Football Tips – September 2020

3rd Sep 2020

19:45 - Germany v Spain

1-1 Draw @ 11/2

Joachim Low’s Germany and Luis Enrique’s Spain clash in a mouth-watering UEFA Nations League fixture at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart this Thursday. With Switzerland and Ukraine also in League A, Group 4, the Germans and Spaniards will be battling out for top spot and a place in the 2020-21 Nations League finals. Which side can get off to a flying start on Thursday?

Germany were poor in the inaugural Nations League campaign a couple of years back, taking just two points from a possible 12 and finishing bottom of their group. As for Spain, they were pipped by England to first place in Group A4. These two nations are among the favourites to win the competition this time around, but we fancy the pair to play out a draw in Stuttgart. The 1-1 draw is available at decent-looking odds of 11/2 and that’s the pick for us.

3rd Sep 2020

19:45 - Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland Win @ 13/10

Stephen Kenny starts life as Republic of Ireland boss with a tough trip to Sofia on Thursday to take on Bulgaria in this UEFA Nations League group game. League B, Group 4 will see Ireland, Bulgaria, Wales and Finland do battle. All four nations are capable of winning the group and advancing to League A. Can Kenny’s Ireland get all three points in the Vasil Levski National Stadium on Thursday night or will they stumble at the first hurdle?

The Irish were certainly heading in the right direction under Mick McCarthy, who left his role in April. However, Kenny was recently in charge of the under 21s and is familiar with the squad of players. Bulgaria will not be an easy nut to crack in Sofia, but the Boys in Green will fancy their chances in the Bulgarian capital. As such we’ll be putting a few quid on the Ireland win at odds of 13/10.

3rd Sep 2020

19:45 - Finland v Wales

Wales to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Ryan Giggs’ Wales get their 2020-21 UEFA Nations League campaign up and running with a match against Markku Kanerva’s Finland at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in the Finnish capital on Thursday. Having qualified for UEFA Euro 2021, the Dragons will be looking for a successful Nations League tournament. Wales head to Helsinki as the favourites to get the win.

Giggs’ men are in good form ahead of this Nations League opener. Since back-to-back defeats to Croatia and Hungary in June 2019, the Welsh have won four and drawn two of six, winning their last two Euro qualifiers to book their place in the finals. Finland will be hoping to make home advantage count on Thursday, but we can see Wales getting the points in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Take a punt on the away side to win by one goal at odds of 11/4.

4th Sep 2020

17:30 - Middlesbrough v Shrewsbury Town

Middlesbrough to Win to Nil @ 15/8

On Friday evening at the Riverside Stadium, Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough take on Sam Ricketts’ Shrewsbury Town in the first round of the Carabao Cup. Warnock did a fine job to keep Boro in the EFL Championship last season, but the Teessiders must kick on this term. Middlesbrough will be hoping to start their 2020-21 season with a win in the cup against EFL League One opposition on Friday.

Boro were involved in a relegation battle all season long, but Warnock steadied the ship and guided the club to a 17th place finish in the end. As for Shrewsbury, they ended up in 15th position in League One. This will be the first fixture between the pair since Boro won an FA Cup game 1-0 at home back in January 2012. We fancy the hosts to be too strong for the Shrews and we’ll be backing Boro to win to nil on Friday at odds of 15/8.

4th Sep 2020

19:45 - Scotland v Israel

Scotland to Win -1 Goal @ 9/4

Scotland’s UEFA Nations League campaign gets underway on Friday night when Israel make the trip to Hampden Park. The Scots will also go up against Czech Republic and Slovakia in League B, Group 2. Having earned promotion from League C in the inaugural Nations League tournament, can Scotland book their place in League A at the end of this campaign and start to mix it with the biggest teams on the continent?

Steve Clarke’s men have a tough few days ahead, as they travel to Olomouc to take on Czech Republic next Monday after Friday’s clash in Glasgow. Israel are the weak link of the group, and Scotland will be targeting all three points from this Group B2 opener. The Scots have won their last two matches at Hampden, scoring nine goals in the process. We fancy the hosts to win this one with a -1 goal handicap on Friday at the decent price of 9/4 so that’s what we’ll be backing.

4th Sep 2020

19:45 - Romania v Northern Ireland

1-1 Draw @ 11/2

Ian Baraclough takes Northern Ireland to Bucharest this Friday to play Mirel Radoi’s Romania in a UEFA Nations League encounter. This will be a stern test for Norn Iron at the Arena Nationala, but can they return to Belfast with a positive result? As expected, the Romanians are the clear favourites to get the win but we think the bookies are underestimating the visitors. Austria and Norway are also in League B, Group 1 and a win for either side here would stand them in very good stead in the context of the group.

Romania have improved in recent years, but they head into this Nations League opener having lost their last two games, including a 5-0 defeat to Spain in their previous match. Northern Ireland also crashed to a heavy loss last time out, losing 6-1 to Germany in a UEFA European Championship qualifier. Nonetheless, we are backing the Green and White Army to leave Bucharest on Friday with a point. The 1-1 draw is available at odds of 11/2 which looks a fair price to us.

5th Sep 2020

12:00 - Derby County v Barrow

Derby County Win & BTTS @ 15/8

Phillip Cocu’s Derby County and David Dunn’s Barrow square off at Pride Park in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Saturday afternoon. The Rams start their EFL Championship season with a home game against Reading next weekend, but they must navigate past Barrow, who were promoted to the EFL at the end of last term, in the EFL Cup first.

Derby missed out on the Championship play-offs last season, eventually finishing in 10th spot despite some good post-Christmas results. Cocu’s men will be looking for a top six finish this time at the very least. The Bluebirds of Barrow booked their place in the Football League by winning the National League and will be full of confidence. Of course though, Derby are the favourites, but Barrow could give County problems at Pride Park. Check out the solid odds of 15/8 for the home side to win and both teams to score on Saturday.

5th Sep 2020

14:15 - Walsall v Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday to Win -1 Goal @ 11/5

Gary Monk takes his Sheffield Wednesday troops to the Bescot Stadium this Saturday to face Darrell Clarke’s Walsall in round one of the Carabao Cup. The Owls have a 12-point penalty to contend with and have been tipped to struggle in the EFL Championship this term, but can they get their 2020-21 season up and running with a win in the EFL Cup? Wednesday are the favourites in the West Midlands.

Walsall finished 12th in EFL League Two last season, winning 13, drawing eight and losing 15 of 36 games in the truncated campaign. As for Monk’s men, they picked up 56 points to finish 16th in the Championship. These two teams last met back in 2012, while the Owls have not beaten the Saddlers in three attempts. Nonetheless, we are backing Wednesday to win comfortably on Saturday. The away team are priced at 11/5 to win -1 and with the gulf in class that is solid value.

5th Sep 2020

17:00 - Iceland v England

England to Win 2-1 @ 8/1

Erik Hamren’s Iceland and Gareth Southgate’s England meet at Laugardalsvollur in Reykjavik at the weekend in the opening round of the UEFA Nations League. The Three Lions kick off with two tough away games, as they travel to the Parken Stadium to face Denmark next weekend. Can Southgate’s troops secure back-to-back away victories at the start of their campaign as they bid to make the Nations League finals once again?

Iceland have been on a meteoric rise over the past few years. Arguably, their best result (and one of England’s worst ever) came against the Three Lions in the knockout stages of UEFA Euro 2016. England are also on the up under Southgate, as they finished third in the inaugural Nations League as well as reaching the semi finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Saturday’s showdown in Iceland’s capital will not be easy, but our money is going on a 2-1 away win at 8/1.

6th Sep 2020

12:00 - Brentford v Wycombe Wanderers

Brentford Win @ 1/2

Two EFL Championship clubs lock horns in the first round of the Carabao Cup this Sunday, as Thomas Frank’s Brentford entertain Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe Wanderers. This is one of the ties of the round and may give us an indication of whether or not Brentford are in good shape to mount another push for promotion. The opponents here were promoted via the EFL League One play-offs last term, while the Bees were beaten by Fulham in the 2020 EFL Championship play-off final. This will be the first competitive game at the new Brentford Community Stadium and the hosts will be desperate to mark the occasion with a win.

Brentford had a stunning 2019-20 season in the Championship, just missing out on promotion to the Premier League. Frank’s troops are one of the favourites to go up this term. Wycombe, who finished third in League One last season, are gearing up for their first ever year in the Championship. Brentford will be looking to start life in their new home with a cup victory on Sunday, and the home win is priced at 1/2. Those odds may seem short but they look solid to us and this is a good one for your EFL accas.

6th Sep 2020

14:00 - Wales v Bulgaria

Wales to Win to Nil @ 11/10

Ryan Giggs’ Wales play their second match of the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League campaign on Sunday afternoon, as Georgi Dermendzhiev’s Bulgaria travel to the Cardiff City Stadium in the Welsh capital. The Dragons started with a win in Finland, while the Bulgarians were held to a draw by Republic of Ireland in their opener.

