JD's Betting Blog: Backing Hannover & Watford for home wins this weekend

Our expert successfully tipped Tottenham's victory over Arsenal last weekend and he has two tips this weekend including Gianfranco Zola's side to get the better of Blackpool
It has been another fantastic week of football with the Champions League providing us with some really entertaining encounters. Real Madrid qualified for the last eight at the expense of Manchester United with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford and have been installed as new favourites at 9/4 (3.20) with bet365.

Many people will feel that Jose Mourinho's men have their name on the trophy after a titanic battle with Sir Alex Ferguson's side in which they were fortunate to come out on top. Borussia Dortmund were very impressive in defeating Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 on the night and they are 6/1 (7.0) with bet365 to taste glory in May.

There are plenty of dangers to both and the quarter final draw will give us many more clues so it is important not to be too influenced by the market at this stage.

Do your homework

The Norweigan, Swedish and Irish leagues all start this month and they will take place right through the summer.

If you trade on the football markets all year round, you will know the importance of doing your homework and preparing for the season ahead. From season to season, teams, managers and players evolve and I normally spend weeks studying the changes to keep up to speed.  

Knowledge is power and it is these smaller obscure leagues that can give you a real edge over the bookmakers, especially during the summer which is without a major international tournament, like this one.

With less interest in the leagues from the general public, bookmakers can often be careless about pricing up matches and you can profit from that with good knowledge and contacts.

Weekend Tips

Looking ahead to the weekend, Hannover stand out as an excellent bet to defeat Eintracht Frankfurt at 13/10 (2.30) in the Bundesliga.

Hannover have been knocked out of the Europa league and they can focus fully on domestic duties. They pick up a vast majority of their points at home and should beat Eintracht Frankfurt who have failed to score in four matches.

In the Championship, bet365 are best price on Watford to beat struggling Blackpool at 10/11 (1.91) and look worthy of support as Gianfranco Zola's men challenge for an automatic promotion spot.

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Hannover to win at 13/10 (2.30) with bet365 Watford to beat Blackpool at 10/11 (1.91) with bet365

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