Football Tips: The best bets for this weekend from the Football...Only Bettor podcast team

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Mark is backing Wolves for the top six

On this week's Football...Only Bettor Kevin Hatchard is joined by Mark O'Haire, Jake Osgathorpe and Seb Stafford-Bloor to preview the Premier League restart and best European action. Listen here and read on for their best bets...

Jake: "Chelsea are playing against Villa who have the worst defence in the Premier League. I'd back Chelsea -1.5 on the Asian Handicap at 2.37."

Premier League outright bets

Mark: I've been looking at the top six finish market. Wolves will have benefited from the rest, they are consistent and are good value for a top six finish at 2.111/10."

Jake: "I agree with Mark about Wolves. I also think Manchester United for a top four finish at 2.56/4 is a standout bet, with Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba coming back to strengthen them. They also have a fairly easy fixture list."

Seb: "I'd worry about West Ham in a relegation battle at 3.412/5."

Tottenham v Manchester United

Mark: "There are plenty of positives about United's pre-lockdown form but they're a little short here. You'd expect Spurs to be well-prepared. We need to oppose goals here. Under 2.5 goals at 2.021/1 would be my preferred bet but you could also go Spurs double chance and under 3.5 @ 2.021/1 too."

Jake: "I need to do the opposite to Mark. Spurs have been poor and I am backing United at 2.526/4. Marcus Rashford to score any time if he starts is a bet I like too."

Norwich v Southampton

Mark: "I think we will see goals in this one. The stats suggest it should be an enjoyable match. Anything above 1.84/5 is value for over 2.5 goals."

Brighton v Arsenal

Jake: "I want to oppose Arsenal who were pathetic against Man City. Brighton are winless in 2020 but their performances prior to the break, and their expected goals stats, are good so I recommend backing Brighton to win at 3.211/5 or on the Asian handicap +5."

Everton v Liverpool

Mark: "I want to oppose goals in this match. Liverpool have kept clean sheet in 41% of their matches. Everton should be motivate to frustrate their local rivals. Liverpool not to lose and under 3.5 goals at 1.758/11 was the angle I liked."

Aston Villa v Chelsea

Jake: "Chelsea are playing against the worst defence in the Premier League. I expect a comfortable Chelsea win. I'd back them -1.5 on the Asian Handicap at 2.37. They'll be raring to go."

European football bets

Mark: "In the Bundesliga on Saturday, I'm interested in Paderborn v Borussia Monchengladbach. Paderborn have lost 12 times at home and they ship goals for fun. They're playing a Glabach team that have plenty to play for so I'm backing Gladbach half-time/full-time at 1.910/11."

Jake: "Under 2.5 Goals in Leipzig v Dortmund at 2.68/5 is a very interesting bet. Dortmund aren't as clinical as they were earlier in the season.

"In the big game in Spain - Sevilla v Barcelona - I like Sevilla +0.5 on the Asian Handicap at around even money. I think they will avoid defeat in this crucial match."

The Barker's Battle

Kevin Hatchard: +£48.75
Andy Brassell: +£41.30
Caroline Barker: +£32.20
Mark O'Haire: -£30.20
Jake Osgathorpe: -£82.10

This Weekend's Bets:

Jake: Wolves to beat West Ham @ 2.26/5
Mark: (Swiss Super League) St Gallen to beat Sion & over 1.5 goals @ 2.01/1
Kevin: Getafe to beat Eibar @ 1.8810/11
Andy: Back Seville/Draw v Barcelona @ 1.9420/21
Caroline: Back Draw/Draw in HT/FT market in Watford v Leicester

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