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Five Bets To Follow For The Weekend - Industry Experts Provide Exclusive Predictions For Goal.com

Five Bets To Follow For The Weekend - Industry Experts Provide Exclusive Predictions For Goal.com

Our top pundits are back with another round of tips on games from England, Italy and Spain...

Alan Thompson
Professional Gambler & Betfair Trader
Website: Tipstar

Most Recent Tip:  Manchester United to beat Everton
Result: Everton 3-3 Manchester United 

English Premier League - September 19
Match Odds: Manchester United 1.68, Draw 3.74, Liverpool 5.21

"If there is one game as a neutral you look for when the Premiership fixtures come out it is probably the Manchester United verses Liverpool battle at Old Trafford. Liverpool has won once out of their last six Premier League visits to Old Trafford and their last draw was in 2000. 

"Manchester United have now had back- to-back draws with Everton on Saturday (how that ended a draw I still don’t know!) and Rangers on Tuesday night. If you then go back to the Fulham game they have drawn three of their last four games after leading two of them into the 89th minute!  So they could easily be sitting with four more points than they have now.  

"I for one don’t think that this can continue and especially not at Old Trafford. It was also interesting to see how many changes Alex Ferguson made for the visit of Rangers on Tuesday night making me think he already had one eye on this fixture. I think they will be ready for the arrival of Liverpool on Sunday."    

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JD
Goal.com's Betting Blogger
Website: JD's Blog Archive

Most Recent Tip:  Cagliari - Roma (Draw) Both teams to score in Everton - Manchester United
Result: Cagliari 5-1 Roma, Everton 3-3 Manchester United 

Spanish La Liga - September 19
Match Odds: Atletico Madrid 4.72, Draw 3.88, Barcelona 1.71

"Barcelona travel to the Spanish capital on Sunday night for a mouth watering game against Atletico Madrid. Atletico should improve this year under Quiche Sanchez Flores who is one of the better coaches around but they are still well short of the big two in spain. Barcelona, still hurting from the shock defeat last weekend at home to Hercules, will look to stamp their authority on this game from the start. The odds of 1.71 on Barcelona to bounce back are attractive and certainly worth a bet."

Tip: Barcelona to win @ 1.71Bet Now

* Double on Manchester United and Barcelona to win @ 2.87


Nikos Tsagkatakis
Titan Bet Sports Trader
Website: Titan Bet

Most Recent Tip: Colchester (-1 handicap) against Plymouth
Result: Colchester 1-1 Plymouth

English Premier League - September 18t
Match Odds: Stoke City 1.93, Draw 3.45, West Ham 4.06

"West Ham's performances so far have been poor to say the least and it seems that Avram Grant’s summer signings are already under scrutiny from fans and board alike. He has a lot of work to be do as the coach has been unable to play with a settled team so far. If anybody is going to grab a goal for the dismal Hammers then it's Victor Obinna who has been a rare bright spark since joining on loan. 
 
"Stoke City seem to have finally turned the corner with a battling performance against Aston Villa. A trip to Stoke isn't easy for any side as they impose themselves on the opposition with aerial and physical play. Manager Tony Pulis has a full fit squad to chose from and you would have to fancy the Potters to punish a leaky West Ham defence."

Tip: Stoke City -0.75 @ 2.38 and Victor Obinna to score at anytime @ 3.75Bet Now


Pete Nordsted
Professional Sports Trader
Website: Premier Betting

Most Recent Tip: Three draws between Birmingham - Liverpool, Everton - Manchester United & Wigan - Sunderland
Results: Birmingham 0-0 Liverpool, Everton 3-3 Man Utd, Wigan 1-1 Sunderland

English Premier League - September 19
Match Odds: Wigan 5.50, Draw 3.75, Man City 1.83

Well last week was incredibly kind to us with all three draws being landed. I believe profit wise we are now ahead of schedule to what should be expected and let's hope this weekend is not a case of after the Lord Mayor's show.
 
I have again found three matches that are worthy of backing the draw. The match with biggest draw bias is certainly Wigan v Man City.

Wigan's home record against teams of Man City's grading last season was W3 D1 L2. Manchester City's away record against teams of Wigan's grading last season was W3 D2 L1. When teams of similar grade have met the recent record is H5 D7 A15.
 
The score in this fixture last season was Wigan 1 Man City 1
 
Looking further into the stats of Wigan's last eight home draws they were also drawing at half time on five occasions and Manchester City were level at half time in seven of their last 10 drawn away matches. So the half time draw priced at 2.38 is also very worthy of consideration.
 
The draw is best priced at 3.75 with both bookmakers and betting exchanges
 
Tip: Wigan v Man City (Draw 3.75)

The other draws I will be backing this weekend are Sunderland v Arsenal (3.60) and West Brom v Birmingham (3.40)Bet Now


Sergio Chesi
Goal.com Italy Chief Editor

Website: Goal.com Italy

Italian Serie A - September 19
Match Odds: Sampdoria 2.25, Draw 3.16, Napoli 3.44

"Sampdoria-Napoli will be the last match of the weekend in Italy. They are two good teams, respectively fourth and sixth in Serie A last season. Both love to play spectacular football with a lot of goal chances but they aren't in the best of form just now. Samp were eliminated from the Champions League and both teams drew in their midweek Europa League matches. After their matches on Thursday I suspect both teams will be tired on Sunday so we should expect a match with few goals. Nine of the last 10 games between these teams have gone under 2.5 goals."

Tip: Under 2.5 goals in Sampdoria-Napoli @ 1.93 Bet Now


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