Thank **** that’s over. Just like Jake Osgathorpe I didn’t watch a minute of the International Football. I’m not interested, but I do love the Premier League and it’s back this weekend.
Having taken a break from tracking tipsters I’ve found a bit more time to do what I enjoy and that includes listening to some of the Premier League podcasts out there.
I thought I would take this opportunity ahead of the weekend to share which ones I enjoy the most. What I really like about these shows, that you don’t get from just following a tipsters pick, is a real sense of the enthusiasm behind a selection.
An example comes from the brilliant Betfair Podcast, titled Football Only Bettor. Jake had the responsibility of covering the Brentford v Arsenal game and you can just tell from his tone, but also his reasoning how convinced he is that the price on the away win is wrong.
🆕 Football…Only Bettor
— Betfair (@Betfair) November 23, 2023
The argument sounds more convincing in spoken word than when written down and I for one was sold on that bet, staking more than I would normally due to the confidence in his voice. Confidence that the odds are wrong, not in the outcome. It’s important to understand that key difference.
This week Jake was joined by trader Emmett O’Keefe and popular tipster Mark O’Haire, with Kevin Hatchard filling the role of presenter. That’s a great combination and it makes for a hugely informative, but equally entertaining show and why it’s always number 1 on my playlist.
It’s worth noting that they often do a separate show for the Premier League matches taking place on Sunday, as well as a few selections from the smaller leagues and Europe.
Mark O’Haire also makes a weekly appearance on the Matchbook podcast. This has a more serious approach to it and the selections are often a little more limited given the nature of the markets available on the exchange.
Asian Handicap, Over/Under, Both Teams to Score. Those popular markets are normally the ones covered with selections from Mark and Adrian Clarke, who himself produces some excellent insight into the weekends games.
For a slightly more statistical approach I would recommend the Wondergoal podcast. Micheal Leboff, BJ Cunningham and Anthony Dabbundo team up to offer some brilliant analysis of the weekend fixtures from the Premier League.
New Wondergoal! We preview the match between the two best teams in the Premier League, how to gauge injuries across the league, cook up a big underdog parlay and discuss the motivational spot of the season on Merseyside: https://t.co/C5tdVVHZCt
— aaron nola enjoyer (@AnthonyDabbundo) November 22, 2023
Their statistical method is certainly different from other shows, but you should learn a lot and have a slightly different understand of the game and where the value lies in the market. I really like listening to these guys from Action Network share their plays for the days ahead.
If you’re a Jake Osgathorpe fan, which I am, then the Pinnacle Sports EPL Insights is another show worth listening too. Assuming you have the time. He joins Gareth Wheeler for an hour long show in which they focus on the 5 big matches.
If you can listen to all 4 of these shows your knowledge of football betting will improve significantly and I’d be surprised if come the end of the weekends fixture list, you’ve not pocketed yourself a few quid profit for your efforts.