Extra-strength matchstick vendors have been posting record weekly profits across the nation and they have the Premier League fixture generator to thank for the windfall.
It’s unsure whether carelessness or contrivance is the cause, but scheduling Crystal Palace versus West Ham and Hull versus Stoke to take place on the same weekend has sparked panic amongst the spectating masses, who are searching for solutions to ward off being bored into slumber.
Wedging combustible flint between the mince pies isn’t required to ward off the sandman though, simply back our under 2.5 goals double involving both games and the prospect of near-guaranteed profit will maintain high adrenaline levels.
Should the net bulge fewer than three times in each of these destined-to-be-dour affairs, backers at bwin.com can land a 67/50 payday.
Based on their inability to score last time out, the Irons appear to be acclimatising slowly to the eponymously monikered brand of football they WILL learn to play by the end of the season, known as the ‘West Ham Way’.
Six of their previous nine away days would’ve rewarded those who wagered on the match producing fewer than 2.5 goals and this trend suggests their strived-for style will elude them once again.
Both fixtures between the London pair in 2013/14 ended in 1-0 wins for the Eagles, whose fans have witnessed 12 from the previous 15 matches at Selhurst Park falling below the goal line in question.
Hull and Stoke’s encounter is certain to follow suit too if the stats are on the money.
One goal was all the pair could muster in 180 minutes of football last term.
These were just two of the eight meetings in their last ten to have returned fewer than three goals and both warmed up for another instalment by being involved in 1-0 scorelines in week one.