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  1. 8 points
    BillyHills

    Latest Tables - January

    Roll Of Honour for 2016 & 2017
  2. 7 points
    Darran

    Non-League Predictions > Jan 1st

    A small loss to end 2017, but it has been a hugely successful calendar year and hopefully 2018 will be just as good. The weather looks better so hopefully that shouldn't be an issue and I have 8 bets in total. AFC Fylde v Tranmere Tranmere are really finding their feet now and are looming large as they continue their rise up the table. They are the best side in the division for me and finally everything is clicking and they are looking really impressive. They win their game in hand and they would be in 2nd place behind Macclesfield. They have now won 5 on the bounce in the league and have just one defeat in their last 10 league matches. Now their away form has been a bit in and out, but they only played one away league game in December and that was the impressive 3-1 win at Sutton. Prior to that they drew 2-2 against Macclesfield when the home side equalised in injury time. Having put 4 past Fylde on Boxing Day you would be hopeful they can get another 3 points. The home side got a good win on Saturday coming from a goal down against Maidenhead and they have lost just two home league games all season. Having said that prior to playing Ebbsfleet on December 23rd their last home league game was November 18th. Micky Mellon said Fylde made it hard for them on Boxing Day despite the scoreline and I am sure they will again, but I think they are value to keep the winning run going. Marathon have them at 6/4 to do so. Dagenham & Redbridge v Leyton Orient Sounds like Dagenham deserved a point against Ebbsfleet even if the equaliser did come late on. Even so I think what I wrote in that preview still holds true and I just can't get over the price on Orient here. They were really unfortunate to lose 1-0 to Bromley on Saturday having gone down to 10 men early on as they had numerous chances to at least get an equaliser. Justin Edinburgh has really improved them and as Boxing Day proved Orient look a play-off challenging side rather than a team near the relegation zone. After beating them 2-0 a week ago it makes little sense to have them at 7/2 (Marathon) to win this game. Granted playing over 80 minutes with over 10 men isn't ideal, but for me that is more than factored into the price. Solihull Moors v Maidenhead The home side have definitely improved since Mark Yates took over and it was a close game between these two sides which Maidenhead won 1-0. Solihull then got a cracking victory at Barrow on Saturday and on the back of that I think they can pick up another 3 points here. As mentioned above Maidenhead blew a 1-0 lead on Saturday to Fylde and as their record suggests they are a very in and out side. With home advantage I am surprised Moors are 41/20 to win this because I would probably just about make them favs. Bromley v Ebbsfleet This is the live game on Monday and it does seem a bit of an odd pick although I am hoping the away side edge it. Granted their away form hasn't been the best and they have picked up just 2 points in their last 5 away games, but again as mentioned above that is a bit misleading because the Fylde game was their only away league game last month and I think they are playing better than they were in November. Bromley still don't really convince me and they look a mid-table side. As mentioned above they had luck on their side against Orient in that win and I can't make them such strong favs to win this. Ebbsfleet look decent value at Bet 365s 21/10. Alfreton v Stockport Now Stockport have only won two away league games all season, but they have only lost one of their last five on their travels which was a 3-2 defeat a Brackley. Travelling to Alfreton is going to be a very different story as they have lost their last 5 home league games and conceded 13 times in those games. That Brackley defeat is Stockport's only loss in their last 7 league games whereas Alfreton have lost 7 of their last 8 league games which tells its own story. At 143/100 with Marathon Stockport look a nice price. Bognor Regis v Havant & Waterlooville These two teams drew 0-0 on Boxing Day, but as regular followers will know Havant's away form is way better than their home form. It reads won 8, drawn 2 and lost just 1. They are unbeaten in 10 league games now as well and I fancy them to win this. Bognor have drawn their last 3 games, but they have only won once in their last 10 and they haven't won in their last 9 home matches. The vast majority of bookies are either odds on or evens about an away win which makes Marathon's 117/100 a real stand out bet. Eastbourne v Whitehawk I have to back Whitehawk again as I did on Boxing Day as they were all over Eastbourne, but just couldn't score and they were defeated 1-0 and the Eastbourne goal was a penalty. I am clearly not the only person who thinks Whitehawk might get their first win of the season as they have been backed, but they are still value for me at Marathon's 73/20 as there is nowhere near the gap in class between these two sides as the betting suggests, in fact I would have them pretty much the same price. Merstham v Worthing You never really know what you are going to get from the home side as prior to losing their last two games, they were unbeaten in 4, but prior to that they had lost 4. Losing 3-1 to Tooting on Saturday was a poor effort and I just have to back Worthing again. I know they only drew against Lowestoft, but they played well again and the fact remains they are making themselves very hard to beat at the moment. No way should they be 31/10 (BetVictor) to win this and they have to be backed. Tranmere 1.5pts @ 6/4 with Marathon Leyton Orient 1pt @ 7/2 with Marathon Solihull Moors 1pt @ 41/20 with Marathon Ebbsfleet 1pt @ 21/10 with Bet365 Stockport 2pts @143/100 with Marathon Havant & Waterlooville 3pts @ 117/100 with Marathon Whitehawk 1pt @ 73/20 with Marathon Worthing 1pt @ 31/10 with BetVictor
  3. 6 points
    Darran

