iBet: Goals likely as the Championship’s two highest scorers play for £120 million

Gareth Purnell

Championship Play-Offs, Wembley
Watford V Crystal Palace, kick off 3pm, Sky Sports 1
Lay under 1.5 goals at 2.8/1 with Betfair

Ibet followers are on Watford to gain promotion from the play-offs at 100/30 . They are now 8/11 and I’d urge those with vouchers to lay some of the bet off with Betfair so that you win regardless of the outcome tonight. In fact a Watford V Palace final was the outsider of the four possible outcomes at 4/1, and it’s interesting that teams finishing fifth in The Championship (in this case Palace) have the best overall record in Championship Play-offs.

Financially this is the biggest club game in world football, worth £120 million. Players and managers alike are bound to feel the pressure, but we should still expect goals. Watford were the highest scorers in the Championship regular season with 85 goals, and the second highest scorers were Palace (73)! One thing that could easily tip the odds in the favour of Gianfranco Zola’s men is the absence through injury of Palace’s top scorer Glenn Murray. Zola on the other hand has no new injury concerns and will surely play to Watford’s strengths. From a betting point of view I treat games on neutral venues like away games, and The Hornets scored 44 away goals – nine more than champions Cardiff.

Roberto Martinez has been backed into as short at even money to be the next Everton manager although you can still get 2/1 with Ladbrokes at the time of writing.

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