It is great to be back with Selectabet.net. You will know me on Twitter as @lockuptipster and those knowing more closely know me as Dave!
My expertise is darts, closely followed by looking into the vast sub-market football has to offer! This column will be split into two sections, so allow me to explain in more detail. We are concentrating on two sub columns for every weekend of the domestic football league this season. The first column will be amalgamated with the second offering a helping for a punter to choose either path.
Sub columns include:
Magic Mark is focused around three selections which are priced at 4/5 or above, but the trick here is, we tip you to perm three doubles only. On three 4/5 selections for example, applying permed doubles will return a small profit if two selections are correct. If all three are correct the pay out is more aspiring and this is the purpose.
Double chance is based around the teams we think will not lose come their game and are generally short price considering you the punter have two outcomes on your side, so effectively laying the other team. Essentially we will pick between three and five teams for your accumulator to give you the entertainment thrill of the outcome element.
The early part of the season is always difficult, but we are confident we will find our selections. We kick off at Nottingham Forest, where they host Huddersfield. Forest boss Billy Davies has the teams total respect and they achieved the longest winning run last season with a streak of six.
What better to get off to a good start than hosting Huddersfield for their opener, where the visitors only achieved just over a goal a game on the road last season. Forest had terrific home form last season and their target will be at least a play off this season.
Bristol City host League cup and promotion winners Bradford in the opener. Bristol City had a complete shocker last season and implied just a few months ago would have been a Championship club hosting a League two club. Bradford can move forward from the positives gained from last season and have a point to prove.
Bristol City have all the pressure to deliver, and in this tie we can forecast seeing both teams scoring here on the basis of a team bringing momentum and a team trying to repair themselves.
Our final selection goes down a similar route of a relegation club Portsmouth hosting Oxford in a semi local clash at Fratton Park. The new community club have seen an influx of signings into the new season and morale at the club has improved since their new status, avoiding extinction! Oxford have the scoring power and in our eyes will be expected to be there or there abouts this season in the league, expected of a play off.
Again, the players Portsmouth have versus an Oxford outfit should see some action at both ends of the goal mouth! With obvious fitness rust required to be shaken off respective defenses and both teams to score is not outside the realms of being a positive outcome.
Magic Mark selections:
Looking at the double chance selections, we firstly look at Reading to avoiding losing at home, come the first day of the season. They play an Ipswich side that scored the least goals on the road last season, equating to well under a goal a game.
Reading were relegated from the top flight and should be settled back in the Championship over current boss Nigel Adkins to come out of the opener with at least a point. Peterborough seem to have inherited the Bolton yo-yo from the 90′s in respect of relegation and promotion from the Championship to League one on a frequent basis.
As a team that Fred Done erased from the goals galore coupon a couple of seasons ago, as their games were goal galore, Posh will be the front runners for the league one title by shrewd punters. Swindon appeared to lose their way after the departure of Di-canio last season and it is not clear how settled they are.
Posh will not want an early blow to their campaign, and again should at least be merited with a point.
Looking at the final game, Chesterfield have been talked about as a team looking very strong and focused coming into the League two season. Chesterfield missed out on the play offs by just two points last season, and appeared to be a progressive outfit finishing with five wins from the last seven games.
They go into this as second favourites for the league and at 4/9 to avoid defeat is worth taking on with the experienced Chesterfield gaffer Paul Cook has bought to the table.
Double chance selections: