The Weekend Wager

Posted on March 12, 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. Herbie Goes Racing
3. The Winabobatoo Weekender
4. Skeeve’s Non League

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1. Mike Says..


Mike is taking some time away from work so we have a shortened Weekend Wager this week. I’ll let you enjoy the free tips from some of the tipsters we proof.

Until next week

Dan Jones

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2. 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.

A combination of trends and form are highly influential at Cheltenham, and for subscribers we produce a race-by-race guide to the Festival – we think it is one of the very best available and highly successful in 2009, finding (among others) Something Wells at 33/1. Here is an except from Day 1 of the upcoming meeting:

2.05 Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase, March 16th 2010

Irish trained 2 of last 10 winners

Key trends:

Won or placed in all chase starts (20/21)

Max SP 11/1 (10/10)

Aged 5 to 7 (9/10)

Top 2 in all completed chase starts (9/10)

Rated within 12lb of RPR top-rated (9/10)

Pre-race RPR of 144+ (9/10)

RPR hurdle rating of at least 143 (9/10)

2nd to 5th in the betting (8/10)


Favourites (1/10)

Aged 8+ (1 win in last 34 runners)


The big trends losers on age criteria are Captain Cee Bee and Sizing Europe, and even if it were not for the trends I think I would be fairly keen to take them on in a race where the English generally do so well.

Captain Cee Bee has become hampered by significant jumping errors and Arkle horses cannot afford serious jumping mistakes. Favourites also have a very poor record, and taken together Captain Cee Bee looks a favourite to take on. The Arkle calls for a rare blend of speed and stamina and there are reasonable doubts about Sizing Europe getting up the hill as well as either Captain Cee Bee or Somersby.

Somersby is the outstanding alternative, finished 3rd last year in the Supreme Novices, a superb jumper and a considerable talent now chasing. Last time out he went round Sandown 2 seconds faster than Twist Magic in the Tingle Creek (when he beat Forpadydepasterer by 15 lengths), but carrying only 5lbs less. But unlike Twist Magic we know he acts around Cheltenham. Somersby bounded up the Sandown hill with real authority, and ticks all the key trends.

The other highly promising English trained entry is Riverside Theatre, who again looks a gifted and natural jumper. We have yet to discover whether he acts around a track like Cheltenham, but having Barry Geraghty on board is a major plus in a race like this. They had the option of getting another race into him but Geraghty was so impressed he recommended they set that aside and just go there fresh. He is another very good match on trends and rates a lively danger.

Shakervilz is another who fits the basic profile with Sports Line and Woolcombe Folly on the cusp. If you are looking for alternatives, Ruby Walsh has the choice of riding any of these, rode them all last time out and would be a the ready guide as to the best of the three.

Pick: Somersby

Alternatives: Riverside Theatre or the mount of Ruby Walsh

Bon chance,


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3. 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

Do you ever feel as though you must have walked under a dozen ladders, or had all your 4-leaf clovers stolen?

In reality, luck is something we all have in equal doses. Unfortunately one piece of bad luck isn’t always followed a piece of good luck. It can take some time before things level out.

I mention this because I told you last weekend that I was going to give you two matches and I had three to pick from…..yes, the one I didn’t give you won, whilst Leeds let us down.

The selection method I’ve been using to pick the games for the recent doubles I’ve been giving you is based around my Winabobatoo ratings and is called the Home Zone System. All of these games are flagged up to my Winabobatoo members, and 10 of the last 12 have won….. The two that have lost have been part of the doubles that I gave you on the last two weekends. Amazing, isn’t it?

The bad news this weekend is that there are nine games satisfying the rules, and I’ve got to reduce that list to two for you. We’ll go for Rushden to beat Gateshead at 1.50, and Ipswich to beat Scunthorpe at 1.75. The double pays 2.63 and is available with Totesport at the time of writing.

My Winabobatoo ratings are suggesting that the true odds of both winning are around 45%, which equates to odds of 2.23. As we’re being paid out at 2.63, we have the odds nicely in our favour.

Please visit oddschecker before you place your bet and make sure you get on at the best possible price.

Recommended double: Ipswich to beat Scunthorpe and Rushden to beat Gateshead.

Good luck until next time.

