After getting cold feet with the Spurs V Liverpool bet for the rolling accumulator I had a look for value elsewhere and I think I've found it here.
West Bromwich are one of the in form teams at the moment and are currently sampling life in the rarefied atmosphere of third in the premiership only four points behind first placed Manchester United. Can they continue this great run of form or will the wheels come off as they continue to defy expectation?
The odds of the baggies finishing in the top four are quickly shortening and as it stands today you can get 12/1 on them getting a Champions league spot.
West Bromwich are a best priced 12/5 with Betvictor for the outright win but I'm going to hedge the bet here because a draw could well be the outcome between two good mid table sides and so taking the 7/5 on offer for a Baggies win with a draw no bet offer – if the game ends as a draw then we get our bet back.
At 12/5 our £9.22 rolling accumulator would return £31.35
At 7/5 our £9.22 draw no bet returns £22.13
As Liverpool found to their cost at the weekend Swansea are no pushover and are a difficult team to play against at home but their last two home games have ended in draws and the away team are going to have to play well to get the three points.
A 2-1 victory over Chelsea though shows what the Baggies are capable of and I'm going to take the draw no bet offer against Swansea.
Swansea have only lost once at home this season and that was to Everton so there is going to be some stiff resistance for Albion to overcome but it is clear that Steve Clarke has what it takes to succeed in top flight management.
The opening day 3-0 defeat of Liverpool was a portent of things to come with a spirited draw against Spurs and a 2-0 win over Everton to follow it up. They are currently on a four game winning streak and took advantage of some very poor Sunderland defending to crush them 4-2 at the weekend.
Steve Clarke, lest we forget was assistant manager to "the special one" in his time at Chelsea and some of the magic dust that Mourinho carries with him has been sprinkled over Clarke and his star is on the rise.
When Clarke came to Liverpool as Dalglish's assistant he quickly sorted out the defence which was leaking goals horribly and he is known as being a first class coach so it should be less of a surprise that Albion are doing so well.