Michael Holden

Michael Holden is one of the UK's leading football betting tipsters. A former casino croupier with a deep-rooted curiosity in statistics and probabilities, his passion for betting on the beautiful game stretches back more than two decades. Since graduating as a journalist from the University of Central Lancashire in 2005, he has delivered consistent profits for his legion of followers on Sportinglife.com and produced many groundbreaking feature articles on the application of social science in a football betting context. He is now the editor of Bestofthebets.com having orchestrated the design, build and launch of the new sports betting website for Gaming Media Group during the summer of 2011.

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Tottenham v Chelsea FA Cup betting preview: Spurs to roll back the years

A season that was shaping up to be an extraordinary one for Harry Redknapp and his swashbuckling Tottenham side has drifted off course since the turn of the year, but all is not lost and we believe victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday can breath fresh life into their campaign, setting them up for a grandstand finish on two fronts.

League Two weekend betting preview: United eyes on the prize

Steve Evans might be the “man of the moment” according to Rotherham chairman Tony Stewart but the former Crawley boss would be best advised to leave well alone when he selects his team for Saturday's trip to Shrewsbury. If it ain't broke, don't fix it - that's the mantra.

League One weekend betting preview: Miller light, Abbott ails

It seems a little odd that Charlton still have work to do in the League One title race when they sit on 91 points but fate has lent them a kind hand with the timing of their trip to Carlisle and Chris Powell's men can all but wrap up automatic promotion with three points at Brunton Park on Saturday.

Championship weekend betting preview: Get with late Foxes flourish

Smug isn't a word you'd normally use to describe Nigel Pearson but the Leicester boss seemed rather pleased with himself after his team came from behind to beat Ipswich at Portman Road on Easter Monday.

Premier League weekend betting preview: Net gains for QPR

The stage might have been Wigan's, but QPR did their survival hopes the power of good with a resounding 3-0 victory over Swansea on Wednesday night and we believe it puts the foundations in place for a solid performance against West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Championship weekend betting preview: Seaside joy for irresistible Saints

In an ideal world, Southampton would be heading to Blackpool on the final day of the season with promotion already in the bag, looking to hold a title party by the seaside. But then it's not too far off an ideal world for the Hampshire club right now and they can take a step closer towards both goals with victory at Bloomfield Road on Saturday.

League One weekend betting preview: Four reasons to fancy Grecians

Time is running out for Paul Tisdale in his attempts to keep Exeter in League One and it seems desperate times call for desperate measures. The dapper dugout-dweller has cobbled together a collection of waifs and strays in the past couple of weeks to maintain lingering hopes and we should back him to guide them to victory over deflated Colchester on Saturday.

League Two weekend betting preview: Brewers going back to basics

The astonishing brawl that followed the match between Bradford and Crawley on Tuesday could have far-reaching consequences for both clubs but we think the impact of events at Valley Parade might be immediate when they both return to action League Two this weekend.

Championship weekend betting preview: Tigers to prove their point

The time is fast approaching when Leicester will have to kiss goodbye to those fanciful ideas of playing Premier League football next season and it just so happens that a club with numerous past connections could be responsible for hammering the final nail in their promotion coffin this weekend.

League One weekend betting preview: All on guard at the Galpharm

Slowly but surely, a strategical shift is taking place at Huddersfield and we think the new focus on defensive discipline points towards a low-scoring encounter when top-of-the-table Charlton visit the Galpharm on Saturday.

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