Football fans face a financially challenging summer (although we’re not complaining). Following your country across France for Euro 2016 is the dream ticket for any self-respecting supporter, but such an expedition does come at a cost. Campervans, as many of you may have realised by now, do not come cheap but we are Pundit Arena are here to help.
The bookies’ have proved very lucrative for punters as of late, due in no small way to a spectacular Cheltenham festival, and this weekend throws up a particularly tasty gambit for followers of the beautiful game.
The quadruples below returns €561 with Paddy Power from a €10 stake. Interested? We thought so. The fourfold goes as follows:
Everton vs. Southampton: Southampton to win.
As Everton fans prepare to vent their frustration with beleaguered manager Roberto Martinez, Southampton appear to have struck a vein of form.
They boast exceptional talent up front in the form of Shane Long and Graziano Pelle, both of whom excelled as Southampton put three goals past Newcastle last weekend. By contrast, Everton will no doubt feel jaded after their putrid mid-week goalless draw at Crystal Palace, and should John Stones fail to curb his inclination to wander forward in possession, the resultant space is sure to be pounced upon by the resurgent Saints.
Newcastle vs. Swansea: Swansea to win.
Newcastle are a team in distress, fielding a selection of players with no sense of urgency or willingness to play for the Geordie faithful. Rafa Benetiz looks more imperiled with each game, and must by now have realised how horrifically he underestimated the size of the challenge facing him.
Their last seven games have garnered just one point, while Swansea have won two of their last three, including a rousing win over Chelsea last weekend. A win for Swansea, and further calamity for the Toon Army, looks the only plausible result.
Birmingham vs. Burnley: Burnley to win.
Burnley can taste automatic qualification. Currently sitting second in the Championship, they build pressure on leaders Middlesborough with every win and are likely to repeat the trick this weekend.
Birmingham, mired in mid-table, head into the fixture on the back of a midweek loss at Leeds United, and with just one win in their last five games they are unlikely to fare much better this weekend.
Getafe CF vs. Real Madrid: Real Madrid to win -2.
The Galacticos of Madrid appear to be the form team in Europe right now. Having beaten Barcelona at the Nou Camp last weekend, they would go on to brush aside Wolfsburg 3 -0 to reach the Champions League semi final, and they appear to be in imperious form.
Crucial to these results has been their goal-scorer in chief, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese sensation’s performances have been mesmeric, and he will be keen to build on the hat-trick he scored at the Bernabeu mid-week.
Getafe are on a scarcely believable 12-match winless run, and the clash with Real will be new coach Juan Esnaider’s first game at the helm. Unfortunately for him, the club’s attempt to escape the relegation zone is unlikely to begin positively at the hands of the ever-menacing Madrid.
So there you have it. Does you agree with our football fourfold?