The two form teams in the Premier League meet in today's lunchtime clash at Villa Park.

Unai Emery has transformed Aston Villa's season since taking over from Steven Gerrard. The former Rangers' manager left the club sitting just above the relegation zone on goal difference but they're now in a strong position for a European place and if they keep up their current form won't be far away from a top four finish.

Visitors Newcastle will provide a litmus test for just how much progress Villa have made. Eddie Howe's side have won five in a row and anything less than a top four finish will be viewed with disappointment on the north east.

This one looks really hard to call but defeats to Arsenal and Manchester City under Emery points to them being a bit short to compete with teams right at the top. The Magpies aren't far off that and could just edge it at 21/20.

Sean Dyche will be hoping Everton can add to their strong record against Fulham against whom they've only lost two of their last 14 league games. If the Toffees are to claim the points it'll most likely be in a 1-0 win, all three wins under Dyche have come at home by that scoreline. It's 6/1 for a fourth by that scoreline.

Tottenham are a bit too short at 9/20 at home to Bournemouth but should get the job done. Harry Kane to net looks a better value bet at 4/5. The hitman has scored in 20 of his 30 Premier League appearances this season including his last four for Spurs.

Roy Hodgson's impact at Crystal Palace has been immediate. A 5-1 win at Elland Road flattered the Eagles a bit but plenty will be keen to get involved with them today at 17/10. Southampton are desperate for a win that could lift them off the bottom so it could be an end-to-end encounter at St Mary's. With that in mind BTTS at 19/20 appeals in this one.

In the evening kick-off Leicester should probably be bigger than the 14/1 on offer. Man City purred in midweek against Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich and if they hit anything near that lvel of performance tonight it could be long evening for the Foxes at the Etihad. A comfortable, goal-laden home wins looks on the cards.

After last night's win for Aberdeen, Hearts find themselves five points off third place, an incredible fall from grace in a short period of time and one that's cost Robbie Neilson his job. Steven Naismith will be in the dugout for the Jambos at Easter Road as they attempt to arrest the side in the Edinburgh Derby.

It's a fixture they've enjoyed a lot of joy in recently but who know's how this one will go. Hibs couldn't be trusted to take advantage of the turmoil at Hearts so this one night be best enjoyed without a bet on the outcome.

John Beaton is the man in charge. He's dished out 6 reds this season and there's been two sendings-off in the last four meetings. A red today pays 2/1.

Motherwell have seen some backing ahead of their home match against bottom side Dundee Utd. Stuart Kettlewell has Well heading oin the right direction but their turnaround in form has probably come too late for a top six finish. But they're a side with some good momentum at the moment and still backable at 19/20.

In the Scottish Championship, Inverness (17/20) can keep their good run going with a win at hapless Cove Rangers. It's now four wins on the bounce for Caley and they've plenty to play for with a top four place up for grabs and a Scottish Cup semi-final before the end of the month. Over 1.5 away goals appeals at 5/6.

Ayr United fan Stuart Wilson was very down on his team's chances at Firhill in this week's Gambla Podcast. He feels that Lee Bullen's side have run their race this season and that an in-form Partick Thistle side look in good shape to take the three points at even money.

Arbroath could be a bit of value at 11/5 away to Raith Rovers. The hosts' season looks like it could be fizzling out, they're not in relegation trouble nor are they likely to make the play-offs. Dick Campbell's side on the other hand seem to have hit some form at just the right time and have picked up impressive wins against Queen's Park and Ayr United as well as a point against league leaders Dundee.

Airdrie could also beat the odds at Falkirk. First place looks out of reach for the Bairns so attention will be turning to their semi-final against Inverness in a couple of weeks. Airdrie have won five in a row, scored 22 goals and conceded just two so make the short trip in good spirits. 2/1 is worth a punt.

League One leaders, Stirling Albion (21/20) are unbeaten since the start of December and although they face a tough trip to Stenhousemuir they can't be ignored at odds against in that kind of form and on the brink of the title.

Scottish Tips Podcast

For more Scottish Tips with Greg, Stuart and Selectabet don't miss this week's Scottish Podcast from the team at Gambla.

Super Singles

  • Inverness to score 2+ 5/6 Bet365
  • Stirling Albion 21/20 Bet365
  • Harry Kane to score 4/5 Bet365

English Double

  • Newcastle to win
  • Southampton v Palace BTTS
  • Double pays 3/1 at Bet365

Scottish Longshot Treble

  • Airdrie
  • Arbroath
  • Motherwell
  • Treble pays 17/1 at Bet365

Bonkers Bet

  • Man City 5 Leicester City 0 14/1 Bet365

Tipsters' Tips

Upcoming Match Previews & Tips

Grand National & Saturday Racing Tips

Big thanks to Cairnzy who has penned this year's guide to the Grand National. It can be a thankless task trying to pick the winner of the big race but he's provided us some really good pointers for who should be there or thereabouts.