Wales can stamp their authority on League B, Group 4 with victory on home soil this Monday. Giggs’ men have been strong at the Cardiff City Stadium in recent times, and they head into this one having won five and drawn two of their previous seven. In Helsinki last Thursday, Kieffer Moore’s goal was enough to give the Welsh a 1-0 win. We fancy Wales to pick up all three points and keep another clean sheet on matchday two. The hosts are available at 11/10 to win to nil and against a really poor Bulgaria side that seems more than fair.

6th Sep 2020

17:00 - Republic of Ireland v Finland

Republic of Ireland Win & BTTS @ 4/1

Stephen Kenny’s Republic of Ireland welcome Markku Kanerva’s Finland to the Aviva Stadium this Sunday in UEFA Nations League action. Ireland picked up a point on the road in their opener last Thursday, while the Finns were beaten at home by Wales. Can the Irish secure maximum points on home turf at the weekend?

Ireland battled away in Bulgaria last Thursday, with Shane Duffy’s last-gasp goal rescuing a point for Kenny in his first game in charge. As for Finland, they lost 1-0 to Ryan Giggs’ Dragons at the Olympic Stadium Helsinki. With Wales to come in their next match, the Boys in Green could do with all three points from this one. They won’t have it all their own way but have a punt on the home side to win and both teams to score at nice odds of 4/1.

7th Sep 2020

19:45 - Netherlands v Italy

Netherlands to Win 2-1 @ 8/1

One of the standout UEFA Nations League fixtures of the week takes place at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam on Monday, as Dwight Lodeweges’ Netherlands take on Roberto Mancini’s Italy. Before this mouth-watering matchup, Holland begin their campaign with a home fixture with Poland, while the Italians play Bosnia & Herzegovina in Florence.

These two European giants will surely battle it out for top spot in League A, Group 1. In the first Nations League, the Dutch went all the way to the final, losing out to Portugal. Ronald Koeman has left to take over at Barcelona, but Holland will still be a force in this competition, whilst Italy we want to improve after a poor showing last time around. This promises to be a cracker in the Dutch capital, but we fancy the hosts to nick it. Check out the 2-1 Netherlands victory at very nice odds of 8/1.

7th Sep 2020

19:45 - Czech Republic v Scotland

Czech Republic HT/FT @ 19/10

Steve Clarke takes his Scotland troops to the Andruv Stadion in Olomouc on Monday to face Jaroslav Silhavy’s Czech Republic in a UEFA Nations League fixture. Slovakia and Israel are also in League B, Group 2, with the Scots kicking off their campaign against the Israelis at Hampden Park before Monday’s trip. This will be a stern test for Scotland, as the home team are the favourites to get all three points from this Nations League fixture and well fancied to top the group.

The Scots performed well in the first Nations League, gaining promotion to League B after winning their League C group. Scotland will have to go some to repeat that feat this time around, though. The Czechs are the favourites to win the group, and Silhavy’s side should be too strong for the Scots in Olomouc on Monday. Back the home team to be leading at half time and full time (19/10).

7th Sep 2020

19:45 - Northern Ireland v Norway

1-1 Draw @ 9/2

After travelling to Romania to kick off their 2020-21 UEFA Nations League campaign, Ian Baraclough’s Northern Ireland welcome Lars Lagerback’s Norway to Windsor Park for a matchday two fixture on Monday. Norn Iron are the favourites to get the win on home soil, but the Norwegians could be tricky opponents in Belfast, despite not being as strong as they have been in the past.

Northern Ireland had a poor inaugural Nations League campaign a couple of years back, crashing to four defeats from four and shipping seven goals. They will be looking to fare much better this time around. These two last met in FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying, with both teams winning the home fixture. This could go either way at Windsor Park, but we can see the pair cancelling each other out. Put some money on the 1-1 draw, which is nicely priced at 9/2.

8th Sep 2020

19:45 - Denmark v England

England to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Kasper Hjulmand’s Denmark welcome Gareth Southgate’s England to the Parken Stadium on Tuesday night for a UEFA Nations League fixture. The Danes started their League A, Group 2 campaign with a home defeat to Belgium, while the Three Lions picked up a narrow win in Reykjavik. Can the English make it six points from a possible six on Tuesday?

Goals from Jason Denayer and Dries Mertens were enough to give the Belgians a 2-0 victory in Copenhagen last Saturday. That was Denmark’s first defeat in any competition for two years. England’s victory in Iceland was their fourth win in a row and though it was far from a vintage performance, Southgate’s men did just about enough to justify the victory. Raheem Sterling’s injury-time penalty won it at Laugardalsvollur. This could be another tight one, but our money is going on another narrow England win. Back the away side to win by a one goal margin at odds of 11/4.

8th Sep 2020

19:45 - France v Croatia

France HT/FT @ 15/8

France and Croatia lock horns in UEFA Nations League action on Tuesday night. This mouth-watering match at the Stade de France will be a repeat of the 2018 FIFA World Cup final, which Les Bleus won 4-2 in Moscow. Didier Deschamps’ men are the strong favourites to win this one on home soil, but can the Croatians get some revenge?

France secured a 1-0 victory at the Friends Arena in Sweden on matchday one of the 2020-21 Nations League, with Kylian Mbappe scoring the only goal of the game. As for Croatia, they were thumped 4-1 by Portugal in Porto. The French will be looking to make it two wins from two in League A, Group 3 on Tuesday night. Put some money on the home side to be leading at half time and full time at odds of 15/8.

11th Sep 2020

19:45 - Watford v Middlesbrough

Draw & BTTS @ 15/4

The 2020-21 EFL Championship season gets underway on Friday night after a shorter than usual break, as Watford welcome Middlesbrough to Vicarage Road. The Hornets, now managed by former Maccabi Tel Aviv and PAOK boss Vladimir Ivic, will be looking for an instant return to the Premier League after suffering relegation from the top flight last term. As for Boro, they will want to push for the play-offs after a decent finish to an otherwise troublesome campaign last season.

Watford are among the favourites for promotion, but Boro could be a tough nut to crack under the experienced Neil Warnock. The 71 year old guided Middlesbrough to four wins from five away matches at the end of last season to guide them away from the relegation danger than plagued them for much of the season. When these two last met, the pair played out a goalless draw in the Premier League back in January 2017. We anticipate another stalemate between the two on Friday night but this time with some goals for the fans to enjoy. Take a punt on the draw and both teams to score at odds of 15/4.

12th Sep 2020

12:30 - Fulham v Arsenal

Arsenal to Win -1 Goal @ 6/4

The 2020-21 Premier League season kicks off this Saturday with an all-London affair between top flight new boys Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage. The Cottagers were promoted from the EFL Championship via the play-offs last season, while the Gunners finished down in eighth spot in the Premier League. Arsenal have a good recent record over Fulham, and Mikel Arteta’s men will be gunning for maximum points at the Cottage this Saturday.

Scott Parker’s men won five of their last seven regular Championship matches before beating Cardiff City over two legs in the play-off semi-finals. Fulham then got the better of London rivals Brentford in the final at Wembley Stadium. On the whole, Arsenal had a poor 2019-20 season, but they did show an improvement under Arteta and have won the FA Cup and Community Shield recently. This is a tough start for Fulham, so back the away team to win -1 at Craven Cottage at 6/4.

12th Sep 2020

12:30 - Birmingham City v Brentford

Brentford to Win to Nil @ 21/10

On Saturday afternoon, Thomas Frank takes his Brentford side to the Midlands to play Aitor Karanka’s Birmingham City at St Andrew’s. The Bees, last season’s losing Championship play-off finalists, will be looking for all three points on the opening weekend but for the second summer running they have sold their main striker.

Brentford had an exceptional season last time around, finishing third and reaching the play-off final at Wembley Stadium. It ended in tears against Fulham, but the Londoners are one of the favourites for promotion this term. In the other dugout, the experienced Karanka is the new man in charge at Birmingham, but the Blues could be set for another season of struggle in the second tier. We can see Brentford winning this one, and there is good value in the away win to nil at best odds of 21/10.

12th Sep 2020

17:30 - Liverpool v Leeds United

Liverpool HT/FT @ 4/5

Talking of tough starts, things couldn’t be much more difficult for another promoted side, Leeds. Premier League champions Liverpool welcome EFL Championship champions Leeds United to Anfield on the opening weekend of the 2020-21 Premier League season. After several years away from England’s top tier, the West Yorkshire side are finally back in the big time. However, they could not have asked for a tougher start. Will Jurgen Klopp’s men be far too strong at Anfield?

