It’s time for another weekly special of expert betting football tips, where I will provide accumulator/triple/double bets that will try and give you huge earnings. All of my bets will be, as usual, based on my insight, stats, analysis, football intuition, gut feeling, superstition, form, player absentees, and so much more! This week, we welcome back Serie A, to join with another round of fixtures from the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and Ligue 1. The following bets are for the chancesters, the tipsters, the high risk high reward bettors, as nothing in football is never guaranteed, but with a bit of research, a highly likely scenario can pay out dividends. Let’s begin!
‘Get Off the Mark’
Across the summer, we saw some fantastic deals between some of the greatest clubs, and we all know that the transfer deadline hasn’t finished just yet. There are many players that are still finding their feet at their new club, and haven’t got off the mark just yet. I hope that this weekend we all see what they can provide, and you there, will have money on it!
Match One: Barcelona vs Real Betis
Antoine Griezmann signed for Barcelona in what can be seen as one of the longest transfer fiascos in recent memory. In his opening game, he flattered to deceive, as Barcelona lost, and barely created any chances during the 90 minutes. With Lionel Messi expected to return, and the club playing at home, I anticipate Barcelona will get some goals on Sunday, with new man getting in on the act.
Bet One: Antoine Griezzman to score at any time at 11/8
Match Two: Inter Milan vs Lecce
Many people have mixed opinions about Romelu Lukaku during his time at Manchester United. He was their top scorer, but many said he lacked movement, control, and generally any type of slick passing play. His goal scoring record speaks for itself though, as he has delivered no matter where he has played, particularly for his country. Now, he’ll represent Inter Milan, and try to make them the force they once were again. They have an ‘easy’ home game against Lecce, so let’s back him to score here.
Bet Two: Romelu Lukaku to score at any time at 1/1 (EVENS)
Match Three: Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich
Phillippe Coutinho hated his time at Barcelona, as he was underappreciated by the Barcelona fans. Being in a front three at Barcelona means you need to create/score at least 35+ goals a season, and he couldn’t achieve it. Playing for arguably the biggest club in the world, perhaps he couldn’t handle the pressure. Now, he has pushed the reset button, and hope he can reignite his career at Bayern Munich, and be the new ‘Arjen Robben’. Let’s hope he makes an instant impact.
Bet Three: Phillipe Coutinho to score at any time at 11/5
Match Four: Leganes vs Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid had to replace Antoine Griezmann, and didn’t waste any time in bringing in young Portuguese superstar Joao Felix from Benfica. The 19 year-old impressed last season with Benfica so much that he was handed a start for the Portuguese national team at the UEFA Nations League. For over £100million, Atletico Madrid brought him in to be the figurehead for them for many years to come. He hasn’t scored yet, but his skills and performance was encouraging to see. Surely, he’ll open up his account against Leganes.
Bet Four: Joao Felix to score at any time at 21/10
Bet Summary: For all these players to finally get their first goal at their new clubs, its priced at 46/1. It’s a warm up bet, but there will be bigger odds to come.[geot exclude_country="US" ][/geot]
‘Once Upon a Time in….the Premier League’
La Liga, Bundesliga, and Ligue 1 have all had their drama already this season. Aritz Aduriz scoring a last minute overhead kick winner for Athletic Bilbao over Barcelona, Rennes coming from behind to beat PSG, and Bayern Munich relinquishing a lead to draw to at home to Hertha Berlin. The Premier League, usually the most entertaining, hasn’t failed in entertaining us, and providing us shocks. However, I am expecting more stories to come this weekend. Here are three matches in the Premier League that could be Hollywood material this weekend.
Match One: Liverpool vs Arsenal
It’s already written in the script. The only two teams who have won both of their opening two matches meet on Saturday, kicking off at 5:30pm local time. Something has to give for one of them, and history suggests it will be Liverpool who win as they have beaten Arsenal 5-1 and 4-0 in their last two home games against the Gunners. Not only that, but Arsenal haven’t beaten Liverpool in any competition since 2015. Arsenal may use this game to prove they are made of sterner stuff these days, and become the first team in over two years to win at Anfield in the league. You couldn’t write it, right?
Bet One: Arsenal to win with both teams scoring at 15/2
Match Two: Norwich vs Chelsea
The first game on Saturday sees Frank Lampard trying to win his first competitive game as Chelsea manager, when he takes his team up to Norwich. The newly promoted side beat Newcastle last week, with Teemu Pukki scoring an infamous hat-trick. The story here is that the pressure will be on Chelsea, and despite many fans thinking this will be a banana skin, Chelsea will come up trumps in a thrilling encounter. Perhaps Norwich go ahead in the game, but just when Lampard may be regretting his decision of taking the job, his team fight from the death and get the win. Lampard applauds the travelling fans, as you can see the world has been lifted from his shoulders. Chelsea are back.
Bet Two: Chelsea to win from behind at 9/1
Match Three: Tottenham vs Newcastle
I can see this game going a couple of ways. Either, we see a demolition by Tottenham, which means they’ll win this game by 4,5 or 6. OR, we see them frustrated by Newcastle, as Tottenham pepper the opponents goal but they can’t get through. The game drags on, the time starts to run out, but then Tottenham get gifted a late penalty (intervened via VAR, of course), and then finally take the lead to make the Tottenham fans all take a collective sigh of relief. Harry Kane is the one who scores, kisses his badge, and its pure delirium around the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Newcastle fans suffer the heartbreak once again.
Bet Three: Tottenham to score a 2nd half penalty at 3/1
Bet Summary: For all these dramas to happen on the same weekend, you can bet on them all to happen at 340/1. By winning this, you’ll be able to buy four tickets to see ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’, but not enough for popcorn though…
‘The Return of the Iconic Duo’
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have both missed recent matches (albeit most were friendlies), for Juventus and Barcelona respectively in recent weeks, but both have a chance of returning. As most bookmakers will give you our money back if they don’t start, I would put this bet on sooner rather than later. It’s been a while since we have been lauding the GOAT’s, so let’s put money on it happening again this weekend.
Match One: Parma vs Juventus
Juventus start their Serie A season by travelling to Parma this Saturday. Cristiano Ronaldo has missed the last two pre-season matches due to his left adductor being fatigued, but I wouldn’t be surprised that he’ll be named on the starting line-up an hour before kick-off. If he plays, he usually scores, but we want to boost this bet to the maximise, so let’s hope he can score a brace including a header.
Bet One: Cristiano Ronaldo to score a header AND score 2+ goals at 10/1
Match Two: Barcelona vs Real Betis
Barcelona will want a reaction from their opening day defeat to Athletic Bilbao this past Friday, and Lionel Messi is rumoured to return. He is still nursing an injury, but there are whispers he could be returning. Last season, he scored just the four goals against Real Betis including one hat-trick. Can history repeat itself?
Bet Two: Lionel Messi to score a hat-trick at 20/1
Bet Summary: For both of these players to achieve what I can envisage them doing, then combined your odds will rise to 230/1!
Thank you for reading the tips again this week, and good luck with whatever ones you choose to go with. Now, bring on the football![geot exclude_country="US" ][/geot]