Tuesday Betting Guide: Our writers' 10 best football tips
We've compiled our writers’ best football tips, including win/draw/win and BTTS, into one bite-size betting preview.
Middlesbrough to beat Sheffield Wednesday (19:00)
Play-off chasing Middlesbrough beat Birmingham 4-1 last time out and come into this on the back of three straight victories.
That sequence of results has left Neil Warnock’s side within three points of the top six.
Second-bottom Sheffield Wednesday drew 1-1 with Blackburn on Boxing Day and have managed one victory in 11.
Crewe to beat Rochdale (19:00)
Rochdale were hammered 4-1 at home to Gillingham last time out and have lost seven of their last 10 league games
Their only victories in that timeframe came against relegation candidates Wigan and out-of-form Plymouth.
Crewe have won four and drawn two of their last six matches and are top of the League One form table.
Forest Green to beat Crawley (19:00)
Second-placed Forest Green are unbeaten in their last nine matches in all competitions.
Mark Cooper’s side have taken seven points from their last available nine at the New Lawn.
Crawley, meanwhile, have won just one of their last eight away games in the league.
Norwich to beat QPR (19:45)
Top-of-the-league Norwich were beaten 1-0 by fellow promotion candidates Watford on Boxing Day, but had won each of their last five on the spin.
The Canaries have dropped just four points in seven unbeaten league games at Carrow Road.
QPR lost 2-0 at home to Swansea on Saturday and are winless in eight.
Barnsley to beat Rotherham (19:45)
Barnsley came from behind to beat Huddersfield 2-1 on Boxing Day, recording their fifth victory in seven matches in the process.
The in-form Tykes have lifted themselves to within five points of the top six with that run.
Rotherham have lost six and drawn one of their last eight and are above the relegation zone on goal difference only.
Brighton v Arsenal (18:00)
BTTS has landed in nine of Brighton’s last 12 matches, including in all of their last three matches.
They should score against an Arsenal side that has gone nine matches without a clean sheet.
The Gunners have also scored in all of their last four, while BTTS has landed in the last five meetings between these sides.
Burton v Wigan (18:30)
BTTS has landed in eight consecutive Burton matches.
Jake Buxton’s side have also scored and conceded in all but one of their 13 matches at the Pirelli Stadium in all competitions this season.
Wigan have scored and conceded in four of their last six games, including in both of their last two.
Bolton v Morecambe (19:00)
Bolton have scored at least twice in five of their last six home games, including two 3-2s and a 6-3.
Wanderers also drew 3-3 on the road at Carlisle on Boxing Day, coming back from 3-0 down.
BTTS has landed in each of Morecambe’s last four away games.
Leyton Orient not to beat Southend (19:00)
After a dreadful start to the season, Southend are unbeaten in five matches.
That run includes away draws at Stevenage and Mansfield, and a comprehensive derby-day beating of Colchester on Boxing Day.
Leyton Orient have lost all of their last three matches, including against Crawley last time out at Brisbane Road.
Teemu Pukki (Norwich) to score v QPR
Pukki has scored 12 goals this season, including six in his last eight in the Championship.
He ranks sixth for shots per game in the division, rising to third for shots inside the penalty area.
QPR are without a clean sheet in five away from home, while only Wycombe have conceded more shots on target on the road.
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