Saturday Sports Multiple: A Watford win the headline in a 4/1 weekend wager

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Watford can reach the semi-finals on Saturday
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Andrew Hughes is back with another weekend multiple and he thinks Watford are a good bet to reach the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday.

“Watford are in no danger of relegation and it is notable that Javier Gracia fielded an understrength team for last week’s game with Manchester City, suggesting that they would be focusing on Cup progress...”

Bet 1: Back Watford to beat Crystal Palace at [2.29]

Predicting how Premier League managers will rotate their squads is often the key to FA Cup betting, and in this weekend's clash at Vicarage Road, the evidence suggests that the home side could offer the best bet.

As Andy Schooler points out, Crystal Palace are effective on the road, but manager Roy Hodgson has been open about the fact that the Premier League is his priority, which given that Palace are five points above the drop zone is understandable.

But Watford are in no danger of relegation and it is notable that Javier Gracia fielded an understrength team for last week's game with Manchester City, suggesting that they would be focusing on Cup progress. In their current form, the odds on a home win offer plenty of value this weekend.

Bet 2: Back Wales to beat Ireland at [1.8]

The Six Nations reaches its climax this weekend and you can get up to date on all the latest tips and previews on the Betting.Betfair rugby union pages.

Wales go into the final round of fixtures on the brink of what would be a remarkable Grand Slam. They haven't always been at their best, but they have shown an intensity and resolution that no other team has so far been able to match.

By contrast, Ireland have struggled at times to produce the efficiency that has been their hallmark under Joe Schmidt, as illustrated by their opening day defeat to England and the two late tries they conceded to France last weekend. Tension will be high at the Millennium Stadium, but I'm backing Wales to win this one.

Bet 3: Back South Africa to beat Sri Lanka at [1.22]

After achieving an historic victory in their Test series, Sri Lanka might have been hoping to carry that form into the limited overs portion of their South African tour, but that hasn't happened and going into Saturday's final game of the ODI series they are facing a 4-0 deficit: a far from ideal warm-up for the summer's World Cup.

Batting has been the problem for the tourists. In the three games that haven't been affected by the weather, their top score has been 231. In the latest fixture, on Wednesday, they set South Africa a paltry target of 189, which the home side matched inside 33 overs. With no sign of improvement in that game, it's hard to see past South Africa in Game Five.

Total Odds for this multiple: [5.03] Remember, multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.


2019 Weekend Multiple P/L

Staked: 20 pts
Returned: 27.26 pts
P/L: 7.26 pts

2018 P/L – 0.61 pts
2017 P/L: + 0.99 pts
2016 P/L: + 20.99 pts
2015 P/L: - 0.51 pts
2014 P/L: + 12.69 pts

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