Today’s best football betting tips – Wednesday, August 18th 2021

Wednesday's best football betting tips from the Champions, Champions League and Europa League

Today’s football betting tips looks at midweek action that comes from a range of tournaments.

There is more midweek action coming from the Championship and we have three selections for the night from there.

The other fixtures in today’s football betting tips are from the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

We kick things off on the domestic front, however.


Best Football Betting Tips Today: Hull v Derby

Football betting tips today begin with a home win for Hull in the Championship on Wednesday night.

It has been mixed fortunes for the Tigers so far with a W1 L1 record from their two league games.

They opened the season on a positive note, claiming a 4-1 away win at Preston.

But then things fell apart for them on the weekend, losing 3-0 at home against QPR.

However, they look as if they have a reasonable chance of bouncing back to winning ways in midweek.

Hull won their home game against the Rams 2-0 last season, leaving them with back to back home wins against this opponent.

Derby have failed to score in their last two visits to Hull in the league.

It has been one point returned by Derby from their two matches played so far.

That point came in a home draw against Huddersfield on the opening weekend.

But they lost at the newly promoted Peterborough on the weekend.

They may slip up again in midweek.

Hull to win at 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from Bet365 on August 16th, 2021 at 9:30 p.m.)

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

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(odds taken August 16th, 2021 at 9:30 p.m.)



Football Betting Picks Today: Birmingham v Bournemouth

Football betting for today continents on with more Championship action as both Birmingham and Bournemouth defend their unbeaten starts.

It has been four points for each from their two respective games.

Birmingham won away at Sheffield United before being held to a home draw against Stoke on the weekend.

Bournemouth opened their season with a draw against West Brom before winning at Nottingham Forest on the weekend.

So this looks like being a fairly even match.

The head to head, however, does show a division.

Bournemouth have won their last four matches at Birmingham.

Last season the Cherries strolled to a 3-1 success there and did also win their home game against the Blues.

That’s going to be the difference-maker when it comes to a football betting tip.

The visitors may just have the extra quality.

Bournemouth to win at 11/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from Bet365 on August 16th, 2021 at 9:30 p.m.)

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Football Betting Tips for Today: West Brom v Sheffield United

Just last season West Brom and Sheffield United were battling it out in the Premier League.

But here they are, both in the Championship now looking to make headway back to the top flight.

The two traded home wins in the Premier League last season and things stand at two wins each in the last four meetings.

West Brom have made the stronger start of the two in the Championship, taking four points from their two games.

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They picked up a solid opening draw at Bournemouth, before edging a five-goal thriller against Luton on the weekend.

Sheffield United have only one point on the board so far from their two efforts.

The Blades, troublingly, have yet to score a goal either.

It’s hard to look past the home win in this one as the Baggies look to have a lot more to offer going forward.

West Brom to win at 11/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from Bet365 on August 16th, 2021 at 9:30 p.m.)

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Football Betting Picks Today: Benfica v PSV Eindhoven

The move over to the UEFA Champions League comes next for football betting for today.

This Play Off clash between Benfica and PSV looks to be the tie of the round.

Both are in good form and it is a little hard to split the pair of them.

Benfica have won all four matches played in all competitions this season.

In the Third Qualifying round of the Champions League, the Eagles beat Spartak Moscow 4-0 on aggregate.

But then comes the scoring threat of PSV Eindhoven.

It has been a wonderful start to the next season for the Dutch side, winning all six matches in all competitions.

They scored at least two goals in each of those wins as well.

The performances from PSV in the Champions League qualifiers have been impressive.

They smashed Galatasaray 7-2 on aggregate, and then took out Midtjylland 4-0 on aggregate.

Along with a thumping 4-0 win over Ajax in the Dutch Super Cup, the away side have to be worth a little look.

PSV Eindhoven to win at 23/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from Bet365 on August 16th, 2021 at 9:30 p.m.)

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Football for Today: Celtic v AZ Alkmaar

We dip into the Europa League for the final pick of football betting for today.

Celtic’s quest to get back to the group stage is down to the final hurdle as they face AZ Alkmaar in this playoff tie.

Celtic had a bit of a rocky start to the new season. That included a loss in the Champions League qualifiers.

But they have responded well to win their last four matches on the bounce in all competitions.

In the Third Qualifying Round for this Europa League campaign, they eased past Jablonec.

The Bhoys have now scored at least three goals in each of their last four matches.

AZ Alkmaar are a tougher opponent on paper. They were involved in the Group Stage of last season’s Europa League.

They returned a reasonable W2 D2 L2 record in that campaign, taking four points off Napoli.

A distance for them is that this will be just their second game of the new season.

Celtic have had a lot more playing time than that, so should have the edge.

Celtic to win at Evens
* (Betting Odds were taken from Bet365 on August 16th, 2021 at 9:30 p.m.)

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