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Bookie Selection Best Odds Market Bet
Crvena Zvezda
1.68/1 To Win
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Young Boys 4/5 To Win
Slovan Bratislava vs Young Boys
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Date of Tips: 21/07/2021

Disclaimer The odds for these selections were correct at the time of publishing (12:30 21/07/2021) but may have changed since. Please check the latest price before placing your bet.

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Football Betting Tips – Wednesday 21st July

Our 2/1 BTTS double came in yesterday thanks to goals from both sides in the Rapid Vienna vs Sparta Prague and Celtic vs Midtjylland fixtures, and today, I’m going to continue with tips for Champions League qualification matches of which there are interesting clashes.

Again, if you wish to follow the tips, I suggest placing the double with Betfair Sportsbook in order to receive a £5 free bet for doing so.

Kairat Almaty vs Crvena Zvezda Prediction

Serbian Super Liga side Crvena Zvezda, or Red Star Belgrade as they are most commonly known outside of their country, qualified for the Champions League after topping their domestic table last season. What is more impressive is that the Super Liga champions didn’t lose a single game throughout the season and have now not lost a match since October 2020 when they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Bundesliga side Hoffenheim in the Europa League. They also scored an impressive 114 goals in the league last season and only conceded 20.

They’re up against a Kairat Almaty side that beat Israeli team Maccabi Haifa to make it through to this stage of the qualification process but Crvena Zvezda should pose a much greater threat for them tonight. They’re currently 3rd in the Kazakhstan Premier League but lost their last outing 2-0 at home to 8th placed Kaspiy.

Odds of 13/10 are available on Red Star Belgrade to win tonight which I think is good value as I expect them to head into the second leg of this clash with the advantage.

Olympiacos vs Neftci Baku Prediction

Olympiacos is another team that excelled domestically last season having won the Greek Super League by an extremely impressive 34 points and losing just 2 of their 36 matches played. Tonight, they host Azerbaijan Premier League side Neftci Baku who are currently 2nd in the league and hoping to cause an upset at the Karaiskaki Stadium. However, I can’t see it happening and clearly the bookies agree as they are priced at 20/1 to win with William Hill whereas Olympiacos are a short 1/6 with Boylesports.

I wouldn’t usually tip a 1/6 selection but I’ve included it simply so that we will qualify for the £5 free bet with Betfair for placing a multiple with two or more selections. Hopefully, Olympiacos will have no problem seeing off Neftci Baku on home turf and then it will be up to Red Star Belgrade to see in the bet.

You can get odds of 1.64/1 for the double with Betfair and receive a £5 free bet regardless of the result.

Slovan Bratislava vs Young Boys
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Slovan Bratislava vs Young Boys Prediction

Betfred have an offer on tonight from which customers can receive a £5 free bet for placing a £10 in-play bet on any football match taking place today. If you’re following this tip, I suggest placing the bet straight after kick-off so that you can get as close to the pre-match odds as possible and to qualify for the free bet.

Slovan Bratislava won the Slovakian Super Liga last season and will hope to head into the new season with a win under their belt against Young Boys tonight. After a somewhat successful pre-season campaign, tonight’s hosts have now lost just one of their last nine matches. They beat Irish side Shamrock Rovers in the previous qualification round but it was a narrow 3-2 victory over two legs that got them through and Young Boys should pose more of a threat to them at this stage.

Young Boys also came out on top last season, finishing their campaign an impressive 31 points ahead of 2nd placed Basel. I expect them to be the more attacking team tonight and although Slovan Bratislava have proven to be solid defensively, should Young Boys be able to get an early goal, I can see them holding onto their lead and seeing the game out.

You can back Young Boys to win at 4/5 with Betfred and similar odds should be available shortly after kick-off to qualify for the £5 free bet.

Slovan Bratislava vs Young Boys
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Football Betting Tips – Tuesday 20th July

Today, the Scottish League Cup continues in preparation for the domestic leagues getting underway in just under two weeks time. The Scottish League Cup has a slightly different format to what you may be used to with English cup competitions as it begins with a group stage prior to moving onto the more familiar knockout fixtures. Eight groups featuring five teams are currently battling it out to finish in one of the top two positions to progress to the next stage of the tournament. It’s an interesting competition as all group stage matches that finish in a draw will go to a penalty shootout. Both teams receive a point for the draw but the winner of the shootout will receive an additional point.

No Scottish teams that have qualified for UEFA competitions participate in the Cup which means that clubs such as Celtic, who are hosting Danish side Midtjylland at Celtic Park this evening in their Champions League qualification clash, will not feature. However, there are still some exciting fixtures to look forward to and some top teams in contention of qualifying.

Today, I’m going to make use of the Betfair Sportsbook offer that credits a £5 free bet for placing a multiple and also have a look at the upcoming UEFA Champions League fixtures taking place tonight.

Scottish Betfred Cup Treble

  • Cove Rangers vs Inverness – Inverness WIN
  • Partick Thistle vs Dumbarton – Partick Thistle WIN
  • Stirling vs Hearts – Hearts WIN
  • Odds: 2.02/1 + £5 Free Bet with Betfair Sportsbook

Cove Rangers vs Inverness Prediction

This is the trickiest fixture of the three but I think there’s value in backing Inverness against a poor Cove Rangers side at just under evens. Cove Rangers haven’t managed to pick up a single point in their 3 matches in this competition so far and have a very poor record in the League Cup in general having lost 13 of their last 19 matches. They’re heading out of the cup early again and victory for Inverness today could be the nail in the coffin for the League One side.

Inverness play in a league above the hosts in the Scottish Championship and have a very good chance of moving into one of the top two spots in the group table with a win tonight. They have picked up four points in two matches so far which included a 2-0 win against Peterhead and a 2-2 draw in their most recent clash with Stirling. The fact that they’ve managed to bag two goals in both of their fixtures in this competition points to them outscoring Cover Rangers tonight and odds of just under evens for them to do that seem to have value.

Partick Thistle vs Dumbarton Prediction

I’ll be adding two more slightly safer bets to the treble which will ensure that we qualify for the £5 free bet from Betfair and to keep the risk to a minimum whilst still seeing a reasonable return. The first of those two selections is Partick Thistle to beat Dumbarton at home tonight.

Dumbarton, like Cove Rangers, are rock bottom of their group having been unable to pick up any points in their three fixtures and are already out of the competition. They’ve conceded a worrying 10 goals in those matches and scored just two which makes backing Partick an easy choice. Partick have won four of their last five matches at home if you exclude their 1-0 friendly defeat to Rangers and in those four matches they didn’t concede a single goal and found the net and impressive 13 times. The hosts did suffer a 4-2 defeat to Dunfermline a week gone Saturday but given that they have proved that they are dangerous in front of goal, they should have more than enough to break down a poor Dumbarton defence and pick up all three points.

Stirling vs Hearts Prediction

Hearts finished top of the Championship last season to regain their place in the top flight of Scottish football and will be looking to kick-start their season by going all the way in the League Cup. They currently sit top of their group having picked up maximum points against Peterhead and Cove Rangers and have now gone seven games without conceding.

Stirling sit in second place in the group and just one point adrift of Hearts but the League Two side will do well in getting anything out of this game tonight as the visitors will be much tougher opponents than Inverness and Cove Rangers who the hosts scraped past in recent matches.

Both Partick Thistle and Hearts to win are relatively short odds but by including Inverness in the treble, it boosts the price up to a reasonable 2.02/1 which I’ll be taking along with the £5 free bet from Betfair for placing it.

Scottish League Cup Treble
Partick Thistle
To Win2.02/1

UEFA Champions League Predictions

Six matches take place tonight in the qualification stage of the UEFA Champions League and I’ve picked out a double at just over 2/1 that I think has potential.

Rapid Vienna vs Sparta Prague Prediction

Both sides head into this clash in excellent form and it’s hard to pick a team to come out on top. Sparta Prague achieved 10 consecutive victories before suffering a 3-2 loss in their friendly against Wolfsberger AC earlier this month and followed that up with a 2-2 draw at home to Dynamo Moscow. Rapid Vienna are unbeaten in their last six with their most recent outing resulting in a 6-0 victory against Wiener Viktoria in the Austrian Cup on Friday evening.

One thing I’m expecting to see in this match is goals. Sparta Prague have found the net an average of 3.9 times in their last 12 matches and Vienna an average of 2.83 in their last 6. With the final outcome difficult to predict, I think the safer bet would be on Both Teams To Score which I’ll be putting in a double along with a selection from the Celtic game tonight.

Celtic vs Midtjylland Prediction

Celtic will host Danish side Midtjylland at Celtic Park tonight and it’s another match that I think we’ll see goals in. Midtjylland had an extremely impressive defensive record at home last season where they conceded just 7 goals in 16 matches but the story wasn’t the same on their travels. The Danish Superliga side let in 26 goals in as many games on the road and given both teams have found the net in all of their last five matches, I can see that happening again today.

Again, this is a tough match to call and I’d be tempted to back Midtjylland to win & BTTS at odds of 13/2 with Betfred. However, I’m going for the safer option with a BTTS double which comes in at just over 2/1 with SportNation.

Champions League Double
Rapid Vienna vs Sparta Prague
Celtic vs Midtjylland

Football Betting Tips – Friday 16th July

There are four weeks to go until the 2021/22 Premier League season kicks off but other leagues around the world are getting started earlier such as the Danish Superliga which gets underway tonight with the opening fixture being Midtjylland v Odense at the MSH Arena.

Midtjylland v Odense – Friday 16th July 18:00

Midtjylland have really developed as a team in recent years and finished top of the Superliga in 2014/15, 2017/18 and 2019/20. Tonight’s hosts finished just 2 points adrift of Brøndby last season and came frustratingly close to retaining their title and they’ll look to claim it back this season, starting with a win tonight against Odense.

They haven’t lost to tonight’s opponents in their last six meetings and have won 11 of their last 12 encounters when playing on home turf. Last season, Midtjylland won 12 of their 16 matches at home and look set to continue that good run of form into the new season given that Odense only managed to pick up 4 victories on the road in their last campaign.

Considering the hosts were undefeated in their last 8 home matches last season, winning 7 and drawing 1 and have had positive pre-season results, winning two of their three matches, everything points to a home victory tonight. Odds of around 7/10 are available with Betfair Sportsbook on a home win but I’d be looking to give the odds a slight boost by either backing Midtjylland -1 (2/1) or Midtjylland Win & BTTS (5/2). 5 of the last 6 encounters between these two sides have seen both teams find the net and Odense have scored in their last 7 games.

Midtjylland -1 is what I’ll be backing tonight though as despite conceding 26 goals in 16 matches on their travels last season, they only let in a total of 7 goals in as many games at home. They had the best defensive record by a clear margin on home turf in the Superliga last term and I expect them to be similarly solid heading into the new season.

Midtjylland v Odense
Midtjylland -12/1

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Euro 2020 Final Tips – Sunday 11th July

Italy v England – Sunday 8pm

England have made it to their first ever European Championship final and face what will most likely be their toughest match of the tournament so far on Sunday when they’ll play Italy at Wembley Stadium.

Italy have undoubtedly had the tougher route to the final having to progress past the likes of Belgium and Spain in the knockout stages. However, Germany and Denmark were no pushovers for England and in my opinion, the two best teams of the tournament have made it to the final stage.

Both sides were forced to play over 90 minutes in their semi-final clashes with Italy progressing past Spain on penalties and Harry Kane finding the winner for England against Denmark in extra time. Although Italy’s fast-paced football and duo of extra time periods may result in some fatigue, there’s no doubt that both sides will be up for this match and put any tiredness to one side until after the final whistle has blown.

Onto the bets…

We’ll be taking advantage of the following betting offers for the final:

  • Bet365: £10 Free Bet (No qualifying bet required) – CLAIM
  • Boylesports: £10 No Lose Bet (Refund as a free bet if it loses) – CLAIM
  • Betfred: £10 Risk-Free #PickYourPunt (Refund as a free bet if it loses) – CLAIM

As much as I respect Italy, I can’t bring myself to bet against England in this match. If they play at their best, which they have done for the majority of the tournament, I think that they’ll be a good match for the Italians and I can see the match ending in a draw. However, I can see Italy starting strong and wanting to get the first goal. Therefore, my £10 free bet from Bet365 will be placed on the HT/FT market of Italy/Draw @ 16/1. I think 1-0 at halftime is a likely score and I’m hoping England have enough to come out in the second half to level the score which if they do, should slow the game down somewhat and play out into extra time. 

Moving onto the Boylesports offer from which stakes are refunded as free bets if they lose, I’m backing a price boost on Harry Maguire to Score a Header @ 16/1. Maguire has had shots on target with his head in every match that he has featured in at Euro 2020 and so I believe this bet usually has value when boosted. 

For the Betfred offer, I’m again going for a bit of a long shot. I’m backing England to Win From Behind & Kane to Score Last @ 25/1. As mentioned, I think Italy will start the game at a fast pace and more likely to get the first goal. If England can come back then Harry Kane will likely to play a part in that and he’s almost certain to be on the pitch until the final whistle.

Finally, I’m backing a huge price boost with Sky Bet who are offering odds of 3/1 on England To Win in 90 minutes. It’s a bet that’s hard to turn down at those odds. Although I wouldn’t back England to win in normal time at 6/4, the 3/1 has huge value and not one to miss.

Should another betting offer come about, I’d recommend looking at a team to win on penalties. If the match ends in a draw, neither side will be pushing too hard in extra time as they won’t want to risk conceding and so I fancy England to win on penalties @ 17/2. Although it would cause nationwide stress for a short period, it would be the perfect way for England to win the tournament given Southgate’s miss in the semi-finals of Euro ‘96 against Germany.

Southgate has transformed his England squad into an exciting proposition with players who have proved their ability at both ends of the pitch. The England manager has got his tactics spot on so far in the tournament and the majority of us are starting to have faith in his decisions and will trust any that he makes on Sunday night. 

Can England end 55 years of hurt in front of over 60,000 fans in London? Let’s hope so.

Copa America Final Tips – Sunday 11th July

All eyes will be on the final of Euro 2020 on Sunday evening as England take on Italy at Wembley in a bid to end 55 years of hurt for the nation. However, earlier in the day, at 1 am in fact, another final takes place a mere 5763 miles away with Brazil and Argentina facing each other in the finale of the 2021 Copa America. It’s a final many were hoping to see with several of the world’s best players set to feature such as Neymar & Lionel Messi.

Brazil v Argentina – Sunday 01:00

Brazil take on Argentina on home turf with the match being played at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro which gives the 6-time Copa America winners (or 9-time winners if you include the South American Championship era) the home advantage on Sunday. They were the bookies’ favourites prior to the tournament beginning and are priced at just over evens to go all the way this weekend.

Tite’s side got their campaign off to the perfect start with three consecutive victories in the opening fixtures. They were unable to maintain a perfect record after a surprising 1-1 draw against Ecuador in their final group stage match but progressed as winners of their group and picked up 1-0 wins against Chile and Peru in the quarters and semis to reach the final.

Argentina dominated the Copa America when it was known as the South American Championship up until 1975 where they won the tournament an impressive 12 times from 29 appearances. Since then, they have only managed to claim the trophy 3 times with the last being back in 1994 when they beat Mexico 2-1 in Ecuador. However, Argentina have made the final of Copa America in 4 of the last 6 tournaments, two of which were against Brazil who they lost on penalties to in 2004 and 3-0 in 2007.

La Albiceleste also topped their group and despite having a slightly earlier route to the final and will be tough opposition for the hosts. Especially with Lionel Messi in their side who has already picked up four goals in the tournament so far.

Brazil will be without Gabriel Jesus for the final as the Manchester City forward serves a two-match suspension for the red card he received for a dangerous challenge on Chile’s Eugenio Mena in their quarter-final clash but he will be replaced by Lucas Paqueta who has scored the winning goal in both of Brazil’s knockout matches in recent days.

Can Argentina end a 27-year wait to lift the Copa America trophy on Sunday? It’s a very tough match to call with both sides having world-class players with the ability to score goals. However, Brazil have proved to be more solid at the back and I expect them to edge it very slightly.

These two sides have played each other on 107 occasions but only in four finals to date. Three of those were in the final of the Copa America with Brazil winning two of them. I’m backing Brazil to claim another victory on Sunday but also both teams to find the net which is priced at 9/2 with Bet365. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Messi fire in a free kick which could happen early on in the match and so I’m also having a small 0.5pt wager on Brazil to win the match from behind at odds of 14/1.

Euro 2020 Tips – Wednesday 7th July

Close but no cigar last night as Spain were unable to find a late winner. They did come back from a goal down as expected but as they’ve shown throughout the tournament, their finishing wasn’t quite good enough to put away the chances that they created. Another great game of football though which has sent Italy into the final to face either England or Denmark which will be determined tonight at Wembley.