    Non-League Predictions > Jan 13th

    Right I’m typing this on my phone so it will be very brief. At big odds I think Hendon and heybridge are worth backing in the Fa Trophy. Havant are over priced especially given their away form in the big game in the NLS. Hampton look a great bet at odds against as more than happy to continue to oppose Eastbourne. Whitehawk worth another go at long odds and the very much in form leatherhead are worth backing in the bostik premier. Hendon 1pt Heybridge 1pt Havant 1pt Hampton 3pts Whitehawk 1pt Leatherhead 3pts
  4. 6 points
    BillyHills

    Ten Tracks To Follow - Jumps

    Results Won 11/4 37.50, Won 15/8 £28.75 Stakes 70pts Returns 66.25pts Total Stakes: 2090pts Total Returns: 2351.92pts Profit after 2 months: 261.92pts Happy New Year to anyone following
  5. 6 points
    BillyHills

    Racing Chat - Thursday Dec 28th

    105 Catterick Paddling 5/2 bet365 Hopefully Catterick will miss all of the bad weather thats forecast and the meeting goes ahead. I like the look of Paddling who contests a very average Class 5 handicap chase. First of all the yard are going well which is a big plus and I think this horse is capable of much better than his current mark of 89. He was useless over hurdles, never got closer than 43 lengths behind the winner and didn't do much better in 3 bumpers. His 3 runs over fences have been much better, all over 2 miles. He now steps up in trip and has a good third last time out to his name, he should now be ready to do himself justice.
  6. 6 points
    ivan356

    Final League Tables & Banter

    Great work here BillyHills! You are amazing moderator. Thank you! Marry Christmas to all people here! See you in next round !!!! Good luck!!!!
  7. 5 points
    Darran

    Non-League Predictions > Jan 20th

    For the final time I am writing this in oz on my phone so back to normal next week. I see the weather hasn’t been great so I guess some of these might be lost but I have 5 bets. Leyton Orient continue to look decent under Edinburgh and they travel to a Halifax side who I am still unconvinced about. Over 2s on the away win looks big. Another team to improve for a change of manager have been Eastleigh and with Maidstone struggling at home this season and not being in great form in general I think the away win is much bigger than it should be. Torquay need a minor miracle to stay up and it’s hard to understand why Bromley are as big as they are and they have useful away form this season. Obviously I am opposing Eastbourne again and although St Albans are a bit too in and out for my liking given I’m on them for the league they should be much too good here and odds against looks generous. Kingstonian have made some great loan signings and it’s meant a big improvement on the pitch. I like them to make it 3 wins on the bounce against brightlingsea Eastleigh 2pts Leyton Orient 1pt Bromley 1pt st Albans 3pts kingstonian 3pts
  8. 5 points
    Bubbles180

