Today’s best football betting tips UK – Friday 16th October 2020

Friday's daily football betting tips

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We have a good cluster of games to look at for Today’s football betting tips, with the pick of the action being Derby v Watford from the Championship.

We will also be taking a look at the couple of matches that are being played in the French top flight on Friday evening as well.

Rounding off football betting tips today will be the Hearts v Dundee clash from the Scottish Championship.


Best Football Betting Tips Today: Derby v Watford

The weekend of Championship football kicks off with Derby v Watford on Friday night.

After three straight losses at the start of the campaign, Derby finally saw a bit of cheer with a 1-0 away win at Norwich in their last effort.

That was just the second goal of the season that the Rams have scored, and neither were at home.

Derby have conceded at an average of two goals per game early this season, so that has to leave them vulnerable against the Hornets.

Derby are the 5/2 underdogs at William Hill to get three points on Friday.

Watford are W2 D1 L1 for the season. They had their first taste of defeat of the season in their last match.

That was a 1-0 away defeat at Reading, which to be fair, wasn’t a disgrace as the Royals are on a 100% record for the campaign.

Watford have been so good at the back in this Championship campaign, having conceded just the one goal.

We can see them keeping a limited Derby attack at arm’s length.

This is the first meeting between the two clubs since the 2014/15 Championship season in which the Rams collected four points against Watford.

Watford to win at 6/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from William Hill on January 9th, 2020 at 11:20 p.m.)

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Football Betting Picks Today: Dijon v Rennes

It is to the French top flight next for football betting for today for Dijon v Rennes.

Dijon are having a miserable season so far with them having collected only one point from their five games played so far.

They have averaged over two goals per game against them and have scored just the three themselves.

So it is with little surprise to see them going into this contest on home turf as an underdog.

They are heavy underdogs as well to the tune of 15/4 with William Hill.


The other side of the story here is Rennes who are unbeaten in their six matches played so far.

Rennes are W4 D2 and are steaming along at the moment. It has been an average of more than two goals per game that they have produced.

So pile that up against the poor defensive record of Dijon and we can of course, only see one outcome in this one.

That’s despite Rennes having lost their last two fixtures at Dijon, including last season’s effort.

The tables will probably turn in this one.

Rennes to win at 8/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from William Hill on January 9th, 2020 at 11:20 p.m.)

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Football Betting Tips for Today: Nimes v PSG

Reigning French champions PSG are getting up a head of steam with a four match winning streak under their belt.

That came after they surprisingly, well more than surprisingly really, lost their opening two fixtures of the campaign.

PSG have now tallied 12 goals in their six games so are well on the road to recovery.

They boast the second-best defensive record as well in League One currently.

PSG are long 4/11 favourites for the match victory here, which we would be fully on board with.

We just have to come up with more appealing odds from the manner of the victory.

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Nimes are W2 D2 L2 for the campaign and one of those was at home on the opening weekend of the new campaign.

They did pull off a surprise win at Montpellier in their last game however.

We have to jump to the head to head and PSG have won all four previous meetings since 2000.

The Parisians have scored at least three goals in each of those and have taken three clean sheets.

PSG to win to nil at 7/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from William Hill on January 9th, 2020 at 11:20 p.m.)

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Online Betting Football Tip: Hearts v Dundee

Hearts are the odds-on favourites to pick up three points from this Friday night Championship match in Scotland.

This is the opening round of action in the division for the season, so we don’t have any current form to look at.

But Hearts did take a drop from the Premiership last season.

But they were only together with Dundee as recently as the 2018/19 season of the Scottish top flight, at the end of which Dundee were relegated.

Anyway, each of the last three meetings between Dundee and Hearts have all ended in an away win.

None of the last five have gone the way of the home team.

The Jambos have played three league cup matches being successful in each, so have had some match time under their belt.

Dundee were third-place finishers in last season’s Championship and they too have been in League Cup action.

They have won their two games in the competition, both with a clean sheet.

But really that can’t be much of a reflection of what is in store for Friday’s league action. We are tempted with the draw.

Draw at 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from William Hill on January 9th, 2020 at 11:20 p.m.)

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