The return of the Premier League will dominate most peoples betting today, although we are keeping an eye on the tennis too and have a bet from League 2 in England that has caught our attention.
While Alexander Zverev continues to be a reliable bet, Karolina Pliskova and Adrian Mannarino were less than convincing yesterday as the upsets at the Rogers Cup continued.
Remember, however, as a Lucky 15 combines four separate bets into one four-fold accumulator, four trebles, six doubles, and four singles, even one win guarantees a return.
Here are today’s bets:
- Barnet v Luton – over 2.5 goals at around 17/20
- Manchester City to beat Brighton and over 2.5 goals at around 5/6
- Alexander Zverev to beat Denis Shapovalov at around 1/5
- Roger Federer to beat Robin Haase 2-0 at around 1/5
Barnet v Luton – over 2.5 goals
We think this fixture is ripe for goals. Luton, many people’s favourites for the League 2 title this season, hammered Yeovil 8-2 last weekend, proving that while they have attacking prowess, they can be broken down at the back as well. Barnet have scored eight goals in their last three matches, drawing 2-2 away at Forest Green and then beating Peterborough 3-1 in the League Cup. Two of the last three meetings between these two produced three goals, so we are going for a repeat.
Manchester City to beat Brighton and over 2.5 goals
No easy welcome to the Premier League for newcomers Brighton, who host a Manchester City side that has spent millions this summer, including shoring up a creaky back line. They remain a potent attacking threat, however, and we think this will be a baptism of fire for the south coast side. City have tended to start well in recent seasons, and this could be the sort of game they need to kickstart their title ambitions. Plus, City have been scoring goals for fun in pre-season; Brighton have struggled.
Alexander Zverev to beat Denis Shapovalov
We see no reason to stop backing Zverev as he delivered for us last night with a straight sets win over Kevin Anderson. Now he faces the less experienced Shapovalov who, to his credit, came from a set down to beat Mannarino. At some point, his exertions will catch up with him. In simpler terms, Zverev is currently the better player and is in the form of his life. It could be a great match, but Zverev should be too good. Zverev has only dropped one set since the hard court swing began so if you want more value, back him to win 2-0.
Roger Federer to beat Robin Haase 2-0
After the early hiccough against David Ferrer, Federer has looked supreme. He quickly dismantled Roberto Bautista Agut last night, and Haase will likely offer a similar sort of challenge. Like Bautista Agut, he came through a hard three-set match in his last round, and that puts him on the back foot. Federer won their previous meeting in straight sets in the Davis Cup back in 2012, and I expect more of the same from the Swiss Maestro.