Rizzel has put in a sterling effort ahead of the day's action at Aintree where he takes us through the card including his tip for the National.

As always, let us know your best betting tips and predictions for today in the comments section below and good luck with all your bets!

  1. Aceguymiller 8 months ago

    Morning, (can’t sleep!)

    All to win

    Man city
    Celtic & over 1.5 match GOALS (played sunday)

    Over 1.5 match goals

    Aston villa game
    Rangers game
    Nottm Forrest game (played sunday)

    Betfair 9.05/1 ( coupon started with Aberdeen win last night with odds of 17.19/1) should av posted pre Aberdeen match!!! 🙁

  2. SmokeyJoe 8 months ago

    Well its time to head for Ben Lomond with the 4 legged friend Kobe,repost of todays tip from last night and there will be nothing else the day….

    Catanzaro v Foggia

    No much I’ve no said about Catanzaro in recent weeks and tomorrow is the champions in waiting last home game of the season.

    98 goals scored in 36 games at an average of 2.72 goals per game,at home that average rises too 3.33 with 60 goals in 18 at home where they have won 17 of 18 matches.

    They’ve scored 2+ in 26 of 36(72%) league games including 16 of 18(89%) at home in which they went onto score 3+ in 13

    They face a Foggia side who have conceded in 14 of 18(78%) away days. They have an upcoming promotion playoff too come so injuries will be the last thing they need against the best team in the league.

    Catanzaro will hopefully looking too sign of in style infront of their home crowd and smash the 100 goal barrier They showed no signs of slacking off since clinching the title some weeks ago,they have scored 25 in their last 8 and 4 in each of their most recent 2 which were on the road.

    2+ goals is a bit low for a single but fine for doubles & upwards,actually think its a crazy price and was expecting 1/2

    Catanzaro 2+ team goals 4/6

    Catanzaro 3+ team goals 2/1

    Best of luck with yer bets all

  3. heisenberg 8 months ago

    🇦🇺 A league

    CCM v MC

    8 a.m.

    If there’s any early birds

    Maclaren and Cummings both to score double.

    There’s goals in this game and probably cards also.

  4. cockerspaniel 8 months ago

    No joy with my headers or pens last night all LOSERS
    Well done all winners

  5. Smiler 8 months ago

    If anyone can get a bet on the card markets in the Raith v Arbroath game ,get on it usually a feisty game
    Arbroath got everything to play for and Raith kinda like a tackle or two !
    Good luck guys

    • chelseagirl 8 months ago

      How many cards 2 each team ?

    • Smiler 8 months ago

      Chelseagirl, should be at least each team over 1 , if you get team cards Arbroath should get over 2 we are quite an aggressive team!😀

  6. dc john boy 8 months ago

    Crystal Palace

    Over 0.5tgs treble 11/10
    Over 1.5tgs treble 13/1

    Good luck

  7. ChrisBax 8 months ago

    Well, this year’s Grand National offers have been absolutely rubbish – especially Bet365.

    • chelseagirl 8 months ago

      Betway are paying out on 1-7 places but their prices are slightly lower.

  8. Esichoki 8 months ago

    Kings Lynn
    Cove Rangers
    Everton WIN
    Tottenham btts:yes
    Real Betis btts:yes
    Viking btts:yes

  9. Ghapmaster 8 months ago

    Villa v Newcastle – Has a DRAW written all over it today. Just a suggestion, it’s a very tough game to call and a draw @ 5/2 is great value in my opinion. Just a thought 💭

    • chelseagirl 8 months ago

      Newcastle win btts for me.

  10. maccathered 8 months ago

    I’m hoping the bookies are going to shift the price on Bellingham to join Liverpool, he’s currently 3/1, lots of reports that Liverpool have pulled out of the race to sign him, i find that hard to believe since they made him their top target. Seen this stunt before if the price moves a bit i’m going to back it, but he could of course opt to remain at Dortmund for another season.

    • chelseagirl 8 months ago

      He was posted missing in the BAYERN GAME.

    • Drumtips 8 months ago

      Can’t see Liverpool splashing 150m+ on bellingham when ye need other signings especially when top 4 isn’t looking likely could be wrong obviously but it doesn’t really make sense

    • maccathered 8 months ago

      Yeah I know what your saying drum tips, you never know what’s going to happen when it comes to Liverpool signing players though, seen this happen a few times.

    • elvis parsley 8 months ago

      Would Bellingham sign for a team that are likely to be in the Europa conference league ??
      Not stirring, just a serious question.
      If Liverpool were flying and looking good for a sustained run of success I’d say he would come, but results recently suggest it’s an end of an era moment for this group, like when dalglish jumped ship years ago and left others to rebuild.

