Football specialist and pro-punter Dave South (@LockupTipster) provides us with his selections for this week’s #MagicMark feature.

#MagicMark – Week 8

Over to the Championship for the opening bet, which sees Leeds take the trip to the Capital to face Millwall, in what could be a fiercely contested game. With the visitors as short as 8/13 to win at the Den, is incredibly short for the title contenders in this league. However, the hosts have demonstrated fluidity in their game with an appealing number of corners per game. The hosts have averaged in excess of 7 per game at home, whilst conceding almost fiver per game at the Den. Leeds in comparison have an excellent record when it comes to corner betting being awarded no fewer than four per game in 10 games and conceding over 4 per game on the road. Skybet punt 4/5, which think has a fair chance.

We head to the Premier League with selection two, which is the London Derby between West Ham and Crystal Palace. Looking at the price lines of both sides on the corners implies that the corner line for the Hammers especially at Skybet is set at the 6.5 mark, with the mark at 4.5 for the visitors to the Olympic Stadium. Palace have been awarded 38 corners from their seven games averaging in excess of five per game. Granted, on the road, would appear fewer in comparison. However, the hosts have conceded 34 corners in seven, so is a smidgen under 5 per game.

West Ham are averaging five corners per game, so makes the individual corner line look high. However, with London derbies will bring a audible crowd to the Olympic Stadium and think 11/10 on both teams generating 4+ corners each is a touch on value on the basis of the individual lines amount to 41/40, thus extracting the shade of value.

Our last selection heads over to Dublin for the World Grand Prix starting Sunday night and leans towards the experience of Stephen Bunting to get the job done over Jonny Clayton. The match prices has Clayton the narrow favourite. However, his only appearance in this event was a 2-0 loss to Gary Anderson in the 2018 event. Bunting made the quarter finals back in 2016, but suffered early exits at the 2017 and 2018 events. With the double in format, Bunting's super slim darts should help in getting away on the double, whereas Clayton can also go hot and cold on the doubles.

Bunting showed signs of resurgence at the last major at the World Matchplay in July reaching an unlikely quarter final riding his luck and resilience to make it this far. However the Bullet has found translating the stage form difficult on the floor, but can generally turn it on the stage. The Welsh Ferrett in comparison has made below par progress in recent European Tours. Both demonstrated there is really nothing in it both crashing out at the last 64 of Players Championship floor event on Friday.

Recommended Bets

  • Millwall/Leeds – both 4+ corners @ 4/5
  • West Ham/C Palace – both 4+ corners @ 11/10
  • Stephen Bunting to beat Jonny Clayton (World Grand Prix Monday) @ 1/1

Perm in 3 doubles only at 1pt per bet (3pts total).