Betting Tips for this weekend’s action across top European leagues – November 2nd to November 4th
Many high profile matches to look forward to watching this weekend, and many games to boost our earnings in the betting field. Arsenal and Liverpool have both had fantastic starts to the season, and this weekend they square off against each other and that is understandably the key match of the weekend. However, there are many top matches across all of the European leagues, and here are my top three accumulator bets for the weekend.
‘End a Barren Run’
We hear the phrase ‘barren run’ many times when pundits and football fans are discussing football teams and players. If a striker hasn’t scored for a while, we say that they are in a ‘barren run’, or when a team hasn’t won in a while, they are also in a ‘barren run’. It essentially means they are hopeless at the moment and can’t win for neither love nor money. It’s always hard to back teams when they are up against it, but we know that if we back those teams to get a win, the money increases significantly. Let’s back those losers and become winners!
Match 1 – Newcastle vs Watford
Watford are a team that have been performing above expectation so far this season, and find themselves in 7th place after an impressive start. Newcastle on the other hand, have been largely disappointing and yet to register a win in their opening 10 matches – that’s 10 matches! A record that is their worst in 120 years. Despite that, they have been half decent in many games so far this season and have lost narrowly to many teams in the top 8 including Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea. Unbelievably, the bookies have made them slight favourites to win this match at 8/5, whereas Watford are at 9/5. Surely Newcastle will find success in their 11th attempt?
Match Bet: Newcastle to win at 8/5
Match 2 – Stuttgart vs Eintracht Frankurt
Stuttgart sit bottom of the league table in the Bundesliga, after amounting just one win from their opening nine matches. In their last two matches, they have lost by a 4-0 score line. Their opponents this week are 11 points above them at the moment and are understandably strong favourites to get the win. Can Stuttgart prevent this run of 4-0 losses, and even win this particular game? They were able to beat Werder Bremen a month ago, so I am expecting another shock win may be on the cards.
Match Bet: Stuttgart to win at 17/10
Match 3 – Huesca vs Getafe
My final selection for this 3 match accumulator is betting on Spanish bottom club Huesca. They collected four points in their opening two matches, but only 1 out of a possible 21 since then. It’s looking bleak for the side, but there recent performances have showed that they are not that far from registering their second win, and their first home win of the season. Can Huesca end their barren run and register their first win since August?
Match Bet: Huesca to win at 13/5
Bet Summary: You can bet on any of the matches individually, but if you think three bad records will be broken than betting on them altogether will give you odds of 25/1.
‘Dar un baño’
The phrase ‘Dar un baño’ translates to ‘to give someone a bath’ and is used when one side is convincingly beating the other team. If the side is creating a lot more chances, winning all the tackles, and putting the ball in the back of the net frequently, they are giving their opponent a bath. For example, Barcelona were giving Real Madrid a bath last weekend with their emphatic 5-1 victory. Anyway, moving onto this week, I have picked four games where I expect one team to utterly dominate and win by a convincing score line.
Match 1 – Manchester City vs Southampton
Manchester City have put 6 past Huddersfield, 5 against Burnley and another 5 against Cardiff already this season, so they may need to get the bubble bath ready for another soaking. Southampton have only won once all season, and will not pose much of a threat to Pep Guardiola’s side.
Match Bet: Manchester City to score 4+ goals at 5/4
Match 2 – Bayern Munich vs Freiburg
Bayern Munich have won 14 matches at home in a row against Freiburg dating back to 1997. In their most recent fixtures, Bayern Munich have won 5-0 and 4-1 at home when Freiburg have come to town. Surely, there is only one way that this game is going to go?
Match Bet: Bayern Munich to win at a Goal Handicap of (-3) at 17/10
Match 3 – Juventus vs Cagliari
Juventus don’t put 4 or 5 past many of their sides as they usually on score on average two goals per game. Nonetheless, I expect them to be dominant against a Cagliari side that have only won one away game all season. I expect Juventus to fully turn on the style and get a larger victory here, hopefully by three goals.
Match Bet: Juventus to win at a Goal Handicap of (-2) at 11/8
Match 4 – PSG vs Lille
PSG may be playing against a team that is currently in 2nd place, but they doesn’t matter much to them as they have put every team to the sword in the French League, home or away, but particularly the former. Lyon came and conceded 5-0 goals, Red Star Belgrade conceded 6, Amiens conceded 5 and St Etienne conceded 4. In fact, in Ligue 1, no team has travelled to Parc Des Princes and conceded less than 3 goals. Only Napoli have in all competitions, and even they conceded two goals. Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Cavani are incredibly dangerous and you have to back them to bathe their opponents.
Match Bet: PSG to score 4+ goals at 13/8
Bet Summary: You can bet on them all individually with the odds listed above, but all together they will give you odds of about 37/1. Four teams that are likely to give their opponents a bath, so the odds are very generous.
‘Pay the Penalty’
Our final bet today is about teams missing penalties. Many sides pay the penalty by missing one, and this weekend there seemed to be many penalties in the big games across Europe. Barcelona earned a much needed penalty when Real Madrid were getting back into the game and Crystal Palace were able to get a 2-2 draw against Arsenal courtesy of two penalties scored. Paul Pogba missed his penalty against Everton, but was fortunate enough to score from the rebound. In fact, in the Premier League, there has been 33 penalties given and 10 of them have been saved, which is almost one in three. It’s tough to predict teams to miss penalties but the rewards of winning big are certainly there. This prediction is clearly depending on a lot of luck!
Match 1 – Arsenal vs Liverpool
Arsenal conceded two penalties last week, and Liverpool have also conceded one a few weeks ago. With both sides attacking each other, then there is a likely mistake to happen defensively, and subsequently the referee will point to the penalty spot. Once it’s awarded, all we can do is hope and pray that they miss it. Remember, it’s a 1 in 3 chance…
Match Bet: Arsenal or Liverpool to miss a penalty at 10/1
Match 2 – Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona
Barcelona have been awarded three penalties already this season from their opening 10 matches, and have scored on every occasion. If they were to be awarded another one, then statistically, we should expect them to miss right? Okay, I know that betting doesn’t work like that but of odds of about 12/1, it’s not a bad bet at all.
Match Bet: Barcelona to miss a penalty at 12/1
Bet Summary: It’s just two matches, that we are predicting a team or teams to miss a penalty. You can bet on them individually, but you can bet on both of them happening at 142/1. Not bad for two teams just to miss a simple penalty on the same weekend.