Premier League Football Tips – 14th & 15th August
We had a fantastic finish to last season after what was a pretty up and down season last year if I am being honest. However, that purple patch over the last few weeks, plus some good returns from the European Championships in the summer mean I am heading into the new season with confidence!
It’s good to be back into a familiar routine and as always, it’s great to welcome you to my tips, whether you are a regular returning guest, or someone stumbling across them for the first time!
I hope you stick around and that we can get started doing what we do best – giving the bookies a bit of a caning!
This season, I am going to expand my repertoire of bets a little. I am going to focus some more on the correct score bets (which paid some big dividends towards the last season), as well as more Over/Under goal bets and some HT/FT bets too.
That way, I should be able to find the bets that offer you the best chance of a return, while still offering decent odds.
The aim of the game, as always, is long term profit, consistent returns and of course, betting responsibly and enjoying it while we can!
To say I am looking forward to getting back into things is an understatement, so let’s crack on with our first set of tips for the new 2021/22 Premier League season.
Football Betting Tips: Saturday 14th August
There always tends to be fireworks when these two teams meet. The big rivals may not have been regular opponents in recent years, and when they have met Manchester United have had the upper hand, but there is no doubt that the rivalry remains intense.
United could have a number of first team stars missing from the game according to reports, which could well give Leeds a boost with Marcelo Bielsa’s exciting attacking team set to embark on their second season in the Premier League, winning many plaudits for their play last season.
However, given the quality of the squad Manchester United have, the strengthening that they have done over the course of the end of season period and the fact that Leeds just don’t have that same quality and depth, means that while I can’t see Leeds getting smashed here like they did last season, I do think United will win.
In fact, I am backing United to take the lead in the first half and hold on to it in the second to claim an important opening day victory against one of their most fierce rivals.
It’s strange to think that these two sides have scored so few goals in games between them of late. There have been three 0-0 draws and just one win (a 1-0 win for Leicester last season) in the last four games, which does suggest things will be tight in this one too.
For me though, Leicester are starting to deserve the same billing as the top four clubs last season. Brendan Rodgers has done a superb job and after beating Manchester City last week, they will be hugely confident here.
They have kept their best players and added a couple of key signings, while Wolves have lost their manager to Spurs and their signings have been a little less inspiring to tell the truth, although they have hung on to Ruben Neves and Adama Traore.
Goals have tended to be scarce in these games, but I think Leicester will land the win in this one and most likely by a 2-0 scoreline, which will be my first correct score bet of the season!
Premier League Tips: Sunday 15th August
With Joe Willock set to be signed just in time to be registered for the season opener, the ex-Arsenal man will provide a major boost for the home side against the Hammers who finished a very creditable sixth in the Premier League last season.
Neither side has been particularly active in the transfer market this season and it remains to be seen whether the few signings they have made make a significant difference to how their season progresses, but Willock’s impact at Newcastle, where he scored in all his first seven games for the club, was huge.
As such, if Newcastle can get the deal over the line in time, then he will be a big boost to them and I think with a number of West Ham players still getting back to full fitness, and their record against Newcastle not being that great, I think this could be a tough opener for both teams.
I do feel we will likely see goals here, but I am going to hedge my bets a little and back the draw, which is still a good value bet and gives us the option of a 0-0 draw too.
There is no doubt that this is the biggest game of the weekend with regards to the top of the table positions. There is also the added spice of Manchester City’s pursuit of want away England skipper Harry Kane, It remains to be seen whether Kane will play in this game given the speculation over a potential move to City.
If he doesn’t then I do fear for Spurs. Kane is such a key man for them in games like this and without him, I can’t see Spurs having enough firepower to take the chances against City when they come. Especially with City likely to dominate possession.
That said, City have lost their last two games against Premier League teams, Chelsea in the Champions League Final in May and Leicester in the Community Shield last weekend and with Sergio Aguero now gone and Gabriel Jesus underperforming, they do lack a real presence in attack.
I can see Spurs grabbing a goal here as they usually do at home against City, but I think the Champions will have too much possession and will end up winning, most likely by a 2-1 scoreline.
*Tips are exactly that tips (predictions) and do not guarantee success.