When Saturday comes, it is time to turn to the biggest football leagues in the world to find our Lucky 15 bets. Real Betis and Real Sociedad won for us last night in La Liga, but we are going to focus on the Premier League for most of our bets today as well as the Winston-Salem final in the tennis.
A Lucky 15 combines four separate bets into one four-fold accumulator, four trebles, six doubles and four singles, so two or more wins guarantees a nice return.
Here are today’s bets:
- Football: Crystal Palace to beat Swansea City at around 19/20
- Football: Watford -1 to beat Brighton at around 8/5
- Football: Manchester United to beat Leicester City to nil at around 11/10
- Tennis: Roberto Bautista Agut to beat Damir Dzumhur 2-0 at around 8/11
Manchester United to beat Leicester City to nil
It has been a dream start for Mourinho’s men in the Premier League so far with a brace of 4-0 wins against Swansea and West Ham respectively. The addition of Nemanja Matic is reaping benefits, both adding cover for the defence and freeing up Paul Pogba to surge forward. United also have a formidable record against Leicester and won 3-0 the last time the two met. A home win is an absolute banker, but at odds-against, a win to nil for the Red Devils represents value for me.
Watford -1 to beat Brighton
Watford have been mighty impressive so far this season – in the Premier League at least. They are playing some attractive football under Marco Silva, and more importantly, it is getting them results. They put three past Liverpool and then eased to victory over Bournemouth last week. I do not think the League Cup upset to Bristol City in midweek will hold them back too much, and I see them being far too strong for Brighton, who struggled to see off Barnet in midweek and were well beaten by Leicester last weekend.
Crystal Palace to beat Swansea City
Palace have made a slow start to the season, but the signs are there that they are improving. They almost pinched a point from Liverpool last week and beat Ipswich 2-1 in the League Cup in midweek. The goals have to start coming sooner or later and Swansea, who will miss Fernando Llorente, are a good team for Palace to play today and get their first league win of the season.
Roberto Bautista Agut to beat Damir Dzumhur
Bautista Agut has not dropped a set all week, beating Dusan Lajovic, Marcos Baghdatis, Taylor Fritz and Jan-Lennard Struff in straights. He is into the final of Winston-Salem for the second year in a row and is an odds-on favourite to go one better than last year when he lost to compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta. Dzumhur came through a gruelling three-set semi-final with Kyle Edmund to reach the final, but even though he dealt with the British threat admirably, Bautista Agut is a step up in class again. I do not think the Bosnian will get much of a look in during his first ATP World Tour final. I strongly recommend backing the Spaniard to win 2-0.