It might be the end of another week, but that only means that there aren’t quite as many tennis and football matches to bet on as usual. However, that is not going to stop us as we look for more value bets for our latest Lucky 15.
A Lucky 15 combines four individual bets into one four-fold accumulator, four trebles, six doubles, and four singles to maximise returns.
We were an injury-time Southampton penalty away from three out of four yesterday, so let’s see if we can do better today.
Here are today’s bets:
- Football: Huddersfield and Newcastle, both teams to score at around 10/11
- Football: Tottenham to beat Chelsea at around 23/20
- Tennis: Nick Kyrgios to beat Grigor Dimitrov at around 8/13
- Tennis: Marcos Baghdatis to beat Ricardas Berankis 2-0 at around 6/5
Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United – both teams to score
Both of these teams earned promotion last season, and when they met in the Championship, away wins were the result each time. Huddersfield took an excellent win at Crystal Palace last week while Newcastle were matching Spurs until Jonjo Shelvey got himself sent off. Newcastle will have to reshuffle their defence with Paul Dummett and Florian Lejeune unavailable, but they will also offer more threat up front than a limp Palace last week, and I do not see either side keeping a clean sheet. They have only met four times in the last 10 years, and on all four occasions, both teams have scored.
Tottenham Hotspur to beat Chelsea
Tottenham started their campaign strongly last week with a 2-0 win away at Newcastle United. With White Hart Lane unavailable, they must now make Wembley into as much of a fortress as they can, and they must start by welcoming Chelsea this afternoon. It is a good time to play the reigning champions as they were shocked by Burnley last week, will be without Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas through suspension, as well as Pedro, Eden Hazard and Tiemoue Bakayoko through injury. Odds-against for a Spurs win looks like good value to me.
Nick Kyrgios to beat Grigor Dimitrov
There will be a new member of the Masters 1000s winners club tonight, but I think it will be Nick Kyrgios rather than the only seed left in the tournament, Grigor Dimitrov. Although the Bulgarian leads the head to head 1-0, that win came two years ago, and since then their careers have gone in opposite directions, although Dimitrov is clearly on the way back to his best. Dimitrov outlasted John Isner in two tie-breaks, but Kyrgios has a better all-round game – as his defeats of Nadal and Ferrer have already shown and I think he will take the victory.
Marcos Baghdatis to beat Ricardas Berankis 2-0
Former Grand Slam finalist Marcos Baghdatis takes on Lithuanian Berankis in the first round of Winston-Salem in what should be a routine win for the Cypriot. He won their only meeting in straight sets five years ago, but the difference in class is enormous. Berankis is playing with a protected ranking as he makes his way back from injury and has been mostly in action on the Challenger circuit. Baghdatis should not drop a set against him this evening.