Best 3 football bets today – Wednesday, August 11th 2021

Wednesday's best football betting tips from the EFL Cup

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Today’s football betting tips for Wednesday are all from the EFL Cup as the teams from the Championship enter the action.

There are three selections from the competition that we have for today’s football betting.

The pick of the matches is likely to be Blackpool’s hosting of Middlesbrough in a very interesting showdown, which is where we start with our picks.


Best Football Betting Tips Today: Blackpool v Middlesrbough

Football betting tips today kick off with Blackpool, who were promoted to the Championship at the end of last season.

They opened their league account with a 1-1 draw away at Bristol City on the weekend.

That was a decent opener for them.

Last season Blackpool’s EFL Cup campaign ended at the very first hurdle as they lost a penalty shoot-out at Stoke.

But there was that great FA Cup run from them as they reached the fourth round.

The last time that Blackpool hosted Middlesbrough was in the 2015 Championship, Blackpool losing 2-1.

Middlesbrough are undefeated in their last five games against Blackpool, winning three of those.

There was also a draw for Boro in their opening game of the new season.

They rescued a point away at Fulham, which they will probably be delighted with.

This may well be close and a draw has the most appeal in the match outright.

Draw at 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from Betway on August 9th, 2021 at 6:12 p.m.)

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

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(odds taken August 9th, 2021 at 6:12 p.m.)



Football Betting Picks Today: Leyton Orient v QPR

Leyton Orient played out an away draw at Salford in the first game of their new League Two campaign on the weekend.

We look at their home game for football betting for today as they appear to have a tough tie on their hands here.

The last time that they met QPR was in the 2007 League Cup and on that occasion picked up an away win.

They are W2 D2 in their last four home games against QPR but the last time they hosted them was in 2002.

So there’s nothing current.

QPR earned a point at home against Millwall on the weekend as they started their new league campaign in the Championship.

Simply because they are ranked so much higher than their opponents we are rolling with the road win.

QPR to win at 19/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from Betway on August 9th, 2021 at 6:12 p.m.)

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Football for Today: Nottingham Forest v Bradford

Today’s football betting tips finish up the sections today with an expected home win for Forest.

They will be looking for a lift after losing at Coventry on the weekend in their season opener in the Championship.

Nottingham Forest have won their last four home games against Bradford, the last three of those with a clean sheet.

The last time they hosted them was in the 2009 League Cup, posting a comfortable 3-0 win.

As they are facing a League Two side on Wednesday, the home win has to take preference.

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The Bantams played out a 0-0 draw with Exeter in their opening League Two fixture of the campaign.

Bradford didn’t have a very good time of things away from home in their league efforts last season.

They lost six of their last eight away games of last season.

Naturally, they are sizable underdogs in the match outright for Tuesday night, and it’s the home win all the way for football betting.

Nottingham Forest to win at 1/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from Betway on August 9th, 2021 at 6:12 p.m.)

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