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 bite-sized weekend betting preview.
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1. Cardiff to beat Southampton (15:00)
Cardiff beat Wolves 2-1 last weekend to make it three wins from their last four home games.
The Bluebirds represent fantastic value against their visitors, who have won just four of their last 40 matches in the Premier League.
Southampton were beaten 3-1 by Tottenham in midweek following Ralph Hasenhuttl’s appointment, but it is unlikely the new manager will have had enough time to implement his ideas.
2. Luton to beat Fleetwood (15:00)
Luton have the best home record in League One, having dropped just four points in 11 unbeaten matches at Kenilworth Road this season.
The Hatters won have six games in a seven-match unbeaten run and have been at their free-scoring best recently, winning their last three by an aggregate score of 12-2.
Fleetwood, who have lost their last four away games in the league, should be scared.
3. Tom Ince (Stoke) to score v Ipswich (15:00)
Ince’s shot output has been consistently good enough this season that the purple patch of goalscoring he is currently enjoying comes as no surprise.
The winger ranks second for shots per Championship game this season and has been rewarded with a goal in each of his last two matches.
Back him to extend that run to three against bottom side Ipswich, who have conceded at least twice in all of their last nine away games.
4. Crawley v Northampton both teams to score (15:00)
Crawley are prolific at home, netting 10 goals in their last five at the Broadfield Stadium.
BTTS has landed in three of those games, with the exceptions finishing 0-4 and 3-0. That run includes a 6-2 defeat to Southend in the FA Cup and a 4-1 win against Newport County.
Goals seem certain to go in at both ends for the visit of Northampton, who have scored and conceded in all of their last five matches, including a 3-2 and two 2-2s.
5. Sheffield Wednesday not to beat Rotherham (15:00)
Sheffield Wednesday are having a tough time of things at the moment, with one more poor result likely to see manager Jos Luhukay out of a job.
The Owls have only managed to beat Bolton in their last eight home matches, not scoring more than once in any of their last four. They have also conceded more shots per home match than any other side in the division.
By contrast, Rotherham are in relatively good nick. They held league-leaders Norwich for 70 minutes before falling to defeat last time out, having previously gone seven matches without defeat. That run includes draws against Middlesbrough, Blackburn and Sheffield United.
6. Manchester City to win & under 3.5 goals (17:30)
City have already beaten Arsenal and Tottenham away from home, and were a missed penalty from doing the same to Liverpool.
All of those games had comfortably under 3.5 goals, as did both of their 1-0 victories over Chelsea last season.
So, even allowing for a Chelsea goal, this feels like the safest way to go.
7. Ajax (-1) to beat PEC Zwolle (18:45)
Ajax have won eight straight matches in the Eredivisie, with each of those coming by a margin of at least two goals.
Erik ten Hag’s side also have the best away record in the league, with their only defeat in seven coming against league leaders PSV.
Zwolle have lost four of their last six matches, so this looks a banker.
8. VVV Venlo v Groningen both teams to score (13:30)
Venlo’s last two home matches have finished 3-2 and 2-2, so BTTS is an obvious pick here.
Both teams have scored in their last four matches overall, including a 4-1 defeat at Heracles last weekend, while only Ajax have prevented them from scoring at home this season.
Groningen beat NAC Breda 5-2 last weekend, with two of their last three away games finishing 4-1 and 2-4.
9. Parma to beat Chievo (14:00)
Parma put in a spirited performance to lead AC Milan before going down 2-1 last weekend.
They had won back-to-back matches prior to that and, at home against comfortably the worst team in Serie A, they are worth getting behind.
Bottom side Chievo extended their winless run to 15 matches in all competitions by losing 2-1 at home to Cagliari in midweek.
10. Alassane Plea (Borussia Monchengladbach) to score v Stuttgart (17:00)
Plea has gone a couple of games without a goal, but is having a strong enough season that it’s worth taking your chances with him on Sunday.
The striker has netted 11 goals in 14 appearances overall, which was enough to earn him a call-up to the France squad for the international break just gone.
He ranks ninth for xG, sixth for shots and eighth for shots inside the area in the Bundesliga, all of which prove this run is sustainable.
Opponents Stuttgart have conceded at least twice in five of their last six away games, including four at Hoffenheim and three at Freiburg and Hannover, so should concede plenty chances.
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