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Football Bet Of The Day: Tuesday, February 25
Back Portsmouth to win to nil vs. MK Dons @ 8/5 bet365
Portsmouth’s push for promotion has suffered a setback in recent weeks with defeats to Coventry City and Fleetwood Town coming in their last three games, but the good news is that both of those losses came on their travels and this midweek fixture is taking place at their Fratton Park home, where they have been strong this season. Pompey have dropped points at home, but they are the only League One club yet to lose at home in the league this season and that cannot be ignored.
It especially cannot be ignored when the opposition for this midweek fixture are a MK Dons side who have toiled on their travels. Russell Martin’s side go into the match on the back of a slender 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers at the weekend and they have now gone five games unbeaten in the League One, so they arrive in decent shape, but their three successes during this run have all come at home. On the road, MK Dons have not been victorious since a 3-0 success at Blackpool back on September 14 – their sole away win in League One this season.
So while MK Dons have boosted their battle against the drop in recent weeks I am confident that Portsmouth will slow down the visitors’ momentum here. I also believe Pompey will shut out the opposition. The Dons have been scoring regularly in recent weeks, but there appears to be a recurring theme when it comes to Portsmouth wins – clean sheets. Kenny Jackett’s side have not conceded in each of their last five league wins and if you look back even further, Portsmouth to win to nil has been a winning bet on 11 of their 15 League One victories. It could be a winner again here.
Football Bet Of The Day: Wednesday, February 26
Back both teams to score & over 2.5 total goals during Braga v Rangers @ 7/5 bet365
The first leg of this Europa League last-32 clash provided plenty of goals, drama and entertainment. Braga appeared to be cruising towards a place in the last-16 when they took a two-goal lead before the hour-mark at Ibrox, but Rangers put their recent domestic disappointments behind them with a sensational fightback that saw them scored three goals in 15 minutes to swing the two-legged tie back in their favour.
Loanee Ianis Hagi, son of Romanian legend Gheorghe, sparked the fightback with a well-taken goal and Joe Aribo then skipped through the Braga defence to level it up eight minutes later. Hagi then completed the comeback via the aid of a wicked deflection, but Rangers and the rest of Ibrox did not care how the ball went in – it hit the back of the net and gave the Glasgow giants a one-goal lead to take to Portugal for this return meeting.
So can Rangers now complete the mission to advance to the last 16? They were outplayed for much of that first meeting but once they got in Braga’s faces they looked the much better a stronger team, so this really is a fixture that could go either way. They are without Alfredo Morelos though, and that is a major blow to their chances. Therefore I suggest avoiding betting on the winner of this match, but that does not mean that there is a shortage of appealing options and for me the most tempting bet is backing goals once again.
The first leg produced five goals and there could have been many, many more as both sides created chances throughout the contest. We could see more of the same in this one so backing both teams to score appears to be a safe play here, and I am doubling that up with Over 2.5 Total Goals. If that first meeting is anything to go by, we could see a fair few goals before all is said and done in Portugal.
Football Bet Of The Day: Thursday, February 27
Back Manchester United to win both halves against Club Brugge @ 29/10 Unibet
Manchester United hold a vital away goal heading into their Europa League round of 32 second-leg clash against Club Brugge at Old Trafford.
United fell behind in Belgium when Emmanuel Dennis lobbed goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 15th minute to hand the home side the lead.
It didn’t take too long for United to get back on level terms as Frenchman Anthony Martial won the battle of wits with Simon Mignolet to slot the ball past him to make it 1-1.
Both teams were not at their best, but United come into this game on the back of a 3-0 win over Watford in the Premier League and their confidence has been lifted since Bruno Fernandes started to find his feet.
Fernandes is the key to United winning this game and possibly the whole tournament. His experience and skill set puts him streets ahead of his team-mates and they also seem lifted by his presence.
That away goal does put United in the driving seat, but we don’t think it will come into play as we are backing the Premier League side to be too strong in front of their home crowd and we are backing them to win both halves of football.
Football Bet Of The Day: Friday, February 28
Back Leicester City to win & both teams to score @ 11/5 Paddy Power
Leicester City remain in third place in their quest to be playing Champions League football next season, while Norwich desperately need three points in their bid to avoid relegation to the championship.
The Foxes are currently third on the ladder with 50 points, they are seven points behind Manchester City in second and six ahead of Chelsea in fourth.
Brendan Rodgers’ men recently saw a three-game unbeaten run come to an end as they went down 1-0 at home to Manchester City last weekend with Gabriel Jesus scoring the only goal of the game with 10 minutes remaining.
The Canaries are really struggling this season and they find themselves rock bottom with 18 points and are seven points from safety.
They have not won since beating fellow strugglers Bournemouth 1-0 on January 18. They have lost three of their last four Premier League matches and come into this one on the back of a 3-0 hammering away at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Norwich cannot afford to keep slipping up, we believe they will get on the score sheet for the first time since their 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, but we are still backing Leicester to grab all three points.