England v Denmark – Wednesday 8pm

England have never had a better chance to make it through to the final of a major tournament. Although they’re expected to progress, they shouldn’t take the Danes for granted as they are a very good side but after England’s exit from the World Cup at the hands of Croatia three years ago, I have no doubt that Southgate and every one of the players will be focussed on the task at hand and not be looking ahead to a possible first-ever European Championships final for the Three Lions.

Other than their opening match against Finland, Denmark have had a relatively solid tournament so far. They suffered a 2-1 defeat to Belgium but put four past both Russia and Wales and reached the semis following a 2-1 win against Czech Republic. Getting past England will no doubt be a tougher task for the Danes but they’ll be up for it and have several players who are a threat in front of goal including Kasper Dolberg who has found the net three times in the tournament so far.

England once again have the home advantage with the fixture taking place at Wembley. Although their performances in the earlier stages of the tournament weren’t fully convincing, they have remained a solid unit under Southgate and impressively, haven’t conceded a single goal at this years tournament. That’s a stat that you can’t ignore and a big reason to be backing England to progress tonight. Thankfully, things have improved significantly at the other end of the pitch with Harry Kane picking up his first goal of Euro 2020 against Germany which lead to a much improved performance from the England number 9 against Ukraine on Saturday. Those four goals that England put past Ukrainian goalkeeper Heorhiy Bushchan will give them confidence that they can win tonight’s match within 90 minutes which would be the preferred outcome for Southgate’s side.

As usual, there are several betting offers available for tonight’s game, some of which can be found below.

  • Boylesports: £10 No Lose Bet (Refund as a free bet if it loses) – CLAIM
  • Betfred: £10 Risk-Free #PickYourPunt (Refund as a free bet if it loses) – CLAIM
  • William Hill: Bet £5 on a #YourOdds & Get £5 free bet – CLAIM

For the Boylesports offer, I’m backing Sterling to Score Anytime & England to Win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 which has been boosted from 5/1 to 6/1. I imagine it will be a much tougher match for England than when they played Ukraine and so if they win, a 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 scoreline does look likely and although Sterling didn’t find the net against Ukraine, he has been a key player and a threat in front of goal throughout the competition.

Betfred are again running their money-back offer on losing #PickYourPunt bets for the England match and it’s a great offer to take advantage of. Again, I’m backing England to Win but including BTTS also. Denmark do have threats going forward and desipte Englands defensive record in the tournament so far, I think this is the game that they may concede in. You can back England & BTTS @ 3/1 and get your stake back as a free bet if it loses.

William Hill are offering a £5 free bet when placing a £5 #YourOdds bet. For this, I’m going for England to Win & Harry Maguire to have 1+ Shots on Target. Maguire found the net against Ukraine and had a couple of chances against Germany in the game prior. I expect he’ll be up there for the set pieces and corners again and I think odds of 3/1 are more than fair.

SkyBet have a huge price boost available and are offering odds of 3/1 on Kane to score anytime, boosted from just evens. It’s a no-brainer bet given that Kane has scored in England’s last two matches and looked sharp against Ukraine on Saturday. He’ll be eager to get on the scoresheet again to help England through to the final but also to edge one step closer to picking up the Top Goalscorer award for which he needs two more goals to match the tally of five achieved by Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrik Schick.

Euro 2020 Tips – Tuesday 6th July

Another winner last night in the Copa America Semi-Final continues the good run of form and I hope we can find some winners tonight in the first semi-final of Euro 2020 between Italy and Spain.

Italy v Spain – Tuesday 8pm

The majority of tipsters and people I’ve spoken to are backing Italy tonight. It’s not surprising given their impressive performances defensively and they’ve proved their ability at the other end of the pitch also. They’re up against a Spain side that creates a lot of chances but have repeatedly wasted many of them and are in no way as solid at the back which will likely result in chances for Roberto Mancini’s side. However, I have some doubts about the Italians in tonight’s match. I’m a big fan of Italy and tipped them ante-post to make it to the semis @ 2/1. I also have a personal wager on them to go all the way but I think this could be one of their toughest matches. Spain aren’t the best team they’ve faced in this competition but there were signs of them tiring against Belgium on Friday night. One factor in their success in this tournament so far is their determination to close the ball down when the opposition has it and to break quickly when the ball is at their feet. The result is very fast-paced and exhausting performances from the Italians and they’ve done extremely well to keep up that style of football through to this stage of the tournament. In their match against Belgium, Italy made five substitutions in the final 15 minutes. Some may put this down to time-wasting which was evident in many ways towards the end of the match but it was clear to see that several players were tiring and cramping up. They’ve had four days to fully recover from that match and only time will tell whether that will be enough.

Due to those events towards the end of their last match, I’m not going to back Italy to win in 90 minutes tonight. However, as Spain have conceded against Switzerland and 3 goals against Croatia, I do expect them to get on the scoresheet. I’m tempted to take a punt on Spain to win the match and you can get odds of 6/1 for them to do that with both teams scoring.

Bet365 are handing out £10 free bets for this match and as no qualifying bet is required, I’m going to take a punt on Spain to win from behind @ 14/1. Italy will no doubt start strong but if they tire as they did against Belgium, Spain could find a way back into this match, but only if they improve on finishing their chances.

Secondly, Parimatch are offering £10 in free bets when placing £20 worth of bets on the semi-final fixtures. I’m going to split the qualifying bet into two £10 bets with one going on Italy’s Marco Verratti to make an assist @ 5/1 and the other on Spain to Win & BTTS @ 6/1. Verratti has two assists in Italy’s last three matches, one of which included setting up Nicolò Barella for their opening goal against Belgium last week. He’s been impressive so far in the tournament and at 5/1, I think the PSG midfielder is a good bet to take his assist tally to 3 for the tournament.

Although at quite high odds, I think these bets have value and with no qualifying bet required for the Bet365 bet and receiving a £10 free bet from Parimatch for placing the two bets, the overall risk is minimal.

Copa America Semi Final Tips – Monday 5th July

Brazil v Peru – Tuesday 00:00

Whilst Europe is engrossed in the European Championships, South America has all eyes on the Copa America which concludes on Sunday, the same day as the Euro 2020 final.

Semi-final fixtures get underway tonight with Brazil taking on Peru in Rio de Janeiro with the winner set to face either Argentina or Colombia in the final. 

These two sides have already met in the competition this year with Brazil coming out on top as 4-0 winners in the opening fixture of the tournament. They also met in the 2019 Copa America final where Brazil again got the better of Peru with a convincing 3-1 victory. In fact, from the 49 times these two sides have met, Brazil have only lost 5 times. Everything is pointing to another victory for Tite’s side but is there any value in backing them?

A 1-0 victory against Chile on Saturday saw Brazil make it through to the semi’s but it wasn’t the convincing display fans would have liked to have seen. Chile were 12/1 outsiders for the win but got the better of Brazil in the stat department by recording more possession, more attempts on goal, more corners and more passes. However, some of those stats may have been enhanced by the dismissal of Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus who received a red card in the 48th minute for a high kick to the face of Chile’s Eugenio Mena. Jesus will miss tonight’s match due to suspension.

Peru reached this stage of the tournament following a thrilling 3-3 draw with Paraguay which saw them lead twice but concede in the final minute to send the match to a penalty shootout. It was a game that also featured a red card after Peru winger Andre Carrillo was dismissed with 5 minutes to go after receiving his second yellow. He’ll be a big miss for the underdogs tonight given that he has been a key player throughout the tournament and found the net against both Ecuador and Venezuela.

Brazil have been extremely good defensively of late which was proved when they held on for a 1-0 victory against Chile with 10 men on Saturday. They’ve conceded just two goals in their last nine matches and with Carrillo missing for Peru, they’re unlikely to feel the pressure too much in front of their own goal tonight. Brazil to win to nil is at a best price of 4/6 but I would rather back Brazil to win & Under 3.5 goals at a bigger price of 5/6 with Boylesports. As I don’t expect Peru to have many chances, I think this is a safer bet with Brazil averaging just 1.33 goals in their last 3 games.

Euro 2020 Tips – Saturday 3rd July

It was another exhilarating night of football that saw Switzerland go frustratingly close to knocking out Spain but ultimately couldn’t hold their nerve from the penalty spot. However, the Swiss coming back from being 1-0 down at half time to draw level by the final whistle meant that our huge 19/1 selection landed. The double of BTTS in the Spain game and Italy to beat Belgium also came in at a healthy 3.80/1, making it a great day for anyone following the tips.

Euro 2020 quarter-final fixtures conclude tonight with Czech Republic v Denmark at 5pm and England v Ukraine at 8pm. I’m going to stay away from the Denmark game from a betting perspective as although I think they should win, the Czechs could cause an upset. Also, there are several betting offers available for the England match and so I’ll be putting all my focus into hopefully backing some winners in that game.

Ukraine v England – Saturday 8pm

England will rarely get a better chance to make it through to the semi-finals of the European Championships than they have tonight as they meet Ukraine at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome and if they succeed, it will be their first semi-final appearance in the competition for 25 years. Southgate’s side are unbeaten in the tournament and with Kane finally getting on the scoresheet against Germany earlier in the week, things are looking promising from an attacking point of view as well.

Ukraine have done well to make it this far and managed to see off a relatively good Sweden side. However, it could have gone either way in that match and Sweden were unlucky not to finish the game off having hit the woodwork a number of times and generally being the better team throughout the match.

It would be a huge shock if England didn’t progress tonight and not many will be betting against them. Odds of 4/9 on England have shortened in the past couple of days and although I fully expect them to win without the need for extra time or penalties, I’m not going to back them in normal time as I don’t see a huge amount of value.

There are several betting offers available for the England v Ukraine match with some of the stand-out ones being:

  • Boylesports: £10 No Lose Bet (Refund as a free bet if it loses) – CLAIM
  • Bet365: £5 free bet (no qualifying bet required) – CLAIM
  • Betfred: £10 Risk-Free #PickYourPunt (Refund as a free bet if it loses) – CLAIM
  • Parimatch: Bet £10 Get £5 free bet on first goalscorer – CLAIM
  • SkyBet: Bet £5 Get £5 free bet – CLAIM

My first selection is with Boylesports and I’ll be taking an advantage of a price boost. They’re offering odds of 10/3 on England to win 2-0 or 3-0, boosted from 11/4, which is an increase of over 15%. 2-0 or 3-0, in my opinion, is the most likely score as England are yet to concede in the competition and Kane along with Sterling should be able to cause the Ukraine back line some trouble. I expect England to dominate possession and so I wouldn’t be surprised to see Ukraines chances limited and for England to win to nil.

For the £5 free bet with Bet365, I’m simply backing England/England in the HT/FT market. They’re not huge odds at 1.2/1 but I do think that England will manage to find just their second first-half goal of the tournament tonight and I expect them to go on and win the match so it seems like a sensible bet, albeit not producing a huge return.

I’ll also be taking Betfred up on their £10 risk-free #PickYourPunt bet. Betfred’s #PickYourPunt odds are generally very poor but as the offer makes it essentially risk-free, it’s worth having a punt. For this bet, I’m backing England to Win, Over 1.5 Goals and Harry Kane to score first. I think England will find the net more than once tonight and with Kane grabbing a goal late on against Germany, he should have the confidence to get in more promising positions against Ukraine which should result in more chances.

Lastly, I’ve spotted a nice price boost at SkyBet which I think has value. I was planning on stopping with the last selection but this one has caught my eye. Sky have boosted the odds on Harry Maguire to score a header in 90 minutes from 14/1 to a healthy 20/1 which is a boost of 40%! The Manchester United centre-back only has 3 goals at a senior international level to his name but 60% of his 10 goals in the Premier League have come off his head. He had a couple of chances in the match against Germany and I expect him to be up for the corners again tonight. Odds of 20/1 are definitely worth a punt and we’ll receive a £5 free bet for placing it also.

Euro 2020 Tips – Friday 2nd July

England have made it through to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 after defeating Germany 2-0 thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane. A half-time goalless draw and Sterling’s second half strike resulted in two of our 5/1 bets coming in on Tuesday evening which gave our Euro 2020 profit a nice boost and brought the overall ROI for bets throughout the tournament to a healthy 72%+.

The quarter-finals of the tournament get underway tonight with Switzerland taking on Spain in Saint Petersburg and Belgium up against Italy in Munich. Both are very tricky fixtures but I’ve picked out a double that I think has some potential.

Switzerland v Spain – Friday 17:00

Both of these two sides reached this stage of the tournament following 3-3 draws in the previous round. For Spain, they conceded two late goals in their match against Croatia but managed to progress with two goals in extra time to win the match 5-3. Switzerland achieved an impressive comeback against the tournament favourites, France, with goals in the 84th and 90th minutes to force the game into extra time and eventually penalties where they came out on top after Mbappe was unable to put the ball past Swiss goalkeeper, Yann Sommer.

Spain are the bookies favourites being priced at 7/10 to win and 2/7 to progress but it should be a tough game for them and I don’t have full confidence in them at those odds. You can get 5/1 on Switzerland winning in 90 minutes or 5/2 for them to qualify which is what I’d be backing if I was to pick a winner from the match. However, I think a better bet is simply to back both teams to score which you can get odds of evens for. I’ll be putting this is a double this week along with a selection from the later kick-off.

Another bet that I like in this match is from the HT/FT market. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the match end in a draw but as both sides have proven that they can score goals when needed, I think there is value in backing one team to be leading at half time and the game ending all square. Odds of 19/1 are available on Switzerland/Draw and also on Spain/Draw and I’d suggest a small 0.5pt bet on both which would return a nice profit.

Belgium v Italy – Friday 20:00

This is another very tough match to call. Although, my prediction has been made easier due to the absence of both Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard who Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has said will likely miss the match due to injury. Hazard is the more likely of the two to recover in time but if he can’t, it’s a huge blow for the Red Devils as they have played their part in Belgium getting this far in the tournament. They were 1-0 down at half time against Denmark and both players were brought on in the second half and went on to score to eventually win the match 2-1. Whether they can create enough chances without Hazard and De Bruyne to break down a solid Italy team is yet to be seen but I think that they may struggle. Italy conceded their first goal in 12 games against Austria on Saturday but they won their previous 11 matches to nil and scored 32 goals in the process. They’re stats that you can’t ignore and I find it hard to bet against Italy right now which is why I’m backing them to win.

Odds of are 7/5 available on Italy to beat Belgium and coupled with BTTS in the earlier match, you can get combined odds of 3.92/1 for the double and receive a £5 free bet from Betfair Sportsbook when placing the bet there.

However, I would recommend waiting until the lineups have been released before placing this bet. Should Hazard and De Bruyne feature, I would prefer to back the draw in the double which you can get odds of 5.1/1 for with SportNation.

Euro 2020 Tips – Tuesday 27th June

Well, what a night of football that was! Two 3-3 draws, two sets of extra time and a penalty shootout that resulted in the favourites, France, exiting the competition at the hands of Switzerland. Teams seem to be opening up a lot more in the knockout stage and providing a lot more entertainment than we saw in the group matches so let’s hope for more of that tonight.

There are a string of betting offers available for the England v Germany match tonight and so it makes sense to incorporate some of them into today’s selections.

Here is a list of some of the available betting offers:

  • Paddy Power – £5 free Bet Builder bet – CLAIM
  • Boylesports – £10 No-Lose bet – CLAIM
  • Betfred – £10 Risk-Free #PickYourPunt – CLAIM
  • William Hill – Bet £5 on #YourOdds, Get a £5 free bet – CLAIM
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England v Germany – Tuesday 5pm

Based on how other last 16 fixtures have panned out, who knows how this game will go tonight. The logical thought is that England will play in their usual style, trying to retain possession and control the game. If so, a 1-0 scoreline wouldn’t be out of the question. After all, that is the score by England have won 4 of their last 5 matches. However, Germany did manage to put 4 past Portugal and 2 against Hungary and so England may need to up their game from an attacking point of view tonight if they want to win the match in 90 minutes. I think the safer bet here would be to back England Draw No Bet. I don’t think anyone would be surprised to see the match head into extra time but hopefully not penalties given that England have only won 2 of their 8 shootouts in the Euros & World Cup whereas Germany have won 6 of their 7.

It makes sense to take advantage of some of the available betting offers for this match and so I’m going to save my Draw No Bet selection for a double with the later game and pick out some slightly higher odds bets for the Boylesports, Paddy Power and Betfred offers.

Boylesports £10 No-Lose Bet: With this offer, our stake will be refunded as a free bet up to £10 if it loses. I’m going to back England to win and Sterling to score anytime which has been boosted from 4/1 to 5/1. Sterling found the net against both Croatia and Czech Republic in the group games and seems to be one of the main threats from close range in the box. With Harry Kane short of chances at the moment, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him get on the scoresheet again tonight.

Paddy Power £5 Free Bet Builder: Again, I’m going to put my faith in Raheem Sterling and back him to register 1 or more Shots on Target and also to get an assist. At 8.85/1, it seems to have reasonable value.