    SPREADSHEETS

    Hi their Fellow Punters, as you know I am a stats freak and have done several spreadsheets covering different aspects of Punters Lounge Selections, to make it easier I have put all the spreadsheets here in one place to make them accessible to everyone or anyone interested. Please feel free to access them and use them as you feel, If you wish you can copy the sheets onto your own computer to play around with, all sheets have filters for you to be able to move around with different ideas, if you do use the filters please make sure when finished all filters are returned to NONE so others can use them. If you have any queries about using the sheets I will be able to help but I WILL NOT be giving advice about systems, this is why the sheets were created for you to do some of your own work. Sheet 1 NAPS and DAILY TREBLE (broken down into different categories) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fX70jejToWtZ1DrvqW67mylCmK_5xlUfNJrbIl97MCU/edit?usp=sharing Punters Lounge Track Record Covering all selections https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1D_cYCnXcQcNJQSWg6CxQLiXmgLeuCgotvz8zmVla-_c/edit?usp=sharing 4/1+ Selections (these are all selections priced 4/1 and above on the daily selections) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PV14AKqEtQTapA2ytaPr7WSIfwcPCmuGxO5VZYTeol8/edit?usp=sharing
  9. 5 points
    Boxing Day is obviously always a busy day of football and plenty of local derbys among the Non-League fixtures. I have 7 bets throughout the various leagues which will hopefully give the banks a nice boost after Christmas. Gateshead v Hartlepool Hartlepool are in desperate form at the moment having lost 5 games on the bounce which includes a FA Trophy defeat to Workington. They even took the lead against Maidenhead on Saturday and still lost the game 2-1. The owners are looking to sell already so things aren't exactly rosy at the club at the moment. Gateshead are actually below them in the table although they have two games in hand. I thought it was a very good idea by themselves and Torquay to get their Saturday fixture out of the way earlier in the month so they will be more rested for this. Their recent home league form isn't all that strong having only won once in their last 6, but the 3 they have lost were all by a single goal and they have been playing well. This looks a good chance for them to get 3 points and the Evs at William Hill is big enough for me to get involved. Whitehawk v Eastbourne I have to continue to oppose Eastbourne despite the fact they face a team who have yet to win a league game this season. Now I haven't take leave of my senses, but Whitehawk are getting pretty close to that first league win and they played well again at the weekend despite losing 4-2. I reckon Eastbourne are the best possible team they could be playing right now as I think they are probably the worst team in the division at the moment. That win against Gloucester the other week is the only time they haven't lost in their last 6 league games. Steve King continues to strengthen Whitehawk and they have beaten Chippenham in the FA Trophy so its not like they can't win games of football. I think they are a great value bet here at Marathon's 16/5 and Eastbourne look awful odds on shots whatever happens in the game. Harlow v Enfield As mentioned the other week Enfield's away form is shocking. They have picked up just one win and one draw away from home this season and even in their last two games at home, where they are unbeaten, they have been fortunate not to lose their unbeaten record. Harlow might not be unbeaten at home, but otherwise their home and away records are like Enfield's. They also have just one win and one draw away from home, but at home they have won 6 and lost just 3 times. Also worth adding that in their last 7 home league games Billericay have been the only team to beat them. That one away win actually came on Saturday when beating Lowestoft 3-0 and that bodes well going into this game. I would have them shorter than the 151/100 available with Marathon. Kingstonian v Merstham Kingstonian are the worst team in the division based on form at the moment having picked up just one point in their last 6 games. They seem in a state of flux at the moment and a bust Christmas period is hardly ideal for them at the moment. Merstham seem to have come out of the other side from a similar dreadful run of form. They were unbeaten in 4 prior to their defeat to Leiston a week ago and that included a draw at Billericay. They didn't play on Saturday so again come into this game that little bit fresher than their hosts who lost to Leatherhead 2-0 on Saturday. There is no reason for Merstham to be as big as 85/40 with BetVictor and it looks a good bet. Worthing v Burgess Hill Town After Saturday I should probably give up backing Worthing given my record with them, but I think they are worth backing again here. They really should have won on Saturday and they host a Burgess Hill side who havn't won in 7 league games. Now they put in great shift to give Billericay a huge scare on Saturday, but I think that effort could leave its mark on the team which won't help them here. They weren't the first and won't be the last team to raise their game against Billericay this season. Their away form is shocking with just one win on the road in the league this season and at 6/4 with Marathon I have to give Worthing another go at trying to win a game when I have backed them. Merthyr v Hereford/Ashton v Stalybridge Hereford and Ashton looks a cracking double. Obviously Merthyr's problems have been well documented and although their squad is clearly capable of decent performances as they did when only losing 1-0 to current table toppers Kings Lynn on Saturday. For me though Hereford are another step-up from Kings Lynn and althugh they looked at one stage like they might lose to Chesham on Saturday in the end they one comfortably. They have won 7 of their last 8 league games and in all they have won by at lest 2 clear goals and that is why I also think they are worth backing at odds against with Betway on the -1 handicap as you would expect them to win this fairly easily. Stalybridge have got just 1 point on their travels this season and have been hugely disappointing. Ashton are on the edge of the play-offs and are unbeaten in 7 league games. It would be one of the shocks of the day if they didn't win this and at 11/8 (Marathon) the double looks the best bet of the day, Gateshead 2pts @ Evs William Hill Whitehawk 1pt @ 16/5 Marathon Harlow 2pts @ 151/100 Marathon Merstham 2pts @ 85/40 BetVictor Worthing 1pt @ 6/4 Marathon Ashton/Hereford 3pts double @ 11/8 Marathon Hereford -1 2.5pts @ 21/20 Betway
  10. 4 points
    Simeon Borisof

    Australian Open 2018

    I will be on over 29.5 games @ 1.9 in the game between Struff and Federer tomorrow.Struff was serving nice in the last round and i for one,think that we are bound to see at least one tie break here.Struff is talented enough to take a set off Roger and given the surprises we've seen so far i am more than happy to giv this bet a go @ odds that generous.Federer to win but not in straightforward fashion. over 29.5 games @ 1.90 over 3.5 sets @ 3.50 both with bet365
  11. 4 points
    owenclass

    Australian Open 2018

    Mirjana Lucic Baroni vs Shelby Rogers Over 21.5 games 4/5 paddy power I fancy this match to go to three sets as they are both evenly matched and it should be a close match with a lot of breaks of serve
  12. 4 points
    LePapo

