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.

Today - Thursday 24th September 2020

18:00 - Riga v Celtic

Celtic to Win -1 Goal @ 4/6

Neil Lennon takes his Celtic side to the Baltics on Thursday to play Latvian champions Riga in a UEFA Europa League qualifier. The Scottish giants will be desperate to book their place in this season’s Europa League after being dumped out of the UEFA Champions League in the qualifiers. The Hoops head to Riga as the clear favourites.

Since their disappointing exit from the Champions League, Celtic have hit back with four successive Scottish Premiership wins. The Bhoys have made a solid start domestically, dropping just two points so far. This is a massive game for the Hoops, but Lennon’s men should get the job done at the Skonto Stadium. We fancy the Scottish champions to secure a comfortable win in Riga. You can get the tempting odds of 4/6 for Celtic to win -1 on Thursday.

18:30 - Hapoel Beer Sheva v Motherwell

Hapoel Beer Sheva to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Stephen Robinson’s Motherwell travel to the HaMoshava Stadium to face Yossi Abukasis’ Hapoel Beer Sheva this Thursday in UEFA Europa League qualifying. This will be a tricky contest for the Scottish Premiership side, who head to Israel as the underdogs. Nevertheless, can the Steelmen cause an upset and secure a memorable away win in Europe?

Hapoel finished fourth in the Israeli Premier League last term, but the club won Israel’s top division three years in a row from 2016 to 2018. Motherwell edged past Northern Ireland side Coleraine on penalties in the previous round, but Beer Sheva will be formidable opponents for the Scottish team on Thursday night. We can see the hosts snatching a win in this one. There is good value in big odds of 11/4 for Hapoel to win by one goal.

19:00 - Shkendija v Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur Win & BTTS @ 2/1

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur are in Macedonia on Thursday in UEFA Europa League qualifying action. Spurs make the trip to the Tose Proeski National Arena to face Macedonian First League side Shkendija. This will not be an easy European tie for the Premier League team, but the north Londoners head to Macedonia as the strong favourites and have begun to settle into their season after a shaky start.

Shkendija finished third in their domestic league last term, picking up one of the Europa League places. So far, the Macedonian outfit have beaten Sumqayit and Botosani in the previous rounds. Tottenham left it late to see off Lokomotiv Plovdiv last week, coming from behind to win 2-1 in Bulgaria. Spurs should win this one, but it could be a tricky evening for Mourinho’s men. The Tottenham win and both teams to score is nicely priced at very chunky odds of 2/1.

19:45 - Lincoln City v Liverpool

Liverpool HT/FT @ 4/6

Liverpool begin their 2020-21 Carabao Cup campaign with a trip to Sincil Bank to play Michael Appleton’s Lincoln City on Thursday night. The Reds started their season with a penalty shootout defeat to Arsenal in the FA Community Shield, although they have won both of their opening Premier League matches since then. Will Liverpool ease into round four of the EFL Cup?

Lincoln have been excellent so far this season, winning four and drawing one of five league and cup fixtures. However, Thursday’s game against the champions of England will be an arduous task for the EFL League One outfit. Liverpool cruised past Chelsea in the league last time out, and Jurgen Klopp’s men will surely be too strong for Lincoln in the cup on Thursday. The Reds will make a lot of changes but even so, have a punt on the away team to be winning at half time and full time at 4/6.

19:45 - Manchester City v Bournemouth

Manchester City to Win -2 Goals @ 9/4

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City begin the defence of their EFL Cup with a home fixture this week. Bournemouth, who were relegated to the EFL Championship last term, visit the Etihad Stadium in third round action on Thursday night. Man City have won each of their last 10 games against the Cherries and will be looking to make it 11 in a row here. Of course, City are the massive favourites in this one.

Guardiola’s men started their season with a 3-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Monday. As for Jason Tindall’s men, they beat Blackburn Rovers 3-2 before drawing 1-1 with Middlesbrough last weekend. In the second round of the EFL Cup, Bournemouth beat Crystal Palace on penalties. Despite seeing off Premier League opposition in the previous round, we can see the Cherries falling to a heavy defeat in Manchester on Thursday. Both managers will rotate but City have the far superior strength in depth so back them to win -2 at 9/4.

20:00 - Bayern Munich v Sevilla

Bayern Munich to Win to Nil @ 7/4

Hans-Dieter Flick’s Bayern Munich take on Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup in Budapest on Thursday night. FC Hollywood, last season’s UEFA Champions League winners, are in red-hot form, winning each of their last 22 matches across all competitions. Will the German giants be too strong for the Spanish side in the Hungarian capital?

Since drawing 0-0 with RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga back in February, Bayern have won every league and cup game. In the Champions League final in August, the Bavarians beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0. Also, they kicked off their 2020-21 season with an emphatic 8-0 win over Schalke last Friday. We can see the German champions getting a win and keeping a clean sheet on Thursday. Put some money on Flick’s boys to win to nil in Budapest at solid odds of 7/4.

20:00 - Sporting Lisbon v Aberdeen

Sporting Lisbon to Win -1 Goal @ Evens

Ruben Amorim’s Sporting Lisbon welcome Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen to the Estadio Jose Alvalade in a UEFA Europa League qualifying fixture on Thursday night. This will be a very tough task for the Scottish Premiership side, who head to Portugal as the big underdogs. Nevertheless, the Dons have won six of their eight league and cup matches this term and will back themselves to cause an upset in Lisbon.

With the Portuguese Liga season yet to get underway, Thursday’s Europa League game will be Sporting’s first competitive fixture of the 2020-21 campaign. In contrast, Aberdeen have already played eight times this term. However, Lisbon are one of the most decorated sides in Portuguese football history, and even if they are a little rusty, Amorim’s men will be extremely hard to topple on Thursday. Back the hosts to win -1 at evens.

20:00 - Willem II v Rangers

Rangers to Win 2-1 @ 8/1

Eredivisie outfit Willem II entertain Scottish Premiership side Rangers in a UEFA Europa League qualifier on Thursday. This promises to be a cracking European fixture at the Koning Willem II Stadion in Tilburg, Holland, but can Steven Gerrard’s men return to Glasgow with a win? The Gers are the bookies’ favourites and whilst the SPL will be the focus, they will also want a good run in Europe too.

Rangers have made an excellent start to their season, winning seven out of nine league and cup matches. However, after last weekend’s frustrating 2-2 league draw with Hibernian, the Teddy Bears will be looking to return to winning ways in Europe this Thursday. Willem, who thumped Heracles 4-0 last time out, will not be an easy nut to crack, but our money is going on a narrow away win. Take a punt on Rangers to win 2-1, which is available at the massive price of 8/1.

Tomorrow - Friday 25th September 2020

19:45 - Huddersfield v Nottingham Forest

Huddersfield Town to Win 2-1 @ 10/1

Carlos Corberan’s Huddersfield Town welcome Sabri Lamouchi’s Nottingham Forest to the John Smith’s Stadium for an EFL Championship fixture on Friday night. Both teams have lost all three league and cup games so far, so Friday’s clash in West Yorkshire is a huge fixture for the pair. In the Championship, the Terriers have lost to Norwich City and Brentford, while Forest have been beaten by Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City. Both sides will be desperate for the points as they seek to try and move away from the foot of the table.

In this fixture last season, goals from Christopher Schindler and Steve Mounie gave Town a narrow 2-1 home win. We can see this one being another tight and tense affair at the John Smith’s Stadium, but Huddersfield could just have the edge on their own patch. The 2-1 home win is nicely priced at double-digit odds of 10/1.

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.

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