Crystal Palace V Liverpool Football Betting Tips – Liverpool to win along with a few goals

Liverpool seem to have started the season on fire, although in fairness we only have one competitive match – against what looked to be an average West Ham, especially judging by their follow up result against Bournemouth – to judge them on so far.

Liverpool hammered West Ham 4-0 at Anfield on the opening weekend of the season, with Mohamed Salah taking only 19 minutes to open his account for this season in the rout.

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The Hammers followed up that performance with a 2-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth on Saturday, so the Red’s win over West Ham isn’t the greatest yardstick to judge them by so far this season.

That said, Klopp’s men did look like they picked up in the league where they left off last season, plenty of energy, flair, and goals, with Salah and Mane on the score sheet, and even the on/off Daniel Sturridge finding the back of the net.

Liverpool are around 2/5 to win tonight at Palace (kick off at 8pm), and with the Reds away from home, that could be considered a touch short. For the record, Palace are 13/2, and the draw is 4/1 (all odds with Betfair correct at the time of writing).

Crystal Palace got their season off to a decent start with a 2-0 win away at newly promoted Fulham on the opening day of the season, with Wilfried Zaha scoring and playing a pivotal role in the win, a decent result in the Premier League by anybody’s standards.

A Liverpool win tonight won’t surprise me, but in order to enhance the odds, I would be looking at a win plus outright bet. For example, a Liverpool win along with Salah to score anytime is 20/21 with Boylesports, while a Liverpool win and Over 2.5 Goals is 10/11, also with Boylesports.

The Anytime Goalscorer market is always very popular, and profitable if you where on Mo Salah for most of last season. Tonight, Salah is 8/11 favourite with Coral, who also have Sturridge at 23/20, Firmino at 13/10, and Mane is 8/5.

For Palace, it’s Zaha all the way. The big man is 13/5 to hit the net anytime, with former Red’s striker Christian Benteke at 14/5 (all with Coral).

For me tonight though, I think I would be looking at goals. Over 2.5 Goals is quite short at 8/15, so I would either be doubling that up with a Liverpool win in the Match Result and Over/Under 2.5 Goals market. Or alternatively, just backing Over 3.5 Goals at 13/10 with Betfair.

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Man City V Huddersfield Betting Tips – Aguero to score any time

Manchester City look to maintain their 100% start to their Premier League campaign when they host Huddersfield Town at the Etihad Stadium today (kick-off 1.30pm).

A bet on City to win in 90 minutes is way too short to back at 1/10, and does anyone give Huddersfield a chance of winning or getting a draw today? I certainly don’t.

The Terriers did manage to pull off a miracle back in May by gaining a goalless draw at this venue, but City were already champions back then, and if anything, I would imagine they will be looking to put the record straight today.

With odds this short on City to win, the best option is too look at alternative markets like Anytime Goalscorer or the Overs and Unders markets.

Personally, I believe this is the sort of match where Sergio Aguero might fill his boots. The Argentine is in the squad, and started ahead of Gabriel Jesus in last Sunday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates, and there is no reason to believe Guardiola will rotate at this early stage of the season.

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Aguero is very short to score anytime, with some bookies pricing him up as short as 2/7. The standout prices on Aguero to score anytime come from 888Sport and William Hill who both have him at 1/2 to find the net at anytime.

Other popular anytime scorer bets are Raheem Sterling at 4/5, and Gabriel Jesus at 8/15, the latter of which looks a bit short to me.

More betting options on City are in the Half Time/Full Time market, where they are again a touch short at a best price of 2/5.

While in the Match Result and Over/Under markets, a City win with Over 3.5 Goals in the match is Even money with Betfair – while for City to win and there to be Over 4.5 Goals, it is 23/10.

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Moaning Mourinho already favourite in this season’s Sack Race

The new Premier League season hasn’t even begun yet, and we have already seen a massive dive in the odds on moaning Jose Mourinho to be the first manager to leave his position this season, with BetVictor and Boylesports both making the special moaning one their respective new favourite.