      I know macca will tear my head off now so I’ve got my steel helmet on and I’ve retreated to my bunker

    • hombre3000 8 months ago

      You have pulled out because he doesn’t want to join Liverpool! It’s all to try and save face

    • maccathered 8 months ago

      I’m not sure elvis, but having Klopp as a manager will have plenty of appeal as he is known for winning trophies.

    • elvis parsley 8 months ago

      And there is the Dortmund connection with klopp, a tenuous one granted as klopp left there years ago.

      I’d say if Madrid came calling he would go there as playing abroad obviously doesn’t faze him.
      Wherever he goes he will improve that club that’s for sure

    • maccathered 8 months ago

      Cheers Hombre3000 i didn’t know that.

  11. Baggy6870 8 months ago

    Lunchtime dabble….
    Exeter v Plymouth 12.00
    Over 2.5 Match Goals.. 4/5 NAP
    ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️
    Exeter v Plymouth 12.00
    A. Villa v Newcastle 12.30
    Over 2.5 Match Goals.. 23/10 NB
    ☀️ ☀️ ☀️
    Exeter 2+ Goals..
    A. Villa 2+ Goals.. 11/2
    SKYBET…… Good Luck…… 🤞

  12. cockerspaniel 8 months ago

    Over 1 corner 1st 15 min.
    Aston Villa v Newcastle
    Sheff Unt v Cardiff
    7/2 ish Hills

    • cockerspaniel 8 months ago

      Nope 1 up 1 down LOSER

  13. watabanker 8 months ago

    Havant & W v Chippenham England National League South 3.00

    Btts 5/6 bet365

  14. southsea 8 months ago

    Napoli v Verona

    Napoli seem a good price considering Verona have picked up 5 points away from home all season.

    Anyone got any info?

    • Love It 8 months ago

      Maybe saving players to overturn first leg against AC Milan tuesday&they have a good lead at top of Seria A

    • Love It 8 months ago

      Serie A

  15. Gmc1976 8 months ago

    C palace
    All to win.

    • Gmc1976 8 months ago

      Soz. Villarreal after beating real Madrid on Sunday have fooked it. After 2 Betfair boosts coming up think il go back to that.

  16. elvis parsley 8 months ago

    Everton v Fulham 3pm
    Everton win (2 up rule) 23-20
    Everton win and under 4.5 match goals.

    Could be a nervy game for Everton especially but with Fulham’s performances since that madness at old Trafford dipping quite a bit maybe it’s a good time to be playing Fulham as they are marooned in mid table obscurity with Chelsea with nowhere to go and nothing to aim at based on their league positions.

    Prediction 2-0

    • elvis parsley 8 months ago

      Everton win and under 4.5 goals is 6-4 and both at SKYBET…..

    • maccathered 8 months ago

      Everton have a few players out injured for this game.

    • elvis parsley 8 months ago

      If Everton lose this they are in deep doo doo and Marco Silva not well liked at goodison so extra incentive for the home team to scrape something.

  17. jimba 8 months ago

    Son atgs 2/1@ ladbrokes. Great result for Villa, Emery has done a fantastic job. GL🍀

  18. sonnyboy 8 months ago

    Sing the song:

    Super super Oll
    Super super Oll
    Sooper super Oll
    Super Olle Watkins!

  19. Love It 8 months ago

    Sevette over 2.5mgls

  20. jimba 8 months ago

    Son atgs 2/1@ladbrokes. GL🍀
    👍Winner 14 mins Happy Days😊

  21. Aceguymiller 8 months ago

    Everyone pray for Inverness to win!!! 🙁🙁🙁 lol

    • Aceguymiller 8 months ago

      There it is! The planet killer goal 😣😣😣

  22. Aceguymiller 8 months ago

    Aaaaah the ups n downs in football! – that’s why it’s best sport in world!!! INVERNESS!!!

  23. Aceguymiller 8 months ago

    sorry if i seem erratic lol x

  24. Double up 8 months ago

    Man city Vs Leicester

    Man city to win and win well I think

    Dias shot on target massive 5-1 bet365
    Stones to score 12/1 William hill

    Good luck

    P.s abroath game was a goal short for a 7 fold paying 276/1 🤕

  25. Aceguymiller 8 months ago

    P.s abroath game was a goal short for a 7 fold paying 276/1 🤕 – welcome to my world, onwards n up!!!