Liverpool had an exceptional 2019-20 season, racking up a staggering 99 points to win their first English title for 30 years. Klopp’s men won 18 of 19 home league fixtures along the way, dropping just two points from a possible 57. Leeds had the best away record in the Championship, but this will be a daunting challenge for Marcelo Bielsa’s boys. We are backing Liverpool to be leading at half time and full time at nice odds of 4/5.

12th Sep 2020

20:00 - West Ham v Newcastle

1-1 Draw @ 6/1

Saturday evening’s game in the Premier League takes place at the London Stadium in the capital, as David Moyes’ West Ham United host Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United. These two look well matched on paper, but the Hammers are the slight favourites with the bookies. Last season, the Magpies won 3-2 in this fixture, while the pair drew 2-2 at St James’ Park.

West Ham sailed far too close to the wind in terms of relegation last term, though they did end up finishing five points clear of the bottom three. Newcastle accumulated 44 points, five more than the Irons. Both would love to kick off the 2020-21 season with three points, but we fancy the sides to cancel each other out at the London Stadium. Check out the 1-1 draw, which is available at the very decent price of 6/1.

13th Sep 2020

14:00 - West Brom v Leicester City

Leicester City to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

West Bromwich Albion welcome Leicester City to The Hawthorns in Premier League action on Sunday. The Baggies are back in the top tier of English football after finishing runners-up to Leeds United in the EFL Championship last term. However, this weekend’s clash against Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes will be a stern test for Slaven Bilic’s boys. The top flight new boys will be eager to get off to a positive start but Leicester are likely to see this as a match they should win if they are going to challenge for the Champions League places this season.

After two years in the second tier, West Brom are back in the Premier League after a solid campaign in the second tier. The Baggies have a tough start, though, as they play Everton and Chelsea in their next two games after this one. Leicester ran out of steam last season but still finished in fifth to secure UEFA Europa League football. The Foxes will view that as a disappointment though after looking fairly comfortable in the top four for large portions of the season. This game could be close on the scoreline, but we fancy City to seal a narrow win. Leicester are priced at odds of 11/4 to win by one goal, and that’s the bet for us.

13th Sep 2020

16:30 - Tottenham Hotspur v Everton

Tottenham Hotspur to Win 1-0 @ 7/1

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur and Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton lock horns at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. Spurs finished in sixth last term, while the Toffees ended up in 12th, positions that are unlikely to have satisfied either set of supporters. Back in July, Spurs picked up a 1-0 victory over Everton on home turf. Can Tottenham secure another home win over the Merseyside outfit this Sunday or will the Toffees cause an upset?

Tottenham certainly improved under Mourinho towards the end of last season, with the club winning four and drawing two of their last six games in the Premier League. As for the Toffees, they claimed just one victory from their last six matches of the 2019-20 season and need to rediscover some energy in order to get back into the winning spirit. Both teams will be desperate for a positive result on the opening weekend, but we can see Tottenham edging this one in the capital. You can get the tempting odds of 7/1 for a 1-0 Spurs win, which looks good value to us.

14th Sep 2020

18:00 - Sheffield United v Wolves

Draw & BTTS @ 4/1

Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United and Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers meet at Bramall Lane on Monday night in Premier League action. Both of these teams enjoyed excellent campaigns last time around and will hope to build on that. The Blades finished in ninth position in the table last term, while Wolves were five points above in seventh. This fascinating fixture in Sheffield on Monday could go either way and fans of both sides will be chomping at the bit come Monday night.

United had a season to remember following promotion from the EFL Championship at the end of the 2018-19 campaign. Wilder’s men were particularly solid at Bramall Lane last term, winning 10 of 19 league fixtures on their own patch. As for Wolves, only five clubs picked up more away points than Nuno’s boys in the top tier last season. We can see this one ending in an entertaining draw on Monday night. Put some money on the draw and both teams to score at 4/1.

14th Sep 2020

20:15 - Brighton v Chelsea

Chelsea to Win -2 Goals @ 4/1

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea kick off their 2020-21 Premier League season with a trip to the Amex Stadium to take on Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday night. Lampard did a sensational job in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge last term, guiding the Blues to the UEFA Champions League. Having made a number of superstar signings over the summer, can Chelsea challenge for the title this season? They will certainly be expecting to get a win here.

Brighton had another tough time in the Premier League last term. The Seagulls struggled on their own patch, with just Bournemouth, Southampton and Norwich City picking up fewer home points. Chelsea had the fourth best away record in the division and with confidence high due to their activity in the transfer market they should prove too good here. Lampard’s troops should leave the Amex with a comfortable victory on Monday so back the Blues to win -2 at big odds of 4/1.

15th Sep 2020

19:30 - West Ham v Charlton

West Ham United Win & BTTS @ 9/4

West Ham United and Charlton Athletic lock horns in an all-London EFL Cup affair at the London Stadium on Tuesday night. This will be the first meeting between the two sides since the Addicks thumped the Hammers 4-0 in a Premier League match way back in February 2007. West Ham are the big favourites, but can Charlton cause an upset in Stratford?

United’s season got off to the worst possible start as they were beaten 2-0 at home by Newcastle United last weekend. As for Athletic, they started their EFL League One campaign with a 2-0 win at Crewe Alexandra last time out. Charlton will have a go at the London Stadium, but West Ham’s Premier League quality should shine through. Take a look at the home win and both teams to score at betting odds of 9/4.

15th Sep 2020

19:30 - Newcastle v Blackburn

Newcastle United to Win 2-1 @ 15/2

Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United welcome Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers to St James’ Park in the second round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night. After an impressive win at West Ham United in the Premier League last weekend, can the Magpies follow that up with victory in the EFL Cup in midweek? Rovers could be a tough nut to crack, but United are the rightful favourites.

Newcastle started their league campaign with an impressive 2-0 win at the London Stadium last Saturday, with debutants Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick getting the goals in the capital. Blackburn played their part in a five-goal thriller at Bournemouth on the opening weekend of the EFL Championship season, eventually falling to a 3-2 defeat. We think the top flight side will have enough ammunition to get the job done here so we’ll be putting a few quid on the 2-1 Newcastle win this Tuesday at odds of 15/2.

15th Sep 2020

19:45 - Burton Albion v Aston Villa

Aston Villa HT/FT @ 13/10

EFL League One outfit Burton Albion entertain Premier League Aston Villa at the Pirelli Stadium in the EFL Cup this Tuesday night. Jake Buxton’s boys have had a tough start to their season, losing 2-1 at Fleetwood Town in their league opener last weekend. As for Villa, Tuesday’s cup fixture in Staffordshire will be their first match of the 2020-21 campaign.

These two sides met in the 2017-18 Championship season, with Aston Villa winning both fixtures. However, the pair squared off in the EFL Cup in August 2018, which Burton won 1-0. Dean Smith’s Villans will have one eye on next Monday’s Premier League clash with Sheffield United, but they should see off the Brewers in the cup in midweek and this will serve as a decent warm-up match before their league season gets underway. Put some money on Villa to be winning at half time and full time at a decent price of 13/10.

16th Sep 2020

19:45 - Leeds United v Hull City

Leeds United to Win -1 Goal @ 11/10

Leeds United and Hull City go head-to-head at Elland Road in the second round of the EFL Cup in midweek. Marcelo Bielsa’s men were outstanding at Anfield in the Premier League last weekend against last season’s champions, though they were beaten 4-3 in the end. As for the Tigers, they started life in EFL League One with a decent 2-0 win at Gillingham.

These two teams met in the EFL Championship last season. Leeds won both games with ease, following up a 2-0 victory at Elland Road with an emphatic 4-0 win at the KCOM Stadium. United’s season ended with the title, while Hull finished rock bottom of the Championship. On paper, this should be an easy home win, and we fancy Leeds to cruise into round three. Have a punt on the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 11/10.

16th Sep 2020

19:45 - St Mirren v Celtic

Celtic to Win -2 Goals @ 13/10

Neil Lennon’s Celtic are back in Scottish Premiership action on Wednesday, as the champions travel to St Mirren Park to take on Jim Goodwin’s St Mirren. Since drawing 1-1 at Kilmarnock on matchday two, the Hoops have won each of their last three Premiership games, scoring nine and conceding none. Can the Bhoys make it four league wins on the spin this Wednesday?

St Mirren head into this one having lost back-to-back games. Last weekend, the Buddies were beaten 3-0 at home by Hibernian. Celtic picked up a thumping 5-0 victory at Ross County last time out, with five different players getting on the scoresheet. This should be another walk in the park for Lennon’s Bhoys. Check out the tempting odds of 13/10 for the champions to win with a -2 goal handicap at St Mirren Park in midweek.

16th Sep 2020

20:15 - Everton v Salford City

Everton to Win Both Halves @ 6/5

Premier League Everton welcome EFL League Two side Salford City to Goodison Park in Carabao Cup action on Wednesday night. The Toffees were mightily impressive at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend, kicking off their Premier League season with a deserved 1-0 away win. Can Carlo Ancelotti’s men follow that up with a comfortable home victory in the cup in midweek?

