Thursday Betting Guide: Our writers' 5 best football tips
We've compiled our writers’ best football tips, including win/draw/win and BTTS, into one bite-size betting preview for Thursday's matches.
Sheffield United draw no bet v Leicester (18:00)
Leicester’s capitulation against Bournemouth on Sunday means that they should be backed against here.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have won one of their seven matches since the restart and are without the suspended Caglar Soyuncu for this one.
Sheffield United are flying, beating Tottenham, Wolves and Chelsea in their last three games. They are worth backing to win, with the insurance of your money back if the game ends as a draw.
Real Madrid to beat Villarreal & under 4.5 goals (20:00)
Real Madrid have won nine consecutive matches, with all of them featuring fewer than 4.5 goals.
Their last three home matches have finished 2-1, 1-0 and 2-0, and another victory here would seal the La Liga title.
Villarreal lost 2-1 to Real Sociedad last time out, while their last seven away games have featured fewer than five goals.
Atletico to win or draw v Getafe & under 2.5 goals (20:00)
This bet has landed in four of Atletico’s last six away games, including at Celta Vigo last time out.
They take on Getafe, who have scored one goal in their last four games.
Jose Bordalas’ side have only won one of their last six home games, including two 0-0 draws.
Real Betis to beat Alaves (20:00)
Alaves have much more to play for here, but it is worth remembering why they are fighting relegation in the first place.
The visitors have lost five consecutive away games, four of them to nil, and have taken one point from their last seven games overall.
Real Betis have the seventh-best home record in La Liga this season, beat Osasuna 3-0 last time out on their own patch, and would not be such a big price to win if they were not in mid-table.
BTTS in Southampton v Brighton (20:15)
BTTS has landed in three of Southampton’s last four matches, with the only exception a freak 1-0 victory over Manchester City.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have scored in eight of their last 10 home matches, and drew 2-2 at Manchester United on Monday.
Brighton have scored in 10 of their last 13 matches on the road, and could have scored more than the one goal they managed in last week’s 1-3 home defeat to Liverpool.
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