Football Betting Tips

On this site you’ll find free tips and predictions for popular football matches. We cover the bigger interest fixtures from English leagues alongside domestic and international cups, plus the occasional match from elsewhere.

We provide quick tips in the table below with a mini preview of each match further down the page. For each game we also provide relevant trends and stats to help you pick your bets.

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Today - Tuesday 19th January 2021

18:00 - West Ham v West Brom

West Ham United Win & BTTS @ 5/2

West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion lock horns in Premier League action at the London Stadium on Tuesday night. The Hammers have won three league and cup games in a row and have lost just once in over a month. West Ham are not an easy nut to crack on their own patch and David Moyes’ men are the rightful favourites in this one.

Sam Allardyce has had a tough time at The Hawthorns since taking over as West Brom boss, but the 66 year old picked up his first win last time out. West Brom shocked rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, leaving Molineux with a 3-2 win. Despite the victory, Albion remain second from bottom in the table. We fancy West Ham to get the job done on home soil in midweek. The hosts to win and both teams to score is nicely priced at odds of 5/2.

18:00 - Derby v Bournemouth

Bournemouth Win @ 21/20

Derby County and Bournemouth go head-to-head at Pride Park in the EFL Championship on Tuesday evening. The Rams are second from bottom in the Championship table ahead of the midweek fixtures, while the Cherries are sitting pretty in third spot. Wayne Rooney was announced as the permanent manager of Derby last week, and the legendary player stated he would be retiring as a player in the process.

County have had a tough season so far, winning just four of their 23 Championship matches. Last weekend, the Rams were beaten 1-0 at Pride Park by fellow strugglers Rotherham United. Bournemouth also suffered a poor home defeat last time out, as Jason Tindall’s men were beaten 1-0 at the Vitality Stadium by Luton Town. Nevertheless, we fancy the Cherries to bounce back with a vital three points here. The away win is available at the decent odds of 21/20.

18:00 - Reading v Coventry

Draw @ 23/10

On Tuesday night in the EFL Championship, Veljko Paunovic’s Reading and Mark Robins’ Coventry City go head-to-head at the Madejski Stadium. Both teams should be fresh for this one after having 10 days off from playing. The Royals are the favourites on home turf, but the ever-improving Sky Blues will fancy their chances of returning home with a positive result.

Reading have picked up an impressive 12 wins from their opening 23 Championship matches. The Royals are currently in the play-off places at the halfway stage, four points clear of seventh spot. Coventry made a sluggish start, but last season’s EFL League One champions are starting to settle in the second tier. Robins’ side have lost just two Championship games since early November. We are backing City to leave Berkshire with a draw in midweek at odds of 23/10.

20:00 - Southampton v Shrewsbury

Southampton to Win Both Halves @ 13/8

The third round Emirates FA Cup fixture between Southampton and Shrewsbury Town will finally take place in midweek. Premier League outfit Saints are the overwhelming favourites to get the win at St Mary’s and book their place in round four. The winners of this one will host holders Arsenal in the next round.

Southampton have had a superb season in the Premier League so far, winning eight of their opening 18 games to sit eighth in the table with 29 points to their name. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men have lost just three league games since September. Steve Cotterill’s Shrewsbury Town are currently in 17th position in the EFL League One table, having won just five of their 20 league games so far. Southampton should sail into round four without too many dramas, so back the hosts to win both halves of this one at odds of 13/8.

20:15 - Leicester v Chelsea

Draw & Over 2.5 Goals @ 9/1

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City and Frank Lampard’s Chelsea meet in a mouth-watering Premier League match at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night. The Foxes are sitting pretty in third spot with 35 points to their name, while the Blues are six points behind in seventh spot. Who will come out on top in this crucial league clash in the East Midlands?

Leicester are having a fine season, with no team in the Premier League having picked up more wins until now (11, the same number achieved by leaders Man United thus far). Chelsea have had a little slump in form of late, but Lampard’s side did get back to winning ways with a vital away victory at west London rivals Fulham last weekend. This could go either way at the King Power, but we can see the Foxes and Blues playing out an entertaining draw. Take a punt on the draw and over 2.5 goals at a chunky price of 9/1.

About The Tips

The predictions found above are a collaborative effort from a variety of different tipsters. Matches will usually be covered a couple of days before kick off and focus on a combination of value and likely outcomes. We cover a variety of different bets but they usually center around:

  • Match OddsIncluding variations such as half time / full time, handicap and asian handicap and win to nil.
  • Both Teams to ScoreA very popular bet for accumulators which we often combine with the match winner.
  • Over / Under Also increasingly popular for accas and again something we regularly combine with the match winner for increased odds.

Also included with the predictions are the trends and stats to back up the argument which may lead you to draw your own conclusions.

Are You Always Right?

It is important to note that not all predictions will come true. This is an important fact to consider and something that many tips sites try to lead you to believe otherwise. In fact, if anyone tries to tell you they always win then they are almost certainly lying.

Success in betting comes from winning more than you lose, not winning every bet. To do this we need to find bets that have a good chance of winning but also where the odds are attractive enough to make the risk worthwhile.

How Does Value Betting Work?

There are many articles on the web that explain value in betting but it can be quickly illustrated through a coin toss which should have a 50-50 chance of being either heads or tails. For the purposes of this example, let’s assume that we toss the coin ten times and achieve and equal number of heads and tails (so five of each).

Scenario 1: True Odds

We bet £10 per toss on heads at the true odds of evens:

  • Heads: 5 x £10 = +£50
  • Tails: 5 x -£10 = -£50
  • Net Result: £0

At the end of our ten tosses we’re at zero.

Scenario 2: Poor Value

For our second example let’s incorporate the bookmakers margin, meaning that we only receive odds of 4/5 on our winning bets.

  • Heads: 5 x £8 = +£40
  • Tails: 5 x -£10 = -£50
  • Net Result: -£10

Because of the reduced odds on our winning bets we now lose £10 overall.

Scenario 3: Good Value

In our final example let’s assume that the person you’re betting against has miscalculated the chances and pay out at 6/5 for heads:

  • Heads: 5 x £12 = +£60
  • Tails: 5 x -£10 = -£50
  • Net Result: +£10

Here we’ve made a profit of £10, purely because of the difference in the odds and these are the bets you want to try and find.

Are Paid Tipsters Worth It?

The tips on our site are free. We also publish an archive of our predictions so you can check the results for yourself – and unlike a lot of social media tipsters these are never edited or cherry picked after the fact.