Bank Holidays are super. It’s perfectly acceptable to get hammered on a Sunday. The working week is just four days long. Plus they normally stick a great film on the TV while you enjoy a lazy Monday. Yesterday it was The Goonies, what a belter.
The problem with Bank Holidays is that the long weekend does do a certain amount of damage to the bank balance. The surprise three days off will often result in welcome socialising, but a quick look at the receipts stuffed into your back pocket make painful viewing.
Luckily this week there are three midweek Premier League games to help ease the pain, and in an attempt to get some pennies back in the Paddy Power Blog’s Drinking Fund jar we’ve got an 8/1 treble to carry our financial hopes and dreams.
Man Utd v Hull – United to win to nil: 13/10
- In two-thirds of Steve Bruce’s games against Man United, the side he has taken charge of has failed to score
- Steve Bruce has taken away sides to Old Trafford eight times and in seven of those matches he has lost without his side finding the net
- Hull have failed to score in six of their nine matches against top half sides this season
Man City v Aston Villa – City to win (-2): Evens
- Man City have covered the two goal handicap in their last three home league games against Aston Villa.
- Manuel Pellegrini’s side have also covered the two goal handicap in 47 per cent of their games at the Etihad this season
- City have scored, on average 3.4 goals a game at home to bottom half sides this year, while Villa have conceded 16 goals in eight away games to top half sides
Sunderland v West Brom – Over 2.5 goals: Evens
- In nine of the last ten matches between Sunderland and West Brom there have been more than 2.5 goals
- Six of Sunderland’s last eight league matches have featured more than 2.5 goals
- Exactly 50 per cent of West Brom’s away games have seen more than 2.5 goals