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JD started the season with a winning 3/1 treble and this week he looks at why Tottenham could be worth backing in the long run plus he has two weekend tips

We have been treated to some great football over the past week as some of the world's top leagues began. We had another profitable week in the betting markets and the aim is to finish August as strongly as we started it.

The transfer window will close on September 2nd and it is important to be vigilant in terms of your outright bets. The buying and selling of players move prices in these markets and you can obtain good value as some will be slow to react to transfer developments.

Back Tottenham Hotspur to improve this season

Tottenham Hotspur opened up their campaign with a narrow win at Crystal Palace last weekend. They are expected to confirm the sale of star player Gareth Bale to Real Madrid before the close of the transfer window.  

Spurs have made significant signings already including Roberto Soldado and Paulinho, with more reportedly on the way. The likely result of this is that they will have a more rounded squad than last season and be in a stronger position to challenge at the top of the table.  

You can back them at 2/1 (3.0) with Paddy Power in the "Without Top 3 market". With Liverpool looking short in this market and Arsenal really struggling to add to their squad, Spurs have a good chance of winning the Premier League without the Manchester clubs and Chelsea.

This weekend's tips

Opposing the promoted sides proved profitable last weekend and it can do so again as they adapt to life in the top division. Norwich City have made some good signings in the summer and can claim a victory at newly-promoted Hull City.

Layers have priced up Hull as a general 6/4 (2.50) to win this contest and they are worth opposing at such a short price. Norwich showed signs of improvement at the end of last season, demolishing West Brom and defeating Manchester City on home turf.

They are 21/20 (2.05) in the draw no bet market with William Hill - a good option, as this offers your stake back in the event of a draw as well as a solid price about the away win.

In Spain, back goals between Real Betis and Celta Vigo. Luis Enrique has taken the reins at Celta and they have added much-need creativity to the ranks in the form of Rafinha and Charles who was top scorer in the Segunda last season. 

Celta Vigo should have more goals in them this season but Luis Enrique's possession-based style of play makes them vulnerable to the counterattack.  William Hill go 10/11 (1.91) on both teams finding the net and that's the second tip for this week.

Selection One
Selection Two
Norwich "Draw No Bet" at 21/20 (2.05) with William Hill Celta Vigo v Real Betis "Both Teams to Score" at 10/11 (1.91) with William Hill

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