Last week, it was all going swimmingly well at half-time with Bolton Wanderers, Crystal Palace and Leicester City all ahead and looking comfortable.
I even allowed myself (just for one moment) to plan my tweet that I was going to send telling bwinners that I hoped they had followed my selections. How very naive of me.
Of course, I should have remembered that as soon as you start to think you have won a bet, or start to plan how you are going to spend your winnings, you are hit with a sucker punch.
This time around it was a Craig Davies equaliser as Barnsley drew level against Bolton. With Palace and Leicester running out easy winners against Derby and Ipswich respectively, I was praying for a Bolton winner, but unfortunately it never arrived and we had to settle for another ‘so close, yet so far’ scenario.
However, it is important not to dwell on the past so we move on united as one to claim a winner this weekend to compensate for last Saturday’s loss.
Blackburn Rovers should have too much for Millwall, while Middlesbrough must beat a dreadful Bristol City side. Finally, as two struggling sides meet at Portman Road, I am backing Ipswich Town to overcome Peterborough United.
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Blackburn to beat Millwall @ 11/10
The formbook suggests that Millwall will be extremely tough to beat on Saturday and I am certainly not predicting a walkover when the sides meet at Ewood Park, but with Jordan Rhodes in the form of his life, I just sense that Blackburn will edge it.
Admittedly, the Lions are unbeaten in their last ten Championship fixtures, picking up an impressive 20 points along the way. Given this record, it may seem slightly crazy of me to be predicting their downfall.
However, now Henning Berg has got his first win under his belt as Blackburn boss, Rovers could quite easily go on a run of successive victories.
A 4-1 success at Peterborough last Saturday propelled Blackburn back into the play-off spots and a Rhodes hat-trick took his tally of Championship goals to nine for the season. In addition to that, the former Huddersfield striker bagged a brace for Scotland in their recent friendly against Luxembourg.
Blackburn currently sit three places and two points ahead of Millwall and if Rhodes can continue on his goal trail, expect that difference to be extended to five points come 5pm on Saturday evening.
Ipswich to beat Peterborough @ 91/100
There is possibly more at stake when Ipswich and Peterborough come to blows at Portman Road on Saturday than in any of their previous meetings.
Both clubs are focusing primarily on surviving relegation and making sure they will be competing in the Championship again next year and three points on Saturday would be a massive confidence boost for the side that can acquire them.
Since Mick McCarthy took charge at Portman Road, Ipswich have definitely gained a bit of momentum, although they have suffered a couple of heavy defeats in the four games of his tenure thus far.
Getting thumped 5-0 at Palace and 6-0 at Leicester were disastrous results, but sandwiched either side of those drubbings were superb victories over Birmingham and Burnley. Due to those wins, I am confident that the Tractor Boys can overcome the challenge of Peterborough.
Darren Ferguson’s men recently picked up a few results that gave the Posh fans belief that their season was taking a turn for the better, but four defeats in a row have dented or perhaps completely squashed those thoughts.
Posh have lost their last three on the road, only scoring one goal in the process, so even though Ipswich are not in great form, I cannot see Peterborough causing them any problems.
Middlesbrough to beat Bristol City @ 53/100
I normally leave the seemingly toughest selection until the end and get the so called ‘easiest tip’ preview out of the way, but having not secured a winner in my last couple of ‘Home Heroes’ I thought mixing it up a little might change our luck.
Middlesbrough won six games in succession during October and into the first week of November, which rocketed them up the league, and despite a recent mini-blip, Boro still sit in a commanding position in their push for promotion.
A defeat away to one of their title rivals in Cardiff City last weekend was their first loss in ten and Tony Mowbray will be desperate to ensure that the setback is put well and truly behind them when Bristol City visit Teesside at the weekend.
Boro have also won their last three at home, scoring two or more goals on each occasion, so they certainly know how to grind out results at the Riverside.
Add that to the fact that their Bristol City are absolutely dismal on the road and you have your reasons why this is the best bet of the weekend.
The flightless Robins are without a win in 11 and within that shocking run were seven consecutive defeats.
Incurring four away losses on the spin sums up Derek McInnes’ side’s mentality at this current time, so a Middlesbrough win looks as close to a guarantee as you can get when it comes to football betting.