Thursday Betting Guide: Our writers' 5 best football tips
We've compiled our writers’ best football tips, including win/draw/win and anytime goalscorers, into one bite-size betting preview for Thursday's matches.
Adam Drury provides his football tips for Thursday's action in the Premier League, Championship and Serie A.
Middlesbrough to beat Hull & under 4.5 goals (17:00)
Middlesbrough made a winning start to life under Neil Warnock, beating Stoke 2-0 on Saturday.
They take on a Hull side in serious relegation trouble after a dreadful run of form since selling Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki in January.
The Tigers have drawn three and lost 11 of their last 14 matches, conceding at least three goals in five of their last eight games.
Sheffield United to win or draw v Tottenham & under 3.5 goals (18:00)
Sheffield United looked much more like their old selves against Arsenal on Sunday, despite their 2-1 defeat knocking them out of the FA Cup.
Chris Wilder’s side beat the Gunners in the league at Bramall Lane earlier in the season, drew 1-1 in the reverse fixture at Tottenham and only lost by one goal in home matches against Liverpool and Manchester City.
Tottenham have won one of their last nine away games, an unconvincing 3-2 victory at Aston Villa. They have failed to beat Norwich, Middlesbrough and Watford on that run.
Atalanta to score over 1.5 goals v Napoli (18:30)
Atalanta have been the team to watch since the restart, winning their three matches 4-1, 3-2 and 3-2.
They have now scored at least twice in 10 consecutive matches, scoring more than three goals on seven occasions and even hitting seven goals twice.
They have scored 40 goals in 14 home Serie A matches this season, with their xG tally also comfortably the best.
Liverpool draw no bet v Manchester City (20:15)
Liverpool have only lost two of 13 meetings against Manchester City under Jurgen Klopp, one of which was a 5-0 defeat in September 2017 after an early red card for Sadio Mane.
The newly-crowned Premier League champions were unlucky to lose a game decided by ridiculously-fine margins on this ground last season and will fancy themselves against a defence that has failed to keep a clean sheet in nine of its 10 meetings against teams in the top five this season.
Klopp’s team won the reverse fixture 3-1 and have only lost one Premier League match all season.
Edin Dzeko (Roma) to score v Udinese (20:45)
Dzeko has scored 19 goals for club and country so far this season, including two in Roma’s only home game since the restart against Sampdoria.
The 34-year-old ranks third for xG and seventh for shots per game in Serie A so far this season.
Udinese conceded three goals to Atalanta on Sunday, the eighth game in nine against a top-seven team in which they have conceded at least twice.
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