Just The Tips: Our 10 best football tips for this weekend
We've compiled our writers’ best football tips, including win/draw/win, BTTS and anytime goalscorers, into one bitesize weekend betting preview.
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1. Burnley to beat Huddersfield (15:00)
Bottom-of-the-league Huddersfield were easily beaten 2-0 at home to Tottenham last Saturday.
The Terriers have earned just two points after seven matches and are on a three-game losing streak.
After a tough start to the season, Burnley have won back-to-back league games and beat Bournemouth 4-0 last time out at Turf Moor. At odds against, they’re a decent bet.
2. Sheffield United to beat Hull (15:00)
Hull dropped to within one point of the Championship relegation zone after losing 1-0 at home to Leeds on Tuesday.
The Tigers have lost six of their last eight matches in all competitions, including their last three away from the KCOM.
Sheffield United have won seven of their last nine league games and are top of the form table after their 2-0 victory over Blackburn on Wednesday.
3. West Brom v Reading BTTS (15:00)
West Brom are the Championship’s top scorers, having netted 15 goals in their last four home league matches, so BTTS pretty much depends on Reading scoring a goal of their own at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
Fortunately, the Royals are in goalscoring form away from home, with their last four games finishing 2-2, 1-1, 2-3 and 2-2.
Only three teams have conceded more shots on goal at home than West Brom, while their visitors rank fourth for shots on target away from home.
This looks an unmissable price for goals at both ends.
4. Roberto Pereyra (Watford) to score v Bournemouth (15:00)
This is an eye-catching price for Watford’s joint-top goalscorer to extend his excellent run at Vicarage Road.
Pereyra has scored six goals in his last six home games against non-big six teams. He is averaging 2.5 shots inside the penalty area per home game this season – comfortably the best of any Watford player, and the eighth-best in the Premier League.
The Argentine’s scoring run started last season against Bournemouth, who shipped four goals at Burnley in their last away game and have kept one clean sheet in their last 15 league matches on the road.
5. Real Madrid not to beat Alaves (17:30)
A combination of poor form, injuries and the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo has culminated in Real Madrid failing to score in more than 300 minutes of action.
Julen Lopetegui’s side have not won away since August and will likely be missing Marcelo and Isco for this game. They are well worth backing to extend their winless run to four matches.
Alaves are unbeaten at home so far this term, conceding just twice. If they defend well, then they can take at least a point.
6. Roma to beat Empoli (19:30)
Roma’s season has exploded into life following a tough start.
The Giallorossi have won each of their last three matches in all competitions with an aggregate score of 12-1, including a 3-1 victory in the Derby della Capitale last Saturday.
Empoli are in the relegation zone after seven league games, having earned just two points in their last six.
7. Los Angeles FC to beat Colorado Rapids (02:00)
Colorado’s dire form continued last weekend with a 4-0 drubbing away to Seattle Sounders.
That was the Rapids’ sixth straight league defeat and third time that they have conceded three or more in that sequence.
Los Angeles have won four and lost just one of their last seven matches in the MLS and should go close to securing their play-off spot with another victory.
8. Genoa to beat Parma (11:30)
Genoa won their fourth league game out of six last Sunday as they beat Frosinone 2-1 away from home.
They boast the top scorer in Europe’s top divisions in Krzysztof Piatek, who has already scored eight league goals.
Back at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, where they have won all three of their matches, they should extend that 100 per cent record against a Parma side who lost 3-0 to Napoli in their last away game.
9. Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa) to score v Parma (11:30)
Having successfully tipped Piatek to score on three separate occasions in September, I have no qualms in including him again for Genoa’s match against Parma.
The revelation of the Serie A season so far has scored in every one of his appearances this season, including a variety of types of goals, and ranks second to Cristiano Ronaldo for shots inside the penalty area.
That gives him an excellent chance of netting against Parma, who have conceded comfortably the most shots of any Serie A side away from home.
10. PSG v Lyon BTTS (20:00)
PSG are, as ever, almost certain to score on Sunday evening, having bagged at least three goals in all eight of their Ligue 1 games so far.
The champions put six past Crvena Zvezda on Wednesday night, but also conceded. They’ve now kept just one clean sheet in their last five matches in all competitions.
Expect them to concede again against Lyon, who have scored 14 goals in their last six games, including two against Manchester City.
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