Squawka Betting Tips: Our Playoff Final bets for this weekend with Karamba Battle
Looking for some tips on this weekend’s Premier League action? Here are the bets we are placing in order to try and win the latest Squawka Karamba Battle Tournament (18+ only).
Playoff Final tips for this weekend
There are few weekends in the footballing calendar that provide more entertainment than Playoff Final weekend, with promotion on the line for clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two. We’ve picked out our best bet for all three of the Wembley showpieces so if you fancy your chances of winning some cash prizes, you can get involved with the Karamba Battle this weekend and face off against Squawka writers and readers as well as other Karamba users to attempt to win the latest tournament and reign supreme.
Brentford vs Swansea
After opening the scoring in the second leg of Brentford’s semi-final win over AFC Bournemouth, Brentford striker Ivan Toney will head into the final at Wembley full of confidence this weekend. In fact, he should be full of confidence regardless having picked up the league’s top scorer gong with no fewer than 32 goals already so far this term.
Although a place in the Premier League surely beckons for him regardless, Toney will want to secure the Bees route through here and what could be a tense, low-scoring affair, backing the 5/2 first goalscorer price rather than the 11/10 anytime goalscorer price may be where the value lies here.
Although we’re expecting goals to be at a premium in the Championship final, it could be a different story between Blackpool and Lincoln in League One. Early goals were a feature of the semi-finals in League One, with six goals being scored before the 30 minute mark across the four fixtures – four of them being scored by Blackpool.
The Seasiders found themselves 0-2 up at the Kassam Stadium in the first leg by the end of the first half an hour and 2-1 to the good in the second leg, while Lincoln were a goal down after 30 minutes in their second leg against Sunderland, although the eventual 2-1 defeat wasn’t enough to overturn their first leg victory at Sincil Bank.
Plenty of goals were also racked up in the League Two semi-finals. A total of 14 goals were scored across the four legs, with both teams finding the net in three of those four games (and Newport scoring twice in a home win over Forest Green Rovers in the only game of the four that didn’t see both teams score).
In both of the fixtures between these two sides in the regular season, the Exiles ran out winners after the Shrimps had a man sent off, winning 2-1 at Rodney Parade and 1-3 at the Globe Arena. With Morecambe still finding the net in both of those games, we are backing both teams to score, but it’s Michael Doyle’s men we expect to lift the trophy and secure their route into League One.
So how does the Karamba Battle work? Well, once you’ve opted in, you can head to the widget on the site – or just above on this very page, find the tournaments you want to compete in and simply click join to get started.
Then, place your bets as normal and providing they land within the parameters of the tournament – i.e. minimum stake, minimum odds and minimum bets placed, you will have the opportunity to rise up – or fall down – the leaderboard.
There are cash prizes to be won, as well as awards to be won for other specifics – such as the most successful accumulator bettor or the best at backing a particular market – and since the points you earn aren’t tied to your stake, you can compete for prizes without having to stake large amounts.
This weekend’s Squawka Battle centres around the Premier League but you can also place your Premier League bets like ours above in any of the Football Beat the Bot Tournaments for your chance to compete for the prizes.
Karamba Battle: How to join
CLICK HERE to join Karamba Battle (18+ only) and get a £10 free bet when you bet £20.
18+ only. Welcome Bonus: New depositing sport players only. Offer only applies to players who are residents of United Kingdom. Min deposit £10, minimum wagering on sport £20, req qualifying bets at min odds at 1/1, offers valid for 14 days; max one £10 free bet per customer, paid as bonus token with min odds 4/5 req. Selected payment methods. Tournaments run every Friday at 00:00 CET until Thursday 23:59 CET. Tournament Timeout Limit: 35. Stake contribution per bet: £1. Minimum odds: 3/10. Minimum bets in tournament to be eligible for reward: £10. 1st Place Prize: £1000. Prizes granted up to 48h after tournament ends. Free Bet does not contribute towards leaderboard. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.
New users can also claim £10 when they join and stake £20 worth of qualifying bets with Karamba. Here’s how to open a new account: