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In this section you will find betting tips for tournaments such as the FA Cup, EFL Cup, EFL Trophy, DFB-Pokal (German Cup), Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup).
Scotland v Slovakia Betting Tips: Tartan Army to come out on top
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Scotland v Slovakia Betting Tips: Tartan Army to come out on top

These two sides are battling out for the playoff spot in Group F as England are pretty much guaranteed to top the group in the final standings. After a miserable start to the qualification campaign which saw them take just four points from four games, the pressure was mounting on Scotland manager Gordon Strachan and it looked to be another fruitless campaign for the Scots. However, they have now taken 10 points from a possible 12 in their last four competitive matches – putting them right back in the mix. The Tartan Army have managed to add goals to a…

Montenegro v Denmark Betting Tips: Home side undervalued
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Montenegro v Denmark Betting Tips: Home side undervalued

With these two sides sitting on the same number of points (16) in Group E, they will both feel they have a decent chance of reaching the playoff round of the World Cup qualifiers. One of them could still finish top of the group and qualify automatically for Russia 2018, but that honour is likely to go to Poland who are three points clear at the summit. Montenegro have been on a fantastic run of late and have now taken maximum points from each of their last three qualifiers. However, they need a result against Denmark on Thursday as they…

Burnley v Leeds United Betting Tips: Visitors to pull off shock
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Burnley v Leeds United Betting Tips: Visitors to pull off shock

Premier League meets Championship in this EFL League Cup tie as Burnley host Leeds United. Burnley continued their fantastic four-match unbeaten run by drawing 1-1 at Liverpool on Saturday – putting them up to seventh in the top flight. This result also saw my Both Teams to Score bet come off! Once again, the Clarets were solid at the back at Anfield with just the one goal conceded against a forward line who had scored 15 goals prior to that match on Saturday. This means that Burnley have not conceded more than one goal in any of their competitive matches since…

Austria v Georgia Betting Tips: Hosts to keep up good home record
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Austria v Georgia Betting Tips: Hosts to keep up good home record

This match is only relevant for Austria as it is now impossible for Georgia to qualify for next year’s World Cup following their draw against Republic of Ireland at the weekend. Although they are in a better position than Georgia, Austria still face an uphill battle to qualify for Russia 2018. They are now five points off the playoff place and a further two behind the automatic qualification spot. Unfortunately, Marcel Koller’s side have gone on a bad run of form at the worst possible time with just one win in their last six competitive outings. The Austrians have really struggled in…

Kosovo v Finland Betting Tips: Poor backlines to be exploited
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Kosovo v Finland Betting Tips: Poor backlines to be exploited

These two sides have already failed in their bid to get to the World Cup next year with both of them too many points behind to even reach the playoff places in Group I. This is Kosovo’s first qualifying campaign as an official FIFA member and, so far, things have not gone swimmingly with six defeats in seven matches. However, going into this match, it is certainly worth pointing out that the one point they have taken in their seven games so far came against Finland. Unsurprisingly, Dardanet have not performed well at either end of the pitch in their…

Republic of Ireland v Serbia Betting Tips: Tight affair in Dublin
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Republic of Ireland v Serbia Betting Tips: Tight affair in Dublin

This match should be highly competitive as the top two sides of Group D meet in Dublin. Despite the fact that Ireland currently sit second in the group, it is worth pointing out that they have stumbled a bit in their last couple of outings with just two points taken from a possible six. This means that they are now just two points ahead of Wales in third going into Tuesday’s crunch match. The Irish have been excellent at the back in this campaign and their Goals Against record of five is the joint-best in Group D. However, they have…

Kazakhstan v Montenegro Betting Tips: Away side to come out on top in high-scoring encounter
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Kazakhstan v Montenegro Betting Tips: Away side to come out on top in high-scoring encounter

There is an eight-point gap between these two Eastern European sides in Group E with Montenegro the clear favourites going into this match. Kazakhstan are bottom of Group E after picking up just two points from their six matches so far. They can no longer qualify automatically for Russia 2018 but can still mathematically reach the playoff round. However, that looks unlikely when you consider the fact they have not won a competitive match since October 2015. Unsurprisingly for a team bottom of the group, Goals Against has been the main problem for The Hawks with 16 conceded and just…

