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.
Will Rook and Adam Drury provide their football tips for Saturday's matches.
Freiburg to beat Bochum (14:30)
Freiburg are third in the Bundesliga and until they faced Bayern Munich two weeks ago, had gone unbeaten.
Christian Streich’s side had won four of their previous six away games prior to visiting the Allianz Arena.
Bochum are in 13th and have lost two of their last three.
Peterborough to beat Barnsley (15:00)
Second-bottom Barnsley lost their 10th match out of 11 on Wednesday as they were beaten 2-0 at home to Swansea.
The Tykes have recorded just one victory in their last 17 league games and are the only Championship side yet to win away.
Peterborough were thumped 4-0 by Blackburn in midweek, but have taken four points from their last three home games, only losing to table-toppers Fulham.
Swansea to beat Reading (15:00)
Swansea’s 2-0 victory at Barnsley on Wednesday was their third in six games and, back at home, they are capable of another three points.
Russell Martin’s side have dropped only two points in their last five matches at the Liberty Stadium, while they are unbeaten in eight there.
Reading have lost five of their last seven and have the sixth-worst travelling record in the division.
Walsall to beat Carlisle (15:00)
Walsall beat Port Vale 1-0 in midweek, becoming only the second side this season to take three points away from Vale Park.
The Saddlers have lost just one in nine as they improve after a slow start.
Second-bottom Carlisle are without a league win in 12 and have failed to score in their last five at Brunton Park.
Brighton to beat Leeds (17:30)
Leeds are hovering just two points above the Premier League relegation zone after winning just two of their opening 12 matches.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side lost 2-1 at Tottenham last weekend, despite going a goal up in the first half and their only victories have come against Norwich and Watford.
Brighton aren’t in great form themselves, but they held Liverpool to a 2-2 draw at Anfield last month and their only defeats in 11 came against an Aston Villa side experiencing a new manager bounce and Manchester City.
BTTS & over 2.5 goals in Sampdoria v Hellas Verona (14:00)
This bet has landed in six of Sampdoria’s eight home matches this season, with the only exceptions against Milan and Napoli, Serie A’s top two.
They take on Verona, who have scored and conceded in all of their last five away games.
This landed in both of the meetings between these teams last season.
Norwich v Wolves (15:00)
Norwich’s last three matches have finished 2-1, including Dean Smith’s opening game in charge against Southampton last week.
The Canaries can score against Wolves, who have shipped five goals in their last three on the road.
Bruno Lage’s side look excellent going forward, though, scoring in seven of their last eight matches.
Valencia v Rayo Vallecano (15:15)
BTTS has landed in four of Valencia’s last five home games, including a 3-3 draw with Atletico Madrid in their last one.
Rayo Vallecano have scored and conceded in four of their last five away matches.
The visitors are sixth in the table, but have the fourth-worst xG against record in the division.
Coventry to win or draw v Bournemouth (15:00)
Coventry have only lost three of their last 14 Championship matches.
Mark Robins’ side sit fifth in the Championship and have already beaten league leaders Fulham 4-1 this term.
Bournemouth are faltering, having only won one of their last four games.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) to score and Liverpool to beat Southampton
Salah has scored 17 goals this season, including one in six of his last eight home games.
This bet has landed twice in the last week at Anfield – a 4-0 win against Arsenal and 2-0 win against Porto – and has every chance of doing so again.
Southampton lost 2-1 at Norwich last week and have been beaten on their last four visits to Anfield, with Salah scoring in three of them.
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