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.
Crystal Palace to beat Fulham (15:00)
Crystal Palace responded to back-to-back defeats against Chelsea and Everton with a 1-1 draw against in-form Brighton last Sunday.
The Eagles have already beaten Southampton and Manchester United so far, and look a nice price against the Premier League’s bottom side.
Fulham’s 1-1 draw away to fellow strugglers Sheffield United was their first point of the season after five games.
Charlton to beat Northampton (15:00)
Charlton have won back-to-back league games against struggling Blackpool and Wigan and should be able to make it a hat-trick here.
Lee Bowyer’s side have lost two games out of six so far this term, but both of those came against in-form sides Lincoln and Doncaster.
Northampton had lost four on the spin prior to their 2-1 victory over a Swindon side that seem to be dropping like a stone.
Cheltenham to beat Mansfield (15:00)
Third-placed Cheltenham won their fifth league game in six on Tuesday night.
Michael Duff’s side beat struggling Scunthorpe 1-0, having won 2-0 at bottom-of-the-league Southend the previous weekend.
They should have no issues against more troubled opposition. Mansfield are without a win in all competitions so far this season and have taken two points from their last five.
Tranmere to beat Southend (15:00)
For as long as a it’s reasonably priced, it will be worth backing against Southend in a Saturday accumulator.
The Shrimpers are bottom of the EFL having taken two points from their opening seven matches, while an already blunt attack must now cope with the loss of promising teenage striker Charlie Kelman, following his move to QPR last week.
Tranmere have had a poor start to the season themselves, but their only win so far came at home to second-bottom Scunthorpe. This is a great chance to notch a second.
Dortmund (-1) to beat Schalke (17:30)
Dortmund were disappointing in their 3-1 defeat to Lazio in the Champions League on Tuesday, but can bounce back in this derby match.
Lucien Favre’s side have won three league games out of four – two by a margin of two or more goals – and are unbeaten against Schalke in 11 matches.
Schalke have picked up one point from their opening four matches and have lost 4-0 and 8-0 in both of their away games so far.
BTTS in Coventry v Blackburn (15:00)
Coventry’s three home matches this season have finished 3-2, 1-3 and 1-1.
They take on Blackburn, who had 19 attempts on goal in Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat at Watford.
Rovers have scored seven goals in three league away games this season, and are the highest-scoring team in the Championship.
BTTS in Blackpool v MK Dons (15:00)
Blackpool scored five goals in three home league games prior to Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat to Charlton, in which they were reduced to 10 men inside two minutes.
The Tangerines rank third for shots per game in League One so far this season, so the goals should start flowing against MK Dons.
The Dons have scored and conceded in seven of their last nine matches, with their last three away games finishing 2-3, 2-1 and 3-2.
BTTS in Grimsby v Carlisle (15:00)
BTTS has landed in three consecutive Grimsby home matches, including Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Harrogate.
Ian Holloway’s side had scored three goals in both of the two matches prior to that one.
Carlisle have scored in three consecutive away games, with BTTS landing in two of them.
Rotherham double chance & under 4.5 goals (15:00)
Rotherham are suffering sickener after sickener at the moment, losing seven points by conceding in the last 15 minutes of their last four matches.
The Millers have still avoided defeat in three of those four games, and will surely see that unwanted sequence come to an end at Reading.
Veljko Paunovic’s side are somehow top of the Championship despite having taken fewer shots per game than any team in the division so far. Their form is unsustainable and could well end on Saturday.
Jordan Hugill (Norwich) to score v Wycombe (15:00)
Hugill has made a solid start to life at Norwich, scoring in last week’s win at Rotherham and displacing Teemu Pukki as the team’s No. 9.
He ranks ninth for shots per game in the Championship, and takes on a team that allows a lot of efforts on their own goal.
Wycombe have conceded more goals, shots and shots on target than any Championship team so far this season, so Hugill can get involved in a comfortable home win.
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