Did you take our advice at the weekend?

More winning tips from The Dinner


OK, so we didn’t see the demise of Liverpool at the Madejski coming, but there were plenty of winning tips in our previews of the weekend.

Firstly, a big thanks to solentsam, who gave us a superb tip that featured in last Thursday’s wager:

“Portsmouth have never won at Villa in the Premier League – that streak’s ending. Pompey to win (5/2).”

We told you Fulham would have a dismal time on Merseyside:

» chickendinner superfact: Fulham have never won a league game at Goodison Park in their history, despite nineteen attempts. The last time they managed to win there was in an FA Cup fixture in the 1974/75 season.

» chickendinner superfact: Fulham have conceded 79 per cent of their league goals in the second half of games this season.

We said Spurs would win Manchester City, and even suggested the correct scoreline:

» Tottenham have won the last six premiership games between the two sides dating back to the 2004/2005 season, winning four of the six games 2-1. In the last four games, Tottenham have been winning at half time before going to win at full-time.

» Despite their unbelievable start to the season at home in their league, Manchester City have not had the best start away – only winning one of their seven away games and losing three of them.

We had every confidence that Bolton would dispose of Wigan in the battle of Greater Manchester:

» Wigan are yet to win on their travels this season, with only a solitary point to show from their seven away fixtures.

And also, we gave excellent reasons for Chelsea and Manchester Utd to see off their guests:

» chickendinner superfact: Chelsea have gone in to the half time interval leading at half time six times this season, and every time they have gone on to win the game.

» chickendinner prophecy of doom: Sunderland have not won on their travels all season – their last Premier League away victory was in January 2006 (1-0 at West Brom).

» chickendinner prophecy of doom: Don’t expect any festive cheer from ManchesterUtd – it’s been six years since they lost a home league game in December (3-0 against Chelsea, 2001).

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