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Bet Of The Day: Monday, February 18


Each day the Bettingpro.com team will pick out the bet we consider to be the 'banker' bet for that day. Check our profitability for the week and get our latest Bet of the Day betting tips & predictions.

Borussia Dortmund -1 to beat Nuremberg

Borussia Dortmund’s season is threatening to fall apart at the seams following a sudden dip in form that has reignited the Bundesliga title race, knocked Lucien Favre’s side out of the German Cup and put them on the brink of exiting the Champions League in the last-16.

While they have now lost just one of their last 21 games in the league, those back-to-back draws against Eintracht Frankfurt and Hoffenheim could not have come at a worse time for Dortmund because fierce rivals Bayern Munich have finally kick-started their campaign. Bayern have taken full advantage of those points dropped by Dortmund to close the gap between the two clubs to only two points, and that means the pressure is on the league leaders to restore the five-point cushion they had prior to this latest round of fixtures. But can they?

I am confident they will. While they would have undoubtedly preferred to be at home on Monday night they could not have asked for a better away fixture in the form of a trip to face rock-bottom Nuremberg. The home side have managed only two wins in the German top flight all season and have collected only 10 points from a possible 33 at home. They go into this match on a 13-match winless run in all competitions that has featured 10 defeats, and they have not picked up three points in the league since a home win over Dusseldorf on September 29.

So as disappointing as Dortmund’s form has been in recent weeks, I fully expect them to get back on track with a much-needed win here. They hammered Nuremberg 7-0 earlier this season and while the scoreline may not be as emphatic here, I do believe they will at least overcome a one-goal handicap.

Bet Of The Day: Tuesday, February 19

Back Martin Guptill to top score for New Zealand against Bangladesh

It was very much a case of another game, another century for Martin Guptill, as the opener notched yet another 100 against Bangladesh. Guptill’s 118, his second in two matches against the touring side, was another impressive show of control, and fluent batting. 14 4’s were accompanied by four 6’s as he put the opposition’s bowling to the sword, paving the way for a comfortable eight wicket and 83 ball win for New Zealand, meaning they now hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. 

Bangladesh may have arrived for this series on the back of a 2-1 ODI victory over the West Indies, but they have failed to get past 250 runs in either of their innings so far, while New Zealand have only lost four of their 20 wickets across the two matches in comparison to Bangladesh’s 20. Clearly, the Black Caps are in a different league to their opponents, who are looking to simply ensure they do not get embarrassed in their final game after a torrid series. New Zealand by contrast are looking to secure a 3-0 win to help them forget about their recent 4-1 ODI series humbling at the hands of India, also giving them confidence ahead of the World Cup in England this summer.

In this one, we think that New Zealand will continue to dominate, and we would actually like to see them bat first. In the first two ODI’s, New Zealand have bowled first and subsequently had to chase low scores. If they are to bat first, a monster total could be on the cards, while it also means there will not be an end in sight for Guptill, who may then use the match as a chance to register another huge score of his own. With this in mind, we are backing Guptill to top score for New Zealand once again.

Bet Of The Day: Wednesday, February 20

Back Joe Root to be England's top batsman & England to beat West Indies

The Test series between the West Indies and England did not quite go to plan as the touring party were consigned to a 2-1 defeat. Bookmakers and pundits alike forecasted that it was near-certain that England would win the series, but they were completely outplayed in the first two Test matches as the West Indies won with a game to spare. England did come back to comfortably win the final Test, but the series had been decided by then. 

Now, England’s ODI team have the chance to put right many of the wrongs of the Test team as they take on the West Indies in a five-match series. While England were outplayed in the Tests, the 50 over game is a very different proposition. England easily beat the University of West Indies Vice Chancellor’s XI by 171 runs as both Jason Roy and Joe Root struck centuries in the match. It was the score of the latter in the final Test that helped to steer England to their sole win, and he looked in great touch once against after struggling throughout the series before this. His hundred in the warm-up match means he has notched two centuries in two matches, and we think that this is reason enough to believe that Root is back to his best once again. 

Therefore, we are backing the Test captain to top score for England and for the touring side to win the first ODI and set themselves up nicely for the remainder of the series. With the likes of Roy, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali all likely to feature, Root will have a lot of competition, but we think he is the man to back to top score in an England win. 

Bet Of The Day: Thursday, February 21

Back Valencia -1 to beat Celtic

Celtic have given themselves a mountain to climb after losing the first leg of their Europa League last-32 clash with Valencia. The Scottish champions had been aiming to make the most of home advantage in the first leg and their chances were boosted by the absence of four first-team regulars from the visitors’ squad. However, they proved to be no match for the Spanish side on the night as goals from Denis Cheryshev and Ruben Sobrino put Valencia in command of the tie.

That 2-0 loss at Celtic Park means Brendan Rodgers’ side need to win 2-0 just to force extra-time in this two-legged affair, but not even the most ardent of Celtic supporters will fancy their side’s chances of somehow turning this tie around and progressing in the tournament. In fact, they will not even like their side’s chances of bowing out on the back of a positive result in Spain, After all, Celtic have won only one of their last 15 away games in the Europa League and have rarely won on their travels in Europe outside of qualifying matches.

Valencia have won only one of their last five games in all competitions – that 2-0 first-leg win in Glasgow – but they have not lost any of their last seven games in all competitions and they are unbeaten in their last 12 outings at home. So with all of this in mind you have to believe the home side will run out winners here and I expect them to do it in rather comfortable fashion, erasing a one-goal handicap just like they did in the first leg.

Previous Bets Of The Day For This Week

DateBetProfit/Loss
(10pt Stake)
18/2/2019Football - Borussia Dortmund -1 to beat Nuremberg @ 11/10
19/2/2019Cricket - Martin Guptill to top score for New Zealand against Bangladesh @ 9/4
20/2/2019Cricket - Joe Root to top score for England & England to beat West Indies @ 5/1
21/2/2019Football - Valencia -1 to beat Celtic @ 7/5
22/2/2019
23/2/2019
24/2/2019

Previous Bets Of The Day For 2019

WeekProfit/Loss (10pt Stake)
January 1-January 6U11.33
January 7-January 13+6
January 14-January 20U4
January 21-January 28+8.5
January 29-February 3U42.5
February 4-February 10U1
February 11-February 17U7

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