to see him win an event across the pond in the coming weeks.
One word of caution however, Rory has been troubled by a sore back for some months now. It is not affecting his swing, as he only feels pain when taking the ball out of the cup!

However playing golf with back pain is not good, and it is of concern that he is only 20 which is rather young to be having this problem. That said, Seve played with back problems for much of his career and he won a few events in his time.

Now to Henrik Stenson
It is now over 3 years since he won on the European Tour and surely a player of his class cannot go through the season without a win in Europe! He is usually one of the highest in the world rankings when playing in Europe, and class always comes through. He needs to be monitored closely in the coming weeks.

Finally , we must not forget Webb Simpson whom I shall be watching very carefully in the coming weeks and subscribers will recall that I put Webb up as one of my ten golfers to follow for 2010.

Well things are going the right way. 3 events played so far in the year and has made the cut on each occasion. Of more significance is the fact that his stroke average is below 70 so far after 3 events. That usually means a win is round the corner if the player holds his form. I hope I tip him at the right time!

Next Week we have a great event with the Accenture World Match Play at the Ritz-Carlton GC, Dove Mountain, Arizona. Woods has won this 3 times in the last 10 years and Ogilvy and Stenson are recent winners.

Will Woods return next week? Probably not, as Accenture are the main sponsor to have dropped him since his “deviance from the straight & narrow”. Then again, he may want to play as the total pot is a huge $8.5 dollars and to take that off his former sponsors would have some appeal!

One thing is for sure, The Masters is not far away and I assume that Tiger will want to play in a couple of events before then. The game needs Tiger, and the crowds and viewing figures will surely increase on his return

The following week, we have another super event with the Phoenix Open at Scottsdale, Arizona. Its getting exciting!

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