Everton were excellent at Tottenham last weekend, with a Dominic Calvert-Lewin header giving the Toffees a 1-0 victory on the road. Salford started their League Two campaign with a 2-2 home draw with Exeter City. Whatever starting line-up Ancelotti chooses to field should be too strong for the Ammies on Wednesday night. You can get the top price of 6/5 for Everton to win both halves of this cup tie at Goodison, which looks decent value to us.

17th Sep 2020

16:00 - Lincoln Red Imps v Rangers

Rangers to Win 2-0 @ 6/1

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are in UEFA Europa League qualifying action on Thursday night. Gerrard takes his Gers to the Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar to play William Amaral de Andrade’s Lincoln Red Imps in the second qualifying round. The Glasgow giants have made a stunning start to their Scottish Premiership campaign, winning six and drawing one of their seven games so far. Can they take their league form into Europe?

Lincoln Red Imps ended their 2019-20 season in third place in the Gibraltar National League which, it has to be said, isn’t the greatest standard. In the first Europa League qualifying round, Lincoln beat Luxembourg outfit Union Titus Petange, though again, there is little pedigree to speak of here. Rangers have been excellent in the Premiership so far, dropping just two points and conceding no goals from seven games. We fancy the Light Blues to keep a clean sheet on Thursday and the odds of 6/1 for a 2-0 away win is standing out for us.

17th Sep 2020

17:00 - Lokomotiv v Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -2 Goals @ 6/4

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur make the trip to the Lokomotiv Stadium this Thursday to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the second round of UEFA Europa League qualifying. Spurs will be looking to see off the Bulgarian First League side and book their spot in the next qualifying round. This should be an easy win for Mourinho’s men.

Tottenham’s 2020-21 Premier League campaign got off to the worse possible start last weekend, as Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton left the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a deserved 1-0 win. However, with games coming thick and fast, Spurs cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves. Jose will be looking for a response from his players, and the Premier League outfit should be too strong for the Bulgarian minnows on Thursday. Back Tottenham to win with a -2 goal handicap at odds of 6/4.

17th Sep 2020

19:00 - Wolves v Stoke City

Wolverhampton Wanderers HT/FT @ 6/4

Wolverhampton Wanderers entertain Stoke City on Thursday for a second round tie in the Carabao Cup. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were strong at Molineux in the Premier League last season, losing just four times. When these two teams last met, Wolves picked up a 2-0 win at Stoke in the FA Cup back in January 2017.

Wolves started their Premier League season with an impressive 2-0 win at Sheffield United on Monday night, with early goals from Raul Jimenez and Romain Saiss doing the damage. Stoke kicked off their EFL Championship campaign with a 0-0 draw at Millwall. Wanderers are a hard team to play against these days, and we fancy Wolves to cruise into round three. Take a punt on the home team to be winning at half time and full time at odds of 6/4.

17th Sep 2020

19:30 - Coleraine v Motherwell

Motherwell to Win -1 Goal @ 9/5

Northern Ireland side Coleraine welcome Scottish team Motherwell to The Showgrounds for a UEFA Europa League qualifier on Thursday night. The Scottish Premiership team head to Northern Ireland as the clear favourites with the bookies, but this is a huge occasion for the Bannsiders of Coleraine, who finished second in the 2019-20 NIFL Premiership. Can Oran Kearney’s men cause another upset on Thursday?

Coleraine pulled off a monumental shock in the first round, beating 15-time Slovenian champions Maribor away from home. After a 1-1 draw, the side from Northern Ireland went on to win 5-4 on penalties. As for Motherwell, they eased past Glentoran, who also ply their trade in the NIFL Premiership. Coleraine will no doubt have a real go on home turf, but we fancy Stephen Robinson’s men to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 9/5.

17th Sep 2020

19:30 - Viking v Aberdeen

Aberdeen to Win 2-1 @ 9/1

Bjarne Berntsen’s Viking and Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen go head-to-head at the Viking Stadion in Stavanger for a second round qualifying tie in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. This will be a tough task for the Dons, but can the Scottish Premiership side get past the Norwegians and book their place in the third qualifying round?

McInnes’s men have been in excellent form of late, winning five league and cup games in a row since losing 1-0 to Rangers on the opening weekend of the Premiership season back on 1st August. In the previous round of the Europa League, Aberdeen thumped Runavik of Iceland 6-0 at Pittodrie, with Ryan Hedges helping himself to a hat-trick. We can see the Dandies edging this one in Norway. The 2-1 away win is nicely priced at odds of 9/1.

17th Sep 2020

19:45 - Brighton v Portsmouth

Brighton & Hove Albion Win & BTTS @ 11/4

On Thursday night in the Carabao Cup, Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion welcome Kenny Jackett’s Portsmouth to the Amex Stadium. The Seagulls are the clear favourites to get the win on home soil, but EFL League One side Pompey could be a tough nut to crack for the Premier League team. This promises to be an intriguing cup clash on the south coast.

Brighton’s Premier League opener ended in defeat, as Albion were beaten at home by Frank Lampard’s Chelsea on Monday night. As for Portsmouth, they started their League One campaign with a 0-0 draw with Shrewsbury Town at Fratton Park last Saturday. This will be the first meeting between the sides since March 2012 so there’s no recent head to head to go on. Brighton should edge it, however, and there is good value in the odds of 11/4 for the Seagulls to win and both teams to score.

18th Sep 2020

19:45 - Coventry v QPR

1-1 Draw @ 5/1

Coventry City and Queens Park Rangers clash at St Andrew’s in EFL Championship action on Friday night. After gaining promotion from EFL League One as champions last term, the Sky Blues will be desperate to stay up this season. Having started with a loss, City could really do with all three points from this one. Can Coventry get the win on Friday night?

Mark Robins’ men were narrowly beaten by Bristol City last weekend, losing 2-1 at Ashton Gate. As for Mark Warburton’s QPR, they surprised a few by beating Nottingham Forest 2-0 at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. This is a tough one to call, as both teams look for the three points in Birmingham. Neither is likely to take too many risks however and we fancy the pair to cancel each other out. As such we’ll be backing the 1-1 draw at decent odds of 5/1.

19th Sep 2020

12:30 - Everton v West Brom

Everton to Win to Nil @ 8/5

After last weekend’s impressive win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Everton will be looking for another three points when West Bromwich Albion visit Goodison Park in the Premier League this Saturday. The Toffees were excellent at Spurs, and Carlo Ancelotti’s men are the clear favourites in this one. Can Everton make it six points from a possible six or will they come unstuck against newly promoted West Brom?

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s header was enough to give the Merseysiders a deserved 1-0 victory at Tottenham last weekend. As for the Baggies, they were easily beaten by Leicester City at The Hawthorns, as Jamie Vardy dispatched two penalties to help the Foxes to a 3-0 win. After last Sunday’s superb display, we fancy Everton to secure a comfortable home victory this Saturday. You can get a decent price of 8/5 for the home side to win to nil.

19th Sep 2020

12:30 - Nottingham Forest v Cardiff

Cardiff City to Win by One Goal @ 10/3

Sabri Lamouchi’s Nottingham Forest and Neil Harris’s Cardiff City do battle at the City Ground in EFL Championship action on Saturday afternoon. Both teams will be looking to bounce back from opening weekend defeats. The Bluebirds have an excellent recent record over the Reds, but Forest head into this one as the slight favourites with the bookies.

Nottingham Forest started their league season with a 2-0 loss at Queens Park Rangers. Cardiff were also beaten 2-0, as Garry Monk’s Sheffield Wednesday left the Cardiff City Stadium with all three points last Saturday. Both fixtures between Forest and Cardiff were tight and tense affairs last season, and this could be another close one. Check out the tempting odds of 10/3 for the Bluebirds to win by one goal at the City Ground.

19th Sep 2020

17:30 - Man United v Crystal Palace

Manchester United to Win -1 Goal @ 10/11

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United get their 2020-21 Premier League season up and running this weekend. On Saturday evening, the Red Devils welcome Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace to Old Trafford. In this fixture back in August last season, the Eagles flew away from Manchester with a shock 2-1 win. Can Palace cause another upset at Old Trafford or will the home side get off to a positive start to the new campaign?

The south Londoners kicked off their season with a hard-fought victory over Southampton at Selhurst Park last weekend, with Wilfried Zaha’s early goal giving them a narrow 1-0 win. However, Palace were beaten on penalties by Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening. United will be raring to get the new season underway, and Solskjaer’s side will fancy their chances of picking up maximum points from this home fixture. Take a punt on the Red Devils to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 10/11.

