Saturday Betting Guide: Our writers' 10 best football tips
We've compiled our writers’ best football tips, including win/draw/win and BTTS, into one bite-size betting preview.
Bristol City to beat Nottingham Forest (15:00)
This feels like a hefty price for a team with a 100 per cent record to beat a team without a point on the board.
Bristol City beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 last weekend and are currently level with Reading at the top of the Championship on nine points.
Forest have lost four games out of four in all competitions and haven’t even scored a goal so far.
Ipswich to beat MK Dons (15:00)
Ipswich are one of only three sides in League One who still have a 100 per cent record, following victories over Wigan, Bristol Rovers and Rochdale – all of whom are in the bottom nine.
The Tractor Boys are yet to concede a league goal and can take advantage of another side’s poor start.
Third-bottom MK Dons have lost back-to-back matches and are currently on one point.
Crawley to beat Southend (15:00)
Southend are bottom of the entire EFL with zero points after three league games, while their only goal was scored by an opposition player.
The Shrimpers have lost all five of their matches in all competitions and, given a multitude of off-the-field issues, it’s hard to see anything changing this weekend.
Crawley have won back-to-back league games against Oldham and Scunthorpe and should make it three on the spin.
Manchester City to beat Leeds & BTTS (17:30)
Manchester City have won three games out of four in all competitions this season, while their 3-0 victory over Burnley was the first in which BTTS has not landed.
Leeds lost 4-3 away to Liverpool in their opening game of the season, while both teams have found the net in three out of four matches.
With this bet also being this weekend’s Super Boost, priced at 5/2, it represents cracking value.
Burnley to beat Newcastle (20:00)
Newcastle come into this on the back of a 1-1 draw with League Two Newport in the EFL Cup, after which they scraped through on penalties.
Steve Bruce’s side were fortunate to get a point away to Tottenham last Saturday after a dubious stoppage-time penalty, and lost 3-0 at home to Brighton in their previous league game.
Burnley have lost both of their league games so far this season, but have a great chance to get some points on the board here.
BTTS & over 2.5 goals in Eintracht Frankfurt v Hoffenheim (14:30)
BTTS has landed in two of Frankfurt’s three games so far this season, with over 2.5 goals scored in two of them.
They take on Hoffenheim, for whom this bet has landed in all three matches, including in a 4-1 win against Bayern last week.
The most recent meeting between the sides in January finished 2-1.
BTTS in Everton v Brighton (15:00)
Everton have scored and conceded in all of their last four matches, including two 5-2s and a 4-1.
With Dominic Calvert-Lewin and James Rodriguez in such good form going forward, it seems unlikely that they won’t find the net here.
Brighton are in good nick themselves, though, scoring in all three of their league matches this season and losing 3-2 to Manchester United last week.
BTTS in AFC Wimbledon v Accrington Stanley (15:00)
Wimbledon’s only previous home league game of this season finished 4-4 against Plymouth, while they also drew 2-2 at Northampton on the opening weekend of the season.
They take on Accrington, who have scored and conceded in both of their last two league games.
BTTS has landed in eight of Stanley’s last 12 away games overall.
Brighton to win or draw v Everton (15:00)
Under the radar, Brighton have made a very impressive start to the season.
Graham Potter’s side had the better of home defeats to Chelsea and Manchester United – they were particularly unlucky to lose the latter – and hammered Newcastle 3-0 in their other game.
Everton have made an impressive start to the season, too, but had some fortune in their 2-1 win at Crystal Palace last week and don’t justify these odds to beat quality opposition.
They are also likely to be without key players Allan and Richarlison for this one.
Tom Nichols (Crawley) to score v Southend (15:00)
Nichols comes up against a dreadful Southend defence that is bound to give him chances on Saturday.
The Shrimpers have conceded eight goals in their three league games so far this season.
Nicholls has scored in both of Crawley’s last two matches, including one in his only home appearance of the season.
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