Saturday Betting Guide: Our writers' best football tips
We've compiled our writers’ best football tips, including win/draw/win and BTTS, into one bite-size betting preview.
Tottenham to beat Crystal Palace (12:30)
Tottenham lead the way in the Premier League as the only side with a 100 per cent record after three games.
Included in that run is a 1-0 victory against Manchester City on the opening day, while Spurs are also the only side yet to concede a goal.
Crystal Palace are winless after two draws and a defeat.
West Ham to beat Southampton (15:00)
West Ham are second in the Premier League, having won two and drawn one of their opening three matches.
The Hammers have netted 10 goals in those three games – no side has scored more – and are a great price against struggling opposition.
Southampton are winless following back-to-back draws and an opening-day defeat by Everton.
QPR to beat Reading (15:00)
QPR come into this in third place with three victories and two draws in the league.
Mark Warburton’s side have a 100 per cent away record after two games, having beaten Hull and Middlesbrough.
Reading have lost four of their opening five league games, only beating Preston last month.
Burton to beat Gillingham (15:00)
Third-placed Burton have taken seven points from their three games at the Pirelli Stadium this season.
The Brewers come into this on the back of a goalless draw away to Bolton on Monday, where they took a point despite a late red card for defender John Brayford.
Gillingham have taken one point from three away games and lost 2-1 to struggling Shrewsbury last time out on the road.
Leyton Orient to beat Oldham (15:00)
Oldham are just one point above bottom-of-the-league Sutton, despite having played two extra games.
The Latics have lost five matches out of six in League Two so far, with their only victory coming against the bottom side.
Leyton Orient have won two home games out of three, with their only defeat coming against top-of-the-league Harrogate.
BTTS & over 2.5 goals in Leicester v Manchester City (15:00)
Both of these teams’ strengths lie in attack, so goals are unlikely to be at a premium when they meet on Saturday.
Leicester are still without several centre-backs, and have conceded in both of their last two matches. They have also scored in all four of their games this season.
Man City have won their last two matches 5-0, but will likely field Scott Carson in goal and are without a clean sheet in three league away games.
BTTS in Watford v Wolves (15:00)
Watford won their only league home match of this season 3-2 against Aston Villa and have scored in 17 straight matches at Vicarage Road.
They take on Wolves, who – despite not scoring so far this term – have had the third-most shots on goal in the Premier League from opening fixtures against Leicester, Tottenham and Manchester United.
The likely FIFA ban for Raul Jimenez is offset by the absence of Watford’s key defender Francisco Sierralta, who will be missing for the same reason, so the visitors can certainly break their duck here.
Barnsley to win or draw v Bournemouth & under 4.5 goals (15:00)
Barnsley are unbeaten away from home this season, securing decent draws at Cardiff and QPR so far.
Only three teams have conceded fewer goals than the Tykes, who won at Bournemouth last season.
Scott Parker’s hosts drew 2-2 with Blackpool and 0-0 at Hull in their two matches before the international break.
Wout Weghorst to score and Wolfsburg to beat Greuter Furth (14:30)
Weghorst has only scored once in three matches so far this season, but is a good bet to double his tally on Saturday.
The forward ranks fourth for xG and sixth for shots in the Bundesliga.
Greuter Furth have conceded the second-most goals and have the worst xG against in the division so far, losing two of their three matches.
Harry Smith (Leyton Orient) to score v Oldham (15:00)
Smith has scored four goals in five league games so far this season, including three in his last two.
The 26-year-old ranks fifth for xG per 90 minutes and 10th for shots per game in League Two.
Oldham are in crisis on and off the field, with five defeats from six and boardroom politics seeing them spiral into a likely relegation battle.
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