    Australian Open 2018

    first slam of the year starts in a couple of days and the draw is already out. Nadal is the top seed and his quarter looks quite easy IMO. It's true he hasn't played a competitive match since london, but he has some easy opponents for the first rounds so i think that'll help to get some rythm before the latter stages. he also has a good record here, having lost mainly against top 10 opposition and the only one in his quarter will be cilic. He was easily beaten by nadal last year in shanghai which is one of the fastest tournaments on tour and he has a 1-4 h2h against rafa on hard court. Odds on him to reach SF are around 4.5 and to me that represents zero value. Maybe a big longshot can be Harrison, he had a good run in brisbane and he was playing quite well and at odds of 50 it looks a bit generous to me, the only problem is he might face cilic in R3 and the h2h is 4-1 to cilic. Simon can be another dark horse, he showed some form in Pune and he has a decent record here. 8 of his last 9 losses here have been against top 10 opposition, he has a good h2h against cilic and he's at 15 to reach SF. So if one wants to oppose nadal i think the best options would be simon and harrison with the idea to hedge the bets if they reach a decisive match against rafa. Cilic would be an interesting option but not at those odds, maybe at 8 i might be tempted. Then the second quarter looks a bit more open than the first one. Dimitrov Kyrgios Anderson and Sock are the main seeds. My bookie makes kyrgios favourite to reach SF, he's playing abolutely good tennis now but tbh i couldn't have a bet on him given his fitness issues and his mentality. In brisbane i had a bet on him to win the tournament but every match was a torture. He gave away the first set just to win it easily in 3. But in a slam you just cant give away sets. Also in brisbane he had some issues on his knee... Then Dimitrov who is looking to improve his last year result here when he reached semis and lost in 5 against rafa. But odds on him look short to me given he'd probably face kyrgios/tsonga and rublev who beat him in the us open before facing anderson or sock. Tsonga had a good 2017 he won 4 tournaments but i don't know whats the issue with him that he manages a way to choke a match or to underperform in a big match like he did against stan last year here. He might face shapovalov who beat him last year in usa, then he might face kyrgios, then dimitrov and then anderson/sock. My bookie pays just 15 and to me that's surely no value. In the lower part of the quarter we have sock and anderson. I don't consider pouille given that he's never won a match here, he's mainly a hard court indoor player and his hold and break stats are nothing special. Sock and Anderson are at 10 to reach semis which looks about right to me, especially for anderson. It's true that he faces a tricky first round opponent like edmund but the british has a poor record against top 20 players (6-22) Sock didn't look well in auckland and he said he was a bit rusty. He faces sugita in 1R and then probably big ivo. Not the players you would like to face to start getting some rythm. The Q3 looks a bit tricky, we have lots of concerns regarding djokovic fitness, although he's said he's ok. If he is near his best physical shape, then odds on him to reach SF are massive value. Djokovic in australia is sth similar to what rafa is in france or roger in london. Zverev looks like a threat but he's not proven in best of 5 conditions. Stan hasn't played a match for a while and he decided yesterday that he'll play the aus open so i don't expect much from him. Thiem has a nice draw to reach at least the fourth round but i think 6.50 to win his quarter is quite short. And finally RBA who has achieved some great results here he has a nice 3-0 h2h against thiem. The problem is he faces verdasco in 1R and thats a tricky one. Odds on him offer some value to me, he's currently at 12 to reach semis so if he manages to get past verdasco and odds don't drop significantly he might be a good option to oppose djokovic. Finally the Q4, unless some miracle from raonic it seems that RF will reach at least the quarterfinals, so that section of the draw is dead to me. In the higher section of the draw we find goffin delpo berdych as the main seeds and some good young players like tiafoe khachanov and deminaur. Thing is that almost with the exception of goffin, these players are pack in one half of the section, so it'll be a bit tough for delpo or berdych to reach the fourth round, meanwhile goffin has a more than accessible way to the fourth round. So between him at 7 or delpo at 6, i fancy goffin to play agaisnt federer for a spot in the last four. He beat him last year so i think all psychological issues should have disappeared. He's shown a great level of tennis recently and he has a nice opportunity to reach his first SF in a grand slam. I'll just wait the qualifiers to be placed as tomic might change things a little bit it's been a while i havent written here, I would like to read some of your thoughts about the draw and who you consider can go deep down under
  13. 4 points
    2.35 Cheltenham: Arthur's Gift @4.00 with bet365. Thank you. Happy New Year, everyone! Wish you all great health and a sunshine of happiness throughout 2018. Good luck with all the bets and hope you all win lots! Thank you to everyone for their efforts in tips and special thanks to BH/G for organizing both competitions. (Plus bearing with my absent-mindedness making mistakes or missing things out on my posts in the competition!) Have a fantastic day, everyone!
  14. 4 points
    Darran

    Non-League Predictions > Jan 1st

    Just a quick note to say that I am heading off to Australia on Sunday night for 3 weeks. I hope that I will still be able to put tips up and at the very least write some brief previews. It does also mean I won't find out what has happened to the above bets until I get off the plane in Sydney so lets hope its a nice surprise to help with the jet lag!
  15. 4 points
    Glentoby

    PL Tips - betfair prices vs BOG

    For the benefit of Birchy and anyone else trying to sort out the connundrum of BOG,BF,SP or any other betting method of following tips.Billy hits the nail on the head when he says find your own way.Not everyone who posts a tip can get on with a particular bookie at the price they want or to the stake they want. Therefore anyone following might find that the price advised might be shortened by one bookie,static with another etc,even Betfair is sensitive early to a flood of £5 and £10 bets,probably more so as the bookies use them as their "feelers" these days. The best thing to do imo is decide which tip you are going to back,spread your bet as widely as practicable.Decide before you back it how much you want to win rather than how much you want to stake and stake accordingly.Sounds simplistic but lets say the tip is put up at 5/2 and the best you can find is 9/4,are you not going to back it? Even if the best you can find is 2/1 does not mean you have missed the "value",so rather than not back it just up your stake to a level where you will win what you hoped for with the original price and if you can get BOG all the better.Over time it will work out for your P % L even without BOG if you base your betting around what you want to win rather than how much you want to risk on your stake.
  16. 4 points
    BillyHills