Betfred £10 Risk-Free #PickYourPunt: For this risk-free bet, I’m backing Draw/England in the HT/FT market along with Under 3.5 goals. England will likely not want a box-to-box match and will be happy with the usual 1-0 scoreline we have become accustomed to. If so, a draw at half time is likely and I’m hoping that they can find a winner in the second half. You can get #PickYourPunt odds of 5/1 with Betfred.

Sweden v Ukraine – Tuesday 8pm

Sweden have won 8 of their last 10 matches and had a great result against Poland last week when a 94th minute goal from Viktor Claesson sealed a 3-2 win for them. That result meant that they have been drawn against Ukraine and given them a huge chance to progress to the quarter-finals, a stage that they reached at the 2018 World Cup.

Ukraine lost 2 of their 3 matches in the group stage, managing just a 2-1 victory against North Macedonia. Although they too will see this as a favourable draw, I think Sweden will be the team to progress and I’m backing them to do it within 90 minutes.

I’ll be putting a Sweden victory in a double today along with England Draw No Bet which you can get odds of just over 3/1 with Betfair Sportsbook and receive a £5 free bet for doing so.

Euro 2020 Tips – Monday 27th June

There haven’t been many upsets so far in the tournament but Czech Republic knocking out Netherlands with a 2-0 victory last night was surely one of them. They went into the match as 5/1 underdogs but a second-half straight red for centre-back Matthijs de Ligt put the Netherlands on the back foot and the Czechs had the quality to take advantage of that. Unfortunately, it meant that our 3/1 double didn’t come in despite Belgium beating Portugal as expected but we’ll move onto today and hope to get back to winning ways.

Croatia v Spain – Monday 17:00

Spain finally got their tournament going on Wednesday with a 5-0 thrashing of Slovakia in Sevilla which will no doubt help their confidence heading into the knockout stages. Before that match, they were struggling to convert their chances and were looking at a possible early exit from the competition. They’re up against a Croatia side tonight who finished second in Group D but have not been performing well at all. Zlatko Dalić’s side have lost 50% of their last 12 matches and haven’t put in a performance at Euro 2020 yet that will convince many that they’ll progress to the quarter-finals tonight. They haven’t shown much of a threat in front of goal which will be a worry for them given that Spain have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four and are unbeaten in their last 11.

Providing Spain can create chances in the final third, I’m confident that they’ll have too much for Croatia in tonight’s early game which would see them set for a tough quarter-final fixture against either France or Switzerland towards the end of the week.

France v Switzerland – Monday 20:00

France are still the bookies favourites to win Euro 2020 at a quite short price of 4/1. They’ll face some potentially tough matches on the route to the final, starting with Switzerland tonight. Didier Deschamps’s side haven’t lit up Euro 2020 as some were expecting but they are still a very good team with some of the worlds best players. They’ll be happy with their last 16 draw and are expected to progress, possibly with ease, tonight.

Switzerland have never made it past the last 16 of the Euro’s and only scraped through to this stage thanks to a win against a poor Turkey side. Tonight’s opponents will be a much thoughter test for the Swiss and I expect them to struggle to contain the attacking talent of the likes of Mbappe, Benzema and Griezman. A big win for France will give them a lot of confidence heading into the quarter-finals where they could meet Spain and this could be the opportunity to do just that.

I’ll be placing the win double with Betfair Sportsbook in order to receive a £5 free bet for doing so but I’ll also be taking advantage of the Betfred offer that is available on tonight’s matches from which you can receive a refund if your #PickYourPunt bet doesn’t come in. For this, I’m backing France to score 2 or more goals and both teams not to score in the match.

Euro 2020 Tips
Spain / France1.6/1
France over 1.5 Goals
& BTTS - No
Refund if it loses


Euro 2020 Tips – Sunday 27th June

Yesterday’s fixtures saw both Denmark and Italy progress as expected but as Wales could find a way onto the scoresheet and Italy left it until extra time to step up their game, our selections came up short this time.

Today, I’ll be suggesting a straight double and placing the bet with Betfair Sportsbook in order to receive another £5 free bet regardless of the result.

Be sure to log into your Bet365 account today if you have one as they are giving away free bets of up to £50 on the Portugal v Belgium match to selected customers.

Netherlands v Czech Republic – Sunday 17:00

After a somewhat disappointing build-up to Euro 2020 which included a 4-2 loss to Turkey and only a 2-2 draw against Scotland, the Dutch picked up maximum points in their group matches to progress to the knockout stages as winners. If they beat Czech Republic tonight, it will be their first knockout stage victory since 2004 and see them face Denmark in the quarter-finals next week.

Netherlands trio Wijnaldum, Depay and Dumfries bagged 7 of the teams 8 goals in the group stages and with all set to feature tonight, goals are expected from Frank de Boer’s side.

I expect Netherlands to win tonight but they are up against a relatively solid Czech side who only conceded twice in their three group matches. I’m not fully confident of Netherlands running away with the game or for them to win to nil and so I’m backing a straightforward win for Oranje Holland.

Belgium v Portugal – Sunday 20:00

What a match this could be. Both sides found the net no less than 7 times in their group matches and face each other in the hope to progress into the quarter-finals to meet Italy late next week.

Belgium, the world’s #1 ranked team, are looking good with wins under their belt against Russia, Denmark and Finland so far. Lukaku, De Bruyne and Hazard have all found the net for Roberto Martínez’s side and will look to take advantage of a somewhat fragile Portugal back line that leaked 6 goals in the group stage.

Portugal’s defence is worrying, especially when they’re going up against some of the best attacking players in the world tonight, but they do look dangerous themselves on the counter with Cristiano Ronaldo already netting 5 of their 7 goals in the tournament so far.

Portugal won this tournament back in 2016 without winning a single group stage match or looking particularly convincing in general. There’s no doubt that they’re a better team this time around but they’ll do well to outscore tonight’s opponents who many will expect to find the net at least once.

Considering the two teams have 14 goals, shared equally, between them so far this tournament, the obvious bet would be on both teams to score. However, given Portugal’s two goals against France were penalties, I’m going to back a simple Belgium win and add it in a double with Netherlands at combined odds of 3.2/1 which I think is reasonable. I’ll be placing this bet with Betfair Sportsbook in order to qualify for a £5 free bet regardless of the outcome.

Euro 2020 Double 27/06/2021
Netherlands / Belgium2.9/1

Euro 2020 Tips – Saturday 26th June

16 teams remain in Euro 2020 as the knockout stages get underway today with Wales v Denmark and Austria taking on one of the favourites, Italy.

euro 2020 last 16

Wales v Denmark – Saturday 17:00

Wales have done extremely well to make it through to the knockout stages having picked up 3 points in their group and finishing 2nd only on goal difference. Their determination has shown so far in this tournament and no doubt helped them progress by only conceding one goal against a relentless Italy side in their last group stage match. 

Tonight, they’re up against a Denmark side who won just one of their group stage matches but scored 5 goals in the process. They got their campaign off to a terrible start with a shock 1-0 defeat to Finland but qualified on goal difference thanks to their 4-1 thrashing of Russia on Monday.

Despite only picking up one win in the group stage, Denmark shouldn’t be underestimated and they seem to have found their feet a bit and showing the quality that many expected of them in this tournament. Similar to Wales, Denmark have conceded in every match so far at Euro 2020 and so Wales could be in with a fair chance of finding the net tonight.

I expect both sides to have their chances in this match but with Denmark having the highest expected goals in all of their group matches and being 2nd in that category only to the Netherlands in the tournament so far, I can see them outscoring Wales and progressing into the next round where they’ll face either Netherlands or Czech Republic.

Betfred are offering a £5 risk-free #PickYourPunt bet on this match. Place your bet and if it loses, your stake will be refunded as a free bet up to £5.

Wales v Denmark
Denmark & BTTS9/2

Italy v Austria – Saturday 20:00

After a string of impressive performances, Italy have moved up to the bookies 3rd favourite to lift the trophy at Euro 2020. Roberto Mancini’s side are now unbeaten in their last 30 matches which is staggering but perhaps even more impressive is that they have won their last eleven games without conceding a single goal and scoring 32 in the process.

Although Austria found the net four times in their group matches, three of those were against North Macedonia and they have failed to score in four of their last six. They haven’t looked hugely threatening in front of goal and they’re going to find it a tough task to get past what is one of the most solid defences in the world at the moment.

It’s hard to envision anything other than Italy winning this match and given their record over the last 2.5 years, it’s likely that they’ll continue their solid defensive display and win to nil.

Italy v Austria
Italy to win to Nil6/5

Euro 2020 Tips – Wednesday 23rd June

England couldn’t find a second goal last night which would have landed our England -1 bet but Grealish did provide the assist for Sterling’s goal which meant that our 5.15/1 Bet Builder bet with Paddy Power came in and produced a good return.

There are two matches from Group E and two from Group F taking place today which will conclude the group stage fixtures of Euro 2020 and lead us into the last 16 round next week.

Betfred are offering money-back on #PickYourPunt bets for the Portugal v France match which we will be taking advantage of along with claiming a £5 free bet from Betfair Sportsbook for placing a double.

Sweden v Poland – Wednesday 17:00

Although this will likely be a very close match, I think Sweden could edge it. Poland need to win to be in with a chance of progressing to the next stage and even if they do pick up maximum points, they will likely progress as one of the best 3rd placed teams given that Spain are expected to win against Slovakia tonight. A draw would be enough for Sweden to claim one of the top two spots but they will be confident of topping the group given that Poland haven’t beaten them since 1999. Poland have also won only one of their last nine matches and haven’t created many chances in front of goal to look like winning many games at this years tournament.

I can’t see either team running away with the match but I do think that Sweden possess more quality. However, given the current standings and the fact that Sweden will most likely set themselves up defensively to ensure a draw, I’m backing the somewhat safer option of Sweden Draw No Bet which is just shy of evens with most bookies.

Portugal v France – Wednesday 20:00

This could be one of the games of the tournament so far and a huge test for both sides. Portugal need at least a point from tonight’s game and I fully expect them to play their usual counter-attack style of football which has helped them find the net five times in their first two games. Although they kept a clean sheet against Hungary, they conceded four goals against Germany in their last outing which is a worry for them given the attacking talent France possess. I can’t see them holding off France tonight and I’d expect them to get on the scoresheet at least once. If they do, they might find it tough getting back into the game and so I think the value is in backing France to win at odds of around 5/4.

The double on Sweden (Draw No Bet) and France to Win comes in at 3/1 with Betfair Sportsbook and we’ll receive a £5 free bet regardless of the result from their promotion.

Euro 2020 Double
Sweden v PolandSweden Draw No Bet
Portugal v FranceFrance
Double @ 3/1 + £5 Free Bet

For the Betfred #PickYourPunt refund offer, I’m backing France to score two or more goals and both teams to score. I think Portugal will play cautiously but they’re always a threat on the counter-attack and if they do go behind at any point in the game, they’re going to have to push forward to rescue a crucial point that they need. Whether a single goal for them will be enough to get anything from the game is yet to be seen but there is a good chance that they’ll find the net tonight.

Portugal v France
France Over 1.5 Goals
Both Teams to Score
Refund if it loses

Euro 2020 Tips – Tuesday 22nd June

England are back in action tonight as they take on the Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium. Southgate’s side have already qualified for the knockout stages thanks to Belgium and Denmark winning last night which means that they are guaranteed at least a third-place finish which is enough to see them progress. However, they’ll want to win tonight regardless and if they do, it could see them lined up to possibly play Germany or Portugal depending on how the final matches of Group F play out tomorrow evening.

Again, there are several bookmaker offers available for the England match and it makes sense to take advantage of them and incorporate them into today’s bets.

Czech Republic v England – Tuesday 20:00

Both sides are guaranteed a place in the last 16 of the tournament but neither will be holding back as it’s still unclear as to who each will play should they finish 1st or 2nd in the group. Personally, I think the best option would be to finish top of the group which would likely see England face a tougher last 16 fixture against most likely Germany or possibly Portugal but an easier route to the final afterwards. It would also likely mean that they are drawn into opposite sides to the likes of France, Italy and Spain who they would only meet in the final if they made it that far. However, there are still a lot of uncertainties as we don’t know how other matches will play out and so all England can do is play to win to raise their confidence heading into the next round.

Southgate will be feeling the pressure in this match following his sides lacklustre performance against Scotland at the weekend and whether or not he will make any changes to the starting lineup is yet to be seen. Mason Mount will miss the game due to isolating after coming into close contact with Scotland’s Billy Gilmour and we could see Phil Foden sit this one out due to being a card away from suspension. Card penalties reset after the quarter-finals and so he may be replaced with Grealish in today’s starting XI. If Grealish does start, it will delight many England fans and he should hopefully create the chances for Kane that the England number 9 has been lacking so far in the tournament.

England beat the Czech Republic 5-0 in qualification for the Euros at Wembley and although they lost the return leg 2-1, I do fully expect England to react to their disappointing display against Scotland by picking up all three points tonight. Should Grealish start, which I expect him to with the absence of Mount and possibly Foden, I think they’ll have a lot more chances in front of goal and get on the scoresheet more than once with Kane hopefully bagging his first goal of the tournament.

Boylesports are running their £10 No-Lose bet on tonight’s match which means that stakes are refunded as free bets should they lose. I’ll also be taking advantage of the £5 free bets available at both Paddy Power and Bet365 which require no qualifying bets.

For the Boylesports offer, I’m backing the same selection as I did against Scotland and hopefully, this time it will come in. Kane to score anytime and England to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 has been boosted from 3/1 to 4/1 which I think is a good bet.

No-Lose Bet
England Euro 2020 Matches
Refund if your bet loses
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18+. IRE & UK mobile customers only. Customer must place a bet of up to £/€10 to qualify. Max Free Bet £/€10. 1st pre-live single only on any market for all England matches from 11/06/2021 - 11/07/2021. One qualifying bet per match (first bet placed). Free/void/cashed out bets won't qualify. On losing selections only. Free Bet will expire after 7 days. T&Cs apply.

The Paddy Power offer is a £5 free bet to use on BetBuilder markets with two or more selections. For this bet, I’m backing Sterling to have one or more Shots on Target and also Jack Grealish to make an assist @ 5.15/1. If you are following this tip, I suggest waiting for the lineup to be announced and if Grealish doesn’t start, swap him for Sterling to assist which is slightly better odds at 6.32/1.

Lastly, Bet365 are handing out £5 free bets to use on any market and for this bet, I’m going for a simple England -1 bet at a price of 6/4 as I expect them to create a lot more chances tonight than they have done in previous games.

Czech Republic v England
Kane Anytime Scorer &
England win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1
Refund if it loses
Sterling Over 0.5 SOT &

Grealish Anytime Assist
£5 Free Bet
paddy powerVisit
England -16/4
£5 Free Bet

Euro 2020 Tips – Monday 21st June

My continued faith in Turkey didn’t pay off yesterday as they fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Switzerland. However, both teams found the net and Shaquiri bagged not one but two goals which meant that the 5/2 BetBuilder with Betfred came in and made it another profitable day.

Four matches, two from Group C at 5pm and two from Group B at 8pm, take place today. I don’t see much value in the Finland v Belgium and North Macedonia v Netherlands matches and so I’ll be concentrating on the other two games.

Ukraine v Austria – Monday 17:00

Both sides have picked up 3 points in their first two group matches with wins against North Macedonia and defeats to the Netherlands. However, it has been Ukraine who have impressed more in the tournament so far and they narrowly missed out on a virtual point in their opening match against the Netherlands after levelling the score following going 2-0 down only to concede in the final 5 minutes. A draw would more than likely result in both sides progressing which could produce a cagey game. Therefore, I’m backing Ukraine Draw No Bet at just shy of evens in a double today along with a selection from the Russia v Denmark game.

Russia v Denmark – Monday 20:00

Denmark were expected to do relatively well in this tournament but a shock 1-0 defeat to Finland in their opening match didn’t get them off to the best of starts and they were unable to get anything from a good Belgium side despite a relatively solid performance. They’re rightly favourites for the match but at odds of around 7/10 to win, I don’t see any value in backing them.

Russia, who currently have 3 points, will likely need just a draw today to progress into the knockout stages, which similar to the Ukraine v Austria match, could result in quite a defensive set up. They’ve avoided defeat in 75% of their last 24 matches and are a relatively big price of 4/1 to win today. I’m not confident that they’ll run away with the game given that they’ll be happy with a draw and Denmark need to win but I think there’s value in Backing the Draw No Bet again with them at odds of 11/4.

A double Draw No Bet on Ukraine and Russia comes in at an attractive 5.77/1 with Unibet which will be my bet of the day.

Euro 2020 Double
Ukraine v AustriaUkraine Draw No BetunibetVisit
Russia v DenmarkRussia Draw No Bet
Double @ 5.77/1 with Unibet

Euro 2020 Tips – Sunday 20th June

Yesterday’s matches didn’t quite go to plan with Hungary and Poland each picking up a point in 1-1 draws against France and Spain. There are two matches taking place today but I’ll be focussing on the slightly more tricky fixture of Switzerland v Turkey.

