Beat the bookies with Aldo; Liverpool v Stoke

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Aldo back for a new season of bets
Aldo back for a new season of bets

A new Premier League season is upon us and it would not be complete without a new year of weekly bets from resident pundit extraordinaire John Aldridge.

The Liverpool and Republic of Ireland goal scoring great raised €5,000 for Dublin's Temple Street Children's hospital with his bets last season and now he is back for more.

Aldo has turned his attentions to Liverpool's game against Stoke this weekend for his first bet, as he is backing the Reds big summer signing to make a mark.

"I fancy Christian Benteke to score plenty of goals for Liverpool after his arrival from Aston Villa and hopefully he gets one on his debut on Sunday," Aldo tells us.

"Benteke is made for games against teams like Stoke and while Liverpool may struggle to get off to a winning start, I reckon their new No.9 will make an instant impact."

Aldo's first bet for the new season is as follows:

€50 Stoke and Liverpool to draw on Sunday and Christian Benteke to score on his debut (possible winnings €391.00)