Malta v England Betting Tips: Away side to come through with ease
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Malta v England Betting Tips: Away side to come through with ease

England are very much the favourites for this match, however, if you look closely at the markets, there is still value to be had. Malta have had a terrible qualification campaign so far with six losses from six matches. This means they are now unable to qualify for next year’s World Cup. Pietro Ghedin’s men have been poor at both ends of the pitch in this campaign with just two goals scored and 15 conceded. This hardly comes as a surprise when you look at their previous qualification campaigns with the most alarming statistic being that Malta have not kept…

San Marino v Northern Ireland Betting Tips: Not the thrashing many expect
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San Marino v Northern Ireland Betting Tips: Not the thrashing many expect

This match is certainly a one-sided looking affair as minnows San Marino host Northern Ireland. San Marino are unsurprisingly the underdogs going into this fixture as the last time they did not suffer defeat in a match was against Estonia back in November 2014. La Serenissima are one of the whipping boys of European football and it is no surprise that they have not scored a goal in any of their last six outings. In fact, when they last scored a goal (against Norway last October) they celebrated it as though they had won the World Cup! Defence is also…

Bulgaria v Sweden Betting Tips: Hosts to upset the odds
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Bulgaria v Sweden Betting Tips: Hosts to upset the odds

Both of these sides have a lot to play for coming into this match with Bulgaria hoping to catch up with the qualification hopefuls whilst Sweden are looking to keep their spot at the top of the group. Bulgaria lost their last qualifier away at Belarus, causing them to lose a rather large amount of ground, and they are now four points behind Sweden and France – who occupy the top two spots of Group A. However, they have a great chance to make up some of that lost ground on Thursday night. The Lions have been poor at the…

Hungary v Latvia Betting Tips: Goals likely in Budapest
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Hungary v Latvia Betting Tips: Goals likely in Budapest

These two sides are really lacking confidence at the moment with both of them suffering a high number of losses in recent times. This means that neither of them are likely to qualify for Russia 2018 next year. Hungary had a decent start to their World Cup Qualifying campaign with seven points taken from a possible 12, however, they have now lost their last four to nil (including friendlies). These poor results put them eight points behind Portugal in second. As you can tell by those last four results, the Magyars have really struggled in the final third in recent…

Syria v Qatar Betting Tips: Syrians to keep World Cup dreams alive
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Syria v Qatar Betting Tips: Syrians to keep World Cup dreams alive

On the face of it, this Asian qualification match between Syria and Qatar may seem like an affair without much riding on it in a sporting context. However, although Qatar can no longer qualify, Syria still have a decent chance of making the next round. Syria’s football team has been a nice distraction for the Syrian people during the terrible civil war of the last few years. They have been on a tremendous run during this qualification campaign and managed to win six of their first eight qualifying games. Although they have had mixed results recently, a win on Thursday puts…

Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town Betting Tips: Both teams to have joy at Selhurst Park
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Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town Betting Tips: Both teams to have joy at Selhurst Park

Premier League hosts Championship in this League Cup tie as out-of-sorts Crystal Palace take on in-form Ipswich Town. Ronald De Boer’s arrival at Crystal Palace meant there was a lot of optimism around the club going into this season, however, reality has hit them hard and two defeats in two games means they are now 19th in the table. However, the League Cup presents a chance to pick up a result in a lower pressure environment. Dutchman De Boer was hired to bring an attractive style of play to Palace, however, although we are only two games in, the signs…

Accrington Stanley v West Bromwich Albion Betting Tips: Upset on the cards at Wham Stadium
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Accrington Stanley v West Bromwich Albion Betting Tips: Upset on the cards at Wham Stadium

Although this match sees a League Two side play host to a Premier League outfit, given this is the League Cup, this may not be as one-sided as many think. After nearly gaining promotion to League One via the playoffs the season before, Accrington finished in midtable in the 2016/17 campaign. They have had a relatively good start to this season, winning two and losing once, putting them up in the League Two playoff places for the time being. Additionally, they beat Championship side Preston North End in the previous round of this season’s League Cup. Stanley matches have seen…

