DATE: 22/01/10 ~ Andy Gray is making a name for himself as an expert tipper over on the Betfair bookmakers blog. His tips last week raked in a £62 profit! Not bad for his first week in the new job.
I decided to re-blog his tips here so everyone can have a piece of the action. If Andy's football tips don't come off, don't blame me. Remember, you can claim a bonus bet deal for new customers with Betfair Bookmakers
Here's Andy's top tips for this weekends football action. Remember theses odds are only available on Betfair Bookmakers. Nearly all of the games this weekend are F.A. Cup fixtures, apart from Manchester United Vs Hull and the big Milan derby between Inter and AC.
Spurs v Leeds: Harry will be disappointed at a return of one point from his last two league matches. Whereas they did everything but score against Hull, they were really poor at Anfield on Wednesday night and in truth deserved nothing from the match. But they're a different animal at White Hart Lane and let's not forget that Leeds are not one division below them, but two. Yes, Simon Grayson's outfit were superb at Old Trafford in the previous round but it's asking a lot for lightning to strike twice.
That said, the Spurs back four will need to keep Jermaine Beckford quiet if they're to progress to the next round at the first time of asking. It looks like he'll be leaving at the end of the season whether Leeds go up or not and his pace and finishing are good enough for him to make a name for himself in the Championship. As for the Premier League, we won't know if he can hack it at that level until he actually plays there.
He'll obviously be Leeds' main threat on Saturday afternoon but I fancy an organised Spurs defence to get the better of him on the day.
Recommended Bet: Back Spurs on the -1.5 Asian Handicap (Spurs to win by two goals) at 1.97.
Here are Andy's score predictions for five of the weekend's biggest games…
Preston v Chelsea
The Premier League faves will be far too strong for a Championship side in transition.
Recommended Bet: 0-3 at 9.6.
Spurs v Leeds
There's too much of a gulf in quality between these two, so Spurs should win pretty comfortably.
Recommended Bet: 2-0 at 7.6.
Scunthorpe v Man City
Don't expect any complacency with Mancini in charge but it won't be easy.
Recommended Bet: 1-2 at 8.2.
Stoke v Arsenal
A replay is on the cards in this battle of contrasting styles.
Recommended Bet: 1-1 at 7.6.
Inter Milan v AC Milan
Milan's attacking style will win the day and throw Serie A wide open.
Recommended Bet: 0-1 at 11.0.