Best 3 football bets today – Sunday 8th August 2021

Sunday's three best football betting tips

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Today’s football betting tips for Sunday looks at more of the domestic action from England on this opening weekend of the new season.

There are a couple of Championship matches happening and we have a pick for each of those.

It’s off to mainland Europe for the third and final pick for today’s football betting as we look at a fixture from the French top flight.


Best Football Betting Tips Today: Fulham v Middlesbrough

Football betting tips today start in the Championship as Fulham look to pick themselves up after last season’s relegation from the Premier League.

They are expected to have a stronger season back in the second tier. The Cottagers are odds-on to claim a win on Sunday against Boro.

In their last three home games against this opponent, Fulham have taken a W2 D1 record.

Each of the last six meetings between the two clubs in the Championship have all gone under 2.5 goals.

None of the last three have produced more than one goal in a game.

In last season’s Championship, Middlesbrough finished 10th.

Their form away from the Riverside wasn’t anything special, posting a W7 D6 L10 record.

All but one of those away wins happened against teams who finished 16th or lower.

So they struggled at the stronger teams and Fulham should be one of those in this campaign.

Fulham to win at 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from 888sport on August 6th, 2021 at 8:05 p.m.)

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Today’s football betting tips top pick:
Fulham to win

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(odds taken August 6th, 2021 at 8:05 p.m.)



Football Betting Picks Today: Coventry v Nottingham Forest

Coventry finished one place and three points above Nottingham Forest in last season’s Championship.

The Sky Blues get a home kick-off for this campaign and it is a game of football betting for today, which is a little tricky to call.

Coventry finished the last campaign with a flourish, winning four of their last six (D1 L1).

They did have a decent campaign on home turf, posting a W10 D7 L6 record.

It was their away form that really let them down.

In their last four home games against Nottingham Forest, Coventry are W2 L2.

With only two wins posted in the league in their last fourteen fixtures of last season, Forest’s season petered out badly.

They did become a tough side to beat down the final stretch, losing only two of their final nine fixtures.

They put together a five-match undefeated streak on the road (W1 D4).

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see this one settled with a share of the spoils.

Draw at 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from 888sport on August 6th, 2021 at 8:05 p.m.)

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Football Betting Tips for Today: Metz v Lille

Next for today’s football betting tips, we take a look at the game of Lille’s title defence in France.

They were surprise winners of Ligue 1, getting the jump on PSG by a single point.

What’s in store for them this season?

They are the odds-on favourites to pick up a win on Saturday and they have won three of their last four visits to Metz.

It has been back to back clean-sheet wins at Metz that Lille have taken.

They have netted at least two goals in each of their last four visits there.

Lille recorded a tremendous W14 D4 L1 record away from home last season in the top flight.

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It was a 10th place finish for Metz last season in the division.

They earned more away wins than they did at home. It was a W5 D5 L9 record on home turf that Metz took last season.

Metz had a terrible time at home against top-six visitors.

It was a D1 L5 record from their six such fixtures last season, conceding at least three goals in half of those.

Metz suffered defeats in both fixtures against Lille last season and that is just how their new campaign may start.

Lille to win at 7/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from 888sport on August 6th, 2021 at 8:05 p.m.)

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