Mikes Football Bets 19th April

It seems a long while since we had any midweek Premier League action of note to get stuck into and the footballing gods are shining on us in the next couple of days with a few tasty fixtures to get amongst.

First of all there is the must win game down at White Hart Lane where Spurs host fierce rivals Arsenal in what should be a cracking contest for the neutral. Both teams need 3 pts for differing reasons, so it should be fairly attacking game, especially considering the current North London based goalkeeping black hole. Both sides have about 8 goalies on their books, yet they would struggle to make one decent composite between them!

Betting wise in this game, despite the stats indicating that the under 2.5 goals in this game looks value, I have passed upon it bearing in mind the likely gung-ho nature here. You can get 2.20 with 188bet pre kick-off but my advice is to look to the in-play markets instead for good trading options.

I have picked out one strong value bet, but this time in the over 2.5 goals market in the game featuring Newcastle and Man Utd, where the away team will be chomping at the bit to get the FA Cup Semi defeat out of their system. United have their talisman Rooney back, who will have fond memories of this ground having stuck a brace past the Geordies last time up at St James Park. 188Bet are offering odds of 1.93 on over 2.5 goals, which equates to a 51.81% chance of occurring according to them. The stats tell a different picture with Newcastle’s home games having seen 59 goals in 15 games and United on the road seeing 51 goals in their 15 matches. That makes 30 games in total, in which both sides have kept just 6 clean sheets between them and with Steve Harper and Rio Ferdinand doubtful, each team may will be missing a key part of their back 5. I make the percentage chance of 3 goals or more about a 60%+ chance so some stonking value here to get stuck into.

Main Bets
1 pt over 2.5 goals. Newcastle V Man Utd. 1.93 188bet