If football was a religion (and for some people it is), derby day would be a holiday. And, boy, do we have some derbies to watch and enjoy this weekend. Today’s schedule is rich. Derbies in Liverpool, Glasgow, and Milan, and we will cover all of them in our football predictions and tips.
It was Sunday 17 of October 2010 when Everton last beat their biggest rivals, Liverpool, at home. Since then there have been nearly 12 years (4.339 days to be exact) and 11 matches with Liverpool crossing the Park without losing (8 draws, 3 Liverpool wins).
One would expect the record to continue. Liverpool are one of the best teams in the world and they have certainly started to look like it after beating Bournemouth 9-0. Everton, on the other hand, is fighting for the unflattering title of the worst team in the Premier League. Just take a look at the Premier League stats tables and you’ll see what we mean.
Yes, Liverpool will likely win. But there is no real value in the betting odds there. It is one of those times that you have to go a different route in order to create value. If you know how to use the bet builder, then there is a way to create something pretty good.
Everton – Liverpool Football Predictions and Tips: Liverpool to win + Over 1.5 goals + over 2.5 yellow cards (Bet Builder) – 1.95
Probably the biggest derby in the entire world. The 100-year war continues to live whenever Celtic and Rangers enter the pitch. Both teams have shown immense quality and they would certainly have a place in this year’s English Premier League.
How can you approach a derby like this? Although we are slightly going the Celtic way, as they are the better team at the moment and Giovanni van Bronckhorst hasn’t yet recorded an Old Firm victory, betting on bookings seems more appealing.
Celtic – Rangers Football Predictions and Tips: Over 0.5 Red Card – 3.00
Two bitter rivals, two Italian giants, the last two teams to lift the title in Serie A. It’s one of those matches that something tells you it will be a draw. Maybe a 1-1 draw to be exact. But it is a hunch. And do you trust hunches when it comes to sports betting? The rational thing to do is to use the data. And the data tells us that they both can score. And that both can show problematic defensive behaviour. This screams both teams to score strategy.
Milan – Inter Football Predictions and Tips: BTTS – 1.74
John R. Baldwin
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