The weekend is back, which means one thing. Football, and with that comes the chance to earn a pretty penny by doing some seriously strategic betting.

Especially if you take advantage of the free £25 bet on offer to FHM readers when you sign up here.

We spoke to FHM betting expert Kevin Loman to find out where you should be putting your money this weekend…

Aston Villa v Newcastle

The Geordies have been unbeaten against Villa in their last four league meetings, winning and drawing two games.

On top of this Villa have had the misfortune of going 25 league games without a clean sheet, so it’s pretty much odds on that Newcastle will manage get some goals this weekend, and more than likely that they’ll take the full three points aswell.

That said, during their last four meets Villa have also managed to get themselves on the scoresheet, despite not coming on top.

The FHM Bet:

Newcastle to win and both teams to score 5/1

Couple this with your free £25 sign-up bet and you’re looking at a return of £125. Easy peasy.

Place your free William Hill bet here.


Fulham v West Brom


In their last 40 away games in London, West Brom have managed to win just four times, which doesn’t really hold them in great stead for their game against Fulham. So you definitely want to bet in favour of Fulham for this match.

To boost your winnings further we’d suggest betting on a scorer too, and our money would be on Berbatov just tipping it for Fulham.

The FHM Bet:

Berbatov to score and Fulham to win



Use your free £25 sign-up bet from William Hill this should make you a very nice £100.

Place your free William Hill bet here.


The Longshot

Looking to keep things a little more interesting? Try taking a punt on a few big upsets. With lots of new signings taking to the field for the first time it’s not completely unlikely that a few teams might not quite gel, and we could be in for a weekend of crazy upsets.

If you fancy a proper gamble try this accumulator that comes in at 437/1.

Man U v Palace (12/1)
Spurs v Norwich (13/2)
Southampton v West Ham (7/2)

If you decide to go for this with your free £25 bet you could be making an absolutely astonishing £10,925. Which is an absolutely ridiculous amount.

Place your free William Hill bet here.