Wednesday Betting Guide: Our writers' 5 best football tips
We've compiled our best football tips into one bite-size betting preview for Wednesday's action in the EFL Cup and across Europe. You can back the 31/1 five-fold.
Romelu Lukaku to score and Inter to beat Hellas Verona (17:30)
Lukaku has scored in five of Inter’s last six matches, all of which they have gone on to win.
The Belgian’s Serie A goals tally is only bettered by Cristiano Ronaldo this season, while his xG per 90 minutes is 0.96.
Verona have lost two of their last three home matches to Sassuolo and Sampdoria.
Rangers to beat St Johnstone & over 2.5 goals (18:00)
Rangers have won their last 10 Scottish Premiership matches, with over 2.5 goals landing in all of the last five.
Steven Gerrard’s side have scored at least three goals in four of those five games, and won the reverse fixture 3-0 at home earlier in the season.
St Johnstone have lost their last two league games 2-1 to Livingston and 3-2 to St Mirren.
Karim Benzema to score and Real Madrid to beat Granada (18:45)
This bet has landed in four of Benzema’s last five home appearances for Real Madrid.
The Frenchman also scored in Sunday’s 3-1 win at Eibar, after which manager Zinedine Zidane called him “the best French striker ever”.
Granada have already lost at first-placed Atletico Madrid and third-placed Real Sociedad this season, so should lose at second-placed Real.
Edin Dzeko to score and Roma to beat Cagliari (19:45)
Dzeko has scored in three of Roma’s last five matches, with his team going on to win on two of the three occasions.
The striker has scored five league goals overall this season, but ranks fourth for xG per 90 minutes, suggesting that more goals will soon come.
Cagliari have already lost 5-2 at Atalanta and 2-0 at Juventus this season, so they will struggle to keep Roma at bay.
BTTS & over 2.5 goals in Everton v Man Utd (20:00)
Everton’s three EFL Cup games this season have finished 3-0 (v Salford), 5-2 and 4-1.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side have also scored in seven of their last eight games, including a 2-1 win v Arsenal last time out.
Manchester United hammered Leeds 6-2 at the weekend and have seen this bet land in nine of their last 11 matches.
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