19th Sep 2020

20:00 - Arsenal v West Ham

Arsenal to Win Both Halves @ 11/4

London sides Arsenal and West Ham United meet at the Emirates Stadium in Premier League action on Saturday night. The Gunners cruised to a comfortable win at Fulham on the opening weekend, while the Hammers were beaten at home by Newcastle United in a very disappointing display. As you would expect, Arsenal are the big favourites to take all three points from this one.

Mikel Arteta’s troops were far too strong for Scott Parker’s Cottagers last weekend. Goals from Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earned the Gunners a 3-0 win at Craven Cottage. Arsenal started their season with a win over Liverpool in the FA Community Shield. West Ham eased past Charlton Athletic in the EFL Cup in midweek, but they lost 2-0 at home to Newcastle in their Premier League opener last weekend. Back Arsenal to win both halves of this one at a decent-looking price of 11/4.

20th Sep 2020

12:00 - Southampton v Tottenham

Southampton Win @ 9/4

After losing at home to Everton last weekend, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to bounce back and claim all three points when they travel to St Mary’s to take on Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton this Sunday. However, Spurs have an extremely busy week, as they travel to Bulgaria to play Lokomotiv Plovdiv in UEFA Europa League action this Thursday. Can Southampton make home advantage count in this one?

Both sides were beaten 1-0 on the opening weekend of the 2020-21 Premier League season. The Saints lost to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, while Tottenham were deservedly beaten by Everton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last Sunday. The Saints have won the last two league games between the pair at St Mary’s, and the home team look good value at odds of 9/4 to take maximum points from this one against a Spurs side who haven’t been at the top of their game for a while now.

20th Sep 2020

14:00 - Newcastle v Brighton

Newcastle United to Win to Nil @ 3/1

Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United entertain Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion at St James’ Park in Premier League action on Sunday afternoon. The Magpies have had a good start to their season, winning at West Ham United in the league and beating Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao Cup. Can Bruce’s boys make it three league and cup victories on the spin this weekend?

Newcastle kicked off their Premier League season with an impressive 2-0 win at West Ham, with Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick netting on their debuts. As for Brighton, they were beaten 3-1 at home by Frank Lampard’s Chelsea last Monday. The Magpies have looked good so far, and they should secure all three points from this one. United have yet to concede this term, and we like the look of Newcastle to win to nil on Sunday at a fair price of 3/1.

20th Sep 2020

16:30 - Chelsea v Liverpool

Liverpool to Win by One Goal @ 3/1

Heavyweights Chelsea and Liverpool do battle at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League this Sunday afternoon. Frank Lampard’s men started their league season with a 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium last Monday, while the Reds’ title defence started with an action-packed 4-3 home victory over plucky Leeds United. Who will come out on top in this mouth-watering match at the Bridge on Sunday?

These two giants met four times in various competitions last season, with Liverpool winning three of those. Overall, there were a staggering 17 goals netted across the four fixtures. Jurgen Klopp’s boys did the league double over Chelsea on their way to the Premier League title, and they could well have enough to edge this one in the capital. Put some money on the champions to win by a one goal margin at odds of 3/1.

20th Sep 2020

19:00 - Leicester City v Burnley

Draw & BTTS @ 9/2

Sean Dyche’s Burnley start their 2020-21 Premier League season with a tough trip to the King Power Stadium to take on Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City on Sunday night. The Foxes kicked off their league campaign with an impressive 3-0 win at West Bromwich Albion last Sunday, with Jamie Vardy scoring a brace and Timothy Castagne also finding the net. Can City make it six points from an available six or will ever-stubborn Burnley stifle the home side?

Each of the last three Leicester versus Burnley meetings have ended in 2-1 scorelines, with the Foxes winning two of those. The Clarets are a tough nut to crack, as has been the case for many years now under Dyche’s guidance, and the Lancashire club will be desperate to start their season with a positive result in the East Midlands at the weekend. This could be another close encounter between the pair, so take a punt on the draw and both teams to score at odds of 9/2.

21st Sep 2020

18:00 - Aston Villa v Sheffield United

Aston Villa Win @ 17/10

Dean Smith’s Aston Villa get their Premier League season up and running with a game against Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United at Villa Park on Monday evening. The Villans warmed up for their league opener with a 3-1 win at Burton Albion in the second round of the Carabao Cup last Tuesday. Can the West Midlands club pick up maximum points from this one?

Sheffield United’s 2020-21 Premier League season got off to a losing start, as two early goals gave Wolverhampton Wanderers a 2-0 victory at Bramall Lane. On Thursday night in the EFL Cup, the Blades lost on penalties to Burnley at Turf Moor. Villa won their last two home games of last season as they edged towards safety, and we can see them starting this season with three points at Villa Park on Monday. The home win is available at odds of 17/10 which looks a very decent price to us.

21st Sep 2020

20:15 - Wolves v Manchester City

Manchester City Win & BTTS @ 21/10

Manchester City’s Premier League season gets underway with a tricky game at Molineux on Monday night. Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers kicked off their campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Sheffield United. Wolves are second favourites in this one, but can Nuno’s boys cause an upset on Monday?

Watching Liverpool dominate the Premier League last season will have certainly hurt Pep Guardiola and his Man City troops. Nevertheless, City are the favourites to win the title this term, with the bookies pricing them at odds of just 5/6. Molineux is a tough place to go these days, and Wolves beat the Citizens home and away in the Premier League last term. However, we fancy Man City to edge this one. The away victory and both teams to score has caught our eye at a fair price of 21/10.

22nd Sep 2020

18:00 - Leyton Orient v Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -2 Goals @ 11/4

Tottenham Hotspur’s busy schedule continues on Tuesday evening as Jose Mourinho’s men face EFL League Two outfit Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road in the third round of the Carabao Cup. After Tuesday’s match, the Lilywhites travel to Macedonia for a UEFA Europa League game on Thursday. Jose will change up his starting XI for both fixtures no doubt, and his squad should have enough quality to see off Orient in the cup.

The O’s have made a fine start to their season, winning four and drawing one of five league and cup matches thus far. However, Tuesday’s clash against one of the Premier League’s big boys will be a tough task for Ross Embleton’s troops to say the least. Tottenham will be looking for a comfortable evening in east London, and they should ease past the League Two side. Put some money on the visitors to win with a -2 goal handicap at odds of 11/4.

22nd Sep 2020

19:00 - West Brom v Brentford

Brentford to Win by One Goal @ 15/4

Slaven Bilic’s West Bromwich Albion and Thomas Frank’s Brentford square off in an intriguing EFL Cup clash at The Hawthorns on Tuesday night. These two teams went head-to-head for promotion from the EFL Championship last season, with the Baggies pipping the Bees to second spot by just two points in the end. Who will come out on top in the Carabao Cup in midweek?

West Brom have had a difficult start to their Premier League season, losing 3-0 at home to Leicester City and 5-2 at Everton. Brentford have secured back-to-back wins over Southampton and Huddersfield Town. Despite this tie taking place at The Hawthorns, we fancy Frank’s Bees to secure a narrow win and book their spot in the next round. Back Brentford to win by a one goal margin at odds of 15/4.

22nd Sep 2020

19:30 - West Ham v Hull City

West Ham United to Win Both Halves @ 5/2

Premier League West Ham United entertain Hull City of EFL League One at the London Stadium in Carabao Cup action on Tuesday night. As expected, the Hammers are the clear favourites to get the victory and progress through to round four. However Grant McCann’s Tigers will be doing all they can to cause an upset in the capital, even if it is a tough task.

After league defeats to Newcastle United and Arsenal, David Moyes’ West Ham will be hoping to follow up their comfortable win over Charlton Athletic with another easy victory over League One opposition in the EFL Cup this Tuesday. The Irons have some tricky-looking Premier League matches on the horizon (with Wolves, Leicester, Spurs, Man City and Liverpool all coming up before the end of October), so they could really do with a win in the cup on Tuesday to help them build some momentum. United should be too strong for Hull at the London Stadium, and we like the look of the hosts to win both halves at a price of 5/2.

22nd Sep 2020

20:15 - Luton v Manchester United

Manchester United Win & BTTS @ 2/1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United travel to Kenilworth Road this Tuesday to play Nathan Jones’ Luton Town in the third round of the Carabao Cup. After last weekend’s disappointing result and performance against Crystal Palace in the league, the Red Devils will be desperate to secure their first win of the season on Tuesday.

United were poor last Saturday, losing 3-1 at home to Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace. As for Luton, they have won four out of four at the start of this season, beating four Championship clubs in the league and cup. The Hatters will fancy their chances of upsetting United in midweek, but the Premier League team should edge this one at Kenilworth Road. Back Man United to win and both teams to score, which is available at the decent price of 2/1.

