THE Premier League title race is getting tense but Arsenal have the chance to open up a four-point lead for a few hours at least when they host AFC Bournemouth at lunchtime.

Champions Manchester City are still favourites to pip the Gunners as they have a game in hand, but they're not in action until 5.30pm on Saturday, and that gives their rivals an opportunity to put some pressure on.

Mikel Arteta's men have been so strong at home all season, but nerves can get to teams so close to the finishing line. Arsenal almost threw away a 3-0 lead at Tottenham last time out, and Bournemouth can play with the pressure off from the safety of mid-table.

Arsenal vs AFC Bournemouth

The Gunners romped to a 4-0 win away to AFC Bournemouth earlier in the season, and the bookies are expecting another comfortable win, with Arsenal -1 in the handicap paying just 4/7 with most firms.

But the Cherries are in better form now so I've a feeling they could ask a few questions of Arteta's side. Combining BTTS and over 2.5 goals pays 11/10 (BoyleSports), while over 3.5 Bournemouth shots on target pays 8/5 (888Sport).

For a long-odds option, Arsenal have been so threatening from corners, and Brazilian stopper Gabriel is 6/1 at Paddy Power to score a header.

Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manchester City weren't at their best last time out against Nottingham Forest, but the City Ground pitch played a big part in that, and they should be slicker back at the Etihad.

Wolves beat the champions at Molineux earlier in the season but are now in dreadful form with injuries hitting hard. So it's hard to see anything but a comfortable City victory in this one.

Kevin De Bruyne has stepped up during the run-in for Pep Guardiola's side, and the Belgian master looks good at 5/4 (SkyBet) for an assist.

Ipswich Town vs Huddersfield Town

It's the final day of the Championship season and Ipswich Town need just a point at home to doomed Huddersfield to seal back-to-back promotions.

But playing for a draw isn't Kieran McKenna's style, so I'd imagine the Tractor Boys will want to secure their Premier League return in style. Ispwich are just 1/4 (Coral) for a win but over 2.5 Town goals is better at evens (Paddy Power).

Chelsea loanee Omari Hutchinson has been providing the creative spark and he's 10/3 at Bet365 for an assist while the same firm price him at 13/8 for a goal.

Oxford United vs Peterborough United

Oxford United head into the League One play-off semi-final in good form, having lost just one of their last eight games. That run included a 5-0 home thrashing of Peterborough United so fans will be hoping for more of the same today.

Peterborough ended the regular season with a 3-3 thriller against Bolton, so it bodes well for a few goals today, even though play-off games can sometimes be nervy affairs.

Oxford look decent value for a first-leg win at 13/10 at Coral while backing most goals to come after the break pays evens with the same firm.

Celtic vs Heart of Midlothian

With Rangers not in action until tomorrow, Celtic have the chance to pile on the pressure in the SPFL Premiership title race by moving six points clear with a win over Heart of Midlothian.

The Jambos have been a bogey team for the Hoops this season and have won 2-0 in the last two meetings. But the bookies can't see them making it a hat-trick with Hearts as big as 12/1 (Paddy Power).

Celtic haven't been keeping a lot of clean sheets so combining BTTS and over 2.5 goals could pay off at 11/10 (Coral). This can be a fiery fixture and we had a red card and two penalties in the last meeting. I fancy Jambos firebrand Cammy Devlin for a card today at 13/8 (Bet365).

Saturday's Football Tips: Super Singles

  • Kevin De Bruyne assist 5/4 SkyBet
  • Over 2.5 Ipswich goals Evens Paddy Power
  • Cammy Devlin to be carded 13/8 Bet365

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50 Comments
  1. Alves 4 weeks ago

    Rangers v Kilmarnock Sunday 12.00 KO

    Tavernier to be carded 8/1 BetUK

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  2. Alves 4 weeks ago

    Cortiba v Sport Recife 01 30 KO

    15+ corners – 11/2 PP

    Last 2 H2H this year both finished on 14 corners. 4-10 & 8-6. Cortiba Last 5 have seen 10+ corners with 1 game 16 corners.

    • Alves 4 weeks ago

      Humped

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  3. noob gambler 4 weeks ago

    Qarabag win +o2.5mgls
    Stuttgart-Bayern btts+o2.5
    Girona-Barca btts+o2.5

    Treble pays 5/1

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    • Oscarsal 3 weeks ago

      Da Noob thanks for all your good works to pick them right. Let’s keep it up.