Both the bookies now have Mourinho as 5/1 favourite to be the next manager sacked, or to leave his position this season. Other bookies have Leicester’s Claude Puel as their favourite slightly ahead of Mourinho, with Magpies moaning boss, Rafa Benitez, not far behind those two.

Jose seems to have picked up from where he left off last season, and for that matter the season before, in taking moaning and whinging to a new level though. Has he not noticed he has got one of (if not the) best jobs in world football? For god’s sake man, enjoy it a bit more.

The constant swiping at opponents, about injuries, about the world cup (as if it’s something new), his employers, even his own players, can’t be doing anybody at the club any good. A major section of the supporters seemed to have had enough of it (or maybe they just had enough of the man himself) last season, and before long, surely the club’s hierarchy will get sick of it as well.

The so called Jose third season syndrome is being touted around by pundits and journalists as a reason for things to go wrong this season, which could be leading to the cry baby antics, but this has been going on for months now, since well before the start of Jose’s third season in charge.

There is another school of thought out there from other journos, who simply believe this is Mourinho trying to engineer his way out of the club by getting sacked, ensuring he leaves with a pay off, rather than walking out in a respectful way. Whatever it is, I know I for one am well bored with listening to it!

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Mourinho Facing Huge Season at United

Manchester United have endured a frustrating summer in the transfer market in their attempt to close the gap to Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s men left their bitter rivals in their wake last season to clinch the top-flight crown, reaching the 100-point park. After an early burst, the Red Devils were unable to match the pace of City for the majority of the campaign, finishing 19 points behind them at the end of the term. Jose Mourinho is now entering his third season at Old Trafford and only has the FA Cup to show for his time at the club, putting huge pressure on the Portuguese to deliver the title this season.

However, he has only been able to make one significant addition to his squad. Fred was one of the stars of last season’s Champions League for Shakhtar Donetsk, patrolling the middle of the park. He provided energy and a touch of class to the Ukrainian outfit. United moved ahead of City to secure the deal for the Brazilian to bolster their midfield ranks. Other than that Mourinho has added a back-up stopper in the form of Lee Grant and Diogo Dalot – a full-back for the future at the age of 19. With the transfer window scheduled to close on the 9th August, United are running out of time to make further signings to bridge the gap.

Bayern Munich duo Robert Lewandowski and Thiago Alcantara have been linked, but the German outfit will be desperate to retain the services of their key players. If the Red Devils are unable to prise them away from the Allianz Arena they will have to move swiftly to other targets. City are considered the overwhelming favourites to win the Premier League once again due to their dominance last term and unless United bolster the quality of their side they will be forced to watch their rivals lift the trophy once again.

The hope for United will be the improvement of their younger players, who are starting to enter their prime years. Paul Pogba proved at the World Cup that he has the talent to dominate in the middle of the park, guiding France to the world crown. With Fred alongside him in the midfield, the duo could do a lot of damage. Romelu Lukaku scored 16 goals in the Premier League last term and is capable of reaching 30 should he receive the ammunition.

The wildcard could be the development of Marcus Rashford. When he broke on to the scene he looked capable of being an incredible talent. His rise has been stymied by being forced into a wide role. Rashford along with the rest of the England players could be reinvigorated by their experience at the World Cup therefore a surge in form could see United challenge for the crown at odds of 7/1 in the Premier League betting tips & predictions with bet365. Mourinho’s system should allow United to be stoic at the back once again, but there has to be more from the Red Devils in the final third.

The Portuguese has been criticised for his defensive style. However, given that City will be pushing men forward to match their exploits last season and United will have to match them point-for-point. There’s no excuse for Mourinho as he has spent more than enough money and has the talent to produce the same level of goals than their rivals. Another failure could be the end of his tenure at Old Trafford.

