Pre-Season Friendly Betting: Today’s Top 3 Tips

Bayern Munich 2.00 The Draw 3.20 Napoli 3.35:

This 5:30pm kick off is something of a showpiece with two of the headline acts from last season’s Champions League going head to head in. Bayern beat the Italians 3-2 in a Group A grudge match last November out courtesy of a Mario Gomez hat-trick. And with Napoli having recently lost Ezquel Lavezzi to PSG, and star striker Edinson Cavani away on Olympics duty with Uruguay, I expect the Germans to be typically efficient tonight. Take the value on the Bavarians at 2.00.

Man City 1.48 The Draw 4.00 Besiktas 5.50: 

Another 5:30pm kick off here, this time in Austria, where Premier League champions City take on Turkey’s 4th best club. City are yet to field many of their top stars this summer and have stuttered in pre-season friendlies so far, losing one and drawing the other against lower ranked opposition. This will be their toughest test so far and with the Istanbul side boasting Portuguese attacking talents Simao, Queresma and Almeida in their ranks, City could struggle again here. I’m backing the draw at 4.00.

Grimsby Town 3.85 The Draw 3.65 Hull City 1.72:

This Humber derby will be more keenly contested than most pre-season encounters, and I expect Grimsby of the Conference to give as good as they get at Blundell Park. But as much as I’m tempted by the draw at 3.65, with Hull set to offer a debut to £2.2million German striker Nick Proschwitz, I have to go with Steve Bruce’s new side here. Back the Tigers at 1.72.