NO WAY TO SETTLE PORK-BASED FEUD
Try Hoedt to thrill policy
BIRMINGHAM host Wolves tomorrow night (7.45pm) to tussle again for a slice of the Midlands bragging royts. So many derby wounds are rooted deep in history. Here of course it’s the disappearance in 1901 of Blue Boy, the yodelling pig of Edgbaston, a favourite of the late Queen Victoria – and his alleged reappearance in Stow Heath, in a series of sandwiches.
Table-topping Wolves are bringing home the bacon in the Championship for their Chinese overlords. Hong Kong Brumy are ladling phooey down near the plug hole, but this derby’s profile is drawish, and City’s fifth boss in 12 months Steve Cotterill (right) knows to dig in.
I’ve seen rasher bets than 5/6 (Coral) NO ‘both teams to score’. PUNT a tale of the very unexpected for Southampton at Bournemouth (1.30pm).
The form has gone mysterious, with the Saints possibly shaking off a case of mistaken identity to become freescoring cavaliers. And possibly not.
Try 20/1 (188Bet or 18/1 Fred) ‘anytime scorer’ poke Wesley Hoedt (left). The newish Saints defender is a two-goal a season tool, hit the bar at the Etihad last time, and looks to be in the visitors’ playbook for set-pieces.