The Betting Corner: Are You Ready For Manchester United - Liverpool?
This weekend throws up a number of matches which present great value for the bettor. We've found the best bets in the Premier League, and you can read on to find out how BookieSmash can make your betting life better.
One of the reasons why the Premier League is so exciting is that, barring a few games, every team has a chance of winning. What makes this edition of the league so much fun is that, in addition to that, some of the clubs expected to do well have struggled.
Everton is one of those teams. They qualified for the Europa League having finished fifth last time around; as is often the case, the additional competition has proved a drain on Roberto Martinez's resources. He has injuries and suspensions to worry about as his side prepare to entertain Queen's Park Rangers on Monday.
Everton, who haven't won in their past three games, play a QPR side increasing in confidence after moving out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 win over Burnley last weekend. With the additional rest afforded by not having to play European football, Harry Redknapp's side look like good-value bets for this match. With Everton such strong favorites with most bookmakers, you, and QPR, have the chance to catch a few people off guard if Rangers win.
Check out our full match preview and betting tips on Bookiesmash, including 15/2 for a QPR win through Bet365.
Before that match comes another side that did well last season, but have disappointed epically this time around — Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers' Champions League nightmare finally came to an end in midweek against Ludogorets, but tiredness will still mean that Manchester United are heavy favorites when the two teams meet at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Louis van Gaal has built a squad, but not yet a team, and will need to use his managerial skills to the maximum this weekend, with Chris Smalling the latest in a long list of players to limp out of a match with an injury.
United have the quality, and the home support, to teach Liverpool a lesson, and having moved up to third in the table with their 2-1 win over Southampton last Monday, momentum seems to be with the red half of Manchester. Wayne Rooney, who is looking hungry and focused, and has been on good form recently, is 8/5 with bwin to score anytime.
As part of our continuing quest to bring you the best tips for long-term betting strategy, there is a treasure trove of articles in our "Football Betting 101" section that will help you look at betting in the cool, analytical way you need to if you want a good return. Our latest piece concerns the hidden bets that can net you great payouts — check that out, and our other expert advice, on Bookiesmash.