Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September Football Betting Tips
Last weekend in our international tips we had yet another week where just the one result came in…
Only this time, it was the correct score bet on Belgium beating the Czech Republic 3-0, which saw us earn a fantastic £90 return from a £10 stake!
That immediately wipes out all my slight losses over the course of the season so far and puts me back into profit for this campaign, which is where I like to be and intend to stay.
This week we are back, thankfully, to domestic football and the return of the Premier League this weekend which will of course be dominated by the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his return for Manchester United against Newcastle at the weekend.
There’s also a very interesting clash at the King Power Stadium as Leicester City take on Manchester City in a game that both sides, who have six points so far, will be keen to win to keep up with the teams at the top of the table.
Let’s hope we can back up that profitable weekend last week with another this week!
Football Betting Tips: Saturday 11th September
Crystal Palace are starting to show a bit more of the fighting spirit you would expect from Patrick Vieira teams but they face a tough test here against their London rivals who lie top of the table after picking up three wins from three games under Nuno Santos.
Part of Palace’s issue, which has been the case for many seasons, is a lack of goals and in truth, they don’t really look to have addressed that. You always fear that if they go a goal down in a game, that they are going to struggle to get back into it.
In contrast, Spurs have looked very good since the start of the season and are the only EPL team to have picked up three wins from all three games so far. With Harry Kane now confirmed at the club for another season at least, they should be confident of taking another win here.
These games tend not to produce many goals and so I think the 1-0 win, which has been a popular scoreline in this fixture over the years, is probably the wisest option here.
Interestingly, last season it was the away teams that won both the games between these teams. Since then, the Foxes have beaten a weakened City side 1-0 in the Charity Shield, but I expect a full-strength City to show up at the King Power on Saturday in what should be a cracking game.
Both sides have a similar record with two wins and a loss so far this season, although City’s goal difference is 10 better than the Foxes (+9 to -1). While Leicester do look a solid team, you do have to feel that after two 5-0 wins in succession, Manchester City are the favourites here.
I do think Pep Guardiola’s team may well find themselves a little light in attack and I think come January, he may look to address that in the transfer window, but after ten goals in their last two games, I think they will be flying here.
I can see Leicester scoring a goal against this Man City defence, but I also feel City will be strong enough to run out winners on the day.
Given that Newcastle United have won just once at Old Trafford in the history of the Premier League and that they are yet to win this season, plus they are facing a United team that is unbeaten, has won two of its three games and who can call on Cristiano Ronaldo for this game, I think it is safe to say the odds are against Steve Bruce’s men.
Old Trafford is not a happy hunting ground for many teams but Newcastle have really struggled there over the years and I can’t see this weekend’s game being any different given the difference in quality and form between the two teams.
It is going to be hugely interesting to see Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the Premier League and see if he can continue his incredible goalscoring records he showed in Spain and Italy. If he can, then United may well be very serious title contenders this season.
I am backing Manchester United to win this one unsurprisingly and I think Ronaldo will be on target in his first game back as part of a 3-0 win for the home side.
Premier League Tips: Sunday 12th September
Last season, this game ended in a 1-1 draw. Leeds though haven’t made the best start to the season this year, with just two points from their three games and while this game is at Elland Road, they are facing a team who can cause them huge problems on the counter attack.
Liverpool’s best performance this season came on the road at Norwich and the way the Reds are set up at the moment suggests that they could well be more comfortable away from home, as was the case for crucial periods of the season last year when their home form deserted them.
Leeds are always likely to give anybody a game and I have seen enough of Liverpool’s games to think that their defence is still not 100% right just yet, although markedly improved and as such, I can see Leeds scoring a goal here.
However, I also feel on the counter attack, and perhaps from set pieces, Liverpool can really hurt Leeds here and as such, I am going for them to pick up a very important and impressive away win in this one, but with both teams finding the net.
*Tips are exactly that tips (predictions) and do not guarantee success.