Best 3 football bets today – Tuesday, August 31st 2021

Tuesday's best football betting tips from the National League and Football League Trophy

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It’s mostly a quiet night around for Tuesday’s football betting tips because of the interruption of the international break.

But there is a full list of Football League Trophy matches to come from the night, so we will be making a couple of pics from there.

The other pick for football betting today is from the National League as Stockport take on Grimsby. That’s where we are starting the action.


Best Football Betting Tips Today: Stockport v Grimsby

Football betting tips today start then in the National League for a pick.

Grimsby have had one game under their belt and one win for the season as well.

So a positive start by the Mariners, a 1-0 win over Weymouth, has been made.

Grimsby have won two of their last three trips to Stockport, claiming a 2-1 win the last time they were there.

Grimsby were relegated from League Two last season so they haven’t met Stockport since 2013.

Stockport have opened with a win and loss from their two games of the new season.

They were beaten by Dagenham & Redbridge in their opener, before claiming a victory at Southend on the weekend.

Stockport finished third in last season’s National League and were only beaten twice on home turf (W8 D11).

There’s not much to read on this one, but Stockport look strong enough to play out a draw.

Draw at 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from Bet365 on August 30th, 2021 at 5:26 p.m.)

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

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(odds taken August 30th, 2021 at 5:26 p.m.)



Football Betting Picks Today: Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham

We dive into the irreducible waters for the Football League Trophy next for football betting for today.

Bristol Rovers have struggled to find any consistency this season in League Two with a poor return of W1 D1 L3.

That’s not necessarily any reflection of what happens in the League Trophy of course. The Football League Trophy is a stomping ground for the youth sides.

But in this season’s EFL Cup, The Pirates were beaten 2-0 at home by Cheltenham.

So at least that does give us some clue of how this one may go.

Bristol Rovers have scored just one goal in three home games in all competitions this season.

Cheltenham have been shaping up decently enough in League One after their promotion last season.

After beating Bristol Rovers in the first round of the EFL Cup, they then eliminated Gillingham in a penalty shootout away from home.

There hasn’t been great defensive stuff from the Robins this season, but we think Cheltenham should have the edge again.

Cheltenham to win at 5/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from Bet365 on August 30th, 2021 at 5:26 p.m.)

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Football for Today: Carlisle v Hartlepool

Today’s football betting tips move on to the final pick of the day which is going to be a home win for Carlisle.

This is more Football League Trophy action and Carlisle have won their last two at home against Hartlepool.

It has been a W1 D3 L2 record from Carlisle in all competitions this season.

Interestingly they visited Hartlepool on the weekend in League Two and lost 2-1.

But this is the Football League Trophy where much-changed starting XI’s are going to be facing each other.

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Harlepool have won their last two games, but those were at home.

From their five matches played in all competitions, Hartlepool have only played one road game.

That ended in defeat.

It’s another of Tuesday’s night’s football betting action where there is not much to go on.

But the home side are probably just worth siding with in a low-key game.

Carlisle to win at 7/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from Bet365 on August 30th, 2021 at 5:26 p.m.)

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