Assembling a strong football treble

Football betting ranks as one of the most in-demand forms of gambling in the UK. There’s several ways of betting on football and a popular method is by backing a Win Treble, which compiles three likely winning selections into one stronger bet. These can also be made up of Both Teams To Score, Over 2.5 Goals, Both Teams To Score In Both Halves or Match Result & BTTS selections, but it’s win markets that remain as being the most popular.

It can be a difficult balancing act when picking out three teams that fit perfectly into your own football treble tips. The odds are important, with them needing to be high enough to offer worthwhile returns but not be too strong that their chances of winning are slim. Oddschanger take these factors into consideration when creating their own football treble tips, with their own Oddschanger Treble Tips page devoted to recommended bets for that market.

How do I make my own football treble bets?

The primary factor that goes into creating any football tip is the research you need to do before picking your teams. By looking at the form of each side, records at home and away, and current player availability, you should be able to work out what’s likely to happen. Nothing is ever set in stone so always remember to gamble responsibly, but by doing your own research, you’ll increase your chances of landing a winner.

When you’re happy with the three likely winners you’ve selected, shop around for the strongest bookmaker odds. If the best you can find is around 1/2, you’ll need to find stronger odds for the other two picks or your possible returns won’t look all too appetising. Selections in Win Treble bets will usually be around evens, with some being under and others being over, but that being the typical price for this type of footy tip.

Why are three selections so popular?

In traditional football betting, you’re likely to back a side by itself to win, create an accumulator with six or more teams, or assemble a treble with three solid picks. A treble offers a fair balance of good odds and a reasonably likely chance of it going in your favour. Accumulators take a lot to land as there’s so many teams involved, and any less than three selections doesn’t offer much in returns, so backing a reliable football treble is a good way to bet.

2018 World Cup Diary

My thoughts on the matches of the 2018 World Cup, as the tournament progresses.

Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia

The Russians got themselves off to a great start against the one dimensional Saudi Arabia. The Saudi’s didn’t waver from their neat passing, and played right into the hands of the well organised Russians, who just waited for the Saudis to slip up – which they did continuously – and then just punished them.

Saudi Arabia look like they may well be the worst team in the world cup, based on this performance. Still not sure about the Russians, as they had little in the way of opposition.

Uruguay 1-0 Egypt

Fairly nondescript match. Suarez looked well out of sorts, and Uruguay weren’t their usual brutal selves, and in all honesty, they didn’t look anything special. That said, with better finishing from Suarez, it would have been a comfortable win for the South Americans.

Uruguay seemed to capitalise on the Egyptian’s negativity, when they didn’t introduce Mo Salah off the bench. The fact that they declined the chance to introduce Salah to the action late on suggested that they had settled for the draw, and the Uruguayans seemed to sense this and went for it more in the latter stages, resulting in their late winner.

Iran 1-0 Morrocco

Two sides that won’t be threatening the podium in Moscow on Sunday 15th July, fairly obvious statement I know, but this match showed why. Rubbish match, two negative teams, expect Spain and Portugal to fill their boots in their respective matches against these two.

Portugal 3-3 Spain

Although both sides went for it from the off, the Spaniards must be looking at this match and wondering how they didn’t win it. At times I thought they played the Portuguese off the field, and without stating the obvious, had it not been for the remarkable Ronaldo, this would have been an easy win for Spain.

The Spanish didn’t look like the furore over their manager had effected them much, and they look like they are still massive contenders to win the trophy.

France 2-1 Australia

The French can count themselves lucky to win this one against a plucky Australia. Didn’t see what all the fuss was about regarding the penalty incident involving Antoine Griezmann, I thought the penalty was the correct decision.

The French still managed to find a way to win despite not looking too convincing. The sign of a good side? Or is it a case of a team that will get found out when they play one of the real favourites? Only time will tell.

Argentina 1-1 Iceland

Argentina are one of those sides that (since 1986) have never really looked the part, but somehow keep getting to the latter stages of World Cup, and if they are to progress this way, it will be in a similar vein based on this performance. Obviously any side with Lionel Messi in it will always have a chance, but the great man aside, they did look average here (as did Messi with his penalty miss).

Iceland were Iceland, nothing new there. Well organised, well disciplined, and if you are not at your best, they have the ability to hurt you, and that’s what they did taking a deserved point off the Argentine’s.

Peru 0-1 Denmark

Not sure whether to call Peru unlucky, or to say that they blew it. Either way, the Danes can count themselves lucky to take all 3 points.

I thought Peru had the most of the play, but through a combination of bad Peruvian finishing and good goalkeeping from Kasper Schmeichel, they couldn’t make the break through. In typical fashion at a world cup, if you don’t take your chances you will get punished, and with a player like Christian Eriksen on the opposing side, that’s exactly what happened.

Croatia 2-0 Nigeria

Far from the greatest match of the tournament, I thought this was one of those matches that could be described from a Croatian point of view, as getting the job done.

Neither side looked great, the stand out player was Luka Modric, who sealed the win with a penalty.

Serbia 1-0 Costa Rica

I thought this was a tight game between two evenly matched teams, plenty might call it boring, but I thought it was a well contested tight dual.

In the end one moment of skill was the difference with Aleksandar Kolarov’s stunning free kick winning the match for the Serbs. Both these teams will be difficult to beat, and this could well end up being one of the most interesting Groups in the tournament.

Mexico 1-0 Germany

One of those days for the Germans I thought. They could play this match another 10 times and they would comfortably win them all. That said, the current holders were loose at the back, but that could have been down to the fact that they were chasing the game.

Germany backers needed be too nervous just yet, I think they will still be okay.

