Mr Red’s weekend bets, with Bet Butler

Some unfathomably good odds from Mr Red and Bet Butler

Okay, okay.  I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking, “Mr Red, you were way off the mark with your FA Cup tips, how have you got the audacity to show your ‘face’ here?”  Well, once again the world’s oldest cup competition made a mug of me – should have expected it.  But I’m back and confident that my tips on this weekend’s league action will go a little more smoothly…

Take a look on Exeter City’s new betting website, in association with Bet Butler, at  Remember – with Bet Butler and his patented software, you get the best deal from over 60 worldwide betting companies.  So best of luck trying to find a better price on this weekend’s football action.  

So where better to begin than at St James Park?  Never mind the home form – the Grecians have won two on the bounce from tough trips to Wycombe and York.  You get the impression that the bookies are reading a little too much into the results so far at the Park – performances suggest that City are getting ready to put someone to the sword at home.  Could that be the Shrimpers?  A generous 9/5 is the offer you can get. 

Chris Hughton went from Newcastle to Norwich (via Birmingham) and at all three clubs, he’s proven himself to be something of a genius.  After Hughton was unfairly ousted a couple of years back from the Tyneside club, the initial uproar at Alan Pardew’s appointment looked a bit silly when Pards took them to within sniffing distance of the Champions League.  But now the tide has turned again – Hughton has overturned the fortunes of the Canaries, while Newcastle can’t buy a win.  11/5 at Carrow Road is the price for a Norwich win. 

Sacking a manager can often lead to an upturn in fortune.  That is, if you have a replacement lined up to take the reins – no-one has filled Keith Hill’s shoes at Oakwell yet though, and David Flitcroft remains caretaker manager for Barnsley.  Slumped at the foot of the Championship table, the Tykes play host to Yorkshire rivals (and promotion-chasers) Leeds United on Saturday and Neil Warnock’s men are a whopping 7/5 to win that one. 

When they write a book about Crawley Town, they’ll call it ‘The Rise and Rise and Gradual Falling Away of Crawley’.  And that’s how it’s been going for them – after flying up the divisions, they’re plateauing in League 1 and have surely reached their limit, with so many bigger clubs that they just cannot vie with.  Meanwhile, Ronnie Moore’s return to Tranmere has only brought good fortune – they sit atop the table at the moment, and are priced at 13/10 to get a home victory against the Red Devils.

Moore’s old club, Rotherham, are sitting pretty in the promotion places at the moment.  They seem to have had an unspectacular first half of the season, yet they’re currently bedding their nails into those automatic spots.  So you wouldn’t have any worries about them overcoming Edgar Davids’ Barnet when they clash at the New York Stadium.  The Bees are out of the relegation zone, but their rivals all have games in hand and you would fancy Barnet to get sucked back into that scrap before you can say ‘Football Conference’.  Back the Millers at 1/2 for a much-expected home win. 

Best of luck with whoever you back this weekend – and don’t forget that every bet you place on helps the club!

All odds correct at the time of writing.  Exeter City and Mr Red encourage supporters to bet sensibly and within their means.