FansBet – Weekend Betting Tips #1


By Ryan Pitcher

Following the curtain raiser for the 2018/19 Premier League season last night we are now back to a full compliment of leagues to choose from on those betting slips. And each week it will be our job to bring you our betting tips and ‘Villa Specials’ all thanks to our partnership with FansBet.

Whether you normally bet in-store or online, I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage all Villa fans and Heart of the Holte followers to ignore your conventional bookie and go and check out what FansBet is all about. You can do so by reading the article linked here.

On top of everything that’s mentioned in the linked article I can confirm that as the season progresses we will be running competitions through FansBet. The competitions will exclusive to Villa fans where prizes are expected to include everything from match day hospitality packages through to club merchandise.

To enjoy betting with FansBet simply visit or download the app from your app store on Apple or Android and when signing up please nominate Heart of the Holte as the beneficiary.

And now onto the tips…!

‘In The Treble’

CHELSEA to beat Huddersfield (Away win) (5/8)

NOTTINGHAM FOREST to beat Reading (Home win) (20/29)

BRISTOL ROVERS to beat Accrington (Home win) (4/5)

Price: approx. 15/4 (at the time of writing a £10 bet pays £49.40)

‘Mambo No. 5’

MIDDLESBROUGH to beat Birmingham (Home win) (5/7)

SCUNTHORPE to beat Walsall (Home win) (20/27)

BARNET to beat Eastleigh (Home win) (10/17)

DUMBARTON to beat Forfar (Home win) (20/27)

PETERHEAD to beat Albion (Away win) (20/39)

Price: approx. 11/1 (at the time of writing a £10 bet pays £136.95 due to 10% enhanced odds on this exact selection)

‘The Combo’

A combination of the above two bets as an 8-fold.

Price: approx. 60/1 (at the time of writing a £10 bet pays £800.15 due to 30% enhanced odds on this exact selection)

‘The Longshot’

Our long shot bets will always pay at least 30/1.

TOTTENHAM to beat Newcastle (Away win) (11/10)

ASTON VILLA to beat Wigan (Home win) (11/10)

LINCOLN to beat Swindon (Home win (1/1)

MANSFIELD to be Yeovil (Away win) (1/1)

CHESTERFIELD to beat Braintree (Home win) (20/41)

LEYTON ORIENT to beat Barrow (Home win) (10/17)

Price: approx. 40/1 (at the time of writing a £10 bet pays £478.97 due to 15% enhanced odds on this exact selection)

‘The Miracle’

A combination of the above three bets as a 14-fold.

Price: approx. 2563/1 (at the time of writing a £1 bet pays £4871.69 due to 90% enhanced odds on this exact selection)

‘£10 to £1000’

We will attempt to turn £10 into £1000 one bet at a time! Should a bet fail to win then we will start again and revert back to bet 1.

Bet 1: £10 stake

WATFORD to beat Brighton (Home win) (7/5) (at the time of writing a £10 bet on this single pays £24)

Aston Villa v Wigan

Ryan Pitcher’s score prediction: Aston Villa to win 2-0 (pays 35/4)

Callum Richardson’s score prediction: Aston Villa to win 4-1 (pays 37/1)

The ‘Villa Special’

Last week FansBet’s Villa Special came in at a massively enhanced 12/1 (from 9/1) what with Villa winning and both Birmingham and West Brom either drawing or losing.

See this weeks Villa Special below.

Villa Special

Ryan Pitcher’s Villa predictions ahead of the new season

Ahead of the new season our man Ryan Pitcher was once again asked by our friends down at Brentford Football Club, The Beesotted Fans Network, to give his thoughts on all things Villa and what to expect from for the 2018-19 Championship season.

Every year Beesotted ask a representative of a suppoter group from each of the division’s 24 clubs to answer some questions. Written last week the article went live yesterday.

Ryan was near bang on with his 5th place prediction last term. What’s he saying this time around?

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