Mike Lindley
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4. 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 busy week at Skeeve Picks – my clients will know what I’m talking about, I wrote books instead of previews this time. I never get much sleep at the end of the week (in my case, hard work isn’t just a tacky spin), but this time I was up all night and I can’t wait to get some sleep – finally. Here’s one of the six picks (two of which are long-term picks) I’ve sent to my clients a couple of hours ago.




BSP DOUBLE: WIMBLEDON – Eastbourne 1 @1.53 & RUSHDEN – Gateshead 1 @1.44  (2.20 @Ladbrokes) 4 units

I wrote a lot about Wimbledon in the other preview, so in only a few words, they have a much better, bigger and more expensive team than Eastbourne even when they’re missing a couple of players like, for example, now (midfielders Taylor and Gregory are both injured, but some key players like Moore and Main are back), their play-off dream is very much alive and these three points are very important for them, they’ve been very good at home lately (five wins and a draw in the last six home games – 3:0 vs Ebbsfleet, 2:0 vs Gateshead, 5:0 vs Hayes, 2:0 vs Mansfield, 2:0 vs Forest Green, 1:1 vs Altrincham), they’re usually great at home against strugglers (they’ve won six out of seven home games against bottom half teams so far, the only draw was  with Cambridge back in September – 2:0 vs Forest Green, 2:0 vs Gateshead, 3:0 vs Ebbsfleet, 0:0 vs Cambridge, 4:0 vs Salisbury, 5:0 vs Hayes, 4:0 vs Histon) and this should be the most winable game for the Dons since the 2:0 win against Forest Green a month ago (Cambridge, Luton, Oxford, Altrincham and Crawley are all much better teams than Eastbourne).

Eastbourne have a terrible away record – they’re awful both away from home in general and away at the best teams in the league. They’ve managed to pull off a major surprise by winning 1:0 at disoriented Brodie-less York last month, but they’ve lost away at all the top five teams so far (0:2 at Rushden, 1:4 at Luton, 0:4 at Oxford, 0:2 at Stevenage).

Eastbourne are a weird team (they’ve lost 0:6 at home to Stevenage just a couple of days after the 1:0 win at York), but I can’t see them doing much at hungry Wimbledon – they were extremely lucky to grind out a goalless draw against Kidderminster last weekend, no other team scored less away goals than Eastbourne, only twelve in eighteen away games (no other team conceded less goals at home than Wimbledon btw, only eight in fifteen home games), they only have three away wins so far and yes, they did manage to beat Wimbledon 1:0 at home back in August (the first week of the season), but this is going to be a different story and anything but a strong home win would be a major surprise.

I also can’t see Rushden having an off day against depleted Gateshead. If we take out the 0:2 defeat to Salisbury on the opening day of the season in August, Rushden have been absolutely amazing against bottom half teams so far (5:4 vs Grays back in September, 4:2 vs Forest Green, 4:1 vs Barrow, 2:0 vs Eastbourne, 3:2 vs Tamworth, 1:1 vs Cambridge, 2:1 vs Hayes, 2:1 vs Histon), they haven’t lost a home game in three and a half months (1:0 vs Billericay, 2:1 vs Kidderminster, 4:1 vs Barrow, 0:0 vs Wrexham, 2:0 vs Eastbourne, 1:0 vs league leaders Stevenage, 0:0 vs Kettering, the best away team in the league), they have three consecutive clean sheets and, what’s even more important, they’ve conceded only one goal, away at Oxford, in the last seven games (!) and they’ve won both March games too, both away from home (1:0 at Histon, 1:0 at Tamworth).

Gateshead are one of the worst away teams in the league, they concede as much as 1.88 goals per away game, they have two defeats and a draw in the last three away games at very beatable opponents (2:3 at Hayes, 0:1 at Tamworth, 0:0 at Histon), but it gets even worse if we take a look at their away games at play-off candidates only (0:2 at Wimbledon, 0:1 at York, 0:4 at Kettering, 1:2 at Luton, 3:5 at Stevenage). They have major selection problems as well – captain and key midfielder Gate is injured and both midfielder Ferrell and key central defender Curtis are suspended (Rushden only have midfielder McNamara suspended – captain Stuart and midfielder Terry are now both back). Anything better than 1.90 for this double looks great to me.

(2.35 at Tote btw, 2.20 also at Blue Square and StanJames btw, 2.19 at BetFred btw, 2.17 at Expekt btw, 2.16 at Bet365, Skybet and Will Hill, 2.10 at Bwin…)

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