Tips and predictions round up – 21st April 2018

Imps shine with 8/1 winner on a difficult week

Leagues across Europe are rolling towards a finish and that makes winners more difficult to find with many sides having little or nothing to play for. Often at this stage of the campaign players have one eye on their summer break and that extends to squads who have already won promotion, relegation is guaranteed or those destined for a boring midtable end.

That’s the problem facing punters as we head into summer, but our team of experts delivered a share of profitable predictions in a range of European divisions including Serie A, Bundesliga and Premier League.
The best of them came down in the English fourth-flight as Lincoln City beat Colchester United at Sincil Bank. Danny Cowley’s side are chasing back-to-back promotions after coming up from the Non-League as champions last term and are placed sixth after 43 games, three points better than Mansfield in eighth.

With recent form reading win-win-lose-draw it was always a danger supporting them with our hard-earned cash as pressure continued to build but we expected home advantage to pay-off against an opponent travelling on the back of two defeats in-a-row. A Lincoln cheer in front of their own fans was NAP of our betting tips in the East Midlands and our team knew Betfair’s 4/5 was value.

That proved to be the smart play and the price was good enough to steam into as a super single or add to weekend accumulators. Congratulations if you followed our thinking. As ever we don’t just enjoy beating the bookies, we prefer to smash a hole in their monthly profit margins so always give an alternative play from the correct score charts.

We did that to great effect on Saturday when tipping Lincoln 2-1 at a cracking 8/1 with Sportingbet and if you put your faith in our English football tipsters you would’ve been out celebrating that night with bookmakers picking up the tab.

In an action-packed 90 minutes we were made to work for our prize as Whitehouse scored the opening goal of the game on 55 minutes, hammering home a penalty, before Senior leveled up on the hour. Bostwick was sent off late in the day for denying a goal scoring opportunity but there was to be one final twist in the tale. With 94 minutes on the clock Waterfall scored the winner, knocking in a header to delight the bulk of a bumper crowd.

Better late than never for 15/2 profit in Serie A

With the wind in our sails we went to Serie A for a pop at Chievo vs Inter Milan on Sunday. Juventus have the Italian top-flight sewn-up after seeing off Napoli and The Old Lady will end as deserving champions but there are plenty of battles going on beneath them.

It was a weekend of shocks in the division with fancied teams taking their eye off the ball. The standout was bottom club Benevento’s win over AC Milan on the road for what was only their fifth victory of the season. We didn’t see that coming – few did – but we were on the money with Inter Milan.

Inter remain in the hunt for a top-four finish and place in the Champions League and we knew that would make all the difference in a tough match with a Chievo side scrapping for their lives. Both managers needed the points for very different reasons, but both were determined to get them.

Coral’s 4/7 on Milan was well worth a play in accumulators and we advised that as our NAP but there was more to be taken from the day.

Picking out the best of the correct score value our boys flagged up the fact the same firm were feeling in a generous mood when offering 15/2 about a 2-1 away day and it was worth paying attention to.

Another game that went right down to the wire for punters, Icardi continued his form when breaking the deadlock early in the second-half. Perisic made sure of the points with a second on the hour. 2-0 was in the books until the victors let their guard down, looking half-way up the tunnel when Stepinski responded for the beaten team on 90 minutes. Better late than never.

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Weekend Highlights:

Highlights from our authors top picks last weekend were the following correct score winners:

Lincoln 2-1 @ 8/1
Inter Milan 2-1 @ 15/2
Scunthorpe 1-0 @ 6/1
Hamburg 1-0 @ 23/4
Livingston 3-0 @ 11/2