Switzerland v Turkey – Sunday 17:00

As we head into the final fixtures of the group stages, all matches kick-off at the same time which means that you’ll have to decide which game you want to watch the most. Italy v Wales could be a great match but not great from a betting perspective in my opinion. Italy are rightly the favourites and it’s difficult to see anything other than another win for Roberto Mancini’s at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, but they’re relatively short and so I’d look to add to win to nil or win & BTTS to the bet to boost the odds. However, despite Italy not conceding in their last 10 matches, I’m not overly confident that Wales won’t be able to find the net and so I’m going to leave this match today.

Instead, I’m focussing on Switzerland v Turkey which is a much tougher match to predict. Both sides are without a win at Euro 2020 so far and both need to pick up 3 points today to stand a chance of progressing. If there is a winner today, due to the goal difference between Switzerland and Wales, it’s like that should they progress, it will be via the route of one of the best 3rd placed teams.

Turkey were tipped to do well in this tournament and conceded just three times and kept eight clean sheets throughout their 10 qualifying matches for Euro 2020. However, they have been disappointing against Italy (3-0) and Wales (2-0) and have one last chance today of matching expectations.

Switzerland were also beaten 3-0 by Italy but did manage a 1-1 draw against Wales in their opening fixture. They’ll be looking for just their 3rd win at the European Championships in 16 fixtures and the bookies have them as odds-on favourites to do so.

Despite the Swiss being tipped to pick up all three points, I see this as a much more even match than the odds suggest. You can get odds of 9/2 with SpreadEx on Turkey to win which I think is overpriced and so it’s what I’ll be backing today. They’ll have to address concerns at both ends of the pitch if they are to get anything out of the game but at odds of 9/2, I’m willing to take that chance.

Betfred are also offering your stake back as a free bet up to £5 on #PickYourPunt bets for this match and worth taking advantage of. For this bet, I’m going to back Shaqiri to score anytime and both teams to find the net. Along with Turkey, it’s likely that Switzerland will be adopting a slightly more attacking approach today and with Shaqiri sitting just behind the two Swiss forwards, I think he’ll have a good chance of finding the net today. The odds for this double are a little short but it’s essentially risk-free with the refund offer available.

Switzerland v Turkey
Turkey to win9/2spreadexVisit
Xherdan Shaqiri anytime scorer & BTTS5/2
Money Back if it Loses

Euro 2020 Tips – Saturday 19th June

It wasn’t a scoreline anyone was expecting last night in the England v Scotland match and although Scotland did extremely well, it was the lacklustre performance from the hosts at Wembley that was the main cause of the stalemate. I’ve said before that England don’t create enough chances and if they go behind in games, or are put under a lot of pressure like they were last night, they can struggle to get back into matches and find a way to win them. In a way, I’m pleased they didn’t manage to find a winner late on in the game as hopefully, this will be a wake up call for Southgate that he’s going to have to have a Plan B when their usual tactics aren’t working. In last night’s game, he didn’t have one.

Thankfully, yesterday’s bets were refunded due to the excellent offers from Boylesports and Betfred that are available on all England games throughout the tournament.

For today’s selection, I’m going to give the Portugal v Germany game a miss. It could be a great one to watch but I’m struggling to pick a winner or a score and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a 1-0 either way or a 1-1. Instead, I’m backing the favourites in the other two games but for both to win by two or more goals.

Hungary v France – Saturday 14:00

Hungary managed to hold off Portugal for 84 minutes on Tuesday evening but after a deflected shot from Raphaël Guerreiro found it’s way into the back of the net, it opened up the floodgates for 3 goals inside just eight minutes. Portugal should have opened up the scoring prior to that and if France manage to do that this afternoon, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them find the net 2 or 3 times.

I expect a dominant performance from France today and with the likes of Kante, Griezman, Pogba, Benzema and Mbappe on the attack, a comfortable win should be on the cards.

Spain v Poland – Saturday 20:00

Spain could only manage a disappointing goalless draw in their opening match against Sweden on Monday despite dominating the game with 75% possession.  Luis Enrique’s side also had 17 attempts on goal, 5 of which were on target but they seemed to lack the finishing touch. I expect Spain to dominate again today but be more clinical in front of goal. They should get their chances against a relatively poor Poland side who have conceded in 7 of their last 8 matches and despite them having possibly the best striker in the world playing for them in Robert Lewandowski, they shouldn’t pose too much of a threat to Spain given their lack of quality in providing him with chances which showed against Slovakia on Monday in a match that they lost 2-1.

You can back the double with Betfair Sportsbook at odds of 2.84/1 and receive a £5 free bet for doing so, regardless of the result.

Euro 2020 Double
France v HungaryFrance -1betfairVisit
Spain v PolandSpain -1
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Euro 2020 Tips – Friday 18th June

Two of our three selections in our patent bet came in yesterday. It could have been a huge return of 62 points should Austria have found a goal against the Netherlands last night but they didn’t look sharp in front of goal and were disappointing as a whole.

Today is the day many England fans have been waiting for as they take on Scotland at Wembley. It’s probably not a great game for betting given the short odds on England as you would expect, but as there are several betting offers available for the match and this column is all about finding value, I will be making a couple of selections which have minimal risk.

England v Scotland – Friday 20:00

England’s last defeat came against Belgium in the UEFA Nations League back in November. Since then, Southgate’s side has won seven in a row and only conceded one goal. It’s hard to bet against England winning to nil but Scotland do pose a threat up front and there’s no question they’ll be up for this game. Their 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic in their opening fixture wasn’t really reflective on how they performed and the scoreline could have quite easily been the opposite way around. I expect England to retain possession tonight to limit Scotland’s chances but I’m not fully confident that they won’t find the net.

There are two betting offers that I’ll be taking advantage of today for the England v Scotland match. The first is the £10 risk-free #PickYourPunt bet offer from Betfred and the second is the £10 risk-free bet from Boylesports. Both are excellent offers and available on every England match throughout the tournament.

For my #PickYourPunt selection, I’m backing England to win as I can’t see any other outcome in this match. However, to boost the odds up a bit, I’m also predicting Scotland to find the net. They had their chances against the Czech Republic and ultimately didn’t get on the scoresheet due to poor finishing. If they can improve on that today, they’ll have a decent chance of bagging a goal and the odds of 5/2 on that are pretty good. If this bet loses, we’ll get our stake back as a free bet so it’s somewhat risk-free.

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Secondly, I’m backing a price boost with Boylesports which is eligible for their £10 risk-free offer which will boost the value of the bet even further. Boylesports have boosted Kane to score & England to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 from 3/1 to 4/1 which seems like a probable outcome and obviously, Kane is a likely scorer having found the net in all eight of England’s qualifying games for Euro 2020.

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Euro 2020 Tips – Thursday 17th June

We were extremely close to yesterday’s treble coming in at just shy of 5/1. Both Russia and Italy did their job but Turkey couldn’t find a way past Wales for the BTTS selection. They had their chances but just lacked the quality and patience in front of goal which I wasn’t expecting from them in this tournament. However, fair play to Wales and it’s great to see them with a more than likely chance of making it through to the next stage of the tournament.

Onto today’s matches…

Today, I’m going to mix things up a bit and instead of a straight treble, I’m suggesting a Patent bet which consists of three singles, three doubles and a treble. If two of the three come in, we’ll return a good profit and jackpot if all three land.

Ukraine v North Macedonia – Thursday 14:00

The first game of today’s Euro 2020 fixtures sees Ukraine take on North Macedonia in Bucharest which is almost bang in the middle of the two countries. Both sides lost their opening matches but still have it all to play for today as Austria face a tough test against the Netherlands this evening.

For Ukraine, a late winner from Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries resulted in a 3-2 defeat but they showed fight after coming back from 2-0 down in the second half. Their attacking threat of Yarmolenko and Yaremchuk should be enough to see Ukraine find the net at least once today but there are concerns with their defence which could see North Macedonia get on the scoresheet also.

Despite losing 3-1 to Austria on Sunday, North Macedonia showed good spirit and went out to win that match. I don’t expect them to sit back today either and given Ukraine’s flaws at the back, it wouldn’t be surprised to see the ball find the net.

I’m backing Ukraine to win in the early fixture but also both teams to score at a price of 3/1.

Denmark v Belgium – Thursday 17:00

Romelu Lukaku showed why he was one of the bookies favourites for the Golden Boot in this tournament when he found the net either side of half time on Saturday against Russia. It was the perfect start for Belgium and I expect them, and Lukaku, to be on form again today against Denmark.

Denmark’s campaign got off to a sad start when they suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Finland on Saturday. It was a result that was overshadowed by the incident with Cristian Eriksen and although emotions may have settled in the squad by today, I think Belgium will have too much for them which would cement them to the bottom of the group heading into their final match against Russia on Monday.

Denmark are a very good side but odds of evens on Belgium are just too good to turn down.

Netherlands v Austria – Thursday 20:00

The final fixture of the day sees Austria travel to the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam to face the Netherlands who have a good shot at progressing after narrowly beating Ukraine 3-2 at the weekend. However, the fact that they conceded two goals within four minutes in that match shows that they are vulnerable and considering Austria should need a point at a minimum their remaining two group games to progress, I think that they could find a way onto the scoresheet today.

I’m backing goals today in this match with the Netherlands to pick up all three points but both teams to score at odds of 11/5.

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Euro 2020 Tips – Wednesday 16th June

A great set of results yesterday meant that the 2.78/1 double landed along with receiving a £5 free bet for placing it with Betfair Sportsbook. Portugal left it late, scoring three goals within the final six minutes but it was a fair result considering how they dominated the game. It took an unfortunate own goal from Mats Hummels to separate France and Germany but a win nevertheless and one that helped boost the ROI of our footy tips since the beginning of May to just shy of 20%.

We’re back to three fixtures today and there are a couple of tricky ones based on the outcome of the opening games. However, I have picked out a few selections which caught my eye and hopefully we’ll continue the winning streak into tomorrow.

Finland v Russia – Wednesday 14:00

Finland got their first-ever European Championships campaign off to the perfect start on Saturday evening when they surprisingly beat Denmark 1-0 in Copenhagen. However, due to the circumstances of that game with the incident involving Christian Eriksen, I don’t think it was a true and fair reflection on what the result would have been should the incident not have happened. Denmark dominated that match and also missed a penalty and although Finland’s confidence will be high heading into this game, I think that Russia will have enough to find the net at least once.

Russia’s opening fixture was against the worlds #1 ranked team, Belgium, in a match that they lost 3-0. Today’s opponents won’t pose so much of a threat and considering Russia have the home advantage with the match being played in Saint Petersburg, I think that they’ll have too much for the visitors who will likely take a cautious approach given that a point should see them through to the knockout stages of the tournament.

Turkey v Wales – Wednesday 17:00

Turkey were the dark horses in this tournament and were strongly fancied by many, including myself, to do well. They didn’t really get going in the opening match of Euro 2020 against Italy which was a slight disappointment but you have to consider how good Italy were in that game.

Wales picked up a very good point against Switzerland on Saturday but to be honest, they could have lost that game by 2-3 goals if it wasn’t for some excellent saves from Danny Ward.

I do fancy Turkey to win today but I think I need to see something more than they showed against Italy to be fully confident in backing them. Therefore, I’m including Both Teams to Score in my treble today which you can just just over evens for and will give the Acca a nice boost.

Italy v Switzerland – Wednesday – 20:00

There’s no denying Italy were excellent against Turkey on Friday and it’s hard not to back them against the majority of teams. However, Switzerland, despite only managing a 1-1 draw against Wales, are a very good side and could cause problems for them.

Italy again have the home advantage tonight with the match taking place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome which will no doubt give them a boost. They have proven to be very solid at the back in a string of recent matches and I think they should be able to limit Switzerlands chances in front of goal. However, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Swiss get on the scoresheet today but I think they will be outscored. Either way, I think this will be a thrilling match to end the day with.

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Euro 2020 Tips – Tuesday 15th June

Well, yesterday’s tip didn’t come in with Scotland losing 2-0 to the Czech Republic. It was a game that could have quite easily ended with the score reversed as Scotland did put in a good performance and had chances themselves. In the end it took a brace from Czech forward Patrik Schick, including a sensational goal from just past the half way line, to lock in 3 points for the away side.

Moving onto today and there are only two matches taking place from Group F which is possibly the toughest group of the six. I’ll be backing a simple double from these matches to qualify for a £5 free bet from Betfair regardless of whether or not it comes in.

Hungary v Portugal – Tuesday 17:00

Hungary qualifying for Euro 2020 meant that they will play in their first major tournament in 30 years. Unfortunately for them, they’ve been drawn into a group not many will be expecting them to progress from and they’ll be facing the reigning champions in their opening match tonight in Budapest. The home advantage will give the hosts a slight boost but they’ve never beaten Portugal in 13 attempts and have failed to put a goal past them in five of their last six meetings. They’re also missing their star man, RB Leipzig midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, who was key to Hungary creating chances.

Portugal head into Euro 2020 in an attempt to be only the second country ever to win consecutive European Championships. There’s no doubt that they are a better side than they were when they won the tournament in 2016 and if they can progress from the group, they’ll be in with a realistic chance of retaining their title. Fernando Santos’s side have lost just one of their last fifteen matches, during which time they picked up 0-0 draws against Spain (twice) and France as well as beating the likes of Croatia and Sweden comfortably on two occasions each.

A good start is essential Portugal with tough fixtures against Germany and France lined up and I expect them to do just that against Hungary tonight.

France v Germany – Tuesday 20:00

This is the biggest fixture of the tournament so far and sees two of the favourites face each other in Munich. The World Cup holders France will want to go one better this time around after dominating the 2016 final against Portugal but suffering an unexpected 1-0 defeat in extra time. Their attacking talent is second to none with the likes of Mbappe, Benzema and Griezmann all likely to feature in their starting XI. They’re unbeaten against Germany in their last five meetings and although they’re playing away tonight, the bookies do have them as slight favourites, and rightly so.

Although Germany aren’t the dominating force that they once were, they’re still a very good side and can cause trouble for the best of teams. Other than their 7-1 thrashing of Latvia in their most recent outing, their Euro 2020 preparations didn’t go quite to plan with only managing a 1-1 draw against Denmark and suffering a shock 2-1 defeat to the hands of North Macedonia at the end of March.

It’s likely that Griezmann could feature in a deeper role for France tonight, playing behind Benzema and Mbappe who will be supported by the likes of Pogba, Tolisso and Kante in midfield. They also have match-winners on the bench should they need them with Olivier Giroud the most likely to be called upon if goals are needed late on in the game.

I think there is value in backing France tonight at odds of 17/10 and so they’ll be going in my double today along with Portugal.

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Euro 2020 Tips – Monday 14th June

England got their Euro 2020 campaign off to a great start yesterday with a 1-0 win against Croatia and as the score was all square at half-time, our HT/FT bet came in at 3/1. North Macedonia couldn’t add to our winning bets as they, unfortunately, lost 3-1 to Austria but they played exactly how I imagined they would and went out to win it.

Three matches take place again today but to keep things simple, I’m going to be focussing on just one game.

Scotland v Czech Republic – Monday 14:00

It’s Scotland’s first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup and if they are to progress into the knockout stages, they’ll surely see this match as their best chance of picking up points. It’s a match neither side can afford to lose but I’m backing Scotland to edge the win and set themselves up to potentially grab a point against Croatia or England for a chance to progress.

This afternoons match is being played at Hampden Park in Glasgow which gives Scotland the home advantage and was a big factor in deciding to back them today since they haven’t lost a match on home turf since September 2019. The hosts have had some good results in preparation for the tournament including a 2-2 draw with the Netherlands. They’ve also beaten today’s opponents in their last three meetings, including twice last year both home and away.

Being beaten twice in 2020 by Scotland won’t give the Czech Republic much confidence heading into this match and playing at Hampden Park will only add to their worries since they’ve lost four of their last five matches on the road without scoring a goal.

I don’t see Scotland running away with this match but at odds of 7/4, it’s a good enough price to back them to sneak the win. I’ll also be putting a small wager on the hosts to be winning at half-time given that they’ve scored the opener within 30 minutes in their last three matches and found the net in the first half in their last four meetings against the Czech Republic.

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Euro 2020 Tips – Sunday 13th June

Today is the day England fans have been waiting for as Southgate’s side line up against Croatia in their first match of Euro 2020. England will be seeking revenge after being knocked out of the 2018 World Cup by today’s opponents but I expect it to be a similar performance from the Three Lions as we have become accustomed to under Southgate.

This should be the toughest match in the group stage for both sides with wins expected against Scotland and the Czech Republic and so a draw is definitely possible. However, England do have the home advantage with the match being played at Wembley and their record there since their exit from the 2018 World Cup has seen them win 15 of their 17 matches. That coupled with Croatia losing four of their last six on the road, should sway you towards an England victory today. I’m not 100% confident in England just yet and I’d like to see them play this first match before backing them with a big stake in the tournament but I will be having a bet on the match due to the betting offers that are available that essentially makes the bets risk-free.

