Best 3 football bets today – Monday, August 16th 2021

Monday's best three football betting tips from Spain

Quini Marin / Granada ©IMAGO / ZUMA Wire 08/06/2021

With the first weekend of the new Premier League season in the bag, for today’s football betting tips we head to mainland Europe.

It’s action from Spain to come in fact, with all three selections for today’s football betting coming from there.

There are two picks from the top flight and one from the second division that we make.


Best Football Betting Tips Today: Villarreal v Granada

Football betting tips today starts at Villarreal who claimed a 7th place finish last season in La Liga.

It was a W8 D6 L5 record from them on home turf last season.

There is a suggestion that there could be plenty of goals in this fixture.

Over 2.5 goals have happened in all but two of Villarreal’s last 13 games.

To back that up, there have been at least 3 goals in each of Granada’s last 11 away league games.

Plus Villarreal have hit at least two goals in 5 of their last six home games.

The head to head suggests that home success is the way to go.

Villarreal are unbeaten in their last 10 home games against Granda in all competitions.

Granada closed out last season on a five-match winless streak in the league.

It was only four successes that they claimed on the road in the last campaign, posting a W4 D3 L12 record.

Villarreal to win & Over 2.5 goals at 7/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from Betway on August 15th, 2021 at 7:44 p.m.)

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Today’s football betting tips top pick:
Elche v Bilbao Under 1.5

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(odds taken August 15th, 2021 at 7:44 p.m.)



Football Betting Picks Today: Elche v Athletic Bilbao

Elche just clung on to their top-flight status in Spain last season.

They survived relegation just a couple of points ahead of Huesca.

Football betting for today looks at the opening game of their season as they hope for better things.

It was a W5 D8 L6 record that they earned last season.

They returned under a goal per game on average in the previous campaign as well.

Under 2.5 goals have been returned in each of Elche’s last six home games in La Liga.

We combine that with under 2.5 goals having come up in Athletic Bilbao’s last six road games.

So that suggests this could be a tight battle on Monday night.

It was a mid-table finish for Athletic Bilbao last season.

They didn’t have a great time of things away from home last season, posting only a W3 D7 L9 record.

Athletic Bilbao averaged under a goal per game away from home.

In the last four meetings between two the two at Elche, there has been one win each and two draws.

Under 1.5 goals at 7/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from Betway on August 15th, 2021 at 7:44 p.m.)

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Football for Today: Malaga v Mirandes

Today’s football betting tips finish off in the Spanish second tier.

This is from the opening round of league action.

Malaga finished in mid-table in the table last season, their season petering out badly at the end.

Their home record was only W6 D7 L8.

Only one-third of Malaga’s home games in the last campaign went over 2.5 goals.

So this is another of the day’s matches from Spain that looks as if it could struggle to get going in front of goal.

Malaga averaged under a goal per home game.

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Mirandes have drawn their last two trips to Malaga, going undefeated in three such fixtures.

Mirandes finished a couple of places higher than Malaga in last season’s campaign.

It was a reasonable enough W8 D2 L11 record that they posted on the road.

They produced under a goal per game in that campaign.

But like Malaga, they weren’t terrible in defence. It may be just worth shuffling towards the draw.

Draw 23/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from Betway on August 15th, 2021 at 7:44 p.m.)

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