    • Gmc1976 8 months ago

      Unlucky . Had 3-1 Brighton for nearly £250. 😎

  26. Baggy6870 8 months ago

    Man City v Leicester 17.30
    Goal before 22 mins.. 5/6 NAP
    ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️
    Man City 4+ Goals.. 6/4 NB
    ☀️ ☀️ ☀️
    Man City 5+ Goals.. 7/2
    SKYBET…… Good Luck…… 🤞

  27. Alves 8 months ago

    City v Leicester – PP

    Castagne 2+ fouls & to be carded 15/1+

  28. Baggy6870 8 months ago

    Lunchtime dabble crap….
    Exeter v Plymouth 12.00
    Over 2.5 Match Goals.. 4/5 NAP
    ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ❌
    Exeter v Plymouth 12.00
    A. Villa v Newcastle 12.30
    Over 2.5 Match Goals.. 23/10
    ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ❌
    Exeter 2+ Goals..
    A. Villa 2+ Goals..11/2
    ☀️ ❌
    Should of stuck to the Villa game, fantastic result for Villa and Emery.. 👏 👌

  29. Gmc1976 8 months ago

    Man city to win, most corners, Leicester most cards.
    6/5. Betfair. Odds boost

  30. Chochko0 8 months ago

    Yooo what’s going on with WH in UK….. Can’t use the app due to high demand
    …. And in a frwaking queue to use it….

    • dc john boy 8 months ago

      Grand national

    • Chochko0 8 months ago

      Yeah I see! Lots of bets been sorted out and thats why!

  31. dc john boy 8 months ago

    Crystal Palace

    Over 0.5tgs treble 11/10**WON**
    Over 1.5tgs treble 13/1**LOST** so close to a wee bonus but no Mansfield 2nd

    Well done all winners

  32. Double up 8 months ago

    Nice early John stones goal..

    Ace guymiller – worst thing is I had a decent cash out but the greed took over 😂😂😂

  33. watabanker 8 months ago

    Cartagines v Saprissa Costa Rica Premier Division 23.00pm

    BTTS + Over 2.5 goals 6/5 bet365

  34. elvis parsley 8 months ago

    9pm games… BTTS

    Chile 2nd division
    Linares v trasandino 17-20 NAP 🇨🇱
    Forge v cavalry 10-11 NB 🇨🇦
    Sampaio correa v athletic goianese 11-10 🇧🇷
    Single on the NAP 🇨🇱
    Trixie on the 3 (4 smaller bets)
    5 bets in total

    predictions 0-0 0-0. 0-0 😳

    • elvis parsley 8 months ago

      At HILLS

  35. elvis parsley 8 months ago

    Swings and roundabouts, macca for premier defo in my top 3 and mint posts rarely but seems consistent..

    Desmond on the admin side over the piece maybe shows profit, couple of full houses per season should see to his access making money.

  36. elvis parsley 8 months ago

    Acca’s not access …..

  37. HullShaker 8 months ago

    Evening gents,

    Been a bit of a mad few days here so not managed to get on much but thought I’d add a quick post tonight as we see Brasil’s top tier kick back into gear.

    Not a league and division renowned for goals historically but has been a revelation for btts markets in comparison for the last couple of campaigns.

    Low stakes advised at this early stage but I’ll be on the following, all 10.30 KO’s:


    (11/10, bet365) NAP ⭐️⭐️⭐️


    (10/3, bet365) NB ⭐️⭐️


    (16/1, bet365) LONGSHOT ⭐️

    Best of luck with all bets!

  38. alex. walker 8 months ago

    Does anyone have problems with bet365 getting there money put into there account when they have cashed out on bets. Its been happening to me for the last 3 or 4 wks. Its only for small amounts but its passing me off.

  39. Jack1 8 months ago

    Tonight’s boxing tip… Apologies for the late post, it’s been a long day!

    Joe Joyce v Zhilei Zhang.

    Most people expect Joe to win this by stoppage and I agree. He should stop Zhang, but I can see Zhang giving as good as he gets for a while – especially with Joyce not renowned for having the best defence.

    Joyce to win by stoppage in rounds 7-12 is generally around 11/8.

    GL all 🤞

  40. elvis parsley 8 months ago

    All 5 bets won tonight.
    Single on the nap and 3 doubles and a treble on the Trixie.
    Finished 1-1. 2-2 and 3-3
    A welcome change given my recent efforts 😄


Leave a reply

Get £20 In Free Bets at The Pools

18+, UK only. Deposit and place a £10 cash bet at single or accumulated odds of 1/1 or greater and we will give you £20 in free bets. Applies to first cash bet only. Free bets credited as 4 x £5 bets to use on 3x Any sport& 1x Virtuals. Cashed out, Void or ‘Draw No Bet’ wagers do not qualify for this promotion. Free bets are credited upon qualifying first bet settlement. 7-day free bet expiry. Available once per customer. Full T&Cs apply.


We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


Please gamble responsibly. For assistance with problem gambling please visit

About MFT  |  Support  |  Contact Us  | 18+  BeGambleAware Privacy Policy  | ©2023 12th Man Media Ltd.

All betting odds are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change.

Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?

Create Account