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Saturday Betting Guide: Our writers’ best football tips 18 12 21

We've compiled our writers’ best football tips, including win/draw/win and BTTS, into one bite-size betting preview.

17 Dec | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Saturday Betting Guide: Our writers’ best football tips 18 12 21



Will Rook and Adam Drury provide their football tips for Saturday’s matches.

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Rayo Vallecano to beat Alaves (13:00)

Alaves have managed one victory in seven away games in La Liga this season, against third-bottom Cadiz in October.

Javier Calleja’s side have won one of their last six and are currently one place above the relegation zone.

Rayo Vallecano have won seven and drawn one of their eight home games this season.

Blackburn to beat Birmingham (15:00)

Fourth-placed Blackburn come into this in great nick, having won seven of their last nine matches.

That run of form has put a five-point buffer between Rovers and seventh place in the Championship and leaves them four points from the automatics.

Birmingham have managed one victory in their last nine away games.

Rotherham to beat Cambridge (15:00)

League One leaders Rotherham are a short price for an away win here, but it is justified.

The Millers are unbeaten in 15 league games and have won nine of their last 12.

Cambridge have lost four out of six, winning only once.

Fleetwood to beat Morecambe (15:00)

This looks like a good price for a side that has taken seven points from their four games since sacking Simon Grayson as manager.

Fleetwood have won back-to-back matches against Bolton and Gillingham, and can make it three on the spin.

Fourth-bottom Morecambe have lost three straight league games and eight out of 11.

Sevilla to beat Atletico Madrid (20:00)

Sevilla’s 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao leaves them second in the La Liga table, eight points behind leaders Real Madrid.

Julen Lopetegui’s side have won eight of their last 12 league games, including five of their last six at home.

Atletico Madrid have lost back-to-back games against Real Madrid and Mallorca, while they have managed one victory in five on the road.


BTTS & over 2.5 goals in Hoffenheim v Borussia Monchengladbach (14:30)

This has landed in Hoffenheim’s last four matches, including 6-3 and 3-2 scorelines.

Borussia Monchengladbach’s last four matches have finished 4-1, 6-0, 4-1 and 3-2.

The two games between these teams last season finished 3-2 and 2-1.

BTTS in Nottingham Forest v Hull (15:00)

Nottingham Forest have scored in all but three of their last 15 matches, with two of the exceptions coming against Fulham and West Brom.

They taken on Hull, who have scored in all of their last six games.

At a larger price, backing both teams to score makes sense.

BTTS & over 2.5 goals in Oxford v Wigan (15:00)

This bet has landed in seven of Oxford’s last nine home games.

Only Sunderland and Rotherham have scored more home goals than Karl Robinson’s side in League One this season.

Wigan are the joint-top goalscorers away from home, with this bet landing in five of their last six on the road.


Aston Villa not to beat Burnley (15:00)

Since Burnley lost 1-0 to Arsenal on September 18, only Liverpool and Man City have lost fewer games.

One of those defeats came at Man City, while the other – a 1-0 reverse at Newcastle – did not reflect the balance of play.

They have avoided defeat at Leicester, Southampton, Chelsea and Wolves on that run, so are a nice bet to go well at Villa Park.


Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim) to score v Borussia Monchengladbach (14:30)

Somehow, Kramaric is only on two Bundesliga goals this season, despite ranking sixth in the division for shots per game.

He also ranks 18th for xG and has posted an xG per 90 of 0.38.

A goal is surely coming for the Croatian and taking on a Monchengladbach defence that has conceded 17 goals in four matches looks an ideal opportunity.

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