Juve cut for Champions League glory after Ronaldo €100M transfer

The most remarkable transfer in the football world – so far – this summer, has seen Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid, to join Italian giants Juventus, in a deal reportedly worth over €100 Million.

The signing of Ronaldo has shown intent on the part of the Italian giants, and suggests they are looking to target winning the Champions League again. And with Juve’s dominance of Serie A over recent years, it gives Ronaldo a golden opportunity to add the domination of another country’s domestic league to his already impressive CV.

The signing has also seen a bit of a shift in the betting to win the 2018/19 Champions League. ‘The Old Lady’ are now into joint third favourites at 7/1 – ironically the same price as Real Madrid – with Betfair to be the champions of Europe for the first time since 1996, when they beat Ajax on penalties in Rome.

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The current favourites are Manchester City, at 11/2, followed by Barcelona at 13/2, and then Juve and Real Madrid. In fairness there isn’t a great deal between Europe’s elite in the betting, with both Bayern and PSG
at 8/1.

Ronaldo hysteria has already seen the Italian giants sell over half a million shirts, reportedly within 24 hours of the transfer being announced. For anybody wondering why on earth Juve are spending over one hundred million euro on a player only a few months shy of his 34th birthday, and the amount they are paying him in wages as well, when you see shirt sales like that and realise the commercial value such a signing brings, it is easy to see why they seemingly had little hesitation in parting with the cash.

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Juventus fans flock to buy Ronaldo shirts

How to bet on football… and win!

Football is the biggest sporting market, billions upon billions are gambled on football games every year. But despite it being the beautiful game the vast majority are losing big on their favourite sport. But is that inevitable or can you make big bucks on football as well as enjoying it as a sport? In word yes. However it takes more than being a casual fan to pick the right bets, you need to be dedicated to the form and the stat to get this form of betting right. If this sounds like too much hard work try your hand at simpler online betting at some great 888 Alternatives.

The mistakes you’re making

Lots of people think football betting is easy money, just guess who from two teams is going to win, score first or another random football bet and you’re onto a winner. However if all you’re basing this on is gut feeling you’re going to come unstuck. You need a deep understanding of the game, the industry and how all that unfolds over 90 minutes. It’s important to find a bookie that gives you a wide range of betting options and also if you wish cash out options.

Look at the probabilities

People look at games and have already decided who is going to win it – they are too invested in the sport to look at the decimal formats and not pick from a random fraction and go with your gut feeling. For example a price of 2.00 – to convert this just divide the odds by a 100, ie 2, and you get 50, so you’ll have to win wagers such as this at least 50% of the time to come out on top. You need a proper probability strategy to come out on top and if your assumptions are often correct great but you will probably eventually come unstuck.

Letting emotions rule

The attraction of football betting is that you can bet on games and teams you know well, have allegiances to and emotions invested in. You can be lulled into having biased views, it’s only human nature and pretty unavoidable. Unless that is that you bet on matches that you have no interest or active bias towards. Then you can make a clear decision on what route to take.


Everyone loves an accumulator don’t they – the prizes can be huge! But they are huge because the odds are set against you. For a bit of fun go ahead and have a small punt on a long shot but don’t expect these to come in – unless you’re really lucky and hit the jackpot, then you’ll be pleased you totally ignored this expert advice.

Throw money at it

If you’re on a bad streak with football bets don’t let your emotions take over and knee jerk bet on another game or presume mid-game that anything is dead cert, anything can happen in football after all. If you think your judgement is being clouded by anger step away and cool off, take a walk, a shower, whatever it takes to get you back in the zone, maybe have a few spins on their games.

The UK’s biggest football betting wins

We all dream it but never think it will actually happen. What if my small bet on Manchester United turns into thousands of pounds? What if that one spin on my favourite football slot will lead to the payout that will pay off my mortgage? For some lucky folks in the UK, this has become a reality. Is it luck or is it purely down to skill? Read on to make your mind up for yourself but be warned, this may make you a tad jealous.

