Betting tips: football underdogs to be watched this weekend (October 19-21)

We’ve only been writing on this blog for a few months, so we’re still trying to find our groove. That said, we will be experimenting with different kinds of betting tips and advice over the next couple of weeks, and, depending on your feedback, we might decide to make some of these regulars around here.

Today we’re talking about underdogs, teams that are very unlikely to win this weekend in European football based on the bookmakers’ odds, but that might just pull some unexpected rabbits off their hats.

We know that you like risk and you love big betting odds, but do be cautious with the following tips, as they are far from rock-solid.

  • West Bromwich – Manchester City England Premier League

Not many would have counted on West Brom to be among the protagonists of this year’s Premiership, but after seven matches Steve Clarke’s lads are doing exquisite, ranking sixth, just above Arsenal. Meanwhile, Manchester City is not doing as great as last year, though it’s still undefeated. Gamebookers has WBA’s win at 5.00 odds, but our tip would be to go for a draw, at 3.70.

  • Genoa – AS Roma Italy, Serie A

Under Zdenek Zeman, AS Roma is even more unpredictable than last year, being capable of big wins (3-0 away against Cagliari), but also heavy defeats (1-4 against Juventus). Genoa started off with pretty big ambitions, but finds itself in a modest 10th place, with just nine points in seven matches. And what better moment to recover than a game against Roma?

  • Fortuna Dusseldorf – Bayern Munich Germany, Bundesliga

Now I know that this may sound like madness, but Fortuna Dusseldorf has a chance of putting a dent in Bayern’s fantastic run this season. Bayern has seven wins in seven matches, 21 goals scored and only 2 received, but Dusseldorf has an incredible defense, having only received three goals itself. We wouldn’t count on a home win (10.00 Gamebookers odds), but a draw (5.00) is more possible than it seems.

  • St Mirren – Celtic Scotland, Premier League

With Rangers relegated, Celtic is faced with a lonely run towards an almost certain league title this year. Still, the Glasgow team doesn’t look great, having already lost one game and drawn in another two occasions this season. St Mirren, on the other hand, has three wins, three draws and three defeats this year, having won its last duel against Celtic in 2010 (4-0). Again, a home win seems unlikely, but a draw is fairly possible (4.20 odds at Gamebookers).


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