Brazil 1-1 Switzerland

Similar to the Germans earlier in the day, the Brazilians could play this game another 10 times and win them all. They looked the far better team on the night, but at the same time a goal never seemed inevitable. Could just be a slow start from the boys from Brazil, only time will tell.

Will The Champions League Final Provide A Goals Rush?

Having watched the two respective Champions League semi-finals involving Real Madrid and Liverpool, I think it’s safe to say defending isn’t a skill either side are very adapt at.

Real Madrid conceded 3 goals against Bayern Munich over their two legs, which doesn’t tell the true story as there could and should have been a lot more success for the Germans. While Liverpool conceded a massive 6 goals against Roma, although in defence of Klopp’s men, there was a couple of questionable penalties included.

Popular betting offers suggest that bookies and punters alike are expecting plenty of goals when Madrid and Liverpool meet in Kiev at the end of the month. Over 2.5 Goals (90 mins betting only) is only 1/2, Over 3.5 Goals is at 6/5, and Over 4.5 Goals is 3/5, all of which suggests they are expecting goals.

It’s not all been doom and gloom at the back for Liverpool in this season’s Champions League though. In fairness to Klopp’s side, they defended brilliantly against the free scoring Manchester City in the 1st leg of their quarter-finals, although they more than rode their luck during the second leg at the Etihad.

Even so, the way Liverpool put their bodies on the line in the 3-0 1st leg win, showed that they can defend resolutely when required. Although to counter that argument, they were all over the place in the last 10 minutes of the 1st leg against Roma, letting on 2 late goals to give Roma hope. They were then no better throughout the whole of their second leg, while conceding another 4 goals.

Madrid will sense opportunities against Liverpool. Both centre back Dejan Lovren, and goalkeeper Loris Karius, look to have mistakes in them. Full backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson both look like great prospects, but Alexander-Arnold is vastly inexperienced, and is likely to be targeted by Madrid. While Robertson is great at going forward, but is far from the finished article when it comes to defending.

Liverpool will also be looking to exploit Real Madrid weaknesses. Left back Marcelo – similarly to Andrew Robertson – is far better going forward, than he is at defending, and he is far more cavalier than his Liverpool contemporary, at times completely abandoning his defensive duties.

In the midfield area Madrid may have the far superior ball players in Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, but they can also be a touch negligent when it comes to defensive responsibilities – this could be an area Liverpool will be looking to exploit on the counter attack with the explosive running power of Salah, Firmino and Mane.

The Liverpool midfield has a totally different remit, with the discipline and work rate of James Milner and Jordan Henderson, providing cover to their defence, unlike Madrid.

There are plenty of strengths and weaknesses on both sides. Neither side totally convinces, and it could come down to tactics, big game experience which would suit Madrid, work rate which would probably favour Liverpool, or just some good old fashioned fortune on the night, when it comes to picking a winner.

Kiev Olympic Stadium
The Champions League final is being played in the Olympic Stadium in Kiev

The match is being played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine on Saturday 26th May, the match kicks off at 7.45pm, UK time.

Madrid are the favourites to lift the trophy (by any method) at 8/11, Liverpool are 11/10. In 90 minutes betting, Black Type have Madrid at 6/5, with Liverpool at 15/8, and the draw at 13/5.

No major surprise to see that Ronaldo is the 3/1 favourite in First Goalscorer Betting, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah isn’t too far behind at 7/2.

25/1 on Chelsea to beat West Ham – Sunday New Customers Offers

Chelsea take on West Ham at Stamford Bridge today, and we have a couple of enhanced odds offers for new customers on a win for the Blues.

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Chelsea have 2 games in hand on Liverpool, and should they win them both, they would be 5 points behind.

It would still be a tall ask for the Blues to make the Top 4, but it does give them the smallest glimmer of hope. In Top 4 Finish Betting, Chelsea are currently a massive 17/1 with Paddy Power.

What Channel Is Chelsea V West Ham On, And Where Can I Watch It?

The match is on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage starting at 4.15pm.

What Time Does Chelsea V West Ham Kick Off And Where Is It Being Played?

The match kicks off at 4.30pm, and is being played at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium.

As well as the football action today, there is also a Formula 1 Grand Prix taking place in Bahrain, and we also have a couple of enhanced odds offers from Paddy Power and Betfair on Lewis Hamilton winning.

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25/1 on Liverpool to win Merseyside Derby – New Customer Offers

The 198th league Merseyside Derby takes place today, and we have a couple of massive new customer offers if you think the red half are going to be successful.

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Liverpool are red hot at the moment, as was shown in their Champions League demolition of Manchester City on Wednesday night.

A performance that even demonstrated their newly found defensive qualities. Liverpool scoring three goals wasn’t a huge surprise, keeping a clean sheet was though.

Goodison Park Picture
Goodison Park

What Time Does The Merseyside Derby Kick Off At, And Where Is It Being Played?

The match kicks off at 12.30 this afternoon, and is being played at Everton’s Goodison Park stadium.

Where Can I Watch Today’s Merseyside Derby?

The match is live on Sky Sports, with the coverage starting at 11.30am, with – as already mentioned above – kick off at 12.30pm.

Don’t Forget Acca Insurance

There is also a full round of Premier League matches on this weekend, so don’t forget to ensure that if you are having an accumulator this afternoon, that you either have won with enhanced odds if you win, or money back as a free bet it one team lets you down (also known as acca insurance).

Liverpool V Man City New Customer Offers

Yet another (so called) Battle Of Britain takes place tonight when Liverpool and Man City meet in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Anfield. Below we have put together a list of new customer offers available on the match.

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