How can a £1 bet lead to a £575, 000 win? This happened to a lucky 58 year old woman in Kent in 2017. She picked out 12 selections with the majority being odds-against outsiders. She placed a bet that Huddersfield would beat West Brom and Sheffield Wednesday would beat Aston Villa and guessed various other results too. It seems like her win was down to ‘beginner’s luck’ as she doesn’t necessarily enjoy football, she only placed bets to make it more enjoyable to watch with her husband. Lucky!

If we knew the secret of how to turn 30p into half a million pounds we’d be multimillionaires by now. A Manchester United fan from Staffordshire won £500, 000 back in 2014, you can win too at this site. He placed a tiny 30p bet on a 15 event accumulator at the beginning of the season which had odds at 1, 666, 666-to-one. He also has predicted many other games in the past. Maybe this guy is psychic?

An anonymous football fan scooped over half a million back in 2011. His betting strategy of never placing more than £1 on a bet proved to be successful when he won £585, 000 after the final game in the Premier League between Chelsea and Liverpool. Luckily for him, Liverpool ended up winning the game (albeit this didn’t look promising in the first half) as Glen Johnson managed to score with only 3 minutes left to spare. Although this lucky chap didn’t claim to be a Liverpool fan before, he certainly is now.

We’ve saved the most unbelievable until last. One lucky man from London won a staggering £650, 000 after placing a £100 bet. He rightly predicted 8 results whilst the game was in play on all of the teams which were losing. The eight games had only 20 minutes left with the majority of the results not being in favour of the bets he placed to begin with. He placed a bet that would see West Ham and Stoke draw when they were 2-0 down and a predicted a draw between Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday when they were losing. For only 20 nerve-wracking minutes, £650, 000 is certainly amazing!

After analysing all of these stories, it seems that it’s all just down to luck, right? We like anonymous football fan’s tip of never placing more than a £1 bet to be in with the chance of winning half a million. We wonder how many times he had to place a bet to win such an inspiring amount. Here’s hoping your next bet will be just as lucky as these guys.

40/1 on England to beat Sweden in World Cup with Betfair

Gareth Southgate’s England team take on Sweden in their World Cup quarter final clash later today and Betfair are offering a massive 40/1 on the Three Lions to be successful and make it through to their fist World Cup semi-final since Bobby Robson’s team achieved that feat back in 1990.

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This offer is available to new Betfair customers only, and is live up until kick-off at 3pm. It is a 90 minutes only offer, so if England win on penalties, or in extra time, the bet would lose. England have to win in the normal 90 minutes for this bet to be a winner.

We would recommend opening your account well before then to make sure you get the offer completed in good time. Also, if the offer proves to be too popular, it could get withdrawn by Betfair.

What Time Does The Match Kick Off And Where Can I Watch It?

The match kicks off at 3pm (UK time), and is live on BBC1, with coverage starting at 2pm (UK Time).

Where Is The Match Being Played?

The match is being hosted at the Samara Arena, in the City of Samara. The Stadium is also known as the Cosmos Arena. This is the sixth and final match of the 2018 World Cup Final to be held at this venue.

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Samara Arena

Sweden V England Betting

Betfair make England favourites to win in 90 minutes, they make Gareth Southgate’s men 19/20 to win in 90 minutes, with Sweden at 15/4, and the draw at 23/10.

To qualify for the semi-finals (by any method), England are also favourites at 4/9, with the Swedes at 9/5. World Cup Golden Boot Betting market leader, Harry Kane, can be backed at 13/5 to open the scoring, and is Even money in the Anytime Goalscorer Betting market.

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England favourites to reach final as World Cup surprises continue

This World Cup has thrown up so many surprises that even the most experienced football tipsters will be unsure what to predict as we go into the final eight. Nevertheless, as we catch our breath before the quarter finals, let’s try to take an objective look at how things might pan out, and where the smart money lies, as we run through the chances for the top teams.

