Football Betting Tips

In this section you'll find our free football betting tips which cover a selection of the best matches from today, tomorrow and this weekend. The predictions made by our tipsters focus on value and can easily be combined into accumulators. The predictions & tips mainly focus on domestic games with a heavy slant towards the Premier League and Championship, plus major international fixtures.

Today - 17 June 2019

17:00 - South Africa v Germany (W)

Germany to win 2-0 @ 6/1

Germany sit comfortably at the top of Group B but it’s hard to say they have impressed many in the process. They initially edged a game of few very chances against China and later scored against the run of play against Spain to claim another unconvincing 1-0 win. Partly to blame for the lack of fluency in the second test was the absence of influential midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan who looks set to miss the rest of the tournament with a broken toe.

They certainly aren’t playing to their full potential right now but something has to be said for Germany given the fact they are on a 14 game unbeaten run. The Group B leaders know how to squeeze out a result, in part a result of their organised defence which has shipped in just three goals during its last seven matches. They will likely win with a fair degree more comfort here but South Africa are not a side who will go down without a fight as we’ve seen so far in this World Cup.

17:00 - China v Spain (Women)

Under 2.5 goals @ 5/6

It’s been an unusual World Cup for Spain so far. To begin with, two late penalties, of the softest variety, helped them gain an underserved three points against South Africa. Jorge Vilda’s side improved significantly when facing Germany four days later but then had nothing to show for it, their own poor finishing being largely to blame. Capable of battling with the best on their day but also a team that can also fail to show up, which side of the Spanish will we see here?

Given the position they find themselves in, we could well see quite a reserved display from the Iberians. A point is enough to see them through to the knockouts thanks to their superior goal difference over China and their possession-based style makes them good value for that. Even against Germany, Vilda’s players saw 63% of the ball, rarely giving their opponents a sniff. Chances will come at a premium for China here and they aren’t the type of side who tend to finish their chances clinically.

20:00 - Nigeria v France (Women)

France to win -2 goals @ 10/11

France’s second World Cup match certainly wasn’t as easy as the first but Les Blues certainly put on a show against Norway. Amongst all the high level technical football however was an own goal of calamitous proportions by opening day hero Wendie Renard. Despite the setback, the French got themselves back ahead through Eugenie Le Sommer who now has 12 goals in her last 12 international appearances. The Lyon star is truly a rich talent but she’s not the only one in this impressive France squad.

There was no doubting France’s ability coming into this tournament but now they have shown they are capable of dealing with the nerves of being hosts too. Confident and relaxed, the joint tournament favourites should have no issues brushing off Nigeria in Rennes. Norway made light work of the Africa Women Cup of Nations champions, exposing their defensive weaknesses and the same looks set to happen again here with France running out comfortable victors.

20:00 - South Korea v Norway (W)

Norway to win to nil @ 6/4

You can’t criticise South Korea too much for losing to France but their showing versus Nigeria fell short of expectation. Boss Yoon Deok-yeo apologised to the fans for his side’s efforts so far but vowed to offer more in what is surely their final World Cup match of the summer. The Taegeuk Nangja weren’t bad last time out but they had a hard time dealing with Nigeria’s direct approach as seen during both goals. Against a less physical side like Norway though, the South Koreans should fare a little better.

We say a little better as on a technical level, Norway are the better side. They played some lovely football against France at times and could have knocked more past Nigeria had they been in the mood. Only two places separated the nations in the world rankings but this does not accurately represent their differing abilities. Even without Ada Hegerberg this Norway team is a strong outfit and they’ll be able to win this game while also stopping South Korea scoring for a fourth game running.

Tomorrow - 18 June 2019

20:00 - Jamaica v Australia (Women)

Australia to win -3 goals @ 4/6

Thanks to Thailand, it looks as though Jamaica won’t end this tournament with the worst goal difference although they could well come close. So far in France, the Reggae Girlz have shipped in nine goals without reply and it could have easily been a lot more if not for Sydney Schneider between the sticks. Try as they might, the Jamaica national side are a long way off the required quality to compete in finals and there will be one final reminder of this on Tuesday.

Australia began this World Cup poorly but their confidence will be through the roof having come back from 2-0 down to beat Brazil. It was just the type of result Ante Milicic needed after a run of three straight defeats. Reunited with their former swagger, the team ranked sixth in the world should sweep Jamaica aside with ease. They’ll be keen to rack up a big score too as currently they trail second place Brazil by a two goal difference.

20:00 - Italy v Brazil (Women)

Italy to win @ 19/10

It’s a genuine surprise to see Italy trading at nearly 2/1 for this match, even if all they need is a point to top the group. The Azzurri have come to life this World Cup, playing with the sort of desire that could see them go far. Against Australia their win was last gasp but fully deserved given how they played against the world number six outfit. They didn’t look back from that incredible victory as they hammered Jamaica 5-0, Juventus’s Cristiana Girelli grabbing herself hat-trick in the process.

