Betting Tips for the Smart Punter

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In our weekly column we preview the major upcoming matches and the best value out there!

Weekend Premier League preview

Another great write up and tips last weekend where we enjoyed a 5/1 winner on Leicester beating Man City, for yet more profits on this months blog. There are plenty of nice looking bets to be had in the coming weekend and as we head towards the last quarter of the season the games will become more and more important for each team, and even more so for the fans, especially if you’re one of those lucky punters who have backed The Foxes at astronomical odds of 5000/1 for Premier League champions! Check out our expert tips below and make sure you CLICK on the bets and go straight to the industry’s BEST PRICES!

It’s tempting to side with Leicester again this week, but they face a different proposition in Arsenal than they did to visiting Man City. The Gunners will have done their homework and with pacey players in the Arsenal ranks such as Walcott & Sanchez, Ranieri’s side are going to find it tougher to break and create the space than they did against the injury ravaged side of City. It’s definitely a game worth watching but we’re keeping our powder dry on this one and enjoying the spectacle. On the same day the other two teams in the top four are facing each other and we have a real fancy here. Spurs travel to Manchester in what could only be described as a Super Sunday match. Tottenham have flown under the radar for long parts of the season but are the ones that are on an upward curve, particularly in terms of performance. Every game they are improving with many players taking up the challenge and looking comfortable as title contenders. After their defeat to Leicester, FA Cup, Champions League and League Cup on the horizon there are far too many plates to spin for Pellegrini and injury problems are only adding to fire. Once again if Aguero doesn’t deliver there is no one willing to step up, and we’re taking Tottenham at a juicy 29/10 with BetVictor to take the spoils.

We’ve jumped ahead slightly as there are plenty of games on Saturday, all fairly meaningless unless you’re at the wrong end of the table. Man Utd kick the action off when they travel to Sunderland for the lunchtime kick off on BT Sport. Personally I find it hard to back United, nothing to do with the team or manager or the fact they can be a bit tedious this season, but more the fact that there’s never any value to be had. For once this is not the case, get yourselves on The Red Devils to heap more misery on The Black Cats at a very nice looking 4/5 with Betway. If you’re a NEW CUSTOMER you’ll also get a free £30 matched on your first bet. Man Utd deserved to take the points from Stamford Bridge last weekend and with the same performance they can comfortably beat the relegation threatened side. Rooney has recovered a bit of spark along with a return to form of Mata and Carrick, this is one for the favourite.

Another team who have been in the mix most of the season and flown under the radar due to Leicester and Tottenham’s achievements are West Ham. They still lie 6th in the table despite a hiccup at Southampton in their last game. Travelling to Norwich and still with a fighting chance of Champions League football, which would be amazing for a team used to fighting relegation this time of the year. The Canaries however are struggling and are really in strife after losing their last 5 games in a row. This looks great value on West Ham at 2/1 to take the points, considering they have good record away from home and have a couple more players back from injury. Get on The Hammers make it another winning weekend!

Champions League Preview

The draw for the last 16 couldn’t have gone much worse for the two London teams with Arsenal getting champions Barcelona and Chelsea drawing PSG, two sides that they have both faced before with negative outcomes.

In the outright market Barcelona are 5/2 joint favourites to claim back-to-back Champions League titles with Bayern Munich the other jollies, also 5/2, as they prepare to take on Juventus. Real Madrid can be backed at 5/1 after also being given a test from Serie A when they meet Roma.

Manchester City have been cut from 14/1 to 12/1 to lift the trophy ahead of their clash with Dynamo Kiev but the news isn’t as good for Arsenal and Chelsea. The Gunners have been moved out from 16/1 to 33/1 and Chelsea are out to 20/1 as they bid for revenge against PSG after being knocked out of the competition by the French champions last season. PSG can be backed at 12/1 to win the Champions League and Atletico Madrid, who face PSV, are on offer at the same 12/1.

All the above prices are the BEST about, so if youre going for an outright winner punt all you need to do is click the odds and you’ll go straight to the VALUE!

Champions League last 16 first legs

Tuesday February 16

Paris St Germain v Chelsea

Benfica v Zenit St Petersburg

Wednesday February 17

Gent v Wolfsburg

Roma v Real Madrid

Tuesday February 23

Arsenal v Barcelona

Juventus v Bayern Munich

Wednesday February 24

PSV v Atletico Madrid

Dynamo Kiev v Manchester City

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