Best Free Bet Scout is tipping a goal fest as the Gunners visit West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday, plus Bristol City look to be a good price beat Bolon in the EFL Championship.
Each week we select a result which we believe is the most likely winning bet out of any of the four English football leagues: the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL Championship, Sky Bet EFL League One, and Sky Bet EFL League Two.
Check out our full analysis, predictions and betting tips to find out why this week’s choices are our top recommendations for the week’s best bets.
Best Free Bet Scout’s NAP of the week
West Ham v Arsenal – Over 2.5 goals
Kick-off: 12:30pm (GMT) Saturday 12 January 2019
Venue: London Stadium, East London
We think this is a cracking bet. Two teams that definitely have goals in them and look much happier going forward than defending at the back.
Three of West ham’s last four home games have had 4 or more goals in them, and Arsenal away from home have had a total of 17 goals in their last four games.
Arsenal going forward look brilliant, but at the moment they are in a mild defensive crisis due to injuries and form.
Even the fixture produces goals; when Arsenal have travelled to West Ham on 7 of the last 8 occasions there has been over 2.5 goals. Whilst earlier on this season they shared 4 goals at the Emirates.
You could go brave and look at the over 3.5 goals, but we suggest going big on over 2.5 goals for our weekly NAP.
What is a NAP?
Originating from horse racing, a ‘Nap’ is a betting tipster’s best bet of the day, meaning the most likely of their tips to come good. ‘Nap’ comes from the french card game ‘Napoleon’ where the best hand you can have in the game was referred to as the Napoleon.
Best Free Bet Scout’s ‘Next Best’ Bet
Bristol City to beat Bolton
Sky Bet EFL Championship
Kick-off: 3:00pm (GMT) Saturday 12 January 2019
Venue: Ashton Gate, Bristol
This is another one where the price seems a lot more generous than it should be.
Bolton’s problems are well documented. Manager Phil Parkinson is actually doing a sterling job just keeping them in touch with teams outside the relegation zone. All that said, last time out in the league they lost 6-0 to Hull… it tells its own story.
There wont be money for new additions in January, and better players may have to be sold.
Bristol City on the other hand can look at things in a much more positive light. Typically a team over the last few seasons who have started off very well in the league only to dramatically drop away in the second part of the season; here they are hitting good form at the right time.
Add in beating a Premier League team in the FA Cup and all seems very rosy in the West country at the moment.
Unbeaten in their last 8 games sees them just 5 points off the play-offs, and this should be another 3 points for them here.
* All odds correct as of 22:00 Friday 11 January 2019