Football Tips // Thursday


Morning all

Apologies for yesterday – not one of my 4 picks came in, with some shock results such as Basel losing to Aarau, for like the 3rd time in 15 years. It was one to forget! Moving swiftly on – today looks fantastic! Here are my four selections today:

1. Real Betis Win @ 6/5 vs Santander (Spanish Segunda, 1900 KO, NAP)

Betis are in fantastic form! 4 wins in their last 5 games, and 10 games unbeaten away – with 6 wins in there, including 5 in a row recently. They have two strikers who are on fire – Ruben Castro, who has scored 28 goals this season including 8 in his last 5 – a William Hill special I have found for today is Castro to score A/T + Betis Win @ 5/2!! Serious value there! Santander could well go straight back down this season, and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. Betis also won the previous meeting this season 2-0.

2. Malmo Win + Over 2.5 Goals @ 11/10 vs Hacken (Swedish Allsvenskan, 1800 KO)

Malmo are on fire at home this season – in their 4 games so far, a 0-0 draw and 3 3-1 wins against good opposition. In their last 5 games this season, all five have had between 4 and 6 goals in, so if you don’t fancy the win, over 3.5 is certainly a good bet @ 7/4. Hacken have been pretty good so far this season, with a few wins and losses. Malmo have not beaten Hacken in 5 attempts overall, but this time I really think they will.

3. HJK Helsinki Win to Nil @ 11/10 vs Inter Turku (Finnish Veikkausliiga, 1630 KO)

I can already hear the groans from some of our readers I converse with regularly…This side have let us down twice, but this time it shall be different! They have won their last 4 home games to nil, and beaten Inter Turku to nil in their last 3 meetings at home. Turku are in decent form, but have taken a beating or two from Helsinki in the past…hence why I like this bet!

4. Anderlecht Win +  Over 2.5 Goals @ 5/4 vs Kortrijk (Belgian Jupiler League, 1930 KO)

Anderlecht have lost 4 of their last 5 away games, but in their defence have played Brugge twice, Gent and Liege – so against very good teams. Kortrijk have lost 4 of their last 5 matches overall, conceding 16, including 5 vs Anderlecht a month or so ago, and to Charleroi last weekend. Anderlecht have won the last 3 meets, 5-1, 2-0 and 3-2 so history suggests its a high scorer!


As usual – you could pick any of these in doubles or trebles and I would have a good feeling about them, but here is my preferred double/treble, and the price for the accumulator:

1. Double: Betis Win @ 6/5 + Malmo / Over 2.5 Goals @ 11/10 – 4/1

2. Trebble: Double + Anderlecht Win / Over 2.5 Goals @ 5/4 – 10/1

3. Accumulator: 20/1

People have been asking suggested stakes/betting systems to use on these – personally I wouldn’t back all four variations (single, double, treble and acca) because if the NAP has a shocker like last night, that takes down all four. Two is a good number – I know some who do the NAP + Double, or NAP + Acca, etc. Be sensible with stakes, especially at this late stage of the season where games are hard to predict! In no way am I telling you what to do, but it’s just my personal opinion.

Best of luck