Firstly, Boylesports are running their No Lose Bet promotion for England Croatia which is a no-brainer. Place a £10 bet on any market and if it loses, you’ll get your stake back as a free bet.

For this offer, I’ll simply be backing Harry Kane to score anytime at odds of 1.1/1 so we’ll get over double our stake back if he finds the net and a refund as a free bet if he doesn’t which we can use on another selection. Kane scored at least once in every one of England’s eight qualifiers for the Euros and if anyone is to score today, you’d expect it to be him either from open play or the penalty spot.

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Secondly, Bet365 are giving customers a £5 bet completely free to use on the match. Just log into your account and it should be there waiting for you.

The England lineup hasn’t been announced yet and so this market isn’t available at the time of writing but if Jack Grealish starts, I fancy him to get an assist. He’s been excellent for England in recent matches and he looks to create chances every time he gets the ball. You should be able to get odds of around 4/1 or greater on him today but wait for the lineup to be announced first.

If Grealish doesn’t start,  I’ll be putting my £5 free bet on the HT/FT market and backing Draw/England. I’m not expecting England to come out firing from the start and a slow build-up with the aim of retaining possession is probably what Southgate will want in the early stages of the match. 3/1 is reasonable for this bet and it’s a risk-free chance of making £15 profit.

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The other two matches are tough to call. However, I’m going to take a punt with a very small wager and hope that it pays off.

Austria vs North Macedonia – Sunday 17:00

North Macedonia make history as they play in their first-ever European Championships as an independent nation. They qualified via winning the UEFA Nations League playoffs and coach Igor Angelovski has stated that his goal is to guide his side through to the knockout stages. In my opinion, they have a chance of doing so with their group consisting of Ukraine and a slightly unpredictable Netherlands along with tonight’s opponents and given that they have scored 12 goals in their last four matches, they could start by picking up points this evening, especially since two of those goals came in a shock 2-1 away win to Germany in their World Cup qualifying match at the end of March.

Austria are a solid team and did relatively well in their 1-0 defeat to England. However, they haven’t scored in their last three matches which will be a concern for them heading into the tournament.

I’m going to take a punt with a small stake on a shock win for North Macedonia given that I expect them to go out all guns blazing. If they do, they could outscore Austria and get their first-ever Euro campaign off to the perfect start. Splitting a 1pt stake between the win & win & both teams to score is my bet today, albeit a rather risky one.

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Euro 2020 Tips – Saturday 12th June

Well, what a game that was. Or should I say, what a performance from Italy! Two of the three possible bets came in from this game – Firstly, the boost on Italy to win at Evens was great value and doubled our money, and secondly, Immobile delivered for me and bagged the first goal. Well, technically it was the second goal but as the first was an own goal, it doesn’t count in the first goalscorer market and so Immobile @ a tidy 9/2 was a great bet to land. It’s also a great start for my 22/1 bet on him to be the tournaments top scorer!

Ok, so a great start to Euro 2020 from a betting perspective. Now onto day two…

Three matches take place today which isn’t enough to qualify for any of the Acca Insurance offers around but we can again receive a £5 free bet should we place our bet with Betfair Sportsbook. We need to include just two selections to qualify for the free bet but I’m going to take a punt on the treble as I think there’s a reasonable chance of all three coming in.

Wales v Switzerland – 14:00 Saturday

The first Euro 2020 match of the weekend sees Wales take on Switzerland in the somewhat neutral venue of the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan. Along with England and Scotland, I’d really love to see Wales do well in this competition but they’ll do well to match their semi-final finish of 2016 and this time around, I think they’ll do well to get out of their group. As I pointed out in my Euro 2020 ante post bets below, I have high hopes for both Italy and Turkey in this years competition and their first match against the other team in their group, Switzerland, will be no easy feat either.

Switzerland head into the Euros on the back of six consecutive victories. Prior to that, they had a bad spell in the UEFA Nations League where they won only one of their eight matches. However, of the four matches that they lost, they were only beaten by one goal and those defeats came against the likes of Croatia, Spain and Belgium who are considered superior opponents to Wales.

Wales on the other hand haven’t had the best warm-up matches for Euro 2020 as they lost 3-0 to France and only managed a disappointing goalless draw against Albania. The absence of manager Ryan Giggs due to his court case won’t help Wales in this tournament either as he has been replaced by the relatively inexperienced Rob Page who has only managed lower-tier clubs.

This is a huge match for both sides as they are expected to battle it out for third place and hope to qualify through that route to the knockout stages. It should be a relatively close match but I do think that Switzerland can edge it and I expect them to win by a narrow margin.

At odds of 6/5 with 888Sport, they will give the Acca a nice boost.

Denmark v Finland – 17:00 Saturday

Denmark host Finland in their first match of Euro 2020 at the Parken Stadium which gives the hosts the home advantage, although they shouldn’t really need it against Finland who head into their first ever European Championships.

Denmark are a good side who are hard to beat. They held England to a 0-0 draw at this stadium back in September before beating them 1-0 a month later. They also picked up a solid 1-1 draw against Germany just a week ago in their preparation match and have now lost just twice in their last 28 matches with both those defeats being inflicted by Belgium.

Finland on the other hand are winless in their last six matches where they failed to beat the likes of Estonia (1-0), Wales (3-1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2-2) and others. They’re in a tough group along with Belgium and Russia and it’s hard to see them picking up any points in the tournament.

I expect Demark to continue their excellent run of form at home which has seen them pick up five consecutive wins, scoring 18 goals and conceding just once.

They’re ½ to win today and a good addition to the accumulator in my opinion.

Belgium v Russia – 20:00 Saturday

Belgium are currently ¾ to beat Russia tonight which, considering how well they’re expected to do in the tournament, seem pretty generous odds. However, they’re effectively playing an away game with the match being held at the Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg and Russia are a half-decent side who can trouble the best of teams. They showed how well they can play on home turf when they finished second in their group in the 2018 World Cup and were only denied a place in the quarter-finals against Croatia when beaten 4-3 on penalties. A result that could have played a huge impact on England’s route to the final that year.

Despite my respect for the Russian side, I’m still backing Belgium to come out on top in tonight’s match. They beat them both home (3-1) and away (4-1) in qualification for this tournament and although they haven’t been as convincing in front of goal as one would hope in their most recent matches against Greece (1-1) and Croatia (1-0), I do think that they’ll step it up in the tournament.

Odds of ¾ on Belgium to win gives us combined odds of 4.54/1 for the treble.

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Euro 2020 tips – Friday 11th June

Well, the time has finally come. Euro 2020 gets underway tonight with Turkey facing Italy in Rome in what could be one of the most underrated matches of the tournament. When the fixtures were first released some time ago, I was slightly underwhelmed with the opening fixture. However, I’ve been thinking about it more over recent weeks and I think it could be a cracker of a game.

Italy’s odds on winning Euro 2020 have been shortening over the past week. Roberto Mancini’s side were 11/1 just a week ago but the best price on them now to win their second European Championship is 8/1 as people become more aware of their recent form and how Mancini has developed the squad since taking over in 2018. The Azzurri haven’t lost any of their last 27 matches (W22, D5) with their last defeat being at the hands of Portugal (1-0) in their UEFA Nations League match almost 3 years ago. They’re also not shy of goals either having bagged a total of 25 goals in their last eight games without conceding any. That’s an incredibly impressive stat for any national team and gives reasoning to their odds shortening over recent days.

They’re up against a Turkey side who could quite possibly be one of the most underrated teams in the tournament. They too aren’t shy in front of goal and have averaged 2.2 goals per game in their last 10 matches which included an impressive 4-2 victory over the Netherlands. Unlike Italy, Turkey aren’t so solid at the back and are prone to leaking a few goals, even against lesser opposition. However, they’ve found the net two or more times in 9 of their last 12 matches and so clearly have an attacking threat. Turkey manager Senol Gunes has drafted in a young and energetic side who are capable of creating chances against the bigger teams and who will be feeding the ball to veteran striker Burak Yilmaz who heads into the Euros in terrific form having bagged 16 goals in 28 appearances domestically for Ligue 1 side Lille. He also managed a hat-trick in his sides 4-2 demolishing of the Netherlands in March. Having lost just one of their last thirteen matches, Turkey, if they in their best form, should give Italy a run for their money tonight and odds of 15/2 for them to win the match are pretty generous in my opinion.

I find it hard to back Italy tonight at odds of just 1/2 given how Turkey have proved themselves in recent matches against top opposition but I’ve come across a price boost from bookmaker Boylesports that I’ll be taking advantage of as well as suggesting a couple of small wagers.

My first selection is simply on Italy to win. As mentioned, I wouldn’t back them at 1/2 but Boylesports are offering DOUBLE the odds with a max stake of £10. Evens on Italy is worth taking advantage of considering their unbeaten form and the fact that they’ll be playing in Rome tonight which will undoubtedly give them an advantage over the visitors.

Turkey v Italy
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My second bet goes against what many are predicting as I’m expecting both teams to find the net tonight. As our top tipster, Matt Le Tissier said in his recent article, opening fixtures of major competitions such as Euro 2020 can be cagey affairs with neither side wanting to lose and this can often lead to a lack of goals. However, in my opinion, both Italy and Turkey will definitey want to get on the scoresheet tonight. Italy look like they’re enjoying their games currently and Turkey’s youthful players have something to prove in this tournament which should mean that they’ll play to impress. You can back both teams to score at odds of 11/8 with Betfair Sportsbook which I think are generous odds should Turkey get going from the off.

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Finally, I’m going to two small wagers on the first goalscorer. Ciro Immobile is the obvious choice for me as the Lazio striker has scored 20 goals this season for his club and found the net in three of his last four appearances for the Azzurri. As I mentioned in my Euro 2020 ante-post tips, should Italy do well, I think Immobile could be a good shout for the tournaments top scorer. He was 22/1 on Wednesday when I tipped him but his odds have shortened slightly to 20/1 which I think still have value.

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Secondly, I can’t ignore Turkey’s 35 year old star striker Burak Yılmaz. If Turkey come our raring to go, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him bag the first goal and at best odds of 12/1 with Betway, there’s surely value in backing a striker to score first at those odds.

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Good luck and enjoy the next month of football!

Football tips – Wednesday 9th June – Euro 2020 Ante Post Bets

A disappointing result yesterday saw Hungary draw 0-0 with Ireland which meant that we didn’t make it three consecutive winning days. I caught the first half of the match and Hungary were all over them. A great save from Ireland’s young goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, followed by a goalline clearance meant that both teams went into the tunnel at halftime goalless, and the resilience of Ireland in the second half paid off so fair play to them on this occasion.

There isn’t much football being played anywhere in the world today so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share my thoughts on Euro 2020 since it is only days away. There are also some great Euro 2020 Betting Offers available and as this column is all about finding value in bets, I’ll be sharing a few of them to incorporate into my tips to hopefully return a decent profit over the next month.

To begin with, I’ll be taking a look at the Overall Winner market of Euro 2020.


France – France have leapfrogged England in recent days as the bookies favourites to win Euro 2020 and personally, I can’t understand why they were’nt the top pick from the start. Granted, England are playing a lot of their group stage matches and potential knock-out stage matches at Wembley which should give them an advantage but the quality in the French team far outweighs any other in my opinion. Players such as Kylian Mbappé, Wissam Ben Yedder, Ousmane Dembele, N’Golo Kanté and Kurt Zouma are world-class and they’ve already proved themselves in big tournaments by winning the World Cup back in 2018. Even Antoine Griezmann, who found the net in their friendly last night against Bulgaria, could shine despite having a relatively poor season and ending up on the bench at Barcelona. In fact, if Griezmann gets game time, I think he could be a good shout at the tournaments top scorer at some tasty odds of 25/1 with Bet365.

Euro 2020 Winner

Although I do agree that France are the favourites, odds of 9/2 are quite short. You could probably back them at close to evens should they meet one of the other top teams along the way which would be a better option. However, I am confident that they’ll make it through to the later stages of the tournament and so I’m going to make use of the betting offer below from William Hill from which I’ll receive a £5 free bet for every match France win in the group stages when betting just £10 on the winner. If they win all their group stage games then that’s £15 in free bets from a £10 stake regardless of whether they win the tournament.

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To Reach Semi-Finals

Although I’ve backed France to win the tournament, a more attractive bet is on two teams to reach the semi-finals. I’m a big fan of both Italy and Turkey at the moment and given how my predictor chart has panned out (see below), I feel that they have some of the better routes to that stage.

euro 2020 prediction chart

Italy – Italy are in terrific form heading into the tournament and are unbeaten in their last 27 matches. Their last 8 matches have resulted in 8 consecutive victories, scoring 25 goals and not conceding a single one. Roberto Mancini has transformed the squad since taking over as coach in 2018 and they are now looking like a solid team who are playing as if they enjoy it.

You could have backed Italy to win Euro 2020 at 11/1 a few days ago but they have shortened to a best price of 9/1 now. They could face some tough opposition if they top their group and so I think a small wager on them to reach the semis at 2/1 is a better bet.

Euro 2020 To Reach Semi Finals

Turkey – Turkey have seemed to go under the radar of most Euro 2020 predictions I’ve read, but they are a quality team. They will have to be in their best form to progress in the tournament but if they are, I’d back them to see off the likes of Russia and Portugal on the road to the semis, especially at a price of 8/1 with 888Sport.

Euro 2020 To Reach Semi Finals

If you wanted to go one further, you can back them at 25/1 to reach the final with William Hill.

Top Scorer

There are a lot of big names in this year’s Euros and numerous contenders for the Golden Boot award. However, past winners have showed that your best bet is backing a player playing for a team that will reach the later stages of the tournament.

  • Euro 2016 Top Scorer: Antoine Griezmann (6 goals) – France reached the final
  • Euro 2012 Top Scorer: Fernando Torres (3 goals) – Spain won the tournament
  • Euro 2008 Top Scorer: David Villa (4 goals) – Spain won the tournament
  • Euro 2004 Top Scorer: Milan Baroš (5 goals) – Czech Republic reached the semi-finals
  • Euro 2000 Top Scorer: Patrick Kluivert (5 goals) – Netherlands reached the semi-finals
  • Euro 1996 Top Scorer: Alan Shearer (5 goals) – England reached the semi-finals

Players such as Robert Lewandowski, who scored an impressive 41 goals this season for Bayern Munich, may seem like good value at odds of 25/1 but how far will Poland progress?

So, looking at the teams that I think will do well, I’ve picked out a few possible contenders, but before I get into them, if you are backing a top scorer at Euro 2020, Sporting Index are giving away a £5 free bet every time you chosen player scores when you bet £25 on them. Alternatively, you may wish to place your bet with Paddy Power who are offering a £1 free bet every time your player has a shot on target throughout the tournament when you bet just £10.

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Kylian Mbappe is currently 11/1 with Unibet to be the top goalscorer at Euro 2020 which I think has value considering Harry Kane is a short 5/1. France should do well and Mbappe is their key man up front. The only slight doubt is that France have so many options up front and players from all positions that can score that I’m not 100% confident the majority of the goals will go to Mbappe. However, at 11/1, I think he’s worth a small bet.

If Italy do well, Ciro Immobile is more than likely to find the net at least a few times. Italy have been scoring for fun lately and so I’d expect him to get on the scoresheet when they do. He’s netted 20 for Lazio this season and is currently an attractive 22/1 to score the most goals at Euro 2020.

Another outsider bet is France’s Antoine Griezmann who is currently 25/1 to bag the most goals. There are doubts whether he will start every game and so I wouldn’t go all in on him. However, if he starts against Germany in France’s opening fixture, and he manages to score, I think he could feature in future matches which would see his odds shorten dramatically.

I’d suggest perhaps waiting to see if Griezmann is in France’s starting XI against Germany and if he is, get on it while the price is still there!

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Football tips – Tuesday 8th June

Yesterday’s tip came in with flying colours as Jonkopings beat Akropolis 4-1 in the Swedish Superettan and the Faroe Islands comfortably saw off Liechtenstein by 5 goals to 1. That 5/2 winner made it two in a row and increased our overall ROI for the season to over 10%. Today, I’m hoping to make it a hat trick of wins to continue the good run as we head into the Euros later this week.

The majority of my bets lately have been doubles to take advantage of the £5 free bet that is available daily when placing them with Betfair but there will be bigger Accas to come throughout Euro 2020 when more fixtures are taking place. We can then look to take advantage of some of the Acca Insurance offers that are available as well as some of the excellent Euro 2020 Betting Offers that have already been released.

Hungary v Republic of Ireland – Tuesday 19:00

My first selection today is Hungary to beat the Republic of Ireland tonight in their friendly fixture.

Hungary are 750/1 to win the Euros which are some of the biggest odds you can get on any team. That may give you the impression that they’re a poor side but those odds are more reflective of the group that they’ve landed in which contains the likes of France, Germany and Portugal. They’ll do well to get out of the group stage but tonight’s opponents aren’t really comparable to who they are set to face over the coming weeks.

