Top Picks Under Consideration*
Recommendations as a percentage of total bankroll
3% WBA to beat Sou - 2.5@BetVictor (No bet under 2.15)
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At last the new season is upon us, and numerous changes to contemplate at the start of this season following key managerial changes, player retirements and almost unprecedented football player price inflation ironically on the eve of the financial fair play era.
For us, it's very much back to business, and whilst the start of the season can represent considerable value opportunities as new teams and players represent unknown quantities, the first few game weeks require a conservative approach to bankroll management, as variance is generally higher than the season long average.
Anyway, back to the pick...
Wba > Sou
The West Brom win price has actually drifted out from 2.35 since the early prices posted to a whopping 2.5 now at BetVictor. Having convincingly done the double over Southampton last season, West Brom actually represented the highest value team to back home or away throughout the 2012/13 season, with their home form returning almost 26% per bet.
Admittedly Southampton have strengthened their side, particularly with the signing of former Celtic powerhouse Victor Wanyama who could present the West Brom midfield with some issues. Conversely, West Brom have lost a key player in Lukaku, however signing of both Anelka and Vydra should maintain Brom's attacking threat.
As such, whilst West Brom won't find this match up as comfortable as last season, the bookmakers and market have seemingly continued to misprice this West Brom side, and pending team news and the price staying over 2.15, we'll be taking up to 3% exposure.
As with last season, we'll be continuing to support the weekly cash fantasy football game at www.playon.co.uk
The game is simple. It's weekly rather than season long fantasy football. You select 11 players in a 4-4-2. You get points on categories such as minutes played, shots on target, tackles and interceptions as well as your standard goals scored/assists/clean sheets. And, the scoring system includes a live Opta feed so you can track how you're performing live.
There's a guaranteed £1000 prize pot game each week for just a £2 entry, or you can enter a team into the weekly Betting Bible £50 league.
*All bets subject to review of price movements, team announcements and in play trading opportunities on gamedays. Gameday news may be shared via Twitter account.