£10 to £1000 Challenge: Week 1 Betting Tips – 7th to 12th October 2016

So, here we go: our first attempt at the £10 to £1000 challenge. As any of you that follow our Both Teams to Score betting tips know, our success rate has been pretty good so far this season, and so we’re looking to carry that form into this challenge.

The premise, for newcomers, is exactly as it says on the tin: starting with a £10 stake, we will look to roll this over in a sequence of bets until we have reached the magic £1,000 mark. Of course, if we get up to an amount that you feel you need to cash out on, then feel free to do so. Glory hunters as we are, we’ll be attempting to go all the way.

As such, we’ll be looking to bet on as close to ‘sure things’ as we can; mainly in the realm of football but other sports too when value becomes apparent. And the key thing to remember with £10-£1000 challenges is this: you can only ever lose a tenner – if, say, bet 15 loses then please do remember that!

It’s tempting just to back 1/50 dead certs and the like with these challenges – as some tipsters do, incidentally – but it would take until the year 2037 to reach the £1k target with that tactic. Nope, we’re looking to go all the way in time for a rather tasty Christmas bonus!

So without further ado, let’s get into it. Remember, put a tenner on our first selection – Forest Green to beat North Ferriby United – and if that comes in place your winnings (£13.64 in this case) onto bet 2, and so on. Or if you’re confident you’ll follow us through to the end, place them all in one go as an accumulator as it works out to the same thing.

Good luck to all involved!

Bet 1: Forest Green to beat North Ferriby United – £10 at 4/11

Saturday October 8, 15:00

Top plays nearly bottom in the National League for our first bet, and given the current form of the two we have to back the visitors here as strong fancies for the win.

Forest Green, most pundits’ favourites for the title, have really gotten their act together of late and have only lost one of their last eight. That run features five wins including a 4-0 romp over seventh-placed Aldershot Town last time out.

North Ferriby have lost four on the bounce and seven of their last eight, hence their lowly league position. They have failed to score in 71% of their 14 matches this season, and netted once in their last eight outings.

Bet 2: Scotland to beat Lithuania – £13.64 at 1/2

Saturday October 8, 19:45

Bet 2 of the challenge features Scotland, at Hampden Park, taking on a Lithuania side that last won away from home in September 2014 against San Marino.

The Scots have beaten some handy sides at home of late – both Irelands and Denmark being just three examples, took a point from a decent Poland side in Euro 2016 qualifying and pushed Germany all the way in an unlucky 2-3 defeat. At Hampden Park, they are a force to be reckoned with.

Sides that have beaten Lithuania in recent times include Malta, Estonia and Latvia – hardly giants of the modern game, and realistically if Scotland can’t defeat them at home then they may as well give up all hope of qualifying for World Cup 2018.

Bet 3: MK Dons vs Port Vale (Over 1.5 Goals) – £20.46 at 1/4

Sunday October 9, 14:15

It’s a selection that has been successful in 11/12 combined fixtures for these two sides, and so really there’s no reason not to feel confident in bringing up the magic dozen on Sunday.

Barring a predictable 0-0 draw with an Oxford outfit that has kept clean sheets in four of their last six outings, MK Dons are a reliable force at both ends of the pitch. They have scored in five of their last six (the only blank being that Oxford match), and have conceded in 7/11.

The Dons will fancy their chances against a goal-happy Port Vale side whose recent results are music to our ears here: 1-4, 2-2, 2-1, 1-2, 3-1 and o-2. Their last three away matches have offered up a combined tally of 12 goals.

Bet 4: Italy to beat Macedonia – £25.58 at 1/4

Sunday October 9, 19:45

If you watched any of Euro 2016 then you’ll know how good Italy are playing at the moment, and their 3-1 win over Israel last time out in WC 2018 qualifying has done nothing to dampen spirits.

Macedonia have lost 12 of their last 16 games, including defeats to such luminaries as Iran, Lebanon and Luxembourg, so it is easy to be downbeat about their chances. Seven of their last ten at home have ended in a loss, and barring wins over Montenegro and Azerbaijan in that run they have scored in just 2/8 otherwise.