Author: Tony MacDonald
2016/17 Premier League
Published: 15:31 21/04/2015
With a potential Europa League berth at stake, there is a lot riding on Southampton v Tottenham this Saturday and it's the perfect opportunity to make the most of the football betting offers at bet365.
Saints lost from a winning position away to Stoke City last weekend and Ronald Koeman will be asking his players to bounce back at St Marys, where they have won three games on the bounce without conceding a goal. That 2-1 defeat leaves the hosts a point behind Spurs, so Southampton simply cannot afford to slip up again if they are to qualify for European football next season.
Tottenham piled more misery on Newcastle with a routine 1-3 win at St James Park, though Mauricio Pochettino's men have been inconsistent this season, particularly on their travels. Away from home Spurs have conceded in 81% of their matches, they have kept just one clean sheet on the road since the turn of the year.
The reverse fixture resulted in a closely fought 1-0 victory for Tottenham and with little between the sides, plenty of punters will be having a bet on the game, shown live on BT Sport at 12.45, with both casual punters and professional gamblers able to get more from their betting by using some of the football offers on bet365.
Bore Draw Money Back
As previously mentioned, Southampton have been good at keeping their opponents at arms length when playing in front of their own fans and there have been a couple of bore draws at St Marys already this season. Tottenham have been involved in 3 goalless games themselves, but there have been just 3 0-0 draws betwen these sides over the past 31 meetings.
Nobody likes to sit through a boring match and it's even worse when a drab game ruins your bet, but if the game does end 0-0, punters staking on the Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time and Scorecast markets for Southampton v Tottenham will at least have their bets protected by a refund of losing stakes at bet365 thanks to the firm's bore-draw promotion.
Each-Way First Goalscorers
Despite the fact that there have been under 2.5 goals scored in Southampton's last 8 home games in the Premier League, plenty of punters will be having a stab at the First Goalscorer and there are plenty of contenders.
Graziano Pelle started the season in flying form and still leads the scoring charts for Saints. He ended a long barran spell by scoring against Hull in the last home game and has popped back up on the radar as an interesting pick here. Sadio Mane has scored 3 times in 2015 as has Dusan Tadic, who looks a likely penalty taker, while Shane Long may also enter calculations if starting the game.
Harry Kane scored his 20th Premier League goal of the season against Newcastle and will as ever be a popular pick for Spurs, while Nacer Chadli and Christian Eriksen make appeal at longer odds from midfield, with the latter of particular interest given his ability from dead ball situations.
A great feature at bet365 is the ability to back each-way first goalscorers, settled on all goalscorers at 1/3 odds for unlimited places in 90 minutes play. It means that you can have an each-way First Goalscorer bet on Southampton v Tottenham and be safe in the knowledge that, if your player scores anytime during the game, bet365 will pay you out.
There is another safety net offered by bet365, with the option to Cash Out your bet in-play if the game looks to be going against your bet, or you just want to be sure of a profit.
With this feature you can Cash Out a bet in its entirety or you can partially Cash Out your bet, whilst leaving the remainder of your stake to run. If you're heading for a winning bet but the other team is threatening to score, you can cut and run with the returns that bet365 offer at that time by clicking on the Cash Out button located below your selection(s).
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