Football Betting Tips
We have a wide range of betting tips here at Bet UK, covering all of Europe's top leagues. These tips are collected by our betting experts, who carefully analyze data from top leagues and tournaments. These tips will cover a number of betting markets, including outright winners, both teams to score, over/under goals and just about anything that you can fit into your accumulators.
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Best Markets for Football betting tips
No matter what sport you are betting on, there is always one betting market that stands out as the best for that particular sport. Typically, in most sports betting tips, this comes as outright bets. However, when it comes to football betting, the range of markets available is significantly bigger than most. Some of the bets that we'll cover are as follows below:
Asian Handicap - If you think a side is going to win by a significant amount, you can select an Asian Handicap of -1, -2 or -3 to receive enhanced odds but bear in mind if you select a -3 handicap and your team wins 3-0, your bet will be classed as a loss.
Bet Builder - One of the newest additions to football betting is the process of combining several bets on a specific game. This is often used on games where a particular outcome doesn't represent good value, but a number of bets combined do. For example, for the Newcastle United Vs Manchester City fixture, a Manchester City victory doesn't represent good value, but City to win, over 3.5 goals, Raheem Sterling to score, and Isaac Hayden to be carded would represent significantly better value.
Both Teams to Score - A bet that is based on the process of two teams in a game both scoring. If you have two sides who are excellent in front of goal but poor defensively, you might look at both teams to score in both halves bets. Very popular on weekend football tips.
Double Chance - An uncommon bet but also a useful bet. If you think a shock result is on the cards but you're not quite sure if it will end in a shock victory or a draw, you can place a double chance bet to cover both options.
Correct Score - Players are simply placing a bet on what they believe will be the final score in the game. Typically, this is saved for games where you are fairly certain about the outcome and have significant knowledge of at least one of the teams included in the game.
Half Time/Full Time - Bet on what you believe the outcome will be at both half time and full time.
Total Goals - Often viewed as over/under, you'll be betting on the number of goals that are scored in a game, one of the easiest bets to research.
Winning Margin - This is the process of guessing how much a team will win by. If it's a cagey game, then you would naturally pick a 1 goal deficit; if it's a one-sided match, perhaps you would pick a bigger margin.
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African Cup of Nations Betting Tips
The biggest tournament in Africa is the African Cup of Nations and the 2022 tournament looks to be one of the most fiercely contested of them all. Current holders Algeria come into the tournament on a two-year unbeaten run but still find themselves sixth in the overall outright winner betting markets. We can't guarantee who will win, but we do know that this isn't a tournament for those looking for both teams to score bets. We say this as this is often one of the most low-scoring tournaments in football. For more football tips, check out our AFCON betting page.
Both Teams To Score Betting Tips
Every Friday, we look to update our Both Teams to Score Betting Tips page with a new Both Teams to Score treble for our players to add into their bet slips. Depending on the popularity of the gameweek and the quality of games on, we may increase this to a fourfold, fivefold or even an accumulator. This is one of our top destinations to get your Saturday football tips for not just the 3pm kick-offs but tips for all of Europe's top leagues. We'll always aim to use different games in all of our betting tips blogs, so if you wish to combine them, you can do precisely that at Bet UK.
Champions League Betting Tips
The grandest club competition in the world is the Champions League. Managers from the very best clubs will have their tenures judged solely on their performance in this competition. If they fail to meet expectations, it's likely to cost a manager their job, but it is exactly that factor that makes the competition so brilliant. Every single year, the greatest clubs in Europe face off for the opportunity to play for the greatest prize in club football. Only 22 teams in the world have won the competition since its inauguration; however, with the likes of Atletico Madrid, Manchester City and Paris-Saint Germain looking to win the competition this year, that figure has never looked more likely to rise than it does in the 2021/22 season.
Copa America Betting Tips
After Lionel Messi's Argentina ended Brazil's excellent Copa America win record as hosts, we look ahead to the 2024 competition. It's very unlikely that Lionel Messi won't feature at that tournament which means that Brazil are already firm favourites to take back the trophy. The 2024 tournament will be hosted by quarter-finalists Ecuador and it is unconfirmed whether four additional teams will be invited from outside the CONMEBOL to make it a 16 team tournament. Could Ecuador go one better and make the semi-finals for the first time since 1993?
Europa League Betting Tips
Between the Europa League and the Conference League, there have been many shocks as we reach the knockout rounds of the competitions, teams such as Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, PSV and Marseille have been eliminated when in reality, they were expected to ease through their groups and make it to the latter stages of the competition. Now, the Europa League sides have dropped down to the Conference League, but a number of football tipsters' favourites have been eliminated from each competition; who are we backing for this season's glory?
European Championships Betting Tips
In the United Kingdom, the Copa America is typically overshadowed by the European Championships. Due to time zone differences, viewers can watch every game from both tournaments, but it wouldn't be easy. Therefore, most people tend to focus on the European Championships, where we'll be providing free football betting tips for every stage of the competition, from the qualifying draw to the final of the competition. The next tournament (2024) will be hosted in Germany, which means that Germany has already qualified for the competition. Who will join them? Find out at Bet UK.
French Ligue 1 Betting Tips
Lionel Messi's spell as Paris-Saint Germain will likely be the last opportunity that we get to see the maestro play. However, the Messi factor has also added to a very competitive league for online betting. With Lille as current champions and PSG often putting out weakened sides in the league, it creates a number of shock results. PSG have dropped points to Lens, Nice, Marseille and Rennes after a dominant start to the season and if you backed any of those results, it would have led to a win with some hefty odds. PSG have a substantial lead at the top of Ligue 1 and more shock results aren't off the cards due to this. Who will be the next to take points off Paris? Find out at Bet UK.
