Looking ahead to the weekend, there are some high-profile matche,s particularly in England and Italy, and plenty of sound profit opportunities.
Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane have been unveilled as the new management team for Republic of Ireland. Their main aim is to qualify for Euro 2016, which will be expanded to 24 teams.
Paddy Power appear confident that they will succeed as they are 8/11 (1.73) on "Yes" and Evens (2.0) on the team not qualifying. The 8/11 (1.73) looks rather short and it is best to await the outcome of the draw before getting involved in that market.
Traditional markets are still your best bet
The football markets are evolving all of the time and layers are introducing new markets to interest the punter.
One firm introduced an assist market were you can bet on which player will supply the pass for the player that scores.
You can also bet on things like man of the match and who makes the most tackles. Having examined these markets, I do feel that the best chance of long-term profitability are still with the more traditional markets on offer as, although these markets are interesting, you may struggle to make a long-term profit from them.
This weekend's tips
Looking ahead to the weekend, Manchester United host Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. In a study conducted for the use of members of www.jdfooballbetting.com, the results found a significant decrease in the number of points accumulated by United against high-grade opposition in 2013.
Arsenal will be full of confidence after an excellent win in Dortmund in the Champions League and look good value. They can be backed at 5/4 (2.25) in the "Draw No Bet" with bet365.
Staying in England, Tottenham have scored only nine goals this season. They have been outstanding defensively, though, conceding just five.
Newcastle will be encouraged by West Ham's recent win in London and their own victory over Chelsea. In the team goals market you can back Spurs to score under 1.5 goals at 6/5 (2.20) with bet365, which holds plenty of appeal.
|Arsenal to win (Draw No Bet) at 5/4 (2.25) with Paddy Power||Tottenham to score under 1.5 goals at 6/5 (2.20) with Paddy Power|
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