Steve Claridge

Football Betting Tips from Steve Claridge

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Clock Icon Thursday, 20th April 2017

Steve's tips will appear here on Thursday but in the meantime you can find the upcoming match odds below...

Tuesday 25th April
19:45 Chelsea v Southampton   Odds
Wednesday 26th April
19:45 Arsenal v Leicester   Odds
19:45 Middlesbrough v Sunderland   Odds
20:00 Crystal Palace v Tottenham   Odds
Thursday 27th April
20:00 Man City v Man Utd   Odds
Saturday 29th April
15:00 Southampton v Hull    
15:00 Stoke v West Ham   Odds
15:00 Sunderland v Bournemouth    
15:00 West Brom v Leicester   Odds
17:30 Crystal Palace v Burnley   Odds
Sunday 30th April
12:00 Man Utd v Swansea   Odds
14:05 Everton v Chelsea   Odds
14:05 Middlesbrough v Man City   Odds
16:30 Tottenham v Arsenal   Odds
Monday 1st May
20:00 Watford v Liverpool   Odds

FA Cup Semi-Finals

Saturday 22nd April, 5.15pm - Chelsea v Tottenham

We start this weekend's preview with Saturday's FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Tottenham at Wembley, and it is Spurs who have been the more convincing of the two teams in recent months.

I've never felt totally comfortable with the three-at-the-back that Antonio Conte employs at Chelsea but fell credit to the Blues for the way they have gone about their business this season as they have been able to play without too many distractions and their big players have performed, which you certainly couldn't say about them last term.

Speaking of big players, Tottenham need Harry Kane to be fully fit to beat the very best teams in the league and he could have a big role to play at Wembley. I know the stats will say that Spurs have done well when Kane has been missing through injury recently but they haven't played any of the top sides during that time and Kane can be the difference this weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino's side were convincing 2-0 winners when they last met Chelsea in the league and I'm going to back Spurs for a 2-1 victory at Wembley on Saturday.

Chelsea v Tottenham Odds.

Saturday 22nd April - 5.15pm OddsWon/LostBet
Claridge Tip: Chelsea v Tottenham
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Tips Tottenham to win    Best Bet @ 9 / 5  
Tottenham to win 2-1 @ 10 / 1  

Sunday 23rd April, 5.30pm - Arsenal v Man City

It's then Arsenal against Manchester City on Sunday and it is fair to assume that this one isn't going to finish 0-0!

City have taken on Arsenal's mantle of being the best team to watch in England when in possession, albeit they remain vulnerable when they haven't got the ball. They are effectively the 'New Arsenal' but the challenge for Pep Guardiola now is to find the right balance between defence and attack, which would see City become genuine challengers for silverware on all fronts.

Leroy Sane has been a real find for them as he offers pace and width on the left hand side, which is a role that they had previously struggled to fill, and Arsene Wenger can only look on in envy at City's riches.

Arsenal are looking like a shadow of their former selves, although there is no doubt that there is a good side in there somewhere because they still have plenty of quality players but it is a question of whether Wenger can get the balance of his team right, which he clearly hasn't done often enough this season..

Quite simply, Manchester City are better at what they do best than Arsenal nowadays and I'll back The Citizens to win 3-1 at Wembley. 

Arsenal v Man City Odds.

Sunday 23rd April - 3.00pm OddsWon/LostBet
Claridge Tip: Arsenal v Man City
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Tips Man City to win    Best Bet @ 10 / 11  
Man City to win 3-1 @ 13 / 1  

Premier League:

Sunday 23rd April, 2.15pm - Burnley v Man United

There is also Premier League action to enjoy on Sunday afternoon and it won't be easy for Manchester United when they travel to Turf Moor for their game with Burnley.

Sean Dyche has done a brilliant job with the Clarets this season as they look to have enough points in the bank to avoid relegation and they will relish this North West Derby against more illustrious opponents.

United obviously go into the game off the back of a big win over Chelsea last Sunday and they obviously enjoyed a bit of luck with how the goals were scored at Old Trafford but you couldn't begrudge them that as they haven't enjoyed much fortune this season.

It's a 'must-win' match for United as they continue to push for a top-four finish and they will have to be spot in with their approach to Sunday's fixture as Turf Moor is never an easy place to go, although the visitors have shown enough to suggest that they are worth backing for a narrow 2-1 victory.

Burnley v Man Utd Odds.

Sunday 23rd April - 2.15pm OddsWon/LostBet
Claridge Tip: Burnley v Man Utd
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Tips Man Utd to win    Best Bet @ 4 / 7  
Man Utd to win 2-1 @ 17 / 2  

Sunday 23rd April, 4.30pm - Liverpool v Crystal Palace

The later kick-off on Sunday is then Liverpool against Crystal Palace and on the face of it this should be an easy one to call but Jurgen Klopp's side have enjoyed such a 'topsy-turvy' season where they lurch from a dreadful display one week to a sensational performance the next.

Make no mistake, Liverpool are brilliant to watch when Klopp gets the shape and balance of his team right but they are capable of such extremes, which was encapsulated by them beating Tottenham and Arsenal either side of a woeful performance during their defeat at Leicester a couple of months ago.

The lack of consistency ensures that they still aren't what you would class as a 'home banker' at Anfield and they will have to be patient on Sunday as Sam Allardyce will be happy for Palace to sit deep and play for a draw.

Liverpool might need a moment of magic from somewhere and I'll just back them for a 1-0 win. 

Liverpool v Crystal Palace Odds.

Sunday 23rd April - 4.30pm OddsWon/LostBet
Claridge Tip: Liverpool v Crystal Palace
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Tips Liverpool to win    Best Bet @ 1 / 2  
Liverpool to win 1-0 @ 15 / 2  

Steve Claridge Weekend Treble

Steve Claridge TrebleOddsWon/LostBet
Tips: L2: Exeterv Morecambe - Home Win @ 4 / 9  
L2: Newport v Accrington - Home Win @ 21 / 10  
L2: Portsmouth v Cambridge - Home Win
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@ 4 / 5  
Treble Pays: @ 7 / 1  

Previous Steve Claridge Football Betting Tips

United And Chelsea To Share The Spoils At Old Trafford 13 Apr 2017
Spurs And Man Utd To Grind Out Crucial Weekend Wins 06 Apr 2017
Man City Tipped To Beat Arsenal In A Super Sunday Thriller 30 Mar 2017
Man City Tipped To Beat Liverpool On Super Sunday 17 Mar 2017
Fresh Chelsea Tipped To Beat Man Utd In The FA Cup 09 Mar 2017

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