German Bundesliga Betting Tips
When you remove Bayern Munich from the equation, the Bundesliga is actually one of the competitive leagues in the world. In the last five seasons, 13 different teams have qualified for European Competitions and 10 different teams have been relegated. This means that the top seven has never repeated itself in back-to-back seasons and no team has been relegated, promoted, and then immediately relegated in a three-season or even a five-season spell, which is commonly seen in most European leagues.
Italian Serie A Betting Tips
Regarding previous football tips, we enjoyed a lot of success last year in Serie A. The balance of power has shifted back to Milan from Turin and it looks to be an extremely competitive league once again. Last season, only two points separated 2nd place and 5th place and the year before, only four points separated 1st and 4th, so if you're looking for a title challenge that goes down to the wire, you can always look to the Italian Serie A for your football tips.
English Premier League Betting Tips
When it comes to finding weekend football tips, players often lookout for Premier League betting tips, as it is a centrepiece to the 3pm kick-offs. Typically, there are at least five Premier League games every Saturday at 3pm, but in recent years, the timings of games have slightly altered. From Amazon Prime's midweek bonanzas to Super Sunday, you can find the best football tips available on our Premier League predictions page, we won't just be focusing on the selected games for television, but we'll take a focus on the games that we believe provide the best value.
Old Firm Betting Tips
That's right! We've even got something for our Scottish followers, although we won't be focusing on the Scottish leagues every week. When a game as big as the Old Firm derby pops up, it's simply a must-cover game! Celtic Vs Rangers has recently become a must-watch fixture due to Rangers soaring back up through the Scottish leagues and taking the Premiership from Celtic for the first time since 2011. Can Giovanni Van Bronkhorst replicate Steven Gerrard's success? Can Ange Postecoglou guide Celtic back to glory? Or could trophies head to Edinburgh for Hearts or Hibernian?
Spanish La Liga Betting Tips
With Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid all incredibly strong opposition, La Liga has become a three-horse race with the same three sides dominating for many years. Atletico broke the Barcelona & Real Madrid stronghold with league title wins in 2013/14 and 2020/21. However, now they are just another big club with a stronghold at the top of La Liga. That being said, these sides aren't immune to shock results and we commonly find these shock results happen with specific teams lower down the table, check out our tips to find out exactly who.
World Cup Betting Tips
The biggest football competition in the world is the World Cup, there have been 21 tournaments and eight winners, five from Europe and three from South America. The biggest tournament in the world is held in Qatar for the 2022 edition of the tournament. Will the blistering hot temperatures affect European teams? If so, will it lead to a disastrous competition for England? April 1st will determine their opponents for the group stage. Due to recent performances, England will likely be seeded in pot one, but they could face a disastrous draw given the strength of the teams who have already qualified. Check out our World Cup Betting tips page for the best football betting tips for this competition.
Football Betting Tips FAQs
Q. Do bigger odds necessarily mean better bets?
A. Absolutely not. The best football betting tips do take big odds into consideration, but in reality, gigantic odds don't equate to better bets. If they did, everyone would be winning 20 team accumulators with their free bets. However, odds are considered alongside statistics to find the very best football predictions.
Q. How do I win a football bet every time?
A. You don't. If there was a football betting strategy that guaranteed victory every time, we'd all be billionaires. However, creating your own betting strategy depending on your budget, accessibility etc; is a good way to get started. Utilizing free bet offers such as Bet UK's £30 in free bets is another good way of getting yourself a win as you get another three bites of the cherry for one bet. Remember that the most popular football tips aren't always the best value for money.
Q. Should I pay for football tips?
A. Absolutely not. Most football tipsters provide their football tips for free as a service. If you've found tipsters from social media, they may ask for donations based on winnings that they predict but players should never pay for betting tips. Especially when sites such as Bet UK, offer free betting tips for all.
Q. How do you predict bets?
A. It varies; most of the time, this comes from a lot of hard work and research. However, the beautiful game isn't played through statistics, so if you have a gut feeling based on a team that you're familiar with, then it's typically a good idea to go with that bet if any research you do supports that bet.
Q. When is the best time to place a bet?
The best time to place a bet on an individual game is one hour before the fixture begins. This is because the team news for that fixture will be announced. With the rotation of teams like Chelsea and Manchester City, UK customers have learnt not to make individual player bets ahead of time.
Q. Can I use Bet UK's free betting tips with my free bets?
A. If you have a free bet at Bet UK, we recommend using our betting tips not just with your free bets but with your first bet as well. If you place your first bet on any major events, you'll find our recommended football tips for all events. Especially as our free bet offer requires min odds of 1.5+.
About our Football Tips
We pick our betting tips based on their value here at Bet UK. We won't simply select a 100/1 accumulator because it has high odds and we certainly won't pick a 1/5 bet to boost the odds on our trebles. We pick games that are the best value for money per bet because anything can happen with any football bet. This is why all of our football betting predictions are of evens or higher because there is good value in a number of games, it just takes the research to find it and instead of you putting in countless hours of research, we've done it for you. All odds included in our betting tips blogs are correct at the time of publication. If you're looking to place a bet on any football match, please remember to gamble responsibly. 18+ T&Cs apply.