Football Tips: Best bets from the Football...Only Bettor podcast team

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Harry Maguire
Jason is backing Harry Maguire to score

Listen to this week's Football...Only Bettor podcast and get tips from Kevin Hatchard, Mark O'Haire and Betfair trader Jason Murphy for this weekend's Premier League and top European action...

"Jason Murphy: "As for the title race, the prices on City 1.768/11 and Liverpool 4.47/2 are both value and I wouldn’t put anyone off backing them."

On this week's Football...Only Bettor, Kevin Hatchard, Mark O'Haire and Jason Murphy recommend their bets for Liverpool v Manchester United, the pick of the rest of the action in the Premier League, as well as Serie A, Bundesliga and more.

The team are also trying to land their third consecutive podcast treble so find out where they're putting their money.

Listen to the episode and see below for a summary of the team's bets.

Premier League title race odds

Mark O'Haire (MO): Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not a title-winning coach. At 8.07/1 United are not all that they've cracked up to be. City 1.768/11 are clicking into gear and it looks like their season. But at the prices I prefer Liverpool [4.4].

Kevin Hatchard (KH): United are 1.84/5 in the market without Liverpool and City. Is that too short?

Jason Murphy (JM): It's a fair price on United and, if I were to have a bet in the market, it would be United. As for the title race, either of the prices on City 1.768/11 and Liverpool 4.47/2 are value and I wouldn't put anyone off backing them.

Serie A & La Liga title races

MO: I backed Inter 3.185/40 in pre-season to win Serie A and I am going to stick with them, although they need Romelu Lukaku to stay fit. I'm not sure Milan 4.1 can sustain their title challenge. Juventus 3.45 don't have the same strength in depth as Inter.

JM: If this isn't Atletico's 1.564/7 season to win La Liga then it never will be. Luis Suarez has been a game-changing signing. But they cannot rest as Real Madrid 4.47/2 will kick on in the second half of the season. It's Atletico's to lose.

Premier League this weekend

Liverpool v Manchester United

KH: "It's unusual to see Liverpool at around evens at Anfield. Is that testament to United's away form?"

JM: The draw is worth backing - a great bet at 3.953/1. Neither team will want to lose the game, so back the draw and back it early.

MO: I'm not one to back the draw often. But it was on my shortlist for this match. I oppose a high-scoring game, under 3.5 goals at 1.784/5.

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KH: Under 2.5 goals at 2.3611/8 is a hefty price too. As for goalscorers, many of the big names are odds-against.

JM: I think Harry Maguire could be a bet as an anytime goalscorer. He is a threat at set-pieces, especially if Joel Matip doesn't play for Liverpool.

Leicester v Southampton

MO: This is a really interesting one. Leicester are better at playing away from home, so I'm going to avoid them and back Saints plus half a goal at 2.466/4. Away from home, Saints are unbeaten since the open day. Saints double chance and under 3.5 goals is 2.56/4.

Wolves v West Brom

JM: Derbies are a leveller and the market has accounted for that, or the absence of fans at Molineux. Wolves are missing Raul Jimenez and low on confidence. West Brom have their troubles but, in their last two away matches, they've drawn at Man City and Liverpool. I'll lay Wolves at 1.635/8. It's a good one to trade, possible before kick-off if it drifts.

Leeds v Brighton

MO: Brighton are lacking confidence and conviction but Leeds have only won seven league games this season and I'd want a bigger price on the home win. I'll back Leeds double chance along with under 3.5 goals at 1.454/9.

Fulham v Chelsea

KH: Fulham have really improved, they look more solid and confident than earlier in the season. For Chelsea, meanwhile, Frank Lampard is under pressure.


JM: Lampard needs a result here and I don't think he'll get it. Chelsea are too short at 1.528/15 and I'll be looking to side with the lay on that.

Sheffield United v Tottenham

MO: This is a tricky game for Spurs. They are inviting pressure, failing to finish off teams. The Blades got the monkey off their back by beating Newcastle in midweek and are still a difficult team to play against. They will be deny space to Spurs. I like Sheffield United -2 on the Asian Handicap and under 2.5 goals at 2.186/5.

JM: I'd be looking to lay Tottenham. They've been unlucky recently but Sheffield United will deny their forwards space and make this difficult.

European leagues

Ligue 1 - Marseille vs Nimes

MO: Marseille tend to get the job done against the lower teams in Ligue 1. They are more than capable of beating a struggling Nimes side by a couple of goals. I expect a comfortable home win for Marseille

Serie A - Inter v Juve

JM: It's unusual to see Juve at 3.02/1 for any match. I'll be really interested to see the prices at kick-off. At the moment, I'd be happy to take the draw 3.65.

MO: I want to see the teamsheets before pulling the trigger on a bet for this match. That said, Inter double chance and both teams to score at around evens could be a bet, if it turns out that Juve are missing players, as some outlets are reporting.


KH: There will be goals in Dortmund v Mainz. You could back over 3.5 goals at evens or, chuck in Erling Haaland, to score as well.

KH: The other bet I like in Germany this weekend is over 2.5 goals in Union Berlin v Bayer Leverkusen at 1.9520/21.

Podcast OddsBoost - was 10/3, now 4/1

Kevin: BTTS in Leeds v Brighton
Mark: Southampton double chance v Leicester
Jason: Man City half-time/full-time v Crystal Palace

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