Burnley’s failure to beat Swansea at the weekend meant the tipping team at news.bwin towers came within a whisker of booting in a 12/1 Combi+ winner.
In something resembling decent form, tonight we have a 19/4 enhanced treble in the crosshairs, which lands if the trio of away outfits in Tuesday’s Premier League matches avoid defeat.
Placing faith in a triple-team multiple relying on West Brom, Sunderland and Crystal Palace not to lose on the road appears difficult on the surface, but there are ample factors lending support to the travelling parties, all of which are highlighted below.
West Brom to win or draw at Aston Villa @ 11/25
Tougher to crack than a concrete-coated macadamia, West Brom’s durability has increased immeasurably since mid-season miracle worker Tony Pulis assumed control at the Hawthorns.
Following his first official game at the helm – a 7-0 shellacking of Gateshead in the FA Cup – they’ve lost just once in nine and are unbeaten away.
They head to Villa Park looking to extend a run of four successive clean sheets and they stand an excellent chance of achieving their aim against foes who haven’t won a top-tier game since early December.
Sunderland to win or draw at Hull @ 67/100
The Tigers have lassoed the laurels in each of their last four meetings with their less-exotic feline foes, though attacking shortcomings render them anything but reliable.
Four of the last seven Steve Bruce’s men have contested at the KC resulted in them failing to find the net.
A blank at Manchester United stopped a run of three successive away days in which their Wearside counterparts had registered on the road; one goal may well be enough to see them take at least a point from this one.
Crystal Palace to win or draw at Southampton @ 21/20
Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace away record is the envy of managers the world over – played five, won five.
West Ham became the latest victims of their travelling imperiousness and if form is anything to go by, the Saints will be next.
They haven’t won in five at home, a run which includes a 3-2 reverse against tonight’s visitors in the FA Cup.
An injury-time Sadio Mane goal at QPR represents the only instance in which Ronald Koeman’s troops have hassled the scoreboard operator in five so they’re far from assured of success with Palace in town.