Diary of a Punter: Both teams to score treble for the weekend

Simon was celebrating after his 9/5 double came in last week and is aiming to boost his profits even further with a 3/1 treble, including two Premier League clashes
The weekend ahead boasts a glorious super Sunday involving a Merseyside derby and Chelsea v Manchester United. It was last Sunday that was the super one for me and for this column though, as Sunderland scored in the dying minutes to land the both teams to score double and put this punter in profit for the week.

That’s two weeks of winning bets in a row now; it’s funny how these swings come about but, after a good few weeks of disappointment, I’m happy to be back amongst winning ways and it’s given me confidence going into this weekend that I’m going to profit further.

"Sunderland only equalised thanks to a deflection from the unfortunate Demba Ba’s face"

- A Demba Ba assist put Simon in profit last week

It wasn’t necessarily the easiest of rides; after Spurs and Chelsea both scored in the early kick off on Saturday, I expected Sunderland and Newcastle to follow suit so I was over the moon to see the visitors take the lead early on as it would mean the home team having to come out and go for it.

However, despite the sending off for Newcastle, they defended like heroes for the rest of the game. Sunderland only equalised thanks to a deflection from the unfortunate Demba Ba’s face.  

Chelsea v Manchester United - Both Teams to Score

This week I’m going to continue where I left off last week and focus on the both teams to score markets with a both teams to score treble, and this will be my only bet of the week. 

The first match involved is Sunday's flagship game when Manchester United visit Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

In five of the last six Premier League encounters, both teams have managed to find the net and going back even further, seven of the last 10 games have resulted with both teams scoring.

Chelsea may not have lost at home this season but United have solid form away so far, winning three of their four games, and, in all honesty, the match result matters not in this instance. United’s defence has looked leaky – take the Braga game in the Champions League for example – but any team with Rooney, van Persie, Valencia and possibly Kagawa is going to be a threat.

Wigan v West Ham - Both Teams to Score

The second game is taking place at the ridiculously-named DW Stadium, where Wigan take on West Ham.

In the last six games between these two, four have seen both teams score. The same four of six stat applies when looking at both Wigan’s and West Ham’s last 6 individual fixtures.

On top of that, Wigan have got a couple of strikers that are actually threatening to create a decent partnership in Arouna Kone and Franco Di Santo, while the Hammers have Andy Carroll, Ricardo Vaz Te and Carlton Cole to threaten, not to mention Nolan attacking from deep.

Both teams have relatively frail defences too, so I’m banking on an end-to-end contest that results in goals.

Cadiff v Burnley - Both Teams to Score

The final selection is in the Championship, where Cardiff host Burnley. It’s an odd league in that, Burnley, who currently sit in 14th position, could see themselves vault into the play-off positions with a win, such is the competitiveness of the league.

Therefore, despite showing mixed form along the way, you’ve got to expect them to really give this a go. They also have star striker Charlie Austin, who has already bagged 14 goals in the league too – at any level that's absolutely prolific form.

Cardiff, on the other hand, sit second in the league and the only thing separating them and league leaders Leicester is goal difference.

Peter Whittingham and his wondrous left foot have been in form too with seven goals for the club, or, in other words, he’s half a Charlie Austin.  

When you look at the form head-to-head, you see that five of the last six times these two have played each other in the league have resulted in both teams scoring. Looking at individual form for both clubs, the same stat applies, so goals should not be a problem to come by.

Currently this treble is trading at 3/1 (4.0) with Paddy Power and £30 of my bankroll is going onto it so let’s hope the gambling Gods are in a happy place right now.

£20 Free Bet Competition

Another winner for the week was David O’Connor, who managed to take home the free £20 bet from Paddy Power by winning our tipping competition. He correctly predicted a both teams to score four-fold accumulator at a price over 6/1. Of course, we have another £20 to give away this week so make sure you get involved – all details how to enter are below.

Wherever you are this weekend, enjoy your football and your betting and remember that we have got a £20 free bet to give away each week thanks to Paddy Power. To win, just email your best tip for the weekend with the word "Free20" in the subject line.

Be it a well-priced single, an ambitious multiple or any other bet available in all of Paddy Power's football markets around the world for games taking place on October 27-28, surely you can find a winning tip! Just send in your selection, the price available at Paddy Power, and include "PPTwenty" in the subject line before midday on Saturday to enter. Good luck!

Diary of a Punter: Simon's Selections this week
Balance at the start of the week: £422.50
Profit on the season: -£77.50
Both Teams to Score treble - Chelsea v Manchester United, Wigan v West Ham & Cardiff v Burnley: £30 at 3/1 (4.0) with Paddy Power
Total staked this week: £30

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Simon Pilkington is a sports writer, an avid supporter of Liverpool and has been betting on sports for the past 13 years. Follow Simon on

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