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    • noob gambler 3 weeks ago

      You’re welcome. I will try

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  4. jamesylfc 4 weeks ago

    🇩🇪 SANDHAUSEN v RW ESSEN
    🇸🇮 MARIBOR v NK CELJE

    ▫️Btts Double
    ▪️1.59/1, bet365

    Good luck today 👍

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  5. dc john boy 4 weeks ago

    NPL Western Australia 8am

    Olympic kingsways
    Western knights
    Fremantle

    Over 2.5mgs treble 8/5
    Over 3.5mgs treble 6/1

    Good luck

    • dc john boy 3 weeks ago

      Lost 1-1 in western knights game…goals came too late should stick with Armadale as goals back flowing today as they won 4-1

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  6. Deano86 4 weeks ago

    It’s getting more and more difficult to come up with anything , looking around at prices for goals again today and the prices are just so short , might just be small longshot acca’s going forward for me ,

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    • MrBigChug 4 weeks ago

      Yeh just looking away half the time now Deano. Must be a few bookies taking a lot of extra holidays

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    • noob gambler 4 weeks ago

      Completely agree. Used to find quite a lot of value in singles for goals. Now have to search very hard or try a double/treble

    • ChrisBax 4 weeks ago

      Need to start looking for different angles the bookies often overlook e.g. Macca’s excellent advice about own goals, fouls markets (esp with PaddyPower & supersub feature), penalties (usually Hills are best price-wise)

      The alternative is to go for the unders markets – e.g Chelsea v Spurs over 2.5 goals was just 1.33, yet match ended 2:0. If you’d backed the unders market, you would have got odds of 3.4 for < 2.5 goals.

      Also, many matches (esp premier league) have a favorite at around 1.3 to 1.5 with the other team priced at 7.0 ish. You'd be amazed how many of these matches end in a draw, which usually pays around 4.0 to 4.5.

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    • MrBigChug 4 weeks ago

      Those other bets are speculative goals are a very. And you are right you can go against the market which I have pointed out a few times recently but you can’t make fun accas out of them on unders because you will always get clipped. Fact remains the value everywhere and on all markets is getting less and less across the board.

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    • maccathered 4 weeks ago

      The premier league is at a all time high for goals so you can understand the bookies tightening up on that league. If your not happy with the price on over 2.5 goals then I suggest taking over 3 alternative goal line that way if there’s only 3 goals then you get your stake back. Own goals were 10/1 across the board in the prem and the bookies have slashed the odds to around 11/2 that nearly half the price of what they were.

    • MrBigChug 4 weeks ago

      Yeh exactly macca being cut everywhere your own goals gone down nearly by half that’s mad. Agreed prem goals been over 0.8 Pg higher than usual but the odds have gone down massively disproportionately as a percentage to the goals extra scored by quite a bit. I just leave the silly ones now 2/7 etc (which is quite a lot)

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  7. MrBigChug 4 weeks ago

    ARSENAL V BOURNMOUTH (PP)

    ARSENAL GK to make 2 saves 4/5 NAP

    ZABARNYI to commit a foul 1/1 NB

    SOLANKE shot on target
    SALIBA to commit foul
    WHITE to be fouled
    11/1 LONGSHOT

  8. Jonesey 4 weeks ago

    Bet 365 boost
    Havertz shot in target now EVENS

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  9. sean.wood2010@hotmail.co.uk 4 weeks ago

    Desmond bet today?? 🤔

  10. alex. walker 4 weeks ago

    A wee ht/ft treble for today.
    Arsenal
    Man city
    Ipswich.
    3.3/1.
    If your a big hitter these 3 will want to hit the ground running early in the game. Good luck .

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  11. ChrisBax 4 weeks ago

    It’s the last day of the Championship season, so teams will either play for fun or play to avoid relegation.

    Longshot: 30 booking points in each Championship game (12.30pm – 12 games) – 50/1 SkyBet specials.

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  12. amac320974 4 weeks ago

    Anything from Desmond today?

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  13. williegee 4 weeks ago

    Good morning, guys,
    Today’s punt,
    Mezovkovesd Zsory vs Zalaegerszegi TE (Hungary NB1) – kick off 12:00
    Zalaegerszegi over 1.5 team goals.
    West Brom. vs Preston North End (English Championship) -kick off 12:30
    West Brom. over 1.5 team goals.
    Egersunds vs Lyn 1896 (Norway OBOS-ligaen) – kick off 15:00
    Egersunds over 1.5 team goals.
    Over 1.5 Team goals Treble @ 481/100 with Bet365
    Good luck with all bets today!!!!

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  14. Alves 4 weeks ago

    Havertz SOT Bet365

    Havertz SOT & foul Betfair

    Saka SOT PP

    Odegaard SOT WH

    Specials for the early KO

  15. Alves 4 weeks ago

    Today’s acca insured wi PP pays 6/1 just under….