    Final League Tables & Banter

    FINAL TABLES In the meantime, thanks for supporting the competition and I hope you all have a nice Christmas.
  17. 4 points
    Ok Birchy, this is how it works I submit the selections on to the website from 4.30pm each day, usually finished by 6pm depending on availability of prices from the bookies. The 'suggested' prices as you put it are the best odds available at the time of publishing, so we call these the early prices and these prices are what the bets are settled at. These are the same prices that are used in the results spreadsheet although some bets do qualify for BOG and are settled as you would expect from your bookmaker. BOG is not used that much as this only comes into play if a price drifts obviously. Any selection with a price of 8/1 or higher is automatically backed Each Way As you can see by backing on Betfair with 2pt win singles at 9am in the morning is not going to see the same outcome, one way or another. P.S: We monitored 40 bets the other day and compared the odds from the early prices against 9am, 21 prices shortened, 12 drifted and the others stayed the same. As you can see its pointless comparing like for like. Find your own way and enjoy the ride
  18. 4 points
    BillyHills

    Prizes and New Divisions

    New Divisions starting from Dec 30th We have lost Div 7 so three places will be paid in the lower divisions now.
  19. 4 points
    No doubt, its been a bad month so far. Cant tell you the amount of seconds we have had but thats racing and it will happen from time to time. Both the Naps and the Trebles are in profit for December I should point out. No excuses but we have lost a few key meetings which appear in the 'Top 10 tracks to follow' thread also so all in all its not been profitable. Taking early prices is key but having said that some of our best winners have been big drifters? So i suppose talking prices in the morning which are not BOG you miss out on the overnight movers and those that drift. Good luck, i'm sure things will turn around. Just starting the Tips for Boxing Day, only 11 meetings (over 70 races, lost count!!)
  20. 4 points
    Trotter

    Competition Closed - Dec 24th & 25th

    Happy Christmas BH and Suzy ........ hope you have a great time ! .......... and everyone else of course !.........
  21. 4 points
    vikki37

    Final League Tables & Banter

    Wish you all a Warm and Merry Christmas with your families and friends.
  22. 4 points
    Darran

    Non-League Predictions > Dec 23rd

    The last Saturday before Christmas and it would be great to tip up a few bets to try and get the celebrations off to a good start. Sadly as I allude to above I don't fancy a great deal this week and I only have a couple of bets, although one is a pretty strong one. Eastbourne v Havant & Waterlooville I am going to oppose Eastbourne again here. Granted they made Braintree work hard for their 3 points a couple of weeks ago, but I still think they are struggling side. As I mentioned last week when talking about Havant's FA Trophy game against Billericay their away form is superb this season. St Albans are the only team to have hosted them and beaten them in the league this season. They did lose 3-1 to Billericay in the end last week, but they sounded pretty unlucky and it says plenty when the home sides goalkeeper got the man of the match award. I think Havant can bounce back and gain another 3 points on their travels and they look a good price at 13/10 with Marathon. Worthing v Thurrock Having put Worthing up a couple of times in recent weeks it was annoying that they finally put their good performances into wins when I wasn't on them. They have won their last two and it was a cracking win at Folkestone in their last league game. Thurrock's away form is hopeless having won one and losing their other 8 away games. That includes a shocking 4-1 defeat at Tooting last weekend. Given that and Worthing's improvement of last I think the home side are well worth a bet at 11/8 with BetVictor. Havant 3pts Worthing 1.5pts Hopefully everyone has a good Christmas and I will be back at some point on with all the Boxing Day bets as the action comes thick and fast between now and New Years Day.
  23. 3 points
    200 Ludlow Actinpieces 5/2 bet365 Thought this one ran really well last time in better company at Wetherby. Ended up 4th in a finish of neck and heads and was staying on the best in the closing stages. Had 23 days to get over that and she looks to have found a nice opportunity to get back to winning ways. Trainer Pam Sly doesn't come here that often but is 2/7 over the last 5 years with her chasers so would only be here if she thought she had a squeak.
  24. 3 points
    Manchester City vs Newcastle There is never a good time to play Manchester City this season but this could arguably be a worse time than any for Newcastle. Guardiola's side are very much a wounded lion after that shock 4-3 loss to Liverpool at Anfield. The league leaders will be keen to eradicate any suggestions of a wobble with immediate effect. Benitez's side are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches but they will be wondering how they didn't seal all three points against the Swans even though they survived a penalty shout and golden late chance by the away side to win it. Newcastle came so close to holding City to a draw when the two teams met less than a month ago. It wasn't a thriller with Benitez setting his side up to kill the game. This is very unlikely to be any different but the question will be whether Newcastle can survive without conceding for as long as they did at home? It'll be tough and it could well be asking for trouble against a City team that is keen to make amends in front of their home fans after last weekend. This game is lacking any real value but here are a couple of tips I think could come in. Manchester City to win to nil @ 1.92 with BetVictor Raheem Sterling Anytime Scorer @ 1.95 with Ladbrokes @Mindfulness, @Pep004, @betcatalog, @sajtion, @andrewcalo, @Tiffy, @waynecoyne, @The Sexless Innkeeper, @Magic0024, @malabgd, @Duke_Tm, @dogmeister, @Arkadi Manucharov, @derbent, @fat, @allyhibs, @6avin24, @discipline, @the bastardian, @Bronxie, @Bett, @KikoCy, @teddybear3011, @markus808, @allthethings, @Kenton Schweppes, @vasilli07, @Dylan Lynch, @neilovan, @JKos, @zemo91, @jamiedavies02, @kulikTS, @mrclubbie, @Judeksi, and @AndreBR, what do you guys think ahead of these games this weekend? Got any thoughts on the game previewed above?
  25. 3 points
    Birchy

