The Weekend Bulletin (Sat 20th Feb)
Last weekend the free tips were provided courtesy of one of our regular contributors Nick Hardman whose speciality is “Big Race Trends” and boy was he on the money this time around!
In his usual thorough manner he researched the past winners of the Betfair Hurdle to uncover the ideal winners profile and in his conclusion he strongly suggested that the race would most likely go to a decent priced runner that could be backed Each-Way at double figure odds. In addition there were 3 entries from trainers with a solid record in the race and one of those, Starchitect, actually traded as short as 1.58 in-running before finishing a gallant second at 16/1.
Given there were 22 entries Nick settled on 4 contenders that he felt held the right mix of credentials and one of those Agrapart (adv EW 20/1) turned the race into a procession by romping home by 11 lengths!
If that weren’t enough Nick’s coverage of the other big races on the same day which were provided to members of the Betting Insiders Club first thing on Saturday morning also included Count Guido Deiro @14/1 e/w – Won 11/1 and Extreme Impact – Won 5/1!
You can find out more about Nick’s profitable race profiling techniques in this interesting video.
For this weekend we have enlisted the help of a sports betting expert, Jamie Pacheco, who has been sharing his tips with Club members for a number of months and they have been providing a very healthy profit combined with a cracking 37% ROI.
Pacos Ferreira v Benfica (Saturday 18:30)
Many predicted a tough season for Benfica after the shock summer departure of their talismanic coach Jorge Jesus to city rivals Sporting Lisbon. But in mid-February, they’re not only in the Champions League Last 16 but in good shape to go through, after a last-gasp 1-0 win over Zenit on Tuesday night. In the league they’re second, three points behind Sporting.
On Saturday they play Pacos Ferreira, a decent side sitting in sixth but 21 points off Benfica. Benfica matches have been high-scoring of late with their last seven league matches all going over 2.5 goals. In five of those seven they conceded, whereas for Pacos Ferreira seven of their last nine have been matches in which both teams have scored. Benfica’s last four away matches ended in wins by 4-1, 2-1, 4-1 and 6-0 meaning Benfica have no trouble scoring plenty away from home. Benfica have two goal machines in Jonas and Mitroglou. In Benfica’s last nine league matches Jonas has scored at least two goals on five occasions and Mitroglou has now scored in his last six league games; in one of them he scored a hat-trick.
Malaga v Real Madrid (Sunday 15:00)
Real’s win over Roma in midweek wasn’t good for this column but it featured a curious stat. It was the first time in 18 wins that they weren’t leading a half-time before going on to win. Remarkable, eh? In fairness that run included 8 matches that they didn’t go on to win and of course if you buy the theory that Real are very inconsistent away from home then you may doubt that they’ll win this match at all. But Real are on 53 points, Malaga are on 30 and Real have beaten them in four of their last 5 visits to Malaga. And guess what? In all four of those five away wins, they were leading at half-time.
1pt Back Real Madrid/Real Madrid on the half time/full time market @ 2.80 with Coral.
Finally I couldn’t leave you without a racing selection for this afternoons racing.
Nick Hardman has bets in six races for Betting School Insiders members and I’m going to share the shortest priced of those with free readers.
Yala Enki has already beaten Duke Des Champs comprehensively and showed a willing attitude to land the Lanzarote Hurdle and ran even better in defeat in a Grade 3 next time out. He could gallop his rivals into submission over this shorter trip.
Yala Enki @7/2
All that remains is to wish you a great weekend from the Betting Insiders team!
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Darren & Steve