    Birmingham v Norwich – 3+ cards
    Stuttgart v Bayern – GIBH
    Celtic v Hearts – Hearts 3+ corners
    Dundee v St Mirren – Dundee to score & take 5+ corners
    Shef Utd v Forest – 3+ corners & 1+ cards each team

  16. AC1987 4 weeks ago

    Shankland to score and Celtic to win 24/5 MGM with 10% boost. 👍

  17. Jonesey 3 weeks ago

    Arsenal v Bournemouth
    Bet builder
    1+ foul committed ;
    Christie cook havertz odegaard 4/1
    Gl

  18. dc john boy 3 weeks ago

    No luck in Australia earlier

    Plymouth btts & overs
    Sheffield Wednesday over 0.5tgs
    Ipswich over 1.5tgs

    Treble 19/10

    Ødegaard Ags 21/10
    Ødegaard brace 14/1

    Good luck

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  19. williegee 3 weeks ago

    In -play
    Arsenal vs Bournemouth
    Ryan Christie to be booked @ 4/1 P/Power

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    • Alves 3 weeks ago

      I stuck it on as soon as 3rd foul tae, surely next foul he’ll be carded

  20. Alves 3 weeks ago

    3 specials up inside 20 mins, just Odegaard SOT needed now

  21. Alves 3 weeks ago

    Liam Scales to be carded 8/1 PP

    Been spoken to already in 1st half

  22. elvis parsley 3 weeks ago

    Fluminense FC
    V
    Atlético Mineiro
    20:00
    Brazilian Serie A 🇧🇷
    BTTS 19-20 bet365 ⚽ NAP ⚽

    PREDICTION 1-1

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    • jamesylfc 3 weeks ago

      Thanks elvis, got on this inplay 👍

    • Oscarsal 3 weeks ago

      Nice call Elvis. Keep it up dude.

    • elvis parsley 3 weeks ago

      Cheers chaps 👍

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  23. noob gambler 3 weeks ago

    Single for tomorrow
    Start-ranheim btts+o2.5@10/11❌
    Finished 0-0 🙄

  24. noob gambler 3 weeks ago

    Qarabag win +o2.5mgls✅
    Stuttgart-Bayern btts+o2.5✅
    Girona-Barca btts+o2.5✅

    Treble pays 5/1✅✅✅

    19
    • kf 3 weeks ago

      Great work Noob…well done mate

    • noob gambler 3 weeks ago

      Thanks buddy

  25. alex. walker 3 weeks ago

    Looks like my ht/ft treble has come in. Can’t see man city losing 3goals at home. Happy days.

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  26. Deano86 3 weeks ago

    Kaiserslautern 🇩🇪
    Sassuolo 🇮🇹
    Cercle Brugge 🇧🇪
    Oxford 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

    Over 2.5 mgs 4 fold 4.15/1 ,

    Will get better odds as this is with skybet ,

    Goodluck and well done winners today so far👍

    • Deano86 3 weeks ago

      ❌️

  27. JGWulvo 3 weeks ago

    Melbourne derby tomorrow morning and a playoff too, I can see lot’s of cards:
    Both teams carded in both halves 13/5
    James Jeggo Card 6/4
    Red Card 3/1
    Both Teams Red 45/1

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  28. jamesylfc 3 weeks ago

    ❌️ No Essen goal lets me down today, ended 3-1 Maribor in the other game.

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  29. elvis parsley 3 weeks ago

    Fluminense FC
    V
    Atlético Mineiro
    20:00
    Brazilian Serie A 🇧🇷
    BTTS 19-20 bet365 ⚽ NAP ⚽

    PREDICTION 1-1
    ——————————————–
    Finished in a Desmond ⚽👍🇧🇷

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    • noob gambler 3 weeks ago

      Good shout buddy

    • elvis parsley 3 weeks ago

      Cheers noob, loved your treble, nice price 👍

      Looks like city’s title again but wouldn’t it be a typically spursy thing if they drew with city to hand arsenal the title 😂😂

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    • noob gambler 3 weeks ago

      That would be amazing if spurs stopped city. Can’t see it tho. But possibly will be the only time I will ever see spurs fans wanting spurs to lose while Arsenal fans are wanting them to win 😂

  30. jamesylfc 3 weeks ago

    Night Owl

    🇺🇲 SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES v LOS ANGELES FC
    🇨🇱 UNION ESPANOLA v UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA

    ▫️Btts Double
    ▪️1.61/1, bet365

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