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.
Wolfsburg to beat Augsburg (14:30)
Wolfsburg made it four straight victories and six matches without defeat following their 1-0 win over Schalke in the DFB-Pokal in midweek.
Oliver Glasner’s side have won back-to-back away games, while their only defeats on the road all season have come against Dortmund and Bayern Munich.
Augsburg have lost four of their last five league games and six out of eight in all competitions.
Brentford to beat Middlesbrough (15:00)
Brentford followed their 7-2 hammering of Wycombe last weekend with a 3-2 victory at home to Bristol City – their sixth win in seven league games.
That result helped lift Thomas Frank’s side into second, while their unbeaten run now stands at 19 matches.
Middlesbrough have lost four of their last six matches in all competitions, including their last three at the Riverside and an FA Cup tie against Brentford last month.
Accrington to beat Northampton (15:00)
Northampton have lost six and drawn two of their last nine league games and are currently fourth-bottom in League One.
The Cobblers’ only away victories in their last 11 came against bottom two Wigan and Burton.
Accrington pumped fifth-bottom Bristol Rovers 6-1 in midweek and have taken seven points from their last three matches.
Tranmere to beat Port Vale (15:00)
Promotion-chasing Tranmere beat Peterborough 2-1 in the Papa John’s Trophy in midweek to notch their fifth straight victory in all competitions.
Four of those came in the league for Keith Hill’s side, who could go third if results go their way on Saturday.
Port Vale have won just two of their last 12 matches, with those victories coming against bottom-two sides Southend and Grimsby.
West Ham to beat Fulham (17:30)
West Ham went fifth in the Premier League following their 3-1 victory over Aston Villa on Wednesday night.
The Hammers have won seven of their last eight games in all competitions, while their only defeat in nine came against Liverpool.
Fulham are winless in 13 in all competitions and have lost four straight matches at Craven Cottage.
Peterborough v Crewe (15:00)
Peterborough had scored in 15 consecutive home matches before drawing 0-0 with Bristol Rovers last time out at London Road.
They should net against a Crewe side that has conceded 16 goals in its last eight away games.
The visitors have seen BTTS land in 10 of their last 11 matches.
Portsmouth v Plymouth (15:00)
Both teams have scored in five of Plymouth’s last six away games, including a 2-2 and 3-2.
Argyle, who also drew 2-2 at home to Accrington last time out, rank second for shots and seventh-worst for shots against per game in the division.
Portsmouth are going through a sticky spell, but have still scored in 10 of their last 14 matches.
Mansfield v Forest Green (15:00)
Mansfield have scored in nine of their last 10 home matches, including 12 in their last five.
BTTS has landed in four of the last five of those matches, while the Stags also won the reverse fixture 2-1.
Forest Green have scored in their last 12 away games, with BTTS landing in nine of them.
Burnley to win or draw v Brighton & under 3.5 goals (15:00)
Burnley seem to be underrated here, considering that they have only lost to Manchester United and Manchester City in their last eight home matches.
That run has seen Sean Dyche’s side take points from Crystal Palace, Everton, Wolves, Sheffield United and Aston Villa, with under 3.5 goals landing in four of those five games.
Brighton are on a good run themselves, having kept four straight clean sheets, but have still only scored four goals in six away games.
The reverse fixture finished 0-0, and a punt on another at is tempting.
Wycombe to win or draw v Nottingham Forest & under 4.5 goals (15:00)
This bet has landed in seven of Wycombe’s last 10 home games.
The Chairboys drew 0-0 to Birmingham last time out at Adams Park on Tuesday, having held Tottenham to 1-1 until the 86th minute a week earlier.
Nottingham Forest have won a couple of marginal away games recently, but have still only taken three points from three away games all season.
Both teams rank in the bottom five for shots on target per game this season, so this one also has the ring of a 0-0 – available at .
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