FFC resident bookie Fat Barry continued his impressive run of form of late and is starting to justify his large salary, here at FanCast Towers. He has scoured these weekend's fixtures and picked out some top tips, should you fancy a punt this weekend.
The game of the weekend is undoubtedly at Stamford Bridge where Liverpool will be aiming to break Chelsea's impressive home record. Both sides know each other well following the titanic battles they have had over the years in domestic and of course CL competition, but the Premiership is a different ball game.
Chelsea, despite last week's stumble, are looking threatening with Nicolas Anelka starting to find his range and is one player who will be keen to address a few issues with his former club. The blues look set to recall Frank Lampard and Carvalho while star striker Fernando Torres is a big doubt for Rafa. With all this in consideration I can see nothing but a home win and at a price of 5/6 it seems an attractive proposition and should boost most accumulators.
The other big game of the weekend is the emotionally charged Manchester derby as we remember those tragic events 50yrs ago this week. On paper you would say that given Manchester United's recent home form then it will be a formality but I feel the weeks events and the emotional nature of this game could see Manchester City snatch a draw and at the price of 7/2, I would say it is probably one of the best prices of the weekend as is the 9/1 odds for a 1-1 score line.
My final bet of the weekend brings a smile to my face as the African Cup of Nations draws to a close. In one of my earlier columns I predicted that Egypt would win and at the 7/1 at the start of the tournament, I'm hoping to have a rather healthy bank balance come Monday morning. For those of you who want to jump in at the last minute, my tip for the game is for Egypt to emerge victorious after a penalty shoot out and for those of you who are brave enough to back it will be rewarded with a healthy price of 11/1.
Fat Barry's Bets
A £10 punt on 3 wins will pay out in the region of approx £143