23rd Sep 2020

19:00 - Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday Win @ 10/3

Scott Parker’s Fulham and Garry Monk’s Sheffield Wednesday lock horns on Wednesday evening in the third round of the Carabao Cup. The Cottagers are the favourites to win this tie at Craven Cottage, but can the EFL Championship Owls cause the Premier League team one or two problems? This promises to be an intriguing cup clash in the capital.

Fulham have started life back in the Premier League with back-to-back losses to Fulham and Leeds United. However, they did beat Ipswich Town away from home in the previous round of the EFL Cup. Wednesday suffered a points deduction in the Championship, but the Owls have won three and drawn one of their four league and cup fixtures thus far. We are backing Monk’s men to secure a narrow win at the Cottage in midweek. The Wednesday victory is priced at decent odds of 10/3.

23rd Sep 2020

19:45 - Chelsea v Barnsley

Chelsea to Win -2 Goals @ 11/8

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea entertain Gerhard Struber’s Barnsley at Stamford Bridge this Wednesday evening in the third round of the Carabao Cup. The Blues are one of the favourites to win this competition this season, and Lampard will be taking this game very seriously. Chelsea head into this home tie as the overwhelming favourites to get the win.

After last Sunday’s Premier League loss to champions Liverpool, the Londoners will be eager to strike back with a win at the first time of asking. The Tykes have had a poor start in the EFL Championship, losing two out of two matches so far, but the Yorkshire side have beaten Nottingham Forest and Reading in the cup. This will be a tough match for Barnsley, and Chelsea will surely ease into round four. We like the look of the home team to win with a -2 goal handicap at odds of 11/8 in a game they should win at a canter.

23rd Sep 2020

19:45 - Fleetwood Town v Everton

Everton to Win -1 Goal @ 11/10

Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town entertain Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton at Highbury Stadium in Carabao Cup action on Wednesday. The Toffees have made a bright start to their season, winning two out of two in the Premier League and easing past Salford City in the EFL Cup. Can Ancelotti’s men make it four wins out of four in midweek?

Fleetwood won four in a row in all competitions before last weekend’s 2-1 league loss at Peterborough United. Barton’s side will be pushing for the play-offs in EFL League One again this season, but their League Cup journey will surely come to an end on Wednesday. Everton have looked good so far this term, and we fancy the Merseyside outfit to make it four league and cup wins on the spin. Back Everton to win with a -1 goal handicap at a very fair price of 11/10.

23rd Sep 2020

19:45 - Leicester City v Arsenal

Draw & BTTS @ 10/3

Premier League sides Leicester City and Arsenal square off in the third round of the Carabao Cup at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night in what many will see as the tie of the round. This should be a fascinating cup match between two evenly matched teams, but who will book their spot in round four? The Gunners may be away from home, but Mikel Arteta’s boys head to the Midlands as favourites with the bookies.

Both Leicester and Arsenal have won two out of two in the Premier League so far. Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes have beaten West Bromwich Albion and Burnley, while Arteta’s Gunners have seen off Fulham and West Ham United. The pair are hard to split, and we fancy this tie to go the distance at the King Power. Take a punt on the draw and both teams to score in the 90 minutes at odds of 10/3.

23rd Sep 2020

19:45 - Morecambe v Newcastle United

Newcastle United HT/FT @ 5/6

Steve Bruce takes his Newcastle United troops to the Mazuma Stadium in Lancashire on Wednesday night to play Derek Adams’ Morecambe in the third round of the Carabao Cup. After last Sunday’s poor showing against Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League, the Magpies will be desperate to avoid a cup upset in midweek.

Morecambe have had a mixed start to their season. Adams’ side have won three of their five league and cup matches, though the Shrimps were walloped 5-0 at home by Cambridge United in EFL League Two last time out. Newcastle had sealed back-to-back wins over West Ham United and Blackburn Rovers before Sunday’s shock 3-0 home loss to Brighton. United will be out for blood in this one. Back Newcastle to be winning at half time and full time at odds of 5/6.

24th Sep 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.

24th Sep 2020

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.

24th Sep 2020

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.

24th Sep 2020

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.

24th Sep 2020

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.

24th Sep 2020

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.

24th Sep 2020

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.

24th Sep 2020

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.

25th Sep 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.

26th Sep 2020

12:30 - Brighton v Manchester United

Draw & BTTS @ 15/4

Manchester United travel to the Amex Stadium this Saturday afternoon to play Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League. The Red Devils kicked off their season with a disappointing home defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend, though they did ease past Luton Town in the Carabao Cup in midweek. Can United get a much-needed league win at Brighton?

The Seagulls were excellent at Newcastle United last Sunday, picking up an impressive 3-0 win. Since losing to Chelsea in their Premier League opener, when they probably deserved a draw, Albion have won three league and cup matches on the spin. Graham Potter’s men could be a tough nut to crack this season, especially if they can get things right at the Amex. We can see Brighton holding United to a draw on Saturday. The draw and both teams to score is very nicely priced at odds of 15/4.

26th Sep 2020

12:30 - Wycombe v Swansea

Swansea City Win @ 3/4

Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe Wanderers host Steve Cooper’s Swansea City at Adams Park on Saturday afternoon in EFL Championship action. The Chairboys, who won the EFL League One play-offs last term, have lost both of their league matches thus far, crashing to a heavy 5-0 loss at Blackburn Rovers last time out. How will they fare this weekend?

Swansea will be content with their start and have begun their Championship season with four points from a possible six. After a good 1-0 win against Preston North End at Deepdale on the opening weekend, the Swans drew 0-0 with Birmingham City at the Liberty Stadium last weekend. Wycombe will be desperate for a positive result on home soil after a woeful start, but we can see Cooper’s Swansea taking three points back to South Wales. The away victory is priced at solid looking odds of 3/4.

26th Sep 2020

17:30 - West Brom v Chelsea

Chelsea to Win -1 Goal @ Evens

Slaven Bilic’s West Bromwich Albion welcome Frank Lampard’s Chelsea to The Hawthorns for a Premier League fixture on Saturday. The Baggies have found it tough going in the Premier League so far, losing 3-0 at home to Leicester City and 5-2 at Everton. They were also beaten in the EFL Cup by Brentford in midweek. Saturday’s game will be another stern test for Bilic’s boys but they will be desperate to try and stop the rot.

Chelsea brushed aside EFL Championship side Barnsley in the Carabao Cup in midweek, with Kai Havertz helping himself to a hat-trick in the 6-0 romp. That was just what the doctor ordered for the Blues after last weekend’s league loss to champions Liverpool. Lampard’s Chelsea should be too strong for West Brom at The Hawthorns this Saturday. The away side are available at evens to win -1.

26th Sep 2020

20:00 - Burnley v Southampton

Burnley to Win 2-1 @ 12/1

Having lost each of their opening three league and cup games of the season, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton could really do with three points in the Premier League this weekend. The Saints make the trip to Turf Moor to play Sean Dyche’s Burnley on Saturday night. Despite their poor start, Southampton head to Lancashire as favourites.

Burnley lost their opening Premier League match of the season at Leicester City last Sunday. However, they have won two out of two in the Carabao Cup, beating Sheffield United and Millwall. Southampton will still be licking their wounds after last weekend’s heavy 5-2 home loss to Tottenham Hotspur. This one could go either way at Turf Moor, but we fancy the hosts to nick a narrow victory on their own patch. You can get top odds of 12/1 for the Clarets to win 2-1.

27th Sep 2020

12:00 - Sheffield United v Leeds

Leeds United to Win by One Goal @ 10/3

Yorkshire sides Sheffield United and Leeds United lock horns in a mouth-watering Premier League fixture at Bramall Lane this Sunday. The Blades will be searching for all three points after two losses so far. As for Leeds, can the division’s entertainers follow up last Saturday’s 4-3 home win over Fulham with another Premier League victory this weekend?

Sheffield United had a remarkable first season back in the top flight last term, although they have started their 2020-21 campaign with back-to-back defeats to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa. Leeds have been involved in two thrillers, losing 4-3 at Liverpool and beating Fulham by the same score at Elland Road. We fancy Marcelo Bielsa’s boys to edge this South v West Yorkshire derby in Sheffield on Sunday. Check out the solid odds of 10/3 for the visitors to win by exactly one goal.

27th Sep 2020

14:00 - Tottenham v Newcastle

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -1 Goal @ 6/5

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur welcome Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday for a fixture in the Premier League. Spurs were scintillating at St Mary’s last weekend, with Son Heung-Min scoring four, all assisted by Harry Kane, in the 5-2 rout. As for Newcastle, they followed up last weekend’s very disappointing 3-0 home league loss to Brighton & Hove Albion with a morale-boosting 7-0 EFL Cup victory at Morecambe in midweek.

Tottenham responded from their opening weekend loss to Everton by thumping Southampton at St Mary’s in their previous Premier League game. The Magpies won 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last term, but Spurs returned the favour with a 3-1 victory at St James’. Mourinho’s men should see off United on Sunday and there is good value in Tottenham to win -1 at odds of 6/5.