Brazil is the only constant

It seems like months ago now, but back before all this began, Brazil were the warm favourites to win the FIFA World cup. Now, that is the only thing in sports betting that has remained unchanged. Brazil were slow out of the gate in the group stage and looked decidedly vulnerable against both Switzerland and Costa Rica. But as five times world cup winners, they know it doesn’t matter how you start the tournament, but how you finish it.

The team looked to be hitting their straps in their wins against Serbia and Mexico, and are now at the shortest odds yet to go all the way and win their sixth World Cup, with bookmakers quoting them at 5/2.

England favourites to join them

England were always favourites to beat Colombia and make the quarters, but the manner in which they did so was far from assured. Coming as it did off the back of a group stage loss to Belgium, it seems strange that England are now favourites to reach the final from their side of the draw, but that says more about the bizarre nature of the draw itself and the surprises that have come along the way than it does about anything else.

Bookies have them at even money to beat Sweden in the quarter final, and we assume that will set up a semi against Croatia – although after Russia’s treatment of Spain, anything is possible. England are 4/1 to win the World Cup, and while they certainly have an easier route to the final than they can possibly have dreamed of, it is by no means a foregone conclusion – either way, those odds do not look generous, and punters are likely to look elsewhere.

France in with a real chance

France will be cursing their luck to be in the top half of the draw. This is a team that has played ugly football when it had to – check out the turgid 0-0 draw against Australia – and has also set the tournament alight in the spectacular win over Argentina.

In other words, they have done exactly what they have needed to do to progress through the tournament, and that makes this a dangerous team. A slip up against Uraguay seems highly unlikely, and a France vs Brazil semi final could realistically decide the World Cup winners.

France is a team that is in with a real chance of beating the favourites, and if they do so, you would not back anyone in the bottom half of the draw to stop them from going all the way. That makes the 4/1 odds on offer look far more tempting than they do for England.

Croatia the new dark horse

Some have touted Croatia as a dark horse from the word go, but like all the best dark horses, they have flown under the radar throughout the competition. Of course there will be pressure on the Russia matchup, and but every fairy tale has an ending, and the home team’s run should end this weekend. Croatia won’t care whether it is England or Sweden in the semi – either way they will fancy their chances. Winning the event might be a bridge too far, but 5/1 to be a losing finalist might be the best bet on offer right now.

How football fans can use stats to make money

“Fans are being told what to believe. Rather than a discussion amongst friends, where people can form their own opinions, they’re being brainwashed by the over consumption of broadcasting companies employing any ex-pro at the drop of a hat. What the ‘experts’ say goes…”
Brian Clough

‘Ole Big Head wasn’t a fan of the over-analysis of football in the 1970’s and he let John Motson know all about it in an interview he gave to the BBC. The crux of Cloughie’s argument was that fans were being lectured by pundits, whereas they should be left to make their own conclusions.

If the legendary manager were still alive today he would undoubtedly have a few things to say about the way football is consumed nowadays. The sport is absolutely awash with stats and analysis now – barely 10 minutes goes by in a match without a commentator mentioning an often irrelevant statistic.

But we’re not here to lecture you on the permeation of statistics in football, we’re here to tell you how you can harness them to make money. Below we take a look at how stats in football are used and how you can use them to your benefit.

Stats, stats, stats

Football Betting Statistics

Almost every match preview – be it on a blog or a newspaper website – will quote you the latest betting odds and head-to-head statistics. Even at the end of a game, Match of the Day will show you the expected goals ratio of each team.

Statistics have become so important in the world of football, and that’s not just down to the analytical revolution brought to English football by Arsene Wenger, it’s because of betting too.

If you make a bet on a football match, you expect the bookmaker to give you the most accurate odds available, and they create those odds based on extensive research. Individual player form, formation success, head-to-head and plenty more stats are researched by bookmakers.

