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-size weekend betting preview.
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1. West Ham to beat Cardiff (15:00)
Cardiff were beaten 2-0 away to Wolves last weekend and have lost three straight league games.
The Bluebirds have conceded 10 goals and scored just once in that sequence, while influential defender Sol Bamba has been ruled out for the season with injury.
West Ham have beaten relegation candidates Newcastle and Fulham in their last three matches and lost one of their last five league games, against Manchester City.
2. BTTS in Middlesbrough v Brentford (15:00)
Middlesbrough have scored in six consecutive home games, with BTTS landing in three of the last four.
Brentford have conceded at least twice in five consecutive away matches, so that run is unlikely to end on Saturday.
The Bees have scored in 12 of their last 13 matches overall, with BTTS landing in 65 per cent of their league games this season, the fourth highest in the league.
3. Sunderland to beat Wycombe (15:00)
Sunderland come into this match having secured their place at Wembley in the EFL Trophy final after beating Bristol Rovers 2-0 in midweek.
That was the Black Cats’ fourth straight victory in all competitions and 16th game without defeat.
At odds-against, they are well worth backing to win away to a Wycombe side that have lost their four league games and are winless in six.
4. Josh King (Bournemouth) to score v Huddersfield (15:00)
King has scored nine goals this season, but his stats suggest that he will add to that tally considerably before the end of the season.
The Norwegian, an established penalty-taker, ranks 26th for shots per Premier League game this season, but rises to 20th when only taking into account away games. He also ranks ninth for xG in the Premier League in 2019.
Against Huddersfield, who have conceded at least twice in five of their last eight home matches, he is the obvious bet to score.
5. West Brom not to beat Ipswich (15:00)
West Brom are winless in five at the Hawthorns. Their only win there since the end of November was against Wigan, so beating bottom-place Ipswich is not a foregone conclusion.
The Baggies were free-scoring with Harvey Barnes in their side in the first half of the season, but have only scored more than once in five of their 11 games since he was recalled by Leicester. They have won just four of those games, one of which was against Bolton.
Ipswich had drawn three consecutive games before last week’s unfortunate defeat to Reading, posting an xG of over 1.0 in four of their last five matches (experimental361.com). They are a good bet to produce a shock result.
6. Getafe to win or draw & BTTS v Huesca (19:45)
Getafe are fourth in La Liga and come into this having dropped just two points in their last four league games.
They beat Real Betis 2-1 away from home last weekend to make if four BTTS games out of four.
Huesca are bottom of the table and have won just two of their 13 away games this season, but netted twice against Sevilla last weekend and have only failed to score once in their last five league games.
7. LA Galaxy to win or draw v FC Dallas (20:30)
LA Galaxy got off to a great start last weekend, coming from behind to beat Chicago Fire 2-1 at home.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened his account for the season last weekend and, with the Swede in the squad travelling to Dallas, I can’t see the Galaxy losing.
Dallas were held to a 1-1 draw at home to New England Revolution last weekend and have won just one of their last five home games in the MLS.
8. Lille to beat Saint Etienne (14:00)
Saint Etienne lost 2-0 away to Marseille last weekend, meaning they have won just two of their last eight games in all competitions.
That sequence includes three defeats from four games at the Stade Geoffrey Guichard.
Second-placed Lille have won six and lost just one of their last eight away games in all competitions, so I’m all over them at this price.
9. Chelsea v Wolves (14:05)
Wolves won 2-1 when these sides met at Molineux earlier this season, and there should again be goals at both ends in this return fixture.
Chelsea have scored two or more goals in seven of their last eight home matches, with a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United the only exception.
Wolves beat Cardiff 2-0 last weekend and have scored in nine of their last 10 games in all competitions.
10. Ishak Belfodil (Hoffenheim) to score v Nuremberg (14:30)
Belfodil has scored four goals in four matches since nailing down a spot as Hoffenheim’s starting striker, so he looks a fantastic odds-against bet to net against bottom-club Nuremberg on Sunday.
The striker ranks 11th for xG per minute in the Bundesliga in that period and sits sixth for shots and fourth for shots inside the penalty area per match overall this season.
Hoffenheim beat 17th-placed Hannover 3-0 in their last home match and can do similar to a Nuremberg side that have conceded at least twice in nine consecutive league away games.
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