On Monday evening, top tier club football continues as Leicester City host West Brom in the English Premier League, Celta Vigo travel to Las Palmas in the Spanish La Liga and newly promoted clubs Hellas Verona and Benevento face-off in the Italian Serie A. As always, our team have studied all of the relevant stats and figures to locate the best possible value in our football tips for tonight.
Here are our selections for Monday’s Accumulator Tips double:
The first pick we’re getting stuck into is best priced in a Ladbrokes accumulator. Leicester City haven’t had the best of luck at home to West Brom in recent years, failing to defeat them in their last three Premier League attempts – despite three consecutive league away wins at the Hawthorns. Craig Shakespeare gets his first bite of the cherry on Monday evening as Tony Pulis’s side travel to the King Power Stadium.
When these sides met in April, it was Jamie Vardy’s goal for the visitors that made the crucial difference in a 1-0 win to Leicester. Since Shakespeare took over from Claudio Ranieri in February, the Foxes form increased immensely with seven league wins from 13, including five home wins from seven.
Significantly, the season previous’s top goalscorer Vardy also saw a dynamic change in fortune, scoring seven of his 13 league goals in those last 13 games. Seven of those closing contests came against bottom half Premier League sides, in which Vardy bagged in five. Five of those goals also came at the King Power Stadium, where the former Fleetwood striker has already made the net bulge two times from three Premier League games this campaign.
With five goals in seven league games already this season and a superb record against bottom half sides, we anticipate the England international can find the net again on Monday night following two weeks off the job. With penalty duties also in our favour, be sure to back Jamie Vardy to score anytime against West Brom at odds of 13/10 with Ladbrokes.
Las Palmas have struggled initially after boss of two years Quique Setién left for Real Betis, replaced originally by Manolo Marquez before Pako Ayestaran took over at the end of September. La UD were worthy 11th place finishers last season, often referred to as ‘the entertainers’ for their high intensity and often high scoring matches. The change of staff, however, resulted in key high-profile stars like Kevin-Prince Boateng and Roque Mesa moving on, while a low stature meant a struggle in finding adequate replacements.
One of this season’s entertainers are Juan Carlos Unzue’s Celta Vigo side, who have seen the joint-third highest amount of goals in their matches thus far. The Sky Blues have seen over 2.5 goals in five of their seven league games in the early stages of the campaign, with three of four away games going over the 2.5 mark and 10 goals scored in their last two league contests. Top scorer Maxi Gomez arrived for €4m from Defensor Sporting in Uruguay and he’s already got six goals across his seven appearances, with great attacking teammates in Pione Sisto and Iago Aspas supporting.
Las Palmas may not have seen many goals initially, but several of their matches have been against low scorers like Sevilla and Leganes. In his previous job with Valencia, Ayestaran only controlled 12 league matches before getting the boot – nine of those 12 matches went over the 2.5 goal mark, with plenty going further. With attacking talents like Spain internationals Vitolo and Jonathan Viera, Argentinian striker Jonathan Calleri and former Chelsea star Loic Remy available, you can’t help but feel Ayestaran will get more out of this side than Marquez did.
Take the 5/6 on offer for Over 2.5 match goals with Winner. On paper, this is a match that could be absolutely packed with goals and 5/6 looks unusually overpriced.
Our Monday double of Jamie Vardy anytime goalscorer and Las Palmas/Celta Vigo over 2.5 goals offers odds of 63/20 with Betfair at the time of writing. A £20 stake could win you a total of £83 if successful. New customers will see their opening bet of £10 matched with £30 in free bets by Betfair, so be sure to take advantage of that offer via the banner or link below.