I actually quite like Hungary and have been impressed with what I’ve seen of them over the past year. They’re unbeaten in their last 10 matches, winning 7 of them and drawing 3 and many of the points they have picked up were against decent opposition such as Poland, Russia and Turkey who I rate very highly. Despite being a friendly and the hosts missing RB Leipzig midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, this is their final fixture before heading into their Euro 2020 campaign and they will be eager to keep spirits high and extend their longest ever unbeaten run with victory tonight.

The Republic of Ireland sadly were unable to qualify for this years European Championships and given their form, it’s hardly surprising. Stephen Kenny’s side have registered just 1 win in their last 13 matches which came from their last outing away to Andora. However, the visitors struggle in front of goal and being up against a side who have found the net 13 times in their last 5 matches, I find it hard to envision them outscoring Hungary tonight.

At odds of 7/5 for a Hungary with Betfred, I think there is a lot of value here.

France v Bulgaria – Tuesday 20:10

I was considering just a single on Hungary tonight but it seems logical to include a ‘banker’ in a double so that we again qualify for the £5 free bet Betfair offers daily when placing a bet with two or more selections. For my second leg, I’m of course backing France to beat Bulgaria in another international friendly.

Odds on France are as you would expect, very short at just 1/9 but as I’m only including it to qualify for the free bet, the odds are somewhat irrelevant.

There’s not much explanation needed for this selection with France being the current World Cup holders and one of the strong favourites to go all the way at Euro 2020. They’ve only lost once in their last 19 matches and haven’t conceded in their last three. Compare that to Bulgaria’s record of 2 wins in their last 29 and you can understand why the hosts are such heavy favourites.

Today’s double comes in at 1.42/1 with Betfair. You can get odds of 1.64/1 with Betfred but I prefer to take the slightly lower odds and lock in that guarantee of a £5 free bet regardless of the result to add value to the bet.

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France v BulgariaFrance Win
1 Point Bet @ 1.42/1 + a £5 Free Bet

Football tips – Monday 7th June

It was back to winning ways yesterday thanks to both England and Scotland winning their friendlies 1-0 against Romania and Luxembourg. That bet returned 1.28 points + a £5 free bet for placing it with Betfair which is an offer I’ll be taking advantage of almost daily whilst there is a somewhat lack of fixtures taking place.

As we draw closer to the start of Euro 2020 (only 4 days to go!), the international fixtures wind down and so other than one match which I’ll be including in my double today, I’ll be heading to the Swedish Superettan for the second leg.

Jonkopings v Akropolis – Monday 18:00

Betting on the Swedish second division isn’t something I do often but today’s selection should boost the odds of the double and has a reasonable chance of coming in.

With just 9 games played so far this season, Jonkopings sit ninth in the league with the hosts having mixed results so far this term. However, two recent victories against 3rd placed Sundsvall and 4th placed Landskrona will have boosted their confidence heading into this match and helped them on their way to improve on their 3rd place finish that they achieved last season. Their achievements last season were mainly down to having the best home record in the league where they picked up an impressive 38 points from a possible 45 and they look set to continue their fine form on home turf this season with being unbeaten so far in their four matches played.

Today, they host Akropolis who currently sit second bottom of the table and are winless on the road this term. They did pick up their first win of the season in a 1-0 home victory against Falkenbergs two weeks ago but the odds are against them tonight against a side who will be looking to end the season in an automatic promotion spot.

Odds of around 4/5 for a home win here seem to have value considering Jonkopings’ fine form at home.

Faroe Islands v Liechtenstein – Monday 19:45

I was looking at including Ukraine to beat Cyprus as my second selection but I’m not convinced in their ability to finish off games, even against lesser opposition and wouldn’t be surprised to see a draw in that match. Instead, I’ve chosen to back the Faroe Islands to beat Liechtenstein which kicks off at 19:45 tonight.

Despite being the underdogs, it was disappointing to see the Faroe Islands lose 1-0 to Iceland on Friday as that win would have equalled their longest ever undefeated home run. However, they will hope to get back to winning ways when they play a Liechtenstein side that they have beaten on all four occasions, albeit the last being back in 2018.

I wouldn’t usually have much confidence in backing the Faroe Islands but in every one of their last 10 victories on home soil, they have scored first. If they can manage that tonight then I expect that stat to continue. To back that reasoning up, Liechtenstein have conceded first in their last eight games that registered goals. The visitors have also conceded a whopping 16 goals in their last 3 matches including a 7-0 defeat to Switzerland last time out which was their biggest defeat in 4 years.

At 5/2, this double can produce a nice return and as we have claimed several times lately, we’ll receive a £5 free bet regardless of the outcome when placing the bet with Betfair Sportsbook.

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Faroe Islands v LiechtensteinFaroe Islands Win
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Football tips – Sunday 6th June

Chesterfield disappointedly threw away a 2-1 lead in yesterday’s National League playoff match by conceding two late goals which scuppered our bet. Today, we head back to the international friendlies taking place as teams get their final chances to get their affairs in order for Euro 2020 getting underway on Friday. It’s hard to back any of the big underdogs in Sunday’s fixtures and so I’ve selected a double which should hopefully be relatively safe but still result in a reasonable return.

England v Romania – Sunday 17:00

Gareth Southgate will be reasonably happy with his teams performance on Wednesday night against Austria in a match where they looked relatively in control of the game. England continued with their impressive defensive display which has seen them concede just one goal in their last five matches and although they only managed to find the net once on Wednesday, I can’t see them failing to do that again or one better on Sunday which should be enough to see off Romania.

Jack Grealish should feature again as Southgate has to make a tough decision as to whether or not to start him in England’s group matches and if he does, he should play an instrumental role in creating chances for Kane and any other forwards Southgate gives pitch time to on Sunday. 

Another solid England performance is expected resulting in a sixth straight win which is no less than what will be accepted heading into their Euro 2020 campaign.

Luxembourg v Scotland – Sunday 17:00

Scotland are rearing up for their first tournament since France ‘98 and confidence will be high after an impressive 2-2 draw away to the Netherlands in their most recent warm-up match on Wednesday night. However, Steve Clarke will be frustrated that his side couldn’t hold on for the win after their 2-1 lead was squashed with a last minute goal from the Netherland’s star forward, Memphis Depay.

Luxembourg have won just one of their last seven matches, losing five of them and their record in international friendlies is even worse. With Scotland scoring nine goals in their last four matches and the hosts finding the net just twice in their last five, I think Scotland should have too much for them.

You can back the double at odds of 1.28/1 which is fair and if you place your bet with Betfair, you’ll also receive a £5 free bet regardless of the outcome.

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Luxembourg v ScotlandScotland Win
1 Point Bet @ 1.28/1 + a £5 Free Bet

Football tips – Saturday 5th June

Nothing takes my fancy in the international fixtures taking place tonight but we do have the National League quarter-final playoff between Notts County and Chesterfield which should be an interesting game.

Notts County v Chesterfield – Saturday 16:00

There’s pretty much nothing to separate these two sides from their performances in the league this season with the hosts finishing just one point and place place about the visitors and with an almost identical goal difference. Similarities continue when you look at the home and away form of the two sides with Notts County picking up 36 points on home soil and Chesterfield accumulating the same on the road.

Both sides ended the season in good form but County’s 1-0 defeat away to Bromley will have knocked their confidence a little bit and I feel the pressure will be on them more than Chesterfield.

The winner of this fixture will face a tough fixture away to Torquay United and although I think it will be a tight match, I’m suggesting a small wager on Chesterfield to progress either in normal time, extra time or on penalties.

Notts County v Chesterfield
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1 Point Bet @ 5/4

Football tips – Friday 4th June

International friendlies continue tonight as teams prepare for the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament next week. Two matches have caught my eye and so I’m going to make use of the Betfair Sportsbook free bet offer again from which we’ll receive a £5 free bet for placing a double.

Italy v Czech Republic – Friday 19:45

Italy are heading into Euro 2020 in terrific form and shouldn’t be underestimated at this year’s tournament. Roberto Mancini’s side were last beaten all the way back in October 2018 which means that they are now undefeated in their last 26 games. They’ve also won their last seven matches without conceding a single goal.

Czech Republic on the other hand have won just one of their last four on the road and that was a 6-2 victory against an extremely poor Estonia. All three of their other matches ended in 1-0 defeats to the likes of Wales, Germany and Scotland and so I can’t see them troubling Italy too much tonight.

The hosts will be looking to continue their fine form tonight against the Czech Republic and head into their opening match next Friday against Turkey with full confidence. With their solid backline and their forwards firing on all cylinders, I expect them make it eight wins in a row.

Hungary v Cyprus – Friday 19:00

Hungary’s Euro preparations start tonight with a match against Cyprus who they haven’t played since 2007. The hosts are currently on a nine-match unbeaten run which is their longest since 1970 and I’m backing them to improve on that record tonight. They haven’t had the best record in friendlies which is a slight concern but considering their current form which saw them draw 3-3 with Poland and pick up an impressive 2-0 victory against a good Turkey side in November, I think they should have enough to win tonight.

Cyprus have managed to win just 2 of their last 18 matches with those victories being against San Marino and Kazakhstan. They tend not to draw many games and so if Hungary can get break down their defence first, I expect them to hold on for the win.

At odds of 1.4/1 with Betfair, this double won’t result in huge returns. However, I do think that it has a good chance of coming in and we’ll receive a £5 free bet regardless thanks to the Betfair Sportsbook offer.

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Hungry v CyprusHungry Win
1 Point Bet @ 1.4/1 + a £5 Free Bet

Football tips – Wednesday 2nd June

With league football mostly finished for the season, there hasn’t been much to choose from in terms of multiples and I haven’t been able to take advantage of many of the bookie betting offers that are still available. However, with a string of international friendlies tonight, I’ve picked out a double which will qualify for a £5 free bet with Betfair Sportsbook regardless of the outcome. However, I do think that it has a good chance of coming in.

England v Austria – Wednesday 2nd June 20:00

England play their first of two warm-up matches tonight in preparation for their Euro 2020 campaign which starts next week. They’re up against Austria who they have beaten on the last two occasions and I’m backing them to make it three in a row.

Southgate’s side has had a perfect 2021 so far and have won 13 of their last 14 matches on home turf and averaged an impressive 3.3 goals per game throughout those fixtures. Many of those matches were against inferior opposition but they’re unlikely to be truly tested until they face Croatia on 13th June.

Austria’s last outing resulted in a 4-0 defeat to Denmark which meant that Franco Foda’s side have only picked up one win in their last four and that was a victory at home to the Faroe Islands back in March. I can’t see them getting anything out of this game against a relatively solid and enthusiastic young England side which has led me to include the Three Lions in my double today.

Romania v Georgia – Wednesday 2nd June 19:45

I was looking to add possibly France or the Netherlands into today’s double but think that there is more value in backing Romania at home against Georgia.

Romania will be looking to bounce back from their 3-2 defeat to Armenia a month ago when two goals in the 87th and 89th cost them victory. Prior to that, Mirel Rădoi’s side looked in relatively good form with wins against the like of Belarus, Norway and North Macedonia where they found the net 11 times in those three fixtures. If they can carry their goalscoring form into tonight’s match, it’s likely that they’ll be able to outscore Georgia.

Georgia are without a win in their last eight matches although they don’t often get beaten by a lot of goals. In recent games, they’ve suffered defeats by just one goal to Spain, Sweden, Armenia and North Macedonia but with Romania not being shy in front of goal, we’re expecting them to concede tonight.

Although neither side are preparing for a Euro campaign in this match, Romania will be looking to bounce back from their recent defeat with a victory tonight which should see them head into their much sterner clash with England this coming Sunday.

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Romania v GeorgiaRomania Win
1 Point Bet @ 1.98/1 + a £5 Free Bet

Football tips – Tuesday 1st June

Slovakia v Bulgaria – Tuesday 1st June 16:55

With Euro 2020 less than two weeks away, teams are preparing with warm-up games scheduled over the coming days. Tonight, we see Slovakia host Bulgaria in what isn’t expected to be the most thrilling match but may provide a value betting opportunity.

I don’t usually like betting on international friendlies as they can throw out some unexpected results. However, as this match is in preparation for the upcoming European Championships for the home side, I’m confident that they’ll want to win in order to head into the tournament with as much confidence as possible.

Slovakia aren’t the most predictable side. They had to settle for a 2-2 draw against Malta back in March when conceding two early first-half goals but did follow that up with an impressive 2-1 victory over Russia three days later. Their form on home soil is relatively good having won four of their last seven and have found the net at least once in their last nine home matches. Tonight, they play a pretty dismal Bulgaria side who have failed to win any of their last eleven matches on the road and their only win in their last twelve was an expected victory over Gibraltar back in November.

Given that Slovakia have more to play for in this match, coupled with their home advantage and the fact that Bulgaria have failed to score in their last five matches, I think that a single on the home side at odds of 3/4 with Boylesports shows quite a bit of value. If Slovakia can get an early goal, I can see them winning comfortably with a 2-0 or 3-0 scoreline.

Slovakia v Bulgaria
2 Point Bet @ 3/4

Football tips – Sunday

For Sunday the game of the day in England is the League One play-off final between Blackpool and Lincoln. 

3rd place finishers Blackpool overcame Oxford Utd in the semi-final beating them 6-3 on aggregate. 

And 5th place finishers Lincoln endured a nervy 2nd leg against Sunderland but progressed with a 2nd half goal for the tie to end 3-2 to the Imps on aggregate.  

Goals galore in both semi-finals then with an average of 3.5 goals scored over the 4 games.

These teams have been involved in plenty of goals recently in general. When these 2 met in the league season a total of 9 games were scored over the games, although, the 2 sides were not necessarily prolific goalscorers throughout their campaigns.

Looking at previous League One finals it also points to goals. 7 of the last 8 finals have recorded over 2.5 goals and that together with the recent goal spurt from both sides leads me to believe that history may repeat itself.

Looking at the odds you can get better than evens at 5/4 with BetVictor for over 2.5 goals in this game. Big enough for us to back here I think. 

Blackpool v Lincoln
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1 Point Bet @ 5/4

Football tips – Champions League Final

An all English Champions League final then and after Man Utd failed to bring home the bacon on Wednesday in the Europa League, Premier League enthusiasts will have comfort in knowing an English team will have its name on the trophy come the end of this tie.

Looking at the odds, Man City are clear favourites and are below evens to win in 90 minutes. City are as low as 17/20 with some bookies which seems very short considering previous results with Chelsea winning the last 2 meetings.

Perhaps the odds reflect the injury concerns Chelsea have over N’Golo Kante and Edouard Mendy. If both of those don’t make it then surely that’s a huge plus for City who themselves have no injury concerns at all. 

For now though, no value in the City win so we’ve looked to cards to find a bet. 

The referee for the final will be the Spaniard Antonio Mateu Lahoza and this guy absolutely loves a card. English fans may be familiar with this ref as he dished out 9 cards in the RB Leipzig v Man Utd CL tie back in December and for those of you who watched the thrilling 1/4 final 1st leg between Bayern and PSG he dished out another 5 cards in that game.

So with it being a tight game and teams not wanting to give an inch, I think there will be plenty of fouls around leading to the card happy ref more than willing to dip into his pocket. 

Unibet has over 4.5 cards at 21/20 so I feel this is big enough for us to have a bet. Plenty of other firms are odds on here so 21/20 looks like value 

Man City v Chelsea
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1 Point Bet @ 21/20

Football tips Wednesday 26th May 

Villarreal v Man Utd – Wednesday 20:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to win his first major piece of silverware as Man Utd boss as his team travels to Poland to play Villarreal in the Europa League final.

United may have to win it without captain and key centre back Harry Maguire as he is struggling to get fit for the game.

It was reported he sat out of training yesterday so will not have trained since his injury if he plays tonight.

Looking at the game, it’s not easy to pick out a bet here. Anything can happen in a cup final and even though Man Utd are odds on favourites, there are many stats that contradict United’s short odds.

For instance Spanish teams have a 100% win record against English teams in the Europa League final, albeit only over 2 games. Also Villarreal have not lost any of their last 12 Europa League games outside of Spain and are undefeated vs non-Spanish opposition in 23. 

We would certainly not be surprised if this game ends in a draw and goes to extra time.

It’s a stat from the United camp that we look to for our bet tonight though as we’re more confident of success here. 

Man Utd have scored 13 of their 18 goals in the Europa League this season in the 2nd half. They’ve also kept clean sheets in a competition-high 62.5% of their games this UEL campaign.

Looking at the odds and you can get 6/5 for Man Utd to win the 2nd half which feels big enough for us to back. With United also having a high 2nd half goals rate in the Premier League it does seem like that is their theme for this season.

Villarreal v Man Utd
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1 Point Bet @ 6/5

Football tips Sunday 23rd May 

Onto Sunday then and 2 bets of interest here. 

