Tuesday Football Cheat Sheet: All the best bets in one place

Tuesday Football Cheat Sheet: All the best bets in one place

Austria v Scotland
Tuesday, 19:45
Live on Sky Sports

Scotland travel to Austria on the back of an unconvincing win but Frankie Monkhouse expects better from Steve Clarke’s men in Vienna.

Frankie says: “The team that loses this match can count themselves out of the running for a playoff place, but both enter confident they have what it takes to breathe life back into the campaign. Austria’s recent form makes them difficult to trust even at the 1.855/6 trading on the Betfair Exchange about a home win.

“Scotland have their backs to the wall and the players know they must be more clinical in the final third than they were on Saturday, but they’ll come out fighting. Paterson injects pace and excitement into the right-hand side after years of the team pushing everything down the left. An away win is 5.39/2 and that’s a bet worth having at appealing odds. The draw is 3.55/2.

“Both sides kept clean sheets and won against Moldova but there’s not a lot to go on there. Austria leaked five against Israel while Scotland dropped two in Denmark. The team that wins this is the one that defends better. Under 2.5 goals at 1.75/7 makes more sense than over 2.5 at 2.265/4.”

Frankie’s bet: Scotland win @ 5.39/2

France 1.182/11 v Finland 23.022/1; The Draw 8.415/2
Kick off, 19:45

France are stuttering at the moment, carrying their patchy Euro 2020 form into the qualifiers, and they could struggle to break down well-organised opponents.

Dan Fitch says: “France drew 1-1 with Ukraine over the weekend, which was their second consecutive draw in Group C. If you go back into Euro 2020, it was their fifth draw in a row.


“Now they face a Finnish side that are unbeaten in three qualifiers (W1 D2) and it could be another tight match. Under 2.5 goals is 2.226/5.”

Dan’s bet: Back under 2.5 goals between France and Finland at 2.226/5

Read Dan’s column to get his tips for seven more matches

Republic of Ireland v Serbia
Tuesday September 7, 19:45
Live On Sky Sports

After drawing with Azerbaijan at the weekend, the knives are out for Ireland manager Stephen Kenny once again. Can his team pull off an upset and save their boss against a team that boasts a striker in extraordinary form?

Daniel McDonnell says: “Serbia are in a straight shootout for Portugal with top spot, with both teams taking 10 points from a possible 12. The pair drew 2-2 in Belgrade.

“But the key to Serbia’s results has been the astonishing form of Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic, as Ireland found to their cost back in a 3-2 defeat in March. Kenny’s side took an early lead that was cancelled out by the exciting Dusan Vlahovic but it was a second-half brace from Mitrovic that killed them.

“After scoring against Portugal, he then went on to score both goals in a narrow triumph in Azerbaijan and bagged a brace in their 4-1 defeat of Luxembourg on Saturday. That’s seven goals in four games.

“The guests also have the creativity of Dusan Tadic and the option to include either Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic or Lazio’s Sergej Milinković-Savić. It’s an intimidating proposition for Ireland.

“However, Serbia are not exactly solid at the other end, with just two clean sheets from their last 11 competitive matches.”

Daniel’s bet: Back Both Teams to Score @ 2.01/1

Denmark v Israel
Tuesday 7 September, 19:45 kick-off

Denmark are the only team in Europe not to concede a goal in World Cup qualifying but our previewer is backing Eran Zahavi to change that.

Paul Higham says: “Israel lost 2-0 in the home fixture but those three wins with 14 goals scored will give them genuine confidence that they can go and get something from this game.

“It’s unlikely to be a victory, but they could be the team to finally beat Kasper Schmeichel – and Eran Zahavi could be the man to do it. He’s a prolific marksman for Israel with six goals in this competition already, including a hat-trick and a brace in his last two matches.

“He’s naturally a big price to score anytime at 3.7511/4 given the opposition, but confidence is everything for a goal scorer and, with the run he’s on, he’s capable of collecting for us at a decent price.”

Paul’s bet: Back Eran Zahavi to score against Denmark @ 3.7511/4

Coritiba v Brusque FC
Tuesday 23:00

Round off Tuesday with a trip to Brazil for a second tier clash that our daily tipster thinks could produce goals.

Tobias Gourlay says: “We’re in Brazil tonight for the Serie B match between top-of-the-table Coritiba and 12th-placed Brusque FC. We’ve found reasons to believe the league-leading hosts won’t have everything their own way.

“For league leaders, Coritiba are a relatively modest W5-D4-L1 at home in Serie B this season. The issue has been in defence, where they have conceded at least once in 7/10 home matches. Backing both teams to score has been the right thing to do in 6/10 of those games.

“Visiting Brusque FC are in mid-table and W3-D2-L6 on the road this term. Unsurprisingly, they’ve conceded in 9/11 and look vulnerable at the back today. More surprisingly, they’ve also scored themselves in 9/11 and – at a plump odds-against price – we will back them to score again this evening and help us land a BTTS bet.”

Tobias’s bet: Back Both Teams To Score @ 2.3611/8