Today’s best football betting tips UK – Wednesday, 5th May 2021

Casemiro / Real Madrid ©IMAGO / ZUMA Wire 05/01/2021

Today’s football betting tips are headlined by the Chelsea v Real Madrid UEFA Champions League semi final second leg.

There should be fireworks at Stamford Bridge if the Blues can hold out and make it through to an all-English final against Man City. They have a narrow advantage having played out a 1-1 draw in Spain.

Other than that, it’s a quiet night around and about, so our other two selections for today’s football betting come from the Portuguese top flight.


Best Football Betting Tips Today: Chelsea v Real Madrid

First up for today’s football betting is the second of this season’s Champions league semi finals. The winner of this tie will meet Man City in the final.

There is going to have to be some serious game management for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

After a 1-1 draw in Spain, they have a slight advantage in this tie.

The Blues are a quote of 23/20 for the home win in the second leg. Can they complete the job?

In their last 29 matches against Spanish opposition, Chelsea have lost only four times (W10 D15).

Chelsea have taken a W3 D1 record from their last four games against Spanish teams.

They have already eliminated top Spanish opposition in Atletico Madrid during this campaign.

A 0-0 draw will be enough for them on Wednesday night.

Their record of victories at home in the Champions League recently isn’t terrific. They have won just three of their nine such fixtures.

The Premier League side are likely going to find themselves under a lot of pressure at some point in this tie.

It was a fantastic performance in Spain that they produced, but could have been out of sight in the first half.

Will they pay for their wastefulness?

Real Madrid are 12/5 for the road win at Stamford Bridge.

They won’t be hitting the panic button because a 1-0 win would see them scrape through.

What about their form in England? Well, Real Madrid are without a win in their last four road games against English clubs.

Their overall record in such matches is W6 D5 L7.

We can see this being another tight tussle and the visitors are a threat. But we are jumping on a draw.

Thomas Tuchel is undefeated as a manager against Spanish teams and Chelsea have won only one of their last six home games against Spanish teams.

We’re not sure what the outcome of the tie will be, but the draw on the night looks plausible for today’s football betting.

Draw at 23/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from Boylesports on May 4th, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.)

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

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(odds taken January 9th, 2021 at 11:20 p.m.)



Football Betting Picks Today: Maritimo v Gil Vicente

We are going to Portugal next for football betting today to look at the action from the top flight.

Maritimo are 6/4 favourites for a home win on Wednesday night.

They have hit a nice bit of form with a three-match winning streak under their belt.

Maritimo sit one place against their midweek opponents down in the bottom half of the table, holding a 1 point advantage over them.

The home win looks reasonable enough as Maritimo have are seeking their fourth straight home success.

They have been watertight in defence, with four ocean sheets in their last five.

Gil Vicente have posted a W1 D1 L3 record in their last five league games, having gone off the boil.

There has been recent away form from them however and they are 2/1 to get the score.

They had been on a three-match winning streak on the road before losing at Belenenses in their last such fixture.

Gil Vicente lost 1-0 at home against Maritimo earlier this season. We think that they suffer another narrow defeat against them.

Maritimo to win at 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from Boylesports on May 4th, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.)

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Football Betting Tips for Today: Rio Ave v Sporting

Staying in the Portuguese top-flight we are looking at the away win for Sporting at 7/10.

They are the league leaders, holding a six-point advantage over second-placed FC Porto.

Sporting have dropped only two points in their last four league outings.

Their defensive record has been superb. It has been an average of just 0.5 goals per goal that they have conceded this season.

It has been back to back away wins for them and we expect them to add to that.

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Rio Ave won’t particularly be looking forward to this game in midweek.

They are only two points above the relegation play-off spot and only four from atomic relegation.

So there is some pressure on them.

It’s been a while since Rio Ave had a taste of success with a D6 L2 record in their last eight league fixtures.

They have failed to score in five of their last seven and are unlikely to have enough against the leaders.

Sporting to win at 7/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from Boylesports on May 4th, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.)

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