Angers v Lille – Sunday 20:00

In Ligue 1, if Lille win their game away to Angers it will be the first time a team other than PSG have won the French title since Monaco won it in the 2016/17 season. Not the best start for Mauricio Pochettino in his first season!

Lille have a good away record and have the best away defence record in the league. We fancy them to get the 3 points and to keep it tight at the back. 

So we’re going for Lille to win and under 2.5 goals which is 12/5 at Bet365

Leicester v Tottenham – Sunday 16:00

Over to the Premier League then and the top 4 race. Champions League qualification is still up for grabs between Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester. You would say Liverpool are certainly in the driving seat as they have the easier fixture at home to Crystal Palace. We expect no slip ups there. 

Chelsea are away to Villa and Villa have Watkins and Grealsih both fit so that won’t be easy for Tuchel’s men. Leicester also have a tough fixture on paper but with Spurs well out of sorts we fancy Leicester to get the 3 points. There is normally plenty of goals around on the final day of the season and with both of these teams usually scoring, I also like over 2.5 goals here.

So I’ll be going with Leicester to win and over 2.5 goals which is 7/4 at Bet365.

Angers v Lille
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1 Point Bet @ 12/5
Leicester v Tottenham
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1 Point Bet @ 7/4

Football tips Saturday 22nd May 

It’s the final weekend of the season across the major European leagues and what a weekend of football we have in store.

It’s still all to play for in Ligue 1 and La Liga with the title race going down to the final day in these 2 leagues and potential surprise winners in both.

On Saturday Atletico Madrid need a win to take the title and then on Sunday Lille need to win to secure the Ligue 1 championship. We also have the top 4 race still to play out in the Premier League on Sunday with Liverpool, Leicester and Chelsea all still in with a chance of Champions League qualification.

Atletico Madrid v Valladolid – Saturday 17:00

Atlecio need a win to take the La Liga title with Real Madrid looking to pounce, 2 points behind should they slip up. Should they win, it will be the first time Real Madrid or Barcelona haven’t won the Spanish Primera since Atleti last won it in the 2013/14 season. A draw could also work if Real Madrid don’t beat Villarreal today but Real have the better head to head record so level points would see the Galacticos take the title.

It’s also worth mentioning that Valldolid have a slim chance of escaping relegation if results go their way today.

In spite of Valladolid having plenty to play for, I think that will play into Atletico’s hands and they will take the 3 points to be crowned champions. I’m also keen on cards in this game as both teams have high yellow card percentages for their respective home and away records. 

So I’ve gone for a Bet Builder at Bet365 to try and increase the value for today’s bet.

Valladolid v Atletico Madrid
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1 Point Bet @ 10/11

Football Tips Friday 21st May

Our 2/1 Bet of the Day came in again yesterday thanks to Morecambe who beat Tranmere 2-1 away from home – A victory by a single goal as we predicted. We’re going to take a look at another playoff game today but this time from League One where Blackpool meet Oxford United.

Blackpool v Oxford Utd – Friday 19:45

Blackpool host Oxford United at Bloomfield Road tonight in the return leg of their League One playoff battle. The hosts are looking more than likely to reach the playoff final against either Sunderland or Lincoln after a convincing 3-0 victory in the first leg at the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday and I think they have it in them to do the double tonight.

Second legs of playoffs can be tricky to predict as Blackpool could lose this game by two goals and still progress but at odds of 13/10, I think it’s worth backing the Seasiders for the win.

Along with their 3-0 victory against tonight’s opponents earlier in the week, Blackpool also ran out 2-0 winners when the sides met in the league back in March. Oxford haven’t gotten the results they desired against top-half teams with only four of their 22 wins this season being against them. They’ve also only won 1 of their last 16 encounters with teams in the top 8 which is a further worry for the visitors tonight.

Blackpool on the other hand have won their last five matches without conceding a single goal and with Oxford conceding in 11 of their last 13, if Blackpool can keep it tight at the back, another victory tonight isn’t hard to envision.

Bet365 are offering good odds for a Blackpool win and so they’re my bookmaker of choice again so that we can trigger the Early Payout Offer from which the bet will be settled as a winner if Blackpool go two goals ahead at any point.

Blackpool v Oxford Utd
1 Point Bet @ 13/10

Football Tips Thursday 20th May

Joe Willock struck again for Newcastle last night to continue their excellent run of form in their 1-0 win against Sheffield United. That result along with Sporting comfortably beating Maritimo 5-1 in the Portuguese Primeira Liga meant that our 2 point double at 13/10 came in and we also received a £5 free bet from Betfair for placing it.

Only one English league match takes place today which is the League Two playoff clash between Tranmere and Morecambe. It’s not the most obvious match to call but I do think that there is some value to be had and I’ll be suggesting a small wager on the Match Winner market.

Tranmere v Morecambe – Thursday 18:00

Morecambe narrowly missed out on automatic promotion into League One by an agonising 1 point after Bolton beat Crawley on the final day of the season to claim the 3rd spot in the table. However, it was not for want of trying as tonight’s visitors won five of their last six matches, scoring 15 goals in the process.

Tranmere finished the season just 5 points adrift of tonight’s rivals but unlike Morecambe who head into this first-round playoff game in superb form, the hosts ended the term with just 2 wins from their last 11 games. To make matters worse, Tranmere manager Keith Hill was sacked on the final day of the season leaving Rovers managerless heading into this crucial match.

Playoff matches can often be cagey affairs, especially for the visitors who may be happy to bring Tranmere to the Mazuma stadium in three days time with the score level. However, based on current form of both sides, Tranmere being managerless and only finding the net 3 times in their last 7 matches, I think there is value in backing an away win here at odds of 2/1 with Bet365. A safer bet would be Morecambe Draw No Bet but I think there is a good enough chance that they’ll win by the odd goal and force Tranmere’s dismal run to continue.

By placing this bet with Bet365, should Morecambe go 2 goals ahead at any point in the game, the bet will be settled as a winner regardless of the result thanks to the Bet365 Early Payout Offer.

  • Morecambe to WIN (1pt bet)
Tranmere v Morecambe
1 Point Bet @ 2/1

Football Tips Wednesday 19th May

Premier League action continues tonight as 12 teams play their second-last match of the season. There are some tricky fixtures and at this point in the season, results can be even more unpredictable as we saw last night with United drawing 1-1 with Fulham and City suffering a shock 3-2 defeat away to Brighton – the only time they have beaten them in their ten encounters.

Today, we’re backing a double which will see us qualify for Betfair’s ‘Bet £20 Get £5’ multiple offer.

Newcastle United v Sheffield United – Wednesday 18:00

After a relatively dull season under Steve Bruce, Newcastle’s style of play has changed in recent weeks and although I wouldn’t go as far to say they should bring back their ‘Entertainers’ nickname, they have certainly given fans more of what they’ve been looking for from their team.

Newcastle’s last eight games have averaged 4 goals per game which resulted in them picking up a point in their 2-2 draw with Spurs, impressive wins against West Ham (3-2) and Leicester (4-2) and giving Premier League winners Manchester City a run for their money in a seven-goal thriller in which they narrowly lost 4-3. If Bruce’s team can continue to find the net tonight, they should be too much for Sheffield United who, despite picking up a surprising 1-0 win against Everton last time out, have averaged just 0.53 goals per game this season.

Newcastle will be looking towards the creative flair of midfielders Allan Saint-Maximin and Joe Willock to produce the goals with Callum Wilson being ruled out for the rest of the season and with fans set to return to St James’ Park, motivation should be high to produce an energised performance.

  • Newcastle United to WIN

Sporting v Maritimo – Wednesday 21:45

I was considering adding another Premier League match into the double today but there’s nothing that really stands out for me and so I’m including a somewhat safer selection from the Portuguese Primeira Liga where Sporting host Maritimo at the José Alvalade Stadium in a late kick-off.

It’s the final fixture of the season for both sides and Sporting have already confirmed their 19th Primeira Liga title, topping the table by five points ahead of Porto. It’s their first league title in 19 years and although they have already been crowned as champions, they’ll surely want to finish the season on a high.

The hosts are unbeaten on home soil this term and have conceded just 9 goals in their 16 matches played at the José Alvalade Stadium. They’re up against a Maritimo side who have won just 5 matches on the road this season and who are safe from relegation and so have nothing to play for.

The last time these two sides met back in February, Sporting came out as 2-0 winners with Maritimo recording not a single shot on target. Sporting are a relatively short price for the win as you’d expect but with the double coming in at 13/10 with Betfair and a £5 free bet being awarded regardless of the outcome, there should be value there.

  • Sporting to WIN
Newcastle United / SportingWinbetfairVisit
2 Point Bet @ 13/10

Football Tips Tuesday 18th May

Yesterday was a great start to the week with Girona winning 1-0 against Sporting Gijon to see our 8/5 single come in. There’s a bit more to choose from today with mid-week Premier League matches taking place along with a handful of games in other leagues around the world so along with my bet of the day, I’m going to make use of Paddy Power’s Acca Insurance offer again from which we will receive our stake back if just one of our four selections let us down. Hopefully, we won’t need it though.

Bet of the Day

Lazio v Torino – Tuesday 19:30

My single tip for today is from Serie A where Lazio host Torino at the Stadio Olimpico.

This could be a tricky game for reasons I’ll explain but odds of over evens for a home win are too tempting not to take up and worth the risk in my opinion given Lazio’s form on home turf recently. The hosts have won their last 12 matches at the Stadio Olimpico including wins against the likes of AC Milan and Napoli without conceding a goal. Points picked up from those victories have helped Lazio secure a 6th place finish in Serie A and guaranteeing a spot in next seasons Europa League.

Tonight, they host Torino who currently sit 3 points above the relegation zone with Benevento, the team below them, having just one game to play. Torino have the superior goal difference but relegation battles work slightly differently in Serie A than in the Premier League as if two teams are tied on points, the first deciding factor is the Head-to-Head results followed by the H2H goal difference and then finally, their overall goal difference. In a twist of fate, Torino’s final match of the season is against Benevento on Sunday and so they need to pick up at least 1 point either against Lazio or Benevento to avoid the drop given that their first match against Benevento earlier in the season resulted in a 2-2 draw.

Despite Torino looking for a draw in tonight’s game (an outcome that they’ve been able to achieve in 38.89% of their matches this season), we’re backing the hosts to have too much for them at odds of 11/10 with Betfair. Along with their 12 consecutive league victories at the Stadio Olimpico, half of which they won to nil, Torino have only managed to beat Lazio in one of their last 16 meetings when playing away. Also, Lazio have won an impressive 20 of their 23 matches where they have scored first and with them scoring in every league match at home this season, I think 11/10 on Lazio to win has value.

Bet of the Day
Lazio v TorinoLazio betfairVisit
1 Point Bet @ 11/10

4-Fold Accumulator

As mentioned above, there are mid-week matches taking place tonight so I’ll be having a punt on a 4-fold and incorporating the Paddy power Acca Insurance offer so that the stake is returned if one leg fails to win.

Manchester United v Fulham – Monday 18:00

Fans returning to Old Trafford tonight should give the hosts a boost, although, not that I think that they’ll need it as they’re up against a relegated Fulham side who are winless in their last eight, losing seven of them. United will look to bounce back from their recent defeats to Leicester and Liverpool and victory tonight would see them secure the runner-up spot in the Premier League for the second time in four seasons.

  • Manchester United to WIN

Brighton v Manchester City – Monday 19:00

Brighton host Premier League champions Manchester City at Falmer Stadium tonight in search for only their second league win in eight matches. However, they’ll find it tough against a Man City side who have beaten them in their last eight meetings. Brighton are safe from the drop and although City have already been crowned as champions, they will be looking to extend their record of 23 matches unbeaten on the road – a record that is held across the top four football tiers.

  • Manchester City to WIN

Chelsea v Leicester City – Monday 20:15

A stunning goal from Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans gave the Foxes their first ever FA Cup trophy on Saturday. Other than that goal and some VAR controversy in the final minutes, it was a relatively uninspiring match but it was Chelsea who were on top for the most part and I’m backing them to get revenge in their league meeting tonight at a price of around 8/11.

Both teams have it all to play for tonight with a win for Leicester meaning that they would secure a spot in next seasons UEFA Champions League and 3 points for Chelsea resulting in them leapfrogging the visitors into third place.

I expect another solid defensive display from Tuchels side but with a bit more eagerness to get the first goal. If they do, I expect Chelsea to hold onto their lead and go on to win the match.

  • Chelsea to WIN

Solihull Moors v Barnet – Monday 19:00

The final selection in my four-fold is Solihull Moors to beat Barnet on home turf tonight. Finishing the season in playoff spot still isn’t out of the question for the hosts. They’re currently 7 points adrift of 7th-placed Chesterfield but have two games in hand and they’ll see this match as winnable. The hosts are unbeaten in their last eight at Damson Park, winning seven of those, and the visitors have won just two of their last nineteen on the road.

  • Solihull Moors to WIN
Manchester United
Manchester City
Solihull Moors
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1 Point Bet @ 3.31/1

Football Tips Monday 17th May

A thrilling end to the FA Cup final which saw one of the best ever cup final goals scored by Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans along with heartbreak for Chelsea as Ben Chilwell’s 89th-minute equaliser was ruled out for offside by a hairs-width by VAR. The result, although great for Leicester, who secured their first ever FA Cup trophy, meant that our single on Chelsea didn’t come in. However, thanks to Boylesports’s No-Lose offer, we received our stake back as a free bet!

It’s a new week and the final of the season for most major leagues and we’re going to have another crack at the La Liga Segunda Division where Girona host Sporting Gijon at the Estadi Montilivi.

Girona vs Sporting Gijon – Monday 20:00

The Spanish 2nd Division runs until the end of May with teams playing a total of 42 games and these two sides are locked on 61 points each with four games remaining. The hosts are in teriffic form having won their last four matches and seven of their last nine, including a 4-1 thrashing away to Logrones in their last game. If they beat Gijon tonight, they’ll equal their record of five consecutive wins which they have been attempting to match for the past decade. Girona’s centre-forward, Cristhian Stuani, was last seasons top scorer with 33 goals and although he hasn’t been able to match that tally this term, his brace against Logrones in his last outing will surely give him confidence heading into tonight’s match.

Gijon have only won one of their last six on the road and they’re set to be without several names such as Victor Campuzano and Marc Valiente and potentially, Aitor Garcia, Nikola Cumic and Guille Rosas.

Girona haven’t lost to Gijon in their four meetings with them and we’re backing them to take that tally to five with victory on home turf tonight.

Bet of the Day
Girona vs Sporting GijonGirona unibetVisit
1 Point Bet @ 8/5

Football Tips Saturday 15th May

No dice for our Spanish Segunda tip last night. Cartagena won the game 2-0 despite Espanyol having the lion’s share of possession and some decent goal threat.

It’s FA Cup final day so we’ll be focusing on that today and putting all our efforts into finding a winner between Chelsea and Leicester.

Chelsea v Leicester – FA Cup Final – Saturday 17:15

A month-watering tie in prospect as 2 fantastic managers come head to head to battle it out for the FA Cup final. 

Chelsea have not faced Leicester with Thomas Tuchel in charge so we have little previous stats to base our opinion on for today’s game. 

When the 2 teams have met previously, Chelsea under different managers, the games have been close with 3 draws recorded in the last 5.

Looking at the big picture it’s hard not to back Chelsea here. Tuchel has been mightily impressive since taking charge and a 1-0 loss to Arsenal in their previous outing will only add to their motivation and preparation here. 

Chelsea’s squad is superior and they are boosted by N’golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic being declared fit.

Looking at the odds I feel Chelsea are big enough at 10/11 to back. And with BoyleSports offering a £10 ‘no-lose’ bet we’re sufficiently covered if things don’t go to plan.

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Bet of the Day
Chelsea v LeicesterChelseaboylesportsVisit
1 Point Bet @ 10/11
Chelsea v LeicesterChelsea/Under2.5bet365Visit
1 Point Bet @ 11/4

With a close game predicted I’m also throwing this bet in here – Chelsea to win and under 2.5 total goals at 11/4 with Bet365.

Football Tips Friday 14th May

Another winning double yesterday made it three for three with our footy tips and we’re hoping to make it four consecutive profitable bets with today’s selection.

As there isn’t a great deal of football taking place in the major leagues this evening, today’s selection will be a single with no betting offer attached. However, be sure to check back soon for tomorrows selections which will include tips for the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Leicester City for which Boylesports are running their No-Lose bet offer which we will look to incorporate into our selections.

Espanyol v Cartagena – Friday 20:00

Betting towards the end of the season when teams are battling for both promotion and relegation is never an easy task as results can be somewhat unpredictable at times. However, the La Liga 2 match between Espanyol and Cartagena is one that caught my eye and I think there is value in the home win here at odds of just under evens (9/10) with Unibet who often offer the best odds on football markets.

