Tier 2 Multi – August Week Three
Group Multi – Saturday 18 August 2018
Betting tips, soccer previews and predictions
Our Tier 2 multi’s are back where we stretch out these legs a little longer – all being over $2.50 in the hope of winning that elusive accumulator you can tell your mates about ‘that time’.
Real Betis (win & over 2.5) v Levante @ $2.87
Estádio Benito Villamarin, 6.15am Saturday
What a way to start your Saturday. Sit back with a nice mocha latte and watch the boys from Seville stake a claim for another top 6 finish this season. Quique Setién’s side have made some shrewd signings this summer, with the most eye catching being William Carvalho moving from Sporting. Throughout preseason they have shown great form with 8 wins out of 11 matches and only losing once. They’ve got an experienced side and have looked to plug some holes in their back line. Last season they were La Liga’s fourth top scorers but they matched that with having the third most leaky defence. Now that they’ve tightened up with a good screen and some defensive reinforcements, this season will be memorable for Betis.
This season will be another difficult one for the Frogs. They finished last season in 15th and without any major investment over the summer, it looks as though they will have another difficult season. Their preseason form has been poor with only one win, but they have yet to be held goalless. This bodes well for the over 2.5 as they should sneak one goal in. They have also yet to keep a clean sheet! A comprehensive victory here for Betis is on the cards. – Le Professor
Prediction: 3 – 1
Cardiff v Newcastle (win & under 4.5 goals) @ $2.65
Cardiff City Stadium, 9.30pm Saturday
If anyone was dumb enough to tune in to watch Cardiff last week you saw the second worst side in the Premier League look like Barcelona as Cardiff capitulated registering only 1 shot on target over the 90 minutes. Even though Newcastle have had a poor summer as Mike Ashley starves the club of investment, looking to sell off in the next 12 months, this is Rafa Benitez’s bread and butter. I tuned in last week as Rondon and Shelvey gave a full strength spuds outfit a push. I’m predicting a 2 – 1 win away from home in this game, an important win for both Rafa and the Average Punter in round 2.
Note: If I was coming over the back of 3 wins and could go over a $5 leg I’d take Newcastle and BTTS. Whilst I think Newcastle will be too good, Cardiff playing at home against another likely bottom 6 team will have to come out and at least try take a point from this clash. – Conservative Dave
Prediction: 2 – 1
Leicester (win & over 1.5) v Wolves @ $2.63
King Power Stadium, 12.00am Sunday
With a collective one point out of the first round, these two sides will be keen to get the three points to kick start their season. The result doesn’t always tell the whole story and I think Puel would be the happier of the two managers. Leicester were on the wrong end of a 3rd minute penalty but after that they were arguably the better side for much of the match. On the other end of the stick, Wolves went behind twice against Everton, the second time against 10 men to eventually claw back a draw.
I think Leicester will approach this game slightly different with Perreria shifting to right back, Maddison moving out wide and Vardy starting up top with Iheanacho. I think Wolves possession style will play perfectly into the hands of Leicester who will look to soak up the pressure and counter with their pace up top. – Yogi
Prediction: 3 – 1
Vancouver Whitecaps v New York Red Bulls (win and over 2.5) @ $3.40
BC Place, 9.00am Sunday
This tier 2 leg was a late starter for me. All week I’ve been sitting on PSG and BTTS @ $2.75 against Guingamp. Ultimately, I feel the value disparity is worth the likely punt that the MLS produces goals and although PSG are without their two starting fullbacks, they were as solid as ever last time out and Guingamp could easily be held scoreless. I’ve been burnt by the Yanks before but I think we are onto a good thing here in a tie that is surely to see the ball hitting the back of the net.
Bradley Wright-Phillips is banging them in for fun with fifteen league goals so far this season and with Romero sitting behind him in the middle, it’s likely these two cause the snow Mexicans some trouble come Sunday morning. Another huge factor playing into this leg is the two-day around for Vancouver. They’ve just been toppled by Toronto in the Canadian Championship and those legs and hearts will be heavy going into this one.
Vancouver have incentive to go for it by getting into the play-off places while Alphonso Davies can put down his copy of Mein Kempf before his move to Bayern and try to add to his goal tally. New York can go top of the table this weekend and I think their good form will continue with both of these sides producing goals more often than not and a cheeky $3.40 leg in the bag. – Big Show
Prediction: 1 – 3