    Stats

    Handicap is a race where all horses have to carry a weight based on their ability, so the best horses carry the most weight. The basic idea is to try and level the playing field so that theoretically, all the horses have an equal chance. The handicap system applies to both flat and jumps racing. The race title will always contain the word "handicap" if it's a handicap race. Jumps races usually contain the word "chase" or "hurdle". Chases are over big fences and hurdles are over small fences. The race distance is a good indicator as well - If all the races are 2 miles are more, then it's highly likely to be a jumps meeting. It is very rare that a race meeting is jumps AND flat on the same day.
  26. 3 points
    Senking

    Australian Open 2018

    Bhambri vs. Baghdatis - Bhambri to win @2.10 with Bet365 The first bet I took on this forum lost, so hoping for better luck now. Bhambri has come through qualifying and is very used to the courts and heat which is a big factor in Melbourne. He's a great retriever and decent shot maker. He was former junior number 1 and now he's making his way back up after several injuries, talent level a top 50 in my opinion. He's a pretty cool, casual guy. Against him Grand Old Daddy, who's won a match in the exhibition but I don't count it much. He's very up and down in matches and I don't think can last 5 sets in his first match of the year. Towards the end of last year, his level of play had dropped appreciably and I can't see it getting any better. It may be a long match, but Yuki should prevail in the end.
  27. 3 points
    WinningTipster

    Australian Open 2018

    2 PICKS FOR WTA AUSTRALIAN OPEN: KERBER-FRIEDSAM 2:0 SETS @ 1.45 pinnacle SVITOLINA-JOROVIC 2:0 SETS @ 1.3 pinnacle expect two easy 1st round wins for the favorites who already showed some great form in 2018.
  28. 3 points
    MrJol

    Naps Competition - Sunday Jan 14th

    Southwell 14.25 Pearl Acclaim
  29. 3 points
    vikki37

    Stats

    Unfortunately, you have started at the wrong time. It is also up to you how to bet and choosing what to bet on. It's also up to you to carry on or stop following so maybe you can stop complaining about the loss and having doubts all the time. (Sorry, not meaning to be rude or anything.) I can tell you though that I started around September. Up to November, I won around £500 just to £1 stakes and 0.5 each way on some odds. For the ten tracks to follow, I bet £5 or 2.5 each way. I usually bet on that day, few hours before the race so the price does differ a lot though. Hence, the difference in profit with others. From December til now, I sometimes increased my stakes to £2, haha maybe bad idea but anyway, it has been a loss of around £140. However, that still makes me in profit of around £360, thanks to BH/G and PL. I'm sure that we will go up high again. We just can't predict correctly even with the right stats sometimes due to weather conditions affecting the ground etc. It's difficult for anyone and everyone, really. Maybe try another few months and see? Or lower the stakes so your loss might be less during this winter period. Good luck whatever you choose to bet on. Hope all your bets go well.
  30. 3 points
    MCLARKE

    Stats

    Over the last 4 months you would have made a good profit backing the each way selections as win only when the odds are 10/1 or above. From 530 bets the ROI is 18% which is very impressive. However the profit is slightly higher if you backed them each way.
  31. 3 points
    All of the results have been added to the Final Tables and the prizes are as follow: (Please allow 14 days for the prizes to be paid as they all have to be done in one go, so we have to wait for all players to send their PayPal emails) Please do not contact me regarding the prizes, I have nothing to do with them. Please send your PayPal email, PL Name and prize being claimed to: team@punterslounge.com Div 1: £75 Wiggo Bets, £45 Thebesthere, £25 Boabmathy Div 2: £60 John Robertson, £40 U1905068, £20 The Sexless Innkeeper Div 3: £50 MacPhisto, £30 Cauncie, £20 Jediknight Div 4: £40 Cyclope, £25 Mabs, £15 Xcout Div 5: £35 Sto, £25 Woodys Way Div 6: £30 OppoArchitizerLady, £20 Lee Grays Div 7: £25 Vikki37, £15 Ivan356
  32. 3 points
    MCLARKE

