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EFL football tips: Best bets for Saturday’s matches

05 Oct | BY James Milton | MIN READ TIME |
EFL football tips: Best bets for Saturday’s matches

James Milton's tips for Saturday's EFL action contain games from the Championship, League One and League Two.

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BTTS & over 2.5 goals in Sunderland v Middlesbrough @ 21/20

Coventry to beat Norwich @ 7/5

Southampton to beat Rotheram & BTTS @ 15/8

Bolton to beat Carlisle to nil @ 7/5
Notts County to beat Barrow @ 21/20

Sunderland v Middlesbrough (12:30)

Middlesbrough and Sunderland have both had a tendency to be involved in high-scoring affairs this season and that trend can continue when the two do battle in this derby.

Six of Sunderland’s last eight Championship games at the Stadium of Light have produced over 2.5 goals and they are among the top scorers in the division this season, netting 20 times in ten games.

To add to that, both teams have scored in eight of Middlesbrough’s last ten away league games so take both teams to find the net in a match that may see three or more goals.

Coventry v Norwich (15:00)

Coventry finally seem to be getting the rewards for their solid performances, earning back-to-back wins against QPR and Blackburn.

They can make that three in a row against a Norwich side who have lost three of their last four encounters.

The Canaries have conceded 18 times in ten matches and their defensive frailties make them worth taking on. 

Southampton v Rotherham (15:00)

Both teams have scored in eight of Southampton’s 11 matches in all competitions this season and the same is fancied when they host Rotherham.

The visitors showed more attacking intent when losing 2-1 to Bristol City on Wednesday and they can get on the scoresheet on the South coast.

However the Saints’ class is expected to tell and they can take all three points.

Bolton v Carlisle (15:00)

Carlisle have one of the worst attacking records in League One, scoring just eight times in 11 matches, and they may be blanked by Bolton when the two meet on Saturday.

Wanderers have won six of their ten games and look likely to extend that record against a blunt visiting attack.

Take Ian Evatt’s men to win without conceding.

Barrow v Notts County (15:00)

Notts County are top of the League Two table after winning seven of their opening 11 games.

The league leaders can extend that good record with a win over Barrow, who have lost two of their last three matches.

The hosts are one of the lowest scorers in the top half, hitting the mark 12 times, and face a County attack who have netted 26 times already this season.