For a nation that plays with their hearts on their sleeves, it’s hard to see Italy opting for the more pragmatic approach and taking this match lightly. This spells bad news for Brazil as they are a million miles from their best. You might not believe it but the Copa America champions have lost 10 of their last 11 matches. Vadao’s approach simply isn’t working and his unwillingness to change could well see his side fall to let another defeat in this one.

20:00 - England U21 v France U21

England to win by one goal @ 3/1

Germany put an end to England U21’s long unbeaten run in March but the Three Lions are likely to bounce back during their opening UEFA U21 Championship bout. They have not lost to a nation other than Germany since 2017, an indication of just how much talent is coming through the ranks at the moment. Among the squad there is a healthy amount of Premier League experience although the captain’s armband goes to Jake Clarke Salter who spent last year on loan to Vitesse (from Chelsea).

France’s senior squad conquered the entire world last summer but their batch of youth prospects have long fallen short of such highs. Somewhat incredibly for a nation of such stature, this is their first appearance in the U21 Championships since 2006. While they did only drop two points during qualification, facing tougher opponents in friendlies such as Austria and Denmark did see Les Blues falter. This French team is simply not as good as you might expect so we’re having to back them losing this one.

Football Bets

Our tips and predictions mainly focus on a few core bets. Chances are you're already familiar with these, but here's a quick run down just in case:

  • Win/Draw/Win - The simplest bet you can make... who will win the match?
  • HT/FT - The odds for the WDW markets are often quite low, especially when one team is heavily favoured. The halft-time/full-time market offers an opportunity to boost the odds by selecitng the result for both half time and the final whistle.
  • Handicap Betting - Another way to increase the odds on the match result is to add a handicap. For example, Arsenal -2 means that they effectively start the match at -2, meaning they need two goals more than the other team to draw and three more to win. 
  • Both Teams to Score - Originating in the Goals Galore market from Betfred, both teams to score has become incredibly popular. They frequently show up in accumulators and with odds usually below evens it's easy to see why. Other variations you may see in our tips are both teams not to score (BTTS No - where one or both teams won't score) and BTTS + Win, where the winner of the match is picked alongside the BTTS bet.
  • Over/Under - Another bet that's along the same lines as BTTS are over/under bets. Except here you're predicting whether the totaly number of goals will be above or below a target figure. The most comon example is 2.5 goals, although you can place these bets on a wide range of numbers. You can even bet on over 0.5 goals if you think it's going to be anything other than a 0-0 draw.
  • Correct Score - To really boost the odds, head to the correct score market. It's a hard bet to predict but it sometimes has value.
  • Goalscorer - You wont see these bets too frequently in our tips, but they do crop up from time to time if the value offered is good. Here we're picking who will score, either first, last or at any point in the match. For matches with a heavy favourite and a strong striker you may even see something along the lines of "Ronaldo to score two or more goals".

Major Matches

For the bulk of our football tips we mainly focus on quickfire summaries rather than long winded analysis. So we tell you what's going on and how we think it will play out. But some matches deserve a little bit more attention - for these we also provide more detailed coverage including key stats and historical head to head battles.

You can find a schedule of upcoming matches in the table below. Tips will be generally be updated a few days before the match.

Upcoming Fixtures

Match Date League / Cup
Tottenham v Manchester Utd 25 Jul 2019 International Champions Cup
Liverpool v Manchester City 04 Aug 2019 Community Shield
Manchester United v Chelsea 11 Aug 2019 Premier League
Liverpool v Chelsea 14 Aug 2019 UEFA Super Cup
Manchester City v Tottenham 17 Aug 2019 Premier League
Liverpool v Arsenal 24 Aug 2019 Premier League
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur 31 Aug 2019 Premier League
Liverpool v Newcastle United 14 Sep 2019 Premier League
West Ham v Man United 21 Sep 2019 Premier League
Manchester United v Arsenal 28 Sep 2019 Premier League
Everton v Manchester City 28 Sep 2019 Premier League
Newcastle v Manchester Utd 05 Oct 2019 Premier League
Manchester Utd v Liverpool 19 Oct 2019 Premier League
Liverpool v Tottenham 26 Oct 2019 Premier League
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur 02 Nov 2019 Premier League
West Ham v Tottenham 23 Nov 2019 Premier League
Manchester City v Chelsea 23 Nov 2019 Premier League
Chelsea v West Ham 30 Nov 2019 Premier League
Liverpool v Everton 04 Dec 2019 Premier League
Man City v Man United 07 Dec 2019 Premier League
West Ham United v Arsenal 07 Dec 2019 Premier League
Manchester United v Everton 14 Dec 2019 Premier League
Arsenal v Manchester City 14 Dec 2019 Premier League
Everton v Arsenal 21 Dec 2019 Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea 21 Dec 2019 Premier League
West Ham United v Liverpool 21 Dec 2019 Premier League
Arsenal v Chelsea 28 Dec 2019 Premier League

Unscheduled Fixtures

Match Date League / Cup
Celtic v Rangers TBD TBD
Everton v Chelsea TBD TBD

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