Best betting tips to bank on for Friday
Continental showpiece gameweek 1 have just been concluded, and league matches resume across Europe. So, we have picked three games that can be banked on by punters on Friday.
ASTON VILLA vs LEEDS
Aston Villa welcome Leeds United in a potential cagey affair for Friday’s English Premier League fixture.
A late goal by Ross Barkley helped Villa to defeat Leicester City 1-0 at the King Power Stadium last week and go second in the league table.
Aston Villa is the only team in English Premier League with a 100% win record and one of the two teams across Europe’s top five football leagues.
Meanwhile, Leeds United were unlucky to have lost at home to Wolves in a match that saw few chances. It was Raul Jimenez’s deflected shot that settled the scores 0-1 at Elland Road and Marcelo Bielsa’s men are left with 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses from 5 matches so far. Nevertheless, this is a decent start for a team that just got promoted to the Premier League.
Based on form, Aston Villa is the bookmakers favourite to win here, but for us, this is a risky punt. This is just because Leeds will hold on to the ball for longer periods and counter attacking style of play from Aston Villa will may not always work.
At the same time, we believe confidence is sky high at Villa Park and they deserve the favourite title for this EPL fixture.
There are reasons for us to believe that this game will go against the general trend we have seen in the English Premier League so far this season.
Liverpool is the only team to have scored against Villa this season, while Leeds after the flurry of goals in the first two games saw under 2.5 goals in the next three.
Therefore, goals will be at a premium and we believe under 3.5 goals is the best option for this game, priced at 1.45 odds by 1xbet.
ELCHE vs VALENCIA
Elche’s opening game in La Liga this season didn’t turn out to be what they were expecting. But the host learned from that 0-3 loss at home that they were unbeaten for the next three fixtures.
The promoted team will play on the back of two away wins and a draw at home, following a 0-2 win on the road against Alaves last time out in the campaign.
Valencia hasn’t been able to make their stand in the league so far this season. They have descended to the 13th spot from the 10th place last term in the table, courtesy of three losses in five clashes.
It has been long since the two teams have met in La Liga or any major contests. Since their most recent meetings took place in 2015, the gap of five years will have affected the dynamics of both sides. Being a promoted side to the La Liga, Elche will not be celebrated as a clear favorite in the clash.
The host enjoys the ground advantage and is also backed by their recent unbeaten run in the campaign this term until now. Besides, the away team has been through a rough patch with a two-game losing streak in their schedule prior to the trip to Elche.
Elche has been more in control when playing away from home. Surprisingly, aside from the winless run at home in the past four attempts, the host has also scored no goals in the same period. This includes a loss and a draw in two La Liga clashes this season at their turf.
Valencia has registered only one win from their last fifteen outings across all major contests in the schedule. However, that lone win was their only win in the league this season until now. Hence, the chances of the Bats are also alive in the game.
The double chance favoring both sides will probably be the best bet for the punters since the match is sizing to be anyone’s game at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero. Even if someone finds a breakthrough, it will be a narrow margin based on their current form in the campaign. The double chance is priced at 1.40 odds by Betwinner.
SASSUOLO vs TORINO
Sassuolo will welcome Torino on Friday night and the current difference in terms of standings and form between them is huge.
After numerous derby matches we had last weekend in Serie A, this round is starting in a bit slower fashion.
Sassuolo are enjoying being 2nd placed on the table with ten points, while visitors from the north are hammered to the bottom with one big zero on their account.
Even though Torino are the last placed team in Serie A, that is not stopping Andrea Belotti to be league’s best goalscorer (four goals at the moment).
Torino’s problems are obviously not related to efficiency, as the squad bagged four goals in the last two appearances against Atalanta and Cagliari. The problem is they conceded seven! Their back line seems completely out of touch at the moment, which is not a good news if you are playing against 2nd most efficient team in the league.
Sassuolo are very enjoyable team to watch, playing very similar to Atalanta. A big majority of their games so far had very high number of goals.
Francesco Caputo is sharing the top spot with Belotti, also adding four goals to his name. The team from Reggio Emilia has won their last three Serie A duels and scored 12 goals, so we will go for the BTTS option which is priced at 1.62 odds by 22bet.
All odds are correct as at the time of this publication. Please gamble responsibly