Bet 1 - Blackburn v Aston Villa - Barclays Premier League, kick-off 13:30
Although Villa are ravaged by injuries with many regulars missing and youngsters replacing them, I feel they represent value @ 4. Clark, Hogg and Bannan all play from the start for Villa. Although Blackburn are no mugs, I still think a small punt on the Villa win is worth it.
Bet: 0.5pt Aston Villa @ 4
Bet 2 - Fulham v Manchester City - Barclays Premier League, kick-off 16:00
City manager Roberto Mancini is starting to come under serious pressure from the fans and, you would think, the club's bigwigs as well. Two 0-0 draws in a row (although one was against rivals Man Utd) are not acceptable for a club with Champions League ambitions. Meanwhile, Fulham have enjoyed a decent start under Mark Hughes, although nothing special. Their home form was always going to be the foundations for their season, much in the same as last year under Roy Hodgson, and they have only lost once there so far against Tottenham. Man City's away form will have been frustrating for them so far, beating the likes of Blackpool and Wigan but losing against Wolves and Lech Poznan in the Europa League. I expect Man City's struggles to continue today, surely bringing the end of Mancini's tenure ever closer.
NAP: Lay Manchester City @ 2.4 (1.5pt liability to win 1pt)
Bet 3 - Sevilla v Mallorca - La Liga, kick-off 18:00
Sevilla have really started to improve recently under Gregorio Manzano. They have now won their last 3 home games, and those games have come against good teams, including Bilbao, Atletico Madrid and Valencia. Luis Fabiano is back in form now Alvarez has gone, and he and the rest of Sevilla's strikeforce should have more than enough firepower to beat a Mallorca side with only one away win this season. The 1.75 on offer for Sevilla is quite tempting, but I'll go one better and take Sevilla -1.0 on the Asian Handicap @ around 2.2. Sevilla's last 3 against Mallorca have been by 2 goals, and 2 of their last 3 in the league have been by 2 or more.
NAP: 1pt Sevilla -1.0 on AH @ 2.2
Bet 1 - Houston Texans @ New York Jets - NFL, kick-off 18:00
NAP: 0.5pt NY Jets -6.5 @ 1.98
Bet 2 - New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles - NFL, kick-off 01:20
NAP: 0.5pt Eagles -3.5 @ 2.08