    Stats

    First post on here but must congratulate you on your excellent tips. I was actually looking for a decent forum to use but was intrigued by the claims of 16 winning months. I must admit I was initially sceptical, especially after analysing the 1st 3 weeks which showed a loss of over £2,000 on paper. However in the 2 months since then the tips have shown a profit of £2,500 on paper despite a relatively poor December. I have limited my bets to EW selections only at odds of over 9/1, these show a substantial profit over the last 3 months whilst win selections show a loss. I suppose the only issue I have is that often the prices are not available, this is exacerbated by the fact that I have restrictions with several bookies on BOGOF etc. If I cannot obtain the price then I do not bet. As always with betting, self discipline is crucial. I have made a profit of £900 from an investment of £1,500 which is fantastic. The biggest win was £600 on Mine Now on the 28th. Keep up the good work !
  33. 3 points
    Charlton vs Oldham This game seems like an obvious pick for a first tip. Neither side is going through a very good run of results right now. However, Charlton enjoyed the double boost of re-signing Arsenal's Stephy Mavididi on loan until the end of the season and the departure of controversial chief executive Katrien Meire. I think for that reason, and home advantage, it is a game that's there for the taking for Charlton. The resignation of Oldham assistant manager Paul Jewell yesterday could be another blow to the club's preparations for this game. Charlton to win @ 2.25 with Bet365 BTTS @ 1.70 with Ladbrokes Accrington Stanley vs Chesterfield One of my ex-team mates is an avid Chesterfield and it's a dark time to follow the Spireites. They are just hovering above the League Two relegation zone and struggled in games over the festive period. I fully expect these struggles to continue here. Accrington Stanley are positioned just 2 points outside the play-offs with a game in hand. Accrington's home record isn't the best but compared to Chesterfield's results on the road it looks a tall order for the visitors to take anything from this game. Accrington Stanley to win @ 1.75 with Betfred Accrington Stanley to score first @ 1.60 with Coral Interested to hear what you guys that have regularly contributed to this section this season have in mind for predictions and bets? @Papa Lazarou, @Unnamed, @Magic0024, @betcatalog, @golakeh1, @Neubs, @sajtion, @allthethings, @allyhibs, @willie82, @malabgd, @andrewcalo, @dogmeister, @bookiebasher, @kulikTS, and @JJG.
  34. 3 points
    BillyHills

    Latest Tables - January

    Jan 3 A dozen winners and Costello and Vikki have the best of it
  35. 3 points
    Senking

    End of December - January 7

    Long time lurker, first time poster. Struff vs. Monfils - Struff to win@2.54 with Betfair Exchange I watched Struff against Berdych yesterday and he seemed to be playing confidently, striking the ball well and serving and moving well. He had a blip in the 2nd set, but that's expected against a player of Berdych's quality. What impressed me was that he held his nerve to win the 3rd set tie break. His tie break record in 2017 was atrocious, so that speaks well of his mental state. Monfils is on yet another comeback after injury and like he said after his match against Lorenzi, he has to improve on a lot of aspects. I'm not sure he's physically ready yet for this match and form wise too he might need some more game time to get back to his best. I'm banking on Gael using this tournament as tester before the Australian Open and not going too hard.
  36. 3 points
    Snert

    Racing Chat - Wednesday Jan 3rd

    A couple of interest on the a/w today Southwell 1.40 Awesome Allan Should be in with a shout if he takes to the surface - around 4/1 Wolverhampton 5.10 Arnarson Still a maiden but looks a fair bet to finally get his head in front - around 11/4
  37. 3 points
    four-leaf

    End of December - January 7

    ATP Pune Benoit Paire to beat Marton Fucsovics at 2.20 with Paddypower Ridiculously enough Benoit is underdog in this match. Can't belive it, better player, bigger talent, better ranked and when the tournament was called ATP Chennai Benoit reached semis three times and quarter once and only lost once in second round to Dudi Sela in 2012 at his first Chennai attempt and that was also before he reached top 50 and became a steady top 50 player. Marton has beaten Nico Kicker in straight sets, a player who just isn't good enough on hardcourts and now he suddenly becomes favourite to win this. Totally ridiculous! Benoit wins this 9 out of 10 times and he also beat Marton 7-5 6-3 in a challenger event last season on clay and I just can't see why he wouldn't be able to win again. ATP Brisbane Alex de Minaur to beat Milos Raonic at 4.40 with Unibet Milos better have his previously injured wrist ready for this because he comes up against a big talent here who is confident after that win against Steve Johnson and maybe because he qualified to aussie open after winning the AO wild card challenge before christmas. Milos can ofcourse win easily if he serves up to his standards but value lies with the aussie 18 year old youngster.
  38. 3 points
    Darran

    Non-League Predictions > Jan 1st

    Great start to the new year getting 5 out of 8 although amazed by that Tranmere result
  39. 3 points
    BillyHills

    Latest Tables - January

    Jan 1st Trotter (12/1) and Punter (10/1) get the ball rolling for 2018
  40. 3 points
    BillyHills

    Racing Chat - Monday Jan 1st 2018

    Had to write 2018 1.40 Musselburgh Upsilon Bleu 3/1 Betfred Interesting little handicap to kick off the new year and I've always liked Upsilon Bleu and think he should have won more races. A very solid performer at 2m but has been further so this 2m 4f at Musselburgh should be fine. Comes here after finishing 5th to the ill-fated Sir Valentino at Ascot, he wasnt beaten far that day and a repeat of that will do here.
  41. 3 points
    BillyHills

    Racing Chat - Saturday December 30th

    200 Taunton Attest 11/4 Betfred Cards full of small fields on Saturday and lets hope the weather behaves itself and we get some action. My fanci is for Attest in the 2m handicap hurdle at Taunton. He's a second favourite at the minute and thats mainly because the jolly comes from the Nicholls camp and therefore is poor value as a consequence. Attest was in good form earlier on winning three times in May/June. Since his comeback from a break he has ran 6th at Ascot in a Class 2 and 5th at Cheltenham in a Class 3. This looks an easier race and now wears cheek pieces for the first time and could get back on track.
  42. 3 points
    Darran

