Friday, 19 August 2011

Strange things are a happening in the football stats!

Its an amazing start to the season once again, i'm not having much luck with my yankees and the stats show this is due to the unusual winning patterns that are showing up, so many home sides not winning.
Last weekend on Manchester City won at home. In the championship only 13 home wins have been registered in the 3 rounds of games! That is astonishing!

I'm off on holiday for 2 weeks so don;t have much time for analysis this week.

I'm going to attempt another yankee, failure again will result in me reconsidering my strategy!

I'm picking home teams that have started well and should be able to kick on in the coming weeks.

Preston NE V Exeter - Preston lost on the opening day but have since bagged some much needed points, as one of the favorites for promotion this is the sort of game they should be winning.

Gillingham V Plymouth - Plymouth have not had a great start and seem to be ok for 45 minutes before fading, Gillingham look like having a good season, Plymouth need money, players and some luck in the coming weeks! Gillingham home win.

Rotherham V Barnet - Rotherham have won 3 out of 3 so far and play a Barnet team who have won lost and drawn in their opening fixtures. They have already won away but I don't see that being repeated. Rotherham home win.

Finally my tip for promotion, Southend. Southend are at home to Burton, Burton have drawn all of their games so far but I feel Southend should get the better of them and take the bacon.

I'm going with my usual 10pts which will net $50.

1 comment:

  1. Hi IMJ

    I think you have picked a good Yankee this week, one which I hope will pay some dividends! It sounds like the two week holiday has come at a good time and no doubt the unusual winning patterns will have calmed down once many of the fancied sides start to gel and build up a head of steam.

    My selection this week is as follows:

    Reading v Barnsley - home win.
    Despite the loss of Shane Long, Reading have been in the goals this season and had a great away victory against Leicester a few weeks ago. They have a settled side and face a Barnsley team who won only 3 games on their travels all last season. Things haven't got much better for the Tykes so far, so I'm going for the home win here.

    AFC Wimbledon v Hereford - home win
    I watched the Dons in midweek action against Plymouth and although they rode their luck at times, I think they will score against a poor Hereford side and cement their good form at the moment. Their strong partisan support at home will also add some wind to their sails.

    Gillingham v Plymouth - home win
    Completely agree with your sentiments on this one IMJ - 'nuff said!

    Northampton v Cheltenham - home win
    Gary Johnson is a good manager at this level and will be hoping that his Cobblers side get into gear after an indifferent start to the campaign. I reckon tomorrow could therefore see a home victory which might just kickstart the team.

    The Yankee pays £42.77, which if it comes in will kickstart my season too....! Happy holidays!