Weekend betting tips and boosts (19-21 April 2019)

These two teams must be sick of the sight of each other, with a crunch Premier League clash immediately following on from Manchester City and Tottenham’s Champions League double-header.

City beat Crystal Palace 3-1 in their last Premier League game and, having played a match fewer than title rivals Liverpool, still have their destiny in their own hands.

Spurs also control their own fate in the race for the top four, which has become a coveted prize in the modern Premier League despite the fact that, you know, football is actually about winning things.

City already have the League Cup in their trophy cabinet and remain favourites to finish on top of the pile in the league too; back them to overcome this latest hurdle by beating Spurs in a game featuring goals for both sides at boosted odds of 2.75.


Man City to win & Both teams to score

Boosted to 2.75

Cardiff City vs Liverpool (Premier League)

Liverpool banished the ghosts of Steven Gerrard’s slip last weekend when their 2-0 defeat of Chelsea kept them at the summit of the standings. It will probably take a few more years before Blues fans stop celebrating the incident in song, however.

Not to worry: the Reds are only thinking about the here and now, with four wins potentially all that is separating them from a first league title since 1990, when several members of the current team were not even born.

Cardiff have overachieved this term but look doomed to relegation, so back Liverpool to win and more than 2.5 goals in the match at boosted odds of 1.80.


Liverpool to win & Over 2.5 goals

Boosted to 1.80

Freiburg vs Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga)

Bayern Munich’s 5-0 evisceration of Borussia Dortmund two weeks ago handed them the initiative in the Bundesliga championship race, but BVB are by no means out of the running just yet.

One point is all that separates Dortmund from top spot, and they probably have the more straightforward run-in too.

Lucien Favre’s men are not playing with the same fluency as they were earlier in the campaign, though, and they are showing signs that another slip-up could be around the corner. Back a draw at 4.35.


Draw & Both teams to score

Boosted to 5.60

Inter vs Roma (Serie A)

Inter’s mid-season wobble has become almost as regular an annual fixture as Christmas, Easter and Juventus winning the Serie A title.

The Nerazzurri seem to have overcome this campaign’s slump, though, with last weekend’s 3-1 triumph over Frosinone keeping them in third spot – and six points clear of Roma in fifth.

Claudio Ranieri’s side are just a point adrift of the final Champions League qualification spot, but we fancy Inter to come out on top here – go for a home win to nil at 3.05.


Inter to win & Over 2.5 goals

Boosted to 2.75

Everton vs Manchester United (Premier League)

A penny for Ed Woodward’s thoughts. Since appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis, Manchester United’s performances and results have dipped.

The baby-faced assassin does not have the same spoiled brat persona as his predecessor, but while simply not being Jose Mourinho was beneficial in the short-term, Solskjaer now needs to prove he’s the man to take the club forward.

Everton are maddingly inconsistent, so err on the side of caution and go for over 2.5 goals at 1.87.


Both teams to score & Over 2.5 goals

Boosted to 2.25

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad (La Liga)

Barcelona’s recent victory over Atletico Madrid in effect sealed another La Liga title for the Catalan club, which allows them to focus their attention on Europe for the remainder of the season.

If you looked up mid-table mediocrity in the dictionary you would not see a picture of Real Sociedad, because that is not how dictionaries work. However, the 10th-placed side are a good example of the term, and even a rotated Barca XI should prove too strong here.

Go for a home win and over 3.5 goals at boosted odds of 2.30.


Barca to win & Over 3.5 goals

Boosted to 2.30

By Greg Lea
After many years of sports writing with an emphasis on football, including a stint at Sky Sports, Greg is here to help you with betting tips. Follow him on Twitter @greglea to get the latest updates before placing your bets.