Don't Speculate: 5 football tips for Saturday's EFL matches
From 4pm on Friday, we will be boosting the price of these EFL football tips from the Championship, League One and League Two.
Had you placed a £10 stake on Will Rook's EFL football betting tips for the 2018/19 season, your profit would be:
Aston Villa to beat Ipswich
Ipswich’s 2-0 loss at Blackburn last weekend was their 12th defeat in their last 17 matches in all competitions.
The Tractor Boys have lost eight of their last nine away games, including a 1-0 defeat to League One Accrington in the FA Cup third round, and have failed to score in any of those matches.
They have just eight away goals in 14 league games this season – the joint-fewest in the Championship – so Aston Villa, who haven’t failed to score at Villa Park in the Championship, are worth backing despite their own inconsistent form.
Barnsley to beat Rochdale
Barnsley eased to their fifth league victory in six matches as they won 4-1 away to struggling Wimbledon last Saturday.
Back at Oakwell, where the Reds are still unbeaten this season after 17 matches and have won their last three, it should be a case of how many.
Rochdale have conceded four or more goals on four separate occasions in a run that seen them lose five and draw one of their last six matches in all competitions.
Having lost influential players Andy Cannon, Harrison McGahey and most recently Joe Rafferty in the transfer window, Dale could be on the end of a hiding.
Luton to beat Southend
Luton’s league form remains unaffected since manager Nathan Jones’ departure to Stoke, having drawn away to Sunderland and won 4-0 at home to Peterborough in the two games since he left.
Those results mean the Hatters are unbeaten in 15 league games, having won 11 of those, and are still three points clear of the third-placed Black Cats in League One.
Southend have lost eight of their last 13 league games and, despite their 4-0 win away to relegation-threatened Bradford last weekend, are one of the most inconsistent sides in the EFL.
Mansfield to beat Tranmere
Mansfield come into this having won back-to-back league matches after they completed a second-half turnaround to win 3-2 at Colchester, who had previously lost just three home games all season, last weekend.
The Stags moved third in League Two following that result and have lost just two of their last 21 league games.
They have taken points off second-placed Bury and fifth-placed MK Dons in their last eight matches at the One Call Stadium and look a good bet to beat a Tranmere side with just three victories in 11 in League Two.
Carlisle to beat Port Vale
Carlisle picked up under new manager Steven Pressley where previous boss John Sheridan left off as they beat Cheltenham 2-0 last Saturday.
That was the Cumbrians’ seventh victory in eight league games and, so they have to be backed at this price.
Port Vale’s only victory in nine matches at Vale Park came against Stoke U21s in the EFL Trophy last month, while they have failed to beat out-of-form Grimsby, Cheltenham and bottom-of-the-league Notts County.
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