Scouts from all betting companies analyse every game in minute detail, and club sources help to update the bookies on injury issues as well. It’s a science, but it’s not exclusive, you can do almost all of these things too in order to eliminate risk from your bets.

Choose your markets wisely

It’s impossible to escape the hype when Rangers play Celtic, but there is nowhere near the same interest when Clyde take on Cowdenbeath in League 2. That interest is often mirrored by bookmakers too. Resources will be invested in getting the odds right for the Auld Firm game, and that’s where you can take advantage.

Firstly, there isn’t as much analysis done of teams in the lower echelons, so you can analyse the stats yourself and use it to make an informed bet with more favourable odds.

In the Scottish lower leagues odds are also calculated on less accurate stats or ‘truths’. For example Clyde could be on a 5 game home losing streak before hosting Cowdenbeath, who have won their last 8 games on the road.

More often than not, the bookmaker’s will go with home advantage when formulating their odds in these lesser known divisions, so you could take advantage of some very generous odds to make money.

Imagine Brighton were entertaining Liverpool, the odds would obviously be in Liverpool’s favour as they’re a better team and everyone knows it. But in the Scottish leagues there isn’t that universal knowledge, so odds are there to be taken advantage of.

What to look for…………..


That’s the most important thing to look at before betting on any football match. Not just a team’s overall form, but their respective home and away form and their results in recent meetings.

The away team may be doing much better than the home side in the league, but could be suffering with poor recent away form, so be sure to do your research before betting.

Goals scored/conceded

Under Tony Pulis West Brom were notorious for scoring from set-pieces. The experienced Welshman had drilled his side to take advantage of dead-ball situations and as such, a large percentage of their goals came from these situations.

Whereas Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal were notably susceptible at defending from setpieces. When the Gunners travelled to the Hawthorns, most punters would bet on them as they were undoubtedly the better team.

But with a little more research, punters would have exercised more caution in their bets as the stats showed that West Brom had a weapon that Arsenal couldn’t cope with.


You may not have a source in a club feeding you all the latest news from the physio room, but one thing you have access to is fantasy football. There are a plethora of sites offering Premier League fantasy football and almost all of them give users up-to-date injury news on specific players.

If you login in to check your fantasy team on a Wednesday and see a ‘doubtful’ icon over Mo Salah’s name, then you may be wise to think twice before backing Liverpool to beat Chelsea at the weekend.


Sometimes managers have a mental block when they come up against a certain adversary, and try as they might, they just can’t beat them. Take the Huddersfield vs Swansea game as a perfect example.

Both teams were struggling in the league, but the Swans were seen as the underdogs when they travelled to West Yorkshire. David Wagner’s Huddersfield had a decent home record, and an even better record when facing struggling teams at home.

But if you asked any Town fan what they thought the score would be, they would have told you 0-0. That’s because David Wagner and Carlos Carvalhal had faced each other 6 times before, with the Huddersfield coach never coming out on top in regular time.

Carvalhal’s propensity to park the bus foiled Wagner’s fluid passing style time and time again.

Huddersfield Town

When the Swans were reduced to 10 men after 9 minutes, Huddersfield were odds-on favourites to win, but the game finished…. 0-0.

Despite having over 80% possession and numerous shots, the Terriers were unable to break down Carvalhal’s team, and in honesty never looked capable of scoring.

A simple check on fans forums’ and a check on Huddersfield’s head-to-head against Sheffield Wednesday under Carvalhal would have pointed punters in the direction of a goalless draw bet.


Even though Brian Clough didn’t like them, stats and analysis enhance viewing experience and they are your biggest weapons when it comes to making money from the sport you love. We’re not telling you to spend 4 hours on a Saturday morning planning your £1 accumulator.

We’re simply telling you to keep an eye on every variable in place before betting for profit on football. It’s a funny old game, but it’s a relatively predictable one once you have all the stats.