    Non-League Predictions > Dec 27th - 30th

    Boxing Day was a bit of a horror show, but hopefully we can end 2017 with a profit. I have 5 bets which will hopefully beat the weather. Ebbsfleet v Dagenham & Redbridge For me Dagenham are a worse version of last season side. Last season they looked very very good at times, but then threw in some right stinkers. This season they have still looked a very good side on occasions, but less so and have thrown in more stinkers. I think they should still have enough for the play-offs, but they hardly look a title winning side to me. When they beat Chester 4-0 on the TV the other week, they were shocking in the first half and whilst they did improve in the 2nd for me the game told us more about how bad Chester are at the moment than how good Dagenham are. That victory was one of just 3 away wins this season and they have lost their last two league games and you can add in a FA Trophy defeat to Hereford as well. I always try and read the Racing Post non-league tips and I thought their opposition of Ebbsfleet on Boxing Day was a strange one which was mainly based on the fact they thought Bromley were a classier side. Quite why the write thought that I don't know because I would be very surprised if Ebbsfleet didn't finish above them come April and of course they ended up winning the game. Their home form this season has been superb winning 7 and losing just twice and they have won 5 of their last 6 at home. They are now unbeaten in 4 and have won 3 of those. I tipped them up for a top 7 finish at the start of the season and they are now just 2 points off the play-offs. They are favs, but I would have them as stronger favs than they are so the 159/100 with Marathon looks an appealing price. Billericay v Dulwich Given how the pitch looked today I am not sure this game will go ahead, but if it does Dulwich are a value play. Billericay have been making hard work of wining their league games of late and they now face the 2nd best team in the league. I feel sorry for Dulwich because take Billericay out of things and they would be a very short price themselves to win the league. Obviously the home side should be favs, but Dulwich are too big. If you have a Betstars account they are biggest at 17/4, BetVictor are next at 21/5 and then if you are like me will have to take the 4/1 with Betfred. Harrow v Leatherhead Now Leatherhead's away form has been shocking so far this season. They won their first away game against Kingstonian in their first away game of the season, but given Kingstonian play their home games at Leatherhead it doesn't really count. Their next away win came on Wednesday night when they beat Met Police. They look to be using some of their FA Cup money in strengthening the side and they have to believe that the play-offs are still a possibility. Getting some away wins would help and I think they are worth backing to win at Harrow. Harrow have lost 6 of their last 7 home games and have conceded 19 goals in those matches. Ironically their only win came against Met Police. Again Betstars are biggest at 21/10 but 2/1 is available at a few bookies including Betfred and Betway and that looks value for an away win. Kingstonian v Staines I wanted to oppose the home side on Boxing Day and I guess this game is probably in doubt here, but Staines look well worth backing. The home side have just one point in their last 6 games and look like a side who need to be careful they don't get sucked into the relegation battle. Staines will be hoping to keep onto their play-off sport and have lost just twice in their last 9 league games. One of those was when they had no strikers available for their game against Billericay which not surprisingly they lost. They have also lost just one away match in their last 8 and they look the best bet of the day. Marathon go 11/10. Wothing v Lowestoft This game is on a 3g pitch so will be on and I am going to stick with the home side. Based on the last 10 matches form guide Worthing are 7 which just shows how much of an improved side they are. Finally I got paid out for backing them on Boxing Day and hopefully will do again here. They have lost just 2 of their last 9 games and the Thurrock defeat a week ago is their only home lose in their last 6 and they really should have won that. Lowestoft are very hot and cold having won 4 and lost 6 in their last 10 league games. I think Worthing are playing better at the moment and am happy to back them again at the 8/5 with Betfred. Ebbsfleet 2pts @ 159/100 with Marathon Dulwich 1pt @ 17/4 with Betstars Leatherhead 1pt @ 21/10 with Betsars Staines 3pts @ 11/10 with Marathon Worthing 1pt @ 8/5 with Betfred
  43. 3 points
    *Just a reminder, the competition will be closed for 2 days on Dec 24th and Dec 25th. Any selections posted for meetings overseas will be void. Thanks for your continued support in the Naps Competition Have a nice couple of days off and hope you all enjoy Christmas Graham (BH)
  44. 3 points
    A Happy Christmas to everyone on the site
  45. 3 points
    December 2016 wasn't the greatest month either, with only 5pts profit made. No excuses like @BillyHills said but weather can play a big part in results. Whichever way you look at it, the record is still outstanding over almost 20,000 tips. Oh and to PL @Birchy
  46. 3 points
    Best wishes to all. Can't wait for Boxing Day racing. Have a great one and see you soon ;-)
  47. 3 points
    Wish you all a Warm and Merry Christmas with your families and friends.
  48. 3 points
    Merry Xmas 4 everyone! Good game!
  49. 3 points
    Hi guys i would like to thank everyone at Punters Lounge for the last few months, this site has been great made some new friends and some new advisors, my betting has improved (and my bank balance) following some great people on here. MERRY XMAS TO ALL See you all on the other side padewans
  50. 3 points
    Also a big thank you to Helen and Paul for all they do for Punters Lounge and also thank you to everyone else that contributes to the forum :-)