27th Sep 2020

16:30 - Manchester City v Leicester

Manchester City HT/FT @ 5/6

Manchester City will be hoping to make it six points from a possible six when they welcome top of the table Leicester City to the Etihad Stadium in Premier League action on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s men started their league campaign with an impressive 3-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux last Monday. The Foxes have made a good start, but Brendan Rodgers’ boys are the big underdogs in this one and would probably settle for a point despite their strong start.

Man City were very good at the Etihad last season, with only champions Liverpool picking up more home points. City won 15 of 19 home league fixtures, including a 3-1 victory over Leicester in December. Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus earned the Citizens a 3-1 win at Wolves last Monday, and Man City will be looking for something similar on Sunday. The hosts are available at 5/6 to be winning at half time and full time and that seems more than fair.

27th Sep 2020

19:00 - West Ham v Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers to Win 2-0 @ 9/1

On Sunday evening at the London Stadium, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers do battle in the Premier League. The Hammers have lost both league matches so far, while Wolves have taken three points from a possible six, having lost to Man City. West Ham will be desperate to get off the mark, but Wanderers are not an easy team to beat under Nuno Espirito Santo.

Wolves have an excellent recent record over the London side. Since they arrived back in the Premier League in 2018, the Midlands outfit have won all four league meetings without conceding a single goal. The Irons will want to avoid a third straight Premier League defeat, but our money is on the visitors in this one. Wolves beat West Ham 2-0 home and away last season, and a repeat scoreline on Sunday is available at very tempting odds of 9/1.

28th Sep 2020

17:45 - Fulham v Aston Villa

Aston Villa Win @ 6/4

Scott Parker’s Fulham and Dean Smith’s Aston Villa go head-to-head at Craven Cottage on Monday evening for a Premier League fixture. Having lost both of their opening league matches, Parker’s Cottagers will be desperate for a positive result on home soil. As for Smith’s Villa, can they follow up last week’s win over Sheffield United with another three points?

Fulham are going well in the EFL Cup, but the Cottagers have been beaten by Arsenal and Leeds United in the Premier League, conceding seven times along the way. Aston Villa kicked off their league campaign with a 1-0 win over Sheffield United at Villa Park last Monday. The Villans are the slight favourites at the Cottage, and we can see Smith’s side securing a narrow victory in the capital following on from a good win in midweek. The away win is available at 6/4 and that looks a shade too big to us.

28th Sep 2020

20:00 - Liverpool v Arsenal

Liverpool HT/FT @ 5/4

Giants Liverpool and Arsenal lock horns at Anfield in the Premier League on Monday night in the biggest game of the round. Something has to give on Merseyside, as both teams have picked up maximum points so far. Unsurprisingly, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are the strong favourites to get the win, but can Mikel Arteta’s Gunners cause an upset at Anfield and continue the revolution?

Liverpool have started the defence of their title with wins over Leeds United and Chelsea. Last weekend, Sadio Mane netted a brace in the 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. Despite their solid start, this will be a tough test for Arsenal, who won only four away league matches last term and have long been poor on the road. Moreover, Liverpool dropped just two points at Anfield on their way to the title, and they should see off the Londoners on home soil this Monday. We like the look of the hosts to be winning at half time and full time at a general price of 5/4.

29th Sep 2020

19:45 - Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea

Chelsea Win & BTTS @ 5/2

London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea square off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday night for a fourth round fixture in the Carabao Cup. With a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs, both teams will be desperate to win this one. Frank Lampard’s troops make the short trip to north London as favourites to progress but Jose isn’t going to want to taste defeat against one of his former clubs so he’ll have his players fired up for this one.

Spurs have had a mixed bag of results at the start of this season. After three league and cup wins on the spin, Mourinho’s men conceded late to draw 1-1 at home with Newcastle United in Premier League action last time out. Chelsea have also made an indifferent start, though they did put six goals past Barnsley without reply in the previous round of the EFL Cup. This could be a close affair, but we can see the Blues nicking it at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The away win and both teams to score is available at fair odds of 5/2.

30th Sep 2020

17:30 - Newport v Newcastle

Newcastle United HT/FT @ 11/10

Mike Flynn’s Newport County and Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United clash at Rodney Parade in fourth round Carabao Cup action on Wednesday night. The EFL League Two outfit have had a good run in the cup so far, beating Swansea City, Cambridge United and Watford. Can the Welsh side see off Premier League opposition on Wednesday evening?

Newcastle have made a decent start to their season by their own usually erratic standards, winning three, drawing one and losing one of five league and cup fixtures. The Magpies made light work of League Two opposition in the previous round, thumping Morecambe 7-0. Newcastle should also be too strong for Newport at Rodney Parade in midweek. United were 5-0 up at half time at the Globe Arena, and the Premier League side are priced at odds of 11/10 to be winning at half time and full time on Wednesday which looks like cracking value to us.

30th Sep 2020

19:00 - Burnley v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win -1 Goal @ Evens

After last Sunday’s humiliating home Premier League defeat to Leicester City, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will be hoping to hit back at the first time of asking on Wednesday night. City travel to Turf Moor to take on Sean Dyche’s Burnley in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. Despite last Sunday’s woeful result, the holders are the big favourites to win this one.

Burnley have lost both of their opening Premier League matches so far, losing 4-2 at Leicester and 1-0 at home to Southampton. However, they did win 2-0 at Millwall in the third round of the EFL Cup. Man City were poor against the Foxes last time out, falling to a deserved 5-2 league defeat at the Etihad. Guardiola’s boys will be out for blood in this one, though. We’ll be backing City to win with a -1 goal handicap at Turf Moor at a fair price of evens.

30th Sep 2020

19:45 - Brighton v Manchester United

Manchester United Win & Over 3.5 Goals @ 7/2

Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion welcome back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United to the Amex Stadium for a fourth round fixture in the Carabao Cup this Wednesday night. These two teams played out a thriller at the Amex in the Premier League last weekend, with United scoring a penalty in the 100th minute to win the game 3-2. What unfolds in this cup match on Wednesday is open to question, but it is certainly no foregone conclusion that the favourites will triumph.

Man United have been nowhere near their best at the start of this season, but they will be full of confidence after last Saturday’s incredible win at the Amex. Brighton have been extremely competitive so far, winning three league and cup games in a row before their narrow defeat to the Red Devils last time out. We fancy this to be another enthralling match between the pair and our tip is for the United win and over 3.5 goals to be scored at odds of 7/2.

30th Sep 2020

19:45 - Everton v West Ham United

Everton Win & BTTS @ 12/5

Carlo Ancelotti’s in-form Everton welcome West Ham United to Goodison Park on Wednesday for a fourth round tie in the Carabao Cup. The Toffees have been quicker out of the blocks than most sides this term, winning five league and cup matches in a row. As for the Hammers, they have won three of their last four in all competitions and are not likely to lie down in this one.

West Ham were superb on Sunday, walloping Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 at the London Stadium in the Premier League. Before that, United beat Hull City 5-1 at home in the EFL Cup. Everton have also been excellent of late. The Toffees have won all five league and cup matches thus far, seeing off Salford City and Fleetwood Town in the Carabao Cup. The home side should edge this one at Goodison and we think there’s value in backing the Everton win and both teams to score at a price of 12/5.

1st Oct 2020

17:30 - Brentford v Fulham

Brentford to Win -1 Goal @ 7/2

London rivals Brentford and Fulham meet again even though their Championship play-off final is still fresh in the memory. This time, the pair square off in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup at the Brentford Community Stadium on Thursday night. The Bees have already seen off two Premier League clubs in the competition so far. Can Thomas Frank’s men make home advantage count and book their place in the EFL Cup quarter-finals?

After seeing off Wycombe Wanderers on penalties in the first round, Brentford have gone on to beat Southampton and West Bromwich Albion in the Carabao Cup. Fulham have got past Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday, but Scott Parker’s men have lost all three Premier League matches so far, which doesn’t bode well for them. We fancy the Bees to get the job done on home turf and get a small dose of revenge for their play-off defeat. There is good value in the home side to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 7/2.

1st Oct 2020

19:00 - Aston Villa v Stoke City

Aston Villa to Win to Nil @ 15/8

Dean Smith’s Aston Villa welcome Michael O’Neill’s Stoke City to Villa Park on Thursday for a fourth round tie in the Carabao Cup. The Villans have made an excellent start to their season, winning all four league and cup matches thus far. Can Villa make it five victories on the spin and seal their passage through to the last eight of the EFL Cup?