USA v Jamaica Betting Tips: Caribbean side can give hosts something to think about
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USA v Jamaica Betting Tips: Caribbean side can give hosts something to think about

Another of this summer’s tournaments is just about ready to end; of the teams that started this competition, it is just USA and Jamaica left. As the host nation, the USA contingent were expected to lay down a big challenge, despite manager Bruce Arena not selecting the strongest possible squad. However, even though they’ve eventually made the final, performances have been questionable and it is only really because of the reinforcements called for after stumbling through the groups that they’ve made the last two. In contrast, Jamaica have exceeded expectations in reaching the final and, in knocking out the holders…

Costa Rica v Canada Betting Tips: The Ticos to have too much for the Canadians
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Costa Rica v Canada Betting Tips: The Ticos to have too much for the Canadians

This Gold Cup match sees Costa Rica play Canada in Houston with victory for either side pretty much guaranteeing a place in the next round. Despite the fact that they only qualified in fourth place from the Central American zone, many are tipping Costa Rica to win this tournament – especially given the fact that the giants of USA and Mexico have brought weak squads to the tournament with them. Costa Rica got their campaign off to a good start on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Honduras – arguably the second-strongest team in the group behind Costa Rica. This…

Chile v Germany Betting Tips: Forwards can steal the show at Stadion Krestovskyi
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Chile v Germany Betting Tips: Forwards can steal the show at Stadion Krestovskyi

Having met each other once already in this competition, Chile and Germany will clash for the second time in less than two weeks when they faced off in the final on Sunday night. Before a ball was kicked in Russia this summer, this pair were among the favourites to go all the way so it’s no real surprise that they’ve made it this far. In the betting, it is the Germans who’ve been tagged as favourites; however, given their apparent defensive weaknesses, it’s easy to disagree with this. For all their attacking brilliance, of which there’s plenty, they’ve never really…

Germany U21 v Spain U21 Betting Tips: Spaniards to finish the job in Poland
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Germany U21 v Spain U21 Betting Tips: Spaniards to finish the job in Poland

As another summer tournament comes to a close, we’re left with one final game to enjoy, and, with two heavy-weights involved, what a game it promises to be. Prior to these finals in Poland, it was indeed Germany and Spain who were the most fancied to go all the way and so it appears the bookmakers got it spot on in that respect; however, the Germans were initially considered favourites in the outright market, but, as they’ve looked a class act throughout, it is now the Spanish who’re heavy faovurites ahead of the final. Both of these teams have created…

Germany v Mexico Betting Tips: Goals to flow at Olimpiyskiy Stadion
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Germany v Mexico Betting Tips: Goals to flow at Olimpiyskiy Stadion

Having impressed during the groups stages, albeit from solely an attacking point of view, both Germany and Mexico made it through the groups unscathed which has set up what really should be an exciting semi-final encounter in Sochi. At this tournament so far, there has been plenty in the way of attacking intensity, and little in the way of defensive mindfulness, on show from these two so fans on Thursday night should be in for plenty of goals – famous last words…. This might be a semi-final, but it’s very much a dress rehearsal for next year’s main event and…

Spain U21 v Italy U21 Betting Tips: Celades’ men to maintain 100% record
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Spain U21 v Italy U21 Betting Tips: Celades’ men to maintain 100% record

Having finished the group stages as the only team in the competition to win all three of their matches, Spain come into this semi-final fixture against Italy as warm favourites. Not only have they maintained a 100% record at these finals, but the Spaniards have played the most impressive football. It looks as though it will take a massive effort for anyone to stop them going all the way, let alone an Italian outfit who’ve been particularly underwhelming. In somewhat farcical fashion, Italy earned the right to play in the semi-finals via a top place finish in Group C. Despite…

England U21 v Germany U21 Betting Tips: Goal-filled encounter expected in Tychy
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England U21 v Germany U21 Betting Tips: Goal-filled encounter expected in Tychy