Espanyol currently sit top of La Liga Segunda and are on course for their first league title since the 1993/94 season. They have already secured promotion but with six points separating themselves from 2nd-placed Mallorca with four games remaining, they’ll be looking to pick up maximum points tonight to move one step closer to being crowned as champions. Espanyol are unbeaten in their last 15 matches and achieved a comfortable 3-1 victory over tonight’s opponents in their first league meeting back in December.

Cartagena could give Espanyol a good game as they have only lost one of their last eight matches. Their recent run of good form has lifted them out of the relegation zone into 16th position but are just 1 point from the drop zone. The fact the Cartagena still need points to remain safe is a slight worry but Espanyol should be too strong for them tonight and odds of 9/10 do seem to have value. Also, taking into account that Espanyol have picked up 47 points from their 19 home matches this season, scoring 40 goals and conceding just 9, compared to Cartagena picking up just 15 points in as many matches on the road, adds to the confidence in our bet tonight.

Bet of the Day
Espanyol v CartagenaEspanyol unibetVisit
2 Point Bet @ 9/10

Football Tips Thursday 13th May

It was a successful day yesterday as both our footy tips landed. The last leg of our Napoli/Atletico Madrid double came in with an Atleti 2-1 win over Real Sociedad. And Celta Vigo secured a 1-0 win over Getafe to make it a clean sweep.

There are 2 huge games today that are worth focusing on which we’ll put into a win double and take advantage of a great offer available at Betfair Sportsbook where you can claim a £5 free bet daily for placing a double bet of £20.

RB Leipzig v Borussia Dortmund – Thursday 19:45

First, it’s the German Cup final, the DFB Pokal, between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.

2 of Germany’s biggest sides go head to head in this fascinating battle for the DFB-Pokal title. These 2 have just played each other in the Bundesliga with that game finishing 3-2 to Dortmund.

In fact the last 3 meetings have all ended in Dortmund wins with the yellows actually winning 4 out of the last 5 head to head match-ups. Dortmund themselves have won their last 5 games in all competitions including the 3-2 victory over Leipzig last week.

It’s for these reasons that we’ll be backing Dortmund here at what looks like a generous 6/4.

Man Utd v Liverpool – Thursday 20:15

The other big game of the night is the always highly anticipated meeting between Man Utd and Liverpool.

There has been recent controversy between these 2 as Man Utd fielded a completely changed team against Leicester and ended up losing the game, giving Leicester the upper hand over Liverpool in the Champions League race.

The reason they fielded such a changed team was of course due to the fixture pile up after Man Utd fans caused the initial fixture between the 2 to be postponed.

With that in mind I think Liverpool will come out firing here and will be motivated to do all they can to claim Champions League qualification. 

Odds of 13/10 at Betfair Sportsbook look like good value so we’ll be adding a Liverpool win to complete our win double.

By placing the double above, we will qualify for a £5 free bet with Betfair regardless of whether our bet wins or loses.

RB Leipzig v DortmundDortmundbetfair
Man Utd v LiverpoolLiverpool
1 Point Bet @ 3.3/1

Football Tips Wednesday 12th May

Napoli managed an impressive 5-1 victory over Udinese yesterday which saw the first part of our double come in with flying colours. A win for Atletico Madrid tonight would see our double at 2.12/1 land as well as receiving a £5 free bet from the Midnite Free Bet Club.

For today’s tip, we’re heading to La Liga where four matches take place including Celta Vigo v Getafe.

Celta Vigo v Getafe – Wednesday 19:00

Celta Vigo haven’t beaten Getafe since 2016 but they’re a big price on home turf tonight against a Getafe side who look a shadow of their former self. Celta Vigo have won their last three league matches, including an impressive 4-2 victory away to Villarreal on Sunday which has left them in contention for a spot in next seasons Europa League.

Getafe on the other hand are just four points above the relegation zone having won just two of their last 17 games in La Liga. Their away record is just as dismal having suffered seven losses in their last nine matches on the road.

Odds of 6/4 on a home win in this match seem very generous and so we’re backing Celta Vigo to make it four consecutive wins tonight.

Bet of the Day
Celta Vigo v GetafeCelta VigospreadexVisit
2 Point Bet @ 6/4

Football Tips Tuesday 11th May

For yesterdays Acca tip, we made use of Paddy Power’s Acca Insurance offer. The first leg came in last night with Porto comfortably beating Farense 5-1 so we’ll be keeping an eye on the remaining fixtures over the coming days.

Today, we’re going to place a bet with another betting offer in mind but this time, it will be’s Bet Club offer from which you can get a £5 free bet when placing £25 worth of accumulator bets throughout the week. Only a double is required to qualify for the £5 free bet so long as the minimum odds are evens (2.0) or above.

Napoli v UdineseNapolimidniteVisit
Atletico Madrid v Real SociedadAtletico Madrid
2 Point Bet @ 2.12/1

Napoli v Udinese – Tuesday 19:45

Napoli are currently unbeaten in their last six matches and have only lost one of their last fourteen. A recent run of good form has seen the two-time Serie A winners settle in the 4th spot of the league and with just three games remaining, they’ll be looking to hold that position to secure a spot in next seasons Champions League. With Juventus just one point adrift of Napoli, every point matters and so they’ll be pushing to pick up all three points against Udinese tonight.

Udinese currently sit mid-table. They’re safe from relegation and so don’t have much to play for in their remaining games this season. They have had two away wins on the bounce recently but those victories were against bottom of the table Crotone and 18th placed Benevento and before that, they were winless in their last five on the road.

With Napoli having it all to play for and considering they have beaten Udinese in their last seven meetings at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, we’re expecting a home win tonight.

Atletico Madrid v Real Sociedad – Wednesday 21:00

Our second selection in our double today is Atletico Madrid to beat Real Sociedad on Wednesday evening. Atletico top the La Liga table by two points with three games to play but with Real Madrid and Barca but just two points behind them, they have everything to play for still.

Diego Simeone’s side have lost just once at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium this season and have conceded just 9 goals in their 17 matches played there. Their solid back line has seen them concede less goals than any other team in La Liga this season and so if they find the net on Wednesday, we’re confident that they’ll see the game out as winners.

Real Sociedad are 5th in La Liga but there is a 15 point difference between themselves and 4th placed Sevilla. A Champions League spot is not possible for them now but they will be looking to hold onto their current Europa League spot. However, they’ve been unable to beat Atletico away from home since 2013 (D 1, L 6) and so they may be looking more towards their remaining matches against Valladolid and Osasuna to pick up points.

Atletico are close to securing their 11th La Liga title and their first since 2013/14 and we’re expecting them to get one step closer to achieving that by picking up maximum points against Real Sociedad on Wednesday.

By placing the double above, we will qualify for a £5 free bet with regardless of whether our bet wins or loses.

Football Tips Monday 10th May

With just one Premier League match taking place today, we’re going to take a look at some other leagues and look to see how we can incorporate some of the betting offers available at the top bookies to increase the value in our bets. 

Today’s accumulator will qualify for the Paddy Power Acca Insurance offer which means that we’ll get our stake back as a free bet up to £10 if one selection loses. 

Today’s Accumulator Tip

4 Fold Accumulator
Porto v FarensePorto paddy powerVisit
Levante v FC BarcelonaBarcelona
FC Schalke 04 v Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin
Lazio v AC ParmaParma
2 Point Bet @ 1.60/1

Porto v Farense – Monday 20:15

Although still possible, it’s unlikely that Porto will be able to make up the 8 point gap between themselves and Sporting in their remaining three matches. However, the 29 time Primeira Liga winners are looking good for a spot in next seasons Champions League and victory tonight could secure their place. They’re up against Farense who currently sit second bottom and although they’re not relegated yet, they’ll find it tough to get any closer to safety away to Porto on Monday. 

Porto have never lost to Farense in their nine meetings with them and have won their last five encounters, conceding just one goal in the process.

Levante v Barcelona – Tuesday 21:00

Levante need just one point from their remaining three matches to ensure that they’re a La Liga side next season. However, with matches against Getaf and Cadiz lined up in coming weeks, they may be looking to secure their safety in those matches instead of against Barcelona on Tuesday night. The hosts have won just one match since the beginning of April and lost their last three on home soil. They also haven’t scored in the second half of their last 12 matches!

Barcelona are still within reach of claiming their 27th La Liga title following their goalless draw against league-leaders Atletico Madrid on Saturday and with Madrid facing a potentially tricky fixture against Real Sociedad on Wednesday, Barcelona will be looking to capitalise on this very winnable fixture by picking up all three points.

FC Schalke 04 v Hertha Berlin – Wednesday 17:00

With just 2 wins to their name all season, it’s hard to see Schalke getting anything from this game. The Bundesliga side are well and truly relegated having picked up just 13 points all season and sitting firmly bottom of the table. Hertha Berlin are battling themselves to remain in the Bundesliga but they seem to have fight in them as they have now not lost in their last 6 matches which included an impressive 3-0 victory over Leverkusen. Hertha’s recent run of good form has lifted them out of the relegation zone on goal difference but they will see this match as the perfect opportunity to put some points between themselves, Breman and Bielfeld who they share a 31 points tally with.

Lazio v Parma  – Wednesday 19:45

Another selection from Wednesday’s fixtures sees Lazio host Parma in Serie A and we’ve included this match for similar reasons to the fixture above. Lazio currently sit 6th in the league and still have a chance of claiming a Champions League spot whereas Parma are confirmed to be relegated.

With Lazio having a lot more to play for on Wednesday night and the fact that they have beaten Parma in their last 10 encounters with them, we can’t see anything other than a home win.

Remember that when placing this accumulator with Paddy Power, should just one of the four selections lose, you will receive your stake back as a free bet up to £10.

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Football Tips Saturday 8th May

Starting with a mixed ACCA in the Premier League, scouted all the games and altogether the odds are very good value, really like this bet throughout the day. I suspect the Leeds & Liverpool games will be end to end due to contrasting styles and the underdogs in both games love to attack. Sheffield United seem to be a bit lost at the moment and big tackles are expected simply due to frustration and Palace don’t mind getting stuck in. Manchester City vs Chelsea should be a cracker, a little taster for the CL final and both teams are looking fantastic on the attack.

Premier League Mixed ACCA

  • Leeds vs Tottenham – Over 9 Corners
  • Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace – Over 2.5 Cards
  • Manchester City vs Chelsea – Both Teams to Score
  • Liverpool vs Southampton – Over 8 Corners

ACCA @ 7.06/1 – 2 Point Bet (Odds with Bet 365)

Leeds vs Tottenham
Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace
Manchester City vs Chelsea
Liverpool vs Southampton
Over 9 Corners
Over 2.5 Cards
Both Teams to Score
Over 8 Corners
2 Point Bet @ 7.06/1

Win Double

A massive day in the Championship and a very nervy battle for safety. Derby are in the worse form imaginable right now and they look lost whilst Sheffield Wednesday are fighting hard and look a real team. I’m siding with Sheffield Wednesday to get the job done.

The other selection I’m going for is Cardiff, simply should be too much for a Rotherham fighting for safety. Currently playing well and Rotherham just don’t have that cutting edge.

Win Double – Sheffield Wednesday & Cardiff @ 7/1 – 2 Point WIN Bet (Odds with Bet 365)

Sheffield Wednesday
& Cardiff
2 Point Bet @ 7/1

Both Teams to Score ACCA

  • Bristol City vs Brentford
  • Watford vs Swansea
  • Port Vale vs Mansfield
  • Salford vs Leyton Orient

Both Teams to Score ACCA @ 10.96/1 – 2 Point Bet (Odds with Bet 365)

Bristol City vs Brentford
Watford vs Swansea
Port Vale vs Mansfield
Salford vs Leyton Orient
2 Point Bet @ 10.96/1

It’s the season curtain closer for these teams and you just have to anticipate goals. There will be so many twists and turns throughout the day but the value on this day will always be goals.

Football Tips Friday 7th May

Another fairly quiet day so as always it will be keeping the stakes low and having a bet on some value. Today I have found a treble which on paper looks very solid and willing to share. The goals route last night was let down by one game and there were plenty of chances.

Today we will be having a WIN treble. First up is Leicester, playing a very average Newcastle and I don’t think their defence will be able to handle the in form Iheanacho from scoring again. Newcastle have really struggled with keeping the ball out the net and Leicester have had no problem finding it. Leicester also have more to play for to gain on 2nd and Newcastle are pretty much guaranteed safety now.

Next up we have Lille. They are playing Lens who have really shone this season, nobody expected them to do so well but on the other hand Lille have been a class above that. Currently sat at the top of Ligue 1 and will be fighting hard to extend the gap on PSG. I expect a cagey affair with both teams really needing to win and feel the first goal could be vital.

The last selection is Real Sociedad playing a very poor Elche who really struggle to score whereas Sociedad don’t. I feel the league positions say it all for this one and the only question mark is how much Elche have to win but unless they have signed Aguero I can’t see them posing too much of a threat today.


  • Leicester to WIN
  • Lille to WIN
  • Real Sociedad to WIN

Treble @ 3.09/1 – 2 Point Bet (Odds with Bet 365)

Real Sociedad
2 Point Bet @ 3.09/1

Football Tips Thursday 6th May 

It is another day of limited fixtures so will only be doing a treble today and this will be based around goals. All to play for in the Europa League tie between Arsenal and Villarreal. I expect an end to end game and if we can get that early goal it will be wide open so I have gone with Both Teams to Score in that fixture. Manchester United have pretty much sealed their fate and will rest a few big names but they will still have the firepower for constant counter-attacks and over 2.5 goals for me is the value in that game. Roma simply have to go for it. We also have a Portugese Premeira Liga game between FC Porto and Benfica. With their seasons pretty much decided this game could be very important for who comes 2nd in the league and both these teams will want the bragging rights. I have just gone over 1.5 Goals as I expect it to be open and the last 7 games have all had that outcome.

A tricky first couple of days for me but not much been staked and easily won back. Much more to go at over the weekend and looking forward to us all hitting the big winners soon.


  • Arsenal vs Villarreal – Both Teams to Score
  • Roma vs Manchester United – Over 2.5 Goals
  • Benfica vs Porto – Over 1.5 Goals

Treble @ 2.38/1 – 2 Point Bet (Odds with Bet 365)

Both Teams to Scorebet365Visit
Manchester United
Over 2.5 Goals
Over 1.5 Goals
2 Point Bet @ 2.38/1

Football Tips Wednesday 5th May 

A quiet day of football today but one game that should be a cracker…

Chelsea vs Real Madrid 20.00 PM (Champions League)

This one is a really tricky game to judge, especially on goals and other stats. Will Chelsea just soak up the pressure or will Tuchel tell his team to go win it? We simply just do not know. All we know is that Real Madrid will be going for it from the first whistle and as proved in last nights game these tactics bring a lot of frustration into the game. This is why the only value I see is in the cards market and one player in particular… Casemiro. Definitely overdue a card considering his record but also in these games when you have to win he is the sort of player to foul smart or lose his head depending on the situation.

Casemiro to be carded @ 6/4 – 2 Point Bet (Odds with Bet 365)

Chelsea vs Real Madrid
Casemiro to be carded2 Point Bet @ 6/4bet365Visit

Football Tips Tuesday 4th May 

NAP of the Day 

  • Luton vs Rotherham – Championship 19.15 PM 
  • Selection – Luton to WIN @ 9/5 – 3 Point Bet (Odds with Bet 365)
NAP of the Day
Luton vs Rotherham
Luton3 Point Bet @ 9/5bet365Visit

Luton have been a surprise package this season and keep getting big results no matter where they are playing. A win tonight secures a top half finish and with any underdog that is enough to light the fire and get a win against a struggling Rotherham side who are fighting for safety. Rotherham are in poor form and with only 2 goals in over 500 minutes of play I feel this fixture will once again prove too much and the added fear of the drop can aid a relaxed Luton.


  • Manchester City vs PSG – Over 2.5 Goals
  • Shrewsbury vs Ipswich – Both Teams to Score
  • Blackpool vs Doncaster – Over 1.5 Goals

Treble @ 2.94/1 – 2 Points Bet (Odds with Bet 365)

Manchester City
2 Point Bet @ 2.94/1

With PSG needing a win this game really could be anything. We saw in the last game how much of a handful Neymar was but also now needing to win the counter attack will be ever present for Man City to score themselves. This should be a very open game.

Both Shrewsbury and Ipswich have pretty much secured their positions and this should naturally open up the game for an end to end encounter and hopefully both teams have their shooting boots on.

Doncaster love a goal but also seem to love to concede. This will really get Blackpool confident and they are having a fantastic season. An early goal would really set this game up.

Outsider Double 

  • Luton vs Rotherham – Luton to WIN
  • Manchester City vs PSG – Over 2.5 Goals – PSG to WIN

Double @ 12.3/1 – 1 Point Bet (Odds with Bet 365)

Outsider Double
Manchester City
1 Point Bet @ 12.3/1

Simply two teams who you can just not write off especially taking into account what is up for grabs for PSG and as explained above Luton keep getting written off and prove people wrong. This double really is value on a great evening of fixtures.

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