Aston Villa, who reached the final of this competition last term (which they lost to Manchester City), have beaten Burton Albion and Bristol City so far. In the Premier League, Smith’s boys have seen off Sheffield United and Fulham without conceding a single goal. Aston Villa will be looking for a comfortable win in the cup before facing champions Liverpool in the Premier League at the weekend. We thinking the home side have enough about them to win this one with room to space. As such we’ll be backing the Villa to win to nil at odds of 15/8.

1st Oct 2020

19:45 - Liverpool v Arsenal

Liverpool HT/FT @ 11/5

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal lock horns once again as the pair meet in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup at Anfield on Thursday. This will be the third meeting between the English giants this season. After beating the Gunners in the Premier League on Monday, will the Reds see off the London side yet again? Or will Arsenal raise their game sufficiently to make it through to the next round?

Arsenal beat Liverpool in the FA Community Shield back in August, but Klopp’s men eased to a 3-1 league victory at Anfield on Monday night. Both managers will chop and change their teams, which could make it a more even affair. However, we still fancy the Premier League champions to get the win and book their place in the final eight. You can get the tempting odds of 11/5 for the home team to be winning at half time and full time, which looks like the bet for us.

2nd Oct 2020

19:45 - Coventry City v Bournemouth

Bournemouth to Win by One Goal @ 15/4

Jason Tindall takes his Bournemouth troops to St Andrew’s on Friday to play Mark Robins’ Coventry City in EFL Championship action. The Sky Blues have made a steady return to the life in the second tier, winning one, drawing one and losing one of their three matches so far. Friday’s clash against one of the title favourites will be a tough assignment, though. Bournemouth are a decent side who performed well in recent years in the top flight before getting relegated last term.

Bournemouth have started well in their new Championship home, picking up seven points from a possible nine. The Cherries beat Blackburn Rovers on the opening weekend before drawing 1-1 at Middlesbrough. Last time out, Arnaut Groeneveld’s goal earned them a 1-0 home victory over Norwich City. Both of Bournemouth’s league wins have been by narrow margins so far, and this could be another close one. We think the away team will just nick it though and we’ll be backing Bournemouth to win by a one goal margin at odds of 15/4.

3rd Oct 2020

12:30 - Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Draw & BTTS @ 5/1

London sides Chelsea and Crystal Palace lock horns at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Frank Lampard’s Blues have won just one of their last four matches in all competitions since winning 3-1 at Brighton and Hove Albion in their opening game. As for the Eagles, they have picked up six points from a possible nine so far, which isn’t a bad return.

Chelsea were dumped out of the Carabao Cup in midweek, losing on penalties to Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Since beating Brighton, Lampard’s boys have taken just one point from league games against Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion. Palace were beaten at home by in-form Everton last time out, but they edged past Southampton and Manchester United before then. We fancy Roy Hodgson’s men to leave the Bridge with a point this weekend. The draw and both teams to score looks a good option and is available at odds of 5/1.

3rd Oct 2020

12:30 - Norwich City v Derby County

Norwich City to Win -1 Goal @ 8/5

Daniel Farke’s Norwich City entertain Phillip Cocu’s Derby County at Carrow Road in EFL Championship action on Saturday afternoon. The Rams have made a woeful start to their season, losing all three league matches so far. Last time out, County were thumped 4-0 at home by Blackburn Rovers. Can Derby avoid a fifth successive league and cup loss on Saturday?

Norwich have made an indifferent start to their season, with the Canaries taking four points from a possible nine. After winning at Huddersfield Town on the opening weekend, City have drawn with Preston North End and lost to Bournemouth. Farke’s men will be eager to return to winning ways at the weekend, and the hosts should ease past Derby at Carrow Road. Back the home team to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 8/5.

3rd Oct 2020

17:30 - Leeds United v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win -2 Goals @ 15/8

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City meet in a mouth-watering Premier League game at Elland Road this Saturday. Leeds have made an excellent return to life in the top tier of English football, picking up six points from three games. In the game they lost they pushed champions Liverpool all the way and were unlucky to Anfield without at least a point. As for Man City, they will be hoping to hit back after last weekend’s shock home defeat to Leicester City.

After narrowly losing at Anfield on the opening weekend, Leeds have secured back-to-back Premier League wins over Fulham and Sheffield United. United will be up for this one, but City will be out for blood after their woeful 5-2 home defeat against the Foxes last Sunday. Pep’s boys should return to winning ways in style at the weekend. You can get a price of 15/8 for the away team to win with a -2 goal handicap at Elland Road, which looks worth considering.

3rd Oct 2020

20:00 - Newcastle United v Burnley

Newcastle United HT/FT @ 3/1

Newcastle United welcome Burnley to St James’ Park this Saturday night for a Premier League fixture featuring two sides who could be battling for survival come the end of the season. The Magpies have four points to their name thus far, while the Clarets have lost both of their Premier League matches. Will Newcastle secure three points on home soil, or can Burnley get off the mark at St James’ Park?

Steve Bruce’s boys picked up a controversial point at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend, with Callum Wilson dispatching a contentious penalty right at the death. Sean Dyche’s troops have had a tough start, losing 4-2 at Leicester City and 1-0 at home to Southampton. Unfortunately for the Clarets, we fancy them to fall to another league defeat on Saturday. Check out the solid price of 3/1 for the home side to be winning at half time and full time.

4th Oct 2020

12:00 - Leicester v West Ham

Leicester City Win & BTTS @ 11/5

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City will be looking to make it 12 points from a possible 12 when the Foxes welcome West Ham United to the King Power Stadium this Sunday in the Premier League. Last time out, Leicester secured a stunning victory over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Will City be too strong for the Hammers this weekend?

Leicester put on a masterclass performance at the Etihad last Sunday, with the excellent Jamie Vardy helping himself to a hat-trick. James Maddison and Youri Tielemans were also on the scoresheet in the extraordinary 5-2 win. West Ham sealed their first league victory of the season last weekend, thumping Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 at home, but Leicester should maintain their 100% winning record in the league. There is good value in the home win and both teams to score at odds of 11/5.

4th Oct 2020

14:00 - Arsenal v Sheffield United

Arsenal to Win to Nil @ 6/4

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal entertain Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in Premier League action this Sunday afternoon. The Blades have had a tough start to their league season so far, picking up zero points from their opening three matches. As expected, the Gunners are the big favourites to get the win in this one.

Arsenal kicked off their league season with an impressive 3-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage. The London side followed that up with a narrow home victory against David Moyes’ West Ham United. After losing at Liverpool last weekend, Arteta’s troops will want to bounce back with three points at home this Sunday. This will be another tough one for Sheffield United, and we like the look of Arsenal to win to nil at a very fair price of 6/4.

4th Oct 2020

14:00 - Wolves v Fulham

Wolverhampton Wanderers HT/FT @ 11/8

After last weekend’s shock 4-0 defeat at West Ham United, Nuno Espirito Santo will be looking for a big response from his Wolverhampton Wanderers players this Sunday. Scott Parker’s Fulham, who have lost three out of three so far, visit Molineux this weekend. Wolves will be desperate to hit back with three points from this one.

Wanderers were unusually poor at the London Stadium last time out, falling to a heavy 4-0 defeat in the capital. That was Wolves’ third consecutive loss in all competitions. Fulham’s return to the Premier League has been tough up until now, as the Cottagers have been beaten by Arsenal, Leeds United and Aston Villa. We can see Scott Parker’s men crashing to a fourth successive league loss on Sunday. Wolves are priced at odds of 11/8 to be winning at half time and full time.

4th Oct 2020

16:30 - Manchester United v Tottenham

Manchester United to Win -1 Goal @ 9/4

The standout fixture of the Premier League weekend takes place at Old Trafford on Sunday as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United host Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs have won just one of their last five league and cup matches against United, and Mourinho’s men are the underdogs in this one.

The Red Devils were involved in a five-goal thriller at Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend, with Bruno Fernandes’ last-gasp penalty giving United a 3-2 away win. That was just what the doctor ordered for Ole’s boys after their poor defeat to Crystal Palace in their opening Premier League game. Tottenham have been incredibly busy of late, and Sunday’s fixture at Old Trafford will be a tough one for the London side. We fancy the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap at a price of 9/4.

4th Oct 2020

19:15 - Aston Villa v Liverpool

Liverpool to Win Both Halves @ 7/4

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have opened their season with three wins out of three so far. Will the Premier League champions leave Villa Park with all three points at the weekend? Aston Villa have also started well, winning two out of two in the league. However, this will be a stern test for Dean Smith and his Villans. Liverpool are the strong favourites in this one and it would be a major surprise if the champions falter.

After edging past Leeds United in their opener, the Reds have beaten both Chelsea and Arsenal by two goal margins. Aston Villa gave Liverpool a real game at Villa Park last season, with Klopp’s boys scoring two late goals to win 2-1. In-form Villa have the potential be tough opponents once again, but the champions should cruise to three points in the Midlands. You can get a reasonable price of 7/4 for the away team to win both halves.