Two old adversaries go head-to-head at Under-21 level on Tuesday evening as England meet Germany in the semi-finals of this summer’s Euros in Poland. Having topped group A courtesy of a commanding win on match-day three, the English should be coming into this fixture in buoyant mood while Germany, having lost their final group match, will be hoping to bounce back. During the groups, this pair both showed themselves to be useful outfits and so there’s plenty of reason to think that each can cause the other problems. The Germans in particular appeared to be a bit top-heavy with the majority…

Italy U21 v Germany U21 Betting Tips: Germans to continue on the up
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Italy U21 v Germany U21 Betting Tips: Germans to continue on the up

In true German fashion, the young Die Mannschaft have gone about their business with minimal fuss at this tournament so far and are looking like the clear winners of Croup C with just one to play. A point is all that is needed for Stefan Kuntz’s men to top the group, although, with Italy needing to go for it, you certainly wouldn’t bet against the Germans taking all three points. Having won in somewhat conservative style on match-day one, it appeared as though the Italians would go on and build on what was a good start; however, that good stat has…

Czech Republic U21 v Denmark U21 Betting Tips: Goals on the cards in Kraków
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Czech Republic U21 v Denmark U21 Betting Tips: Goals on the cards in Kraków

Having lost first time up, Czech Republic defied the expectations of most onlookers as they bounced back to defeat Italy in convincing fashion last time out, scoring three goals in the process. Such a victory was impressive, especially considering the Italians are known for being notoriously hard to beat. That result not only means that the Czech’s can still qualify for the semi-finals, but that they come into this fixture with renewed confidence. Unfortunately, after losing both of their opening fixtures, Denmark are effectively out of the competition and so, in contrast to the Czech’s, there probably isn’t too much…

Macedonia U21 v Portugal U21 Betting Tips: Red Lions not to be written off in Gdynia
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Macedonia U21 v Portugal U21 Betting Tips: Red Lions not to be written off in Gdynia

Having been victorious during the opening round of fixtures, Portugal will have had high hopes of making the semi-finals, but those hopes were severely dented last time out as they were defeated by the ever-impressive Spain. With just one fixture remaining, and with Spain likely to win again, Rui Jorge’s men are left needing a win, probably to secure second place, which may or may not be enough to progress to the semi-finals. Macedonia also require a win if they’re to grace the semi-finals with their presence, although, even if they were to take three points here, progression from the…

Serbia U21 v Spain U21 Betting Tips: La Roja to make it three in a row
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Serbia U21 v Spain U21 Betting Tips: La Roja to make it three in a row

On Friday night, Spain’s talented young squad will bid to make it three wins in a row as they take on a Serbian side who’ve been pretty poor at these finals so far. Given the way in which the Spanish have gone about their business at this tournament, it would take a brave punter to back against them securing a hat-trick of groups wins. Serbia and Spain come into this final group game in contrasting form; on the one hand you’ve got the Spanish who’ve been very impressive in swaggering their way to two wins, scoring eight goals in the…

Slovakia U21 v Sweden U21 Betting Tips: Lively affair expected in Group A
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Slovakia U21 v Sweden U21 Betting Tips: Lively affair expected in Group A

As things stand, Group A is the tightest in the competition with all four teams still in with something of a chance of going through. Both Slovakia and Sweden come into this game knowing that a win could see them progress in first place, although their fate will depend on the outcome of the other final match between England and Poland. Having won one and lost one, Slovakia have so far been a bit up and down at this tournament; they were deserved winners against Poland as they showcased both great forward energy and character, but lost, and deservedly so,…

Russia v Portugal Betting Tips: Hosts to come up short in Moscow
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Russia v Portugal Betting Tips: Hosts to come up short in Moscow

As the only team in Group A to win their opening fixture, Russia currently have the upper hand but, with Portugal and Mexico to play, they’ve still got plenty of work to do to qualify, let alone finish top. Portugal may well have picked up just a point on match-day one but considering that came against Mexico, the team who were always likely to provide their stiffest test, it was by no means a bad start. Russia beat a poor New Zealand side first time up so that result doesn’t exactly tell us much, although the fact that they did…

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