Football Betting Tips – Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th May
After having a couple of cracking results last week, with a big profit at the end of it, my midweek tips didn’t quite go to plan and let me feeling disappointed.
At least we’ve got the weekend to make it back up.
There are some very intriguing matches set to be played this weekend, including a rehearsal for the Champions League Final later this month.
We could also see the new Premier League Champions crowned, as well as a huge game on Sunday as two teams battling for Champions League qualification will clash in London.
Let’s take a look now at my tips for this weekend’s games.
Football Betting Tips: Saturday 8th May
Tottenham have a very good recent record against Leeds United. They have won six of the last nine between the teams, drawing another two games, but before that Leeds enjoyed a run of six successive wins against Spurs between 1999 and 2001.
Of course, this new Leeds team is very different to that one. Marcelo Bielsa has built this team in his own image and despite having a few bad days (including a 3-0 loss to today’s opponents in January), they have been a welcome addition to the Premier League with their attacking style and high-energy play.
Spurs need the win here to keep up their hopes of pushing into the Champions League places and with Arsenal eliminated from the Europa League, teams now know that the top four should get a Champions League spot next season, regardless of who wins the final.
That said, I can’t see Spurs doing enough here against Leeds. I see both teams scoring but I think a draw is the most likely outcome.
This is the day that Manchester City fans have waited for all season, the chance to reclaim the Premier League title. However, a twist of fate means that they must do so against the team that beat them in the FA Cup Semi Final just a few weeks back and who now await them in the Champions League Final too, Chelsea.
While City need the win to claim the title, Chelsea also need a positive result to keep up their hopes of finishing in the top four, with the likes of West Ham, Tottenham and Liverpool all breathing down their necks for a place in that top four. As such, this is an equally important game for Thomas Tuchel’s men.
City were easy winners when the teams met in the EPL, beating Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea deserved their 1-0 FA Cup Semifinal win a few weeks back and Thomas Tuchel will likely set up his team to play the same way here.
The problem is, with City being at home and having had an extra 24 hours to recover, I think that will give them the edge to get the win they need here. They are odds on to land that win, so I am going to go for a correct score bet here of a 2-1 City victory.
Football Tips: Sunday 9th May
To say Aston Villa’s record against Manchester United since the new millennium is bad, would be an understatement. Since 1999, United have won 33 of 41 games between the two, losing just the one. They have also won 13 of the last 16 between the two drawing the other three.
Add to that United being unbeaten away from home this season in the Premier League and that makes the task facing Dean Smith and his team all the more difficult, especially when you consider the injury worries surrounding key man Jack Grealish.
Villa’s big home win over Liverpool was quite some time ago now and while results have continued to be decent in the main, their performances have tailed off a little from the early part of the season although they continue to be a solid defensive unit and a tough team to beat.
United are odds on to win, so I have gone for another of my trusty correct score bets here by backing United to win this one 2-0.
There is a huge amount at stake in this game for both teams. A loss for either would massively dent their hopes of Champions League qualification and could also make qualifying for the Europa League a big ask, especially in Everton’s case.
However, a draw for the pair also doesn’t really help their case, although with tough games for the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham this week, that may not be the worst result for either of the two teams in this game.
West Ham’s improvement this season has been huge and they are pushing so hard for that top four, but they have come unstuck at home against other top sides and Everton’s away form this season is much better than their form at Goodison Park, which has been their Achilles Heel all season long.
As such, this should be a close encounter and I do think both teams will score a goal here, but I also foresee this game ending in an exciting draw.
*Tips are exactly that tips (predictions) and do not guarantee success.