With another packed weekend of action ahead of us across Europe, we’re taking a look at some of the best bets on our most popular betting markets.
Every weekend comes with a whole host of home wins that look likely, but finding value in the market is inevitably a little harder.
PSG host Guingamp having won 9 home games in Ligue 1 on the bounce, but best odds of 1.10 are hardly enticing. And it’s the same story in the Eredivisie where Ajax host Heerenveen. The home side has won their last 11 league games but, at best odds of 1.06, you’re probably better off saving your money.
A fixture with a little more value is Inter v Sassuolo. Luciano Spalletti’s side have won their last 7 home games in Serie A while their visitors have suffered heavy defeats on each of their last two outings. At best odds of 1.41, it’s the win/draw/win best bet of the weekend.
If value is hard to come by in the win/draw/win market, then it’s even harder in double chance. Backing home sides in this market rarely pays big, so we’re going to be looking a little deeper to find this week’s pick.
Both Rotherham and Brentford are at the wrong end of England’s second tier, sitting in 21st and 17th respectively, but it’s the home side that have a great chance of getting a result as they go head to head. Rotherham have lost just 1 of their last 11 home games in the Championship while Brentford haven’t recorded a single away win all season. With best odds of 1.83 available on a home win or the draw, this is definitely a punt worth having.
The both teams to score market is a little more enticing, with best odds generally starting from around 1.55 and only going up from there. As such, there are plenty of contenders to pick from.
Hannover v Werder Bremen looks a good shout for both teams scoring, with each of the visitors’ last 9 Bundesliga outings ending as such. The best odds are a credible 1.56, but that’s beaten by our pick of the week.
Club Brugge v S Charleroi takes place in the Belgian top flight at 13:30 on Sunday, and it looks like a great shout in this market. Brugge have scored in every home game this season, and Charleroi have scored in all but one of their away games. As a result each of Charleroi’s last 7 away games have seen both teams score and, at odds of 1.75, it’s well worth backing this one to too.
The over/under markets are always intriguing, and we see plenty of sides from across Europe exhibiting strong form in them.
Middlesbrough, for example, have had under 3.5 goals in each of their last 26 Championship matches, making it a good bet in their clash with Millwall, and Ligue 1 side Montpellier have had under 4.5 goals an astonishing 65 consecutive matches. With best odds of just 1.06, however, backing it to continue against Rennes probably isn’t worth it.
Our bet of the weekend may be a little bit of a surprising one, but the stats and the odds suggest there’s great value here. Real Madrid v Sevilla takes place on Saturday afternoon with under 2.5 goals having been the outcome in each of the last 4 La Liga matches at the Santiago Bernabeu. Each of Sevilla’s last 7 La Liga matches have also had under 2.5 goals, suggesting that neither side is firing on all cylinders at present. It may seem an unlikely one but, at best odds of 2.63, under 2.5 goals in this match is the pick of the bunch this weekend.
We’re always going to be looking towards the usual suspects when it comes to the goalscorer markets, and there’s generally good value to be had when it comes to first goalscorers in particular.
The deadlock between Liverpool and Crystal Palace could, unsurprisingly, be broken by Mo Salah. The Egyptian has scored the first goal in 12 of his 35 Premier League appearances at Anfield and has hit top form in recent weeks.
This week’s best bet has to be Marcus Rashford in Man Utd v Brighton, however. The England forward has been in stunning form in recent weeks, bagging the first goal at Spurs last weekend and Cardiff not long before that. He’s overdue one at Old Trafford, with his last having come in May 2018, and at best odds of 6.00, it’s well worth backing that drought to end here.
Arsenal v Chelsea is undoubtedly the clash of the weekend in the Premier League and, if anyone’s going to score in it, it looks likely to be Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. The former Borussia Dortmund man has found the net in 15 of his 18 Premier League home appearances thus far, and 24 of his 35 appearances overall. Put simply he’s lethal and, at odds of 2.38, he’s well worth backing to add to his tally here.
So that brings to a close our roundup this week. Be sure to let us know if you back any of our tips and, most importantly, good luck!