Today’s best football betting tips – Tuesday, 17th August 2021

Today's best football betting tips from the Champions League and Championship

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Today’s football betting tips looks at a bumper night of football action from both UEFA competition and the English domestic scene.

The Champions League has reached the dramatic Play Off Round and we have a couple of picks for today’s football betting from there.

We are also making three selections from Tuesday night’s Championship matches.


Best Football Betting Tips Today: Barnsley v Luton

Football betting tips today lean towards a home win for Barnsley in this Championship fixture.

They have opened the Championship campaign with four points from their two games.

The Tykes edged a 1-0 win over Coventry on the weekend.

That was a home win for Barnsley and they are the match outright favourites to back that up with three points on Tuesday.

Barnsley, who were 5th in last season’s Championship took a W12 D6 L5 record at Oakwell.

That’s five league games unbeaten for them there in regular-season matches.

Luton have taken three points from their opening two games.

They posted a 3-0 win over Peterborough to open the season, before narrowly losing 3-2 at West Brom on the weekend in a spirited effort.

Luton have won their last two visits to Oakwell. But in this quick turnaround, a share of the spoils appeals.

Draw at 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from Boylesports on August 15th, 2021 at 10:02 p.m.)

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

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(odds taken August 15th, 2021 at 10:02 p.m.)



Football Betting Picks Today: Peterborough v Cardiff

Football betting for today moves on to an interesting contest to come at Peterborough.

The Posh, newly promoted to the Championship, are W1 L1 from their start.

Their season started with a heavy loss at Luton, before responding on the weekend to beat Derby in their first home game of the campaign.

Peterborough have won their last three home games against Cardiff in all competitions but they haven’t met since 2013.

We are pulling for the away win in this game as Cardiff are undefeated in all but one of their last thirteen away games in the Championship.

They have earned four points from their two games this season, taking a win at Blackpool comfortably on the weekend.

It’s the visitors that look the more likely of the two to claim three points.

Cardiff to win at 13/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from Boylesports on August 15th, 2021 at 10:02 p.m.)

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Football Betting Tips for Today: Reading v Bristol City

Today’s football betting tips stay in the Championship for a third pick of the night.

At home, for the first time this season on the weekend, Reading took a 2-1 win over Preston.

That followed a 3-2 loss at Stoke on the opening weekend.

The Royals have netted at least two goals in each of their last three Championship home fixtures now.

Reading are currently unbeaten in their last eight league home games.

Over 2.5 goals have come in each of their last five in the league.

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Bristol City’s form in the league is pretty miserable and that’s why they are underdogs.

The Robins have taken one point from their two games played this season.

That can be at home against the newly promoted Blackpool on the weekend.

A defeat at Middlesbrough on Saturday leaves Bristol City winless in twelve league games now stretching back to last season.

Reading to win at 11/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from Boylesports on August 15th, 2021 at 10:02 p.m.)

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Betting Picks Today: Monaco v Shakhtar Donetsk

It is a move over to the Champions League next for football betting for today.

There’s a cracker of a Play Off tie happening between Monaco and Shakhtar.

Monaco have had some early-season wobbles in the new Ligue 1 season in France.

But they were comfortable in the Third Qualifying Round of the Champions League, beating Slavia Prague 5-1 on aggregate.

Monaco had gone 14 matches undefeated in Europe before this season.

But Shakhtar Donetsk rate a threat in this one as they have posted a W5 L1 record in all competitions this season.

They have scored at least two goals in all but one of those games. They cruised past Genk in the last round of qualification.

In France, they have won four of their eight previous matches there.

This may be tight and we see both teams getting on the scoresheet in a competitive game, which Monaco may just edge.

Monaco to win at 4/6
* (Betting Odds were taken from Boylesports on August 15th, 2021 at 10:02 p.m.)

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Football Today: FC Sheriff v Dinamo Zagreb

Football betting for today rounds off with a straight form away pick as our final selection.

Dinamo Zagreb look to have gotten a very favourable draw in the Play Off Round in the Champions League.

In all competitions this season Dinamo Zagreb are W7 D2 L1.

They have already come through three rounds of Qualification and saw off Legia Warsaw in the last round.

Zagreb are W2 D1 in their three previous trips to FC Sheriff with an overall W4 D2 home and away record against them.

Moldova’s FC Sheriff also started in the first round of qualification and they pulled off an upset in the last round.

It was a 2-1 aggregate win over Red Star that they banked. They need everything they can get on home soil.

But this now becomes a much tougher assignment.

Dinamo Zagreb to win at 17/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from Boylesports on August 15th, 2021 at 10:02 p.m.)

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