For some, Sunday may be a day of rest, but there are plenty of betting opportunities for the rest of us. There is plenty of football today – including the Community Shield – as well as the Washington ATP tennis final and Rogers Cup qualification matches in North America.
Remember, a Lucky 15 combines four separate bets into one four-fold accumulator, four trebles, six doubles, and four singles to give you more chance of a return – even if only one selection wins.
Here are today’s bets:
- Football: Chelsea to beat Arsenal at around 5/4
- Football: Lille to beat Nantes at around Evens
- Football: Angers to beat Bordeaux at around 6/4
- Tennis: Alexander Zverev to beat Kevin Anderson at around 4/9
Chelsea to beat Arsenal
The curtain-raiser to English top-flight football’s new season sees Wembley host a repeat of last year’s FA Cup final as Arsenal meet Chelsea. Premier League champions Chelsea look in fine fettle, and their new signings seem to be settling in nicely. Although it was only a friendly when these two sides met last month, Chelsea ran out 3-0 winners, and I think they will start the season off with a win. The last four meetings between them have produced three goals or more so if you want a different bet, go for over 2.5 goals at 8/11.
Lille to beat Nantes
Under new boss Marcelo Bielsa, Lille have splashed the cash ahead of the new season, and they have kept hold of some of their best players too, even if some may be snatched away before the end of the transfer window. They hammered Nantes 3-0 in the corresponding fixture last season. Nantes have had a disappointing pre-season and Lille should take full advantage.
Angers to beat Bordeaux
Angers are a side on the rise at the moment, and start their season against a Bordeaux side that does not travel well. They have won just four out of their last 16 away games and Angers won this corresponding fixture last season, also drawing the return match. Angers have had a quiet pre-season while Bordeaux disappointingly failed to qualify for the Europa League and may not have fully recovered from their exertions.
Alexander Zverev to beat Kevin Anderson
We fancied Zverev to take the title from the start of the week and he has made smooth progress – the game against Jordan Thompson aside – to the final. He was mighty impressive in brushing Kei Nishikori aside 6-4 6-3 in the semi-final and now meets Kevin Anderson in the final. Anderson has had a good run, and now looks to getting back to his best, and although he possesses a huge serve, that might not be enough to beat Zverev, whose form this week makes him a genuine Rogers Cup contender. The German leads the head to head 2-0, beating Anderson here two years ago and on the clay at Rome earlier in the season. On both occasions he needed three sets to prevail. More of the same is in order.