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. Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa) to score v West Brom (12:30)
Abraham has been in formidable form at Villa Park this season, scoring in 11 of his last 13 home appearances.
The 21-year-old ranks second in the Championship for shots inside the penalty area, and is an established penalty-taker.
West Brom have conceded at least twice in five of their last seven away games, and shipped 11 goals in five away matches against the top six in the regular league season.
2. Derby to beat Leeds (17:15)
Leeds come into the play-offs on the back of their worst four-game run of the season, having taken just one point from a possible 12 to close out the campaign.
Derby won four and drew two of their final four matches and have won four home games in a row, so it’s likely they’ll take the advantage in this first leg at Pride Park.
3. Montreal Impact to beat Cincinnati (18:00)
Cincinnati lost 1-0 away to inconsistent San Jose Earthquakes last weekend, despite their opponents playing the last 39 minutes with 10 men after having a man sent off.
Cincy are finding life tough in the MLS and have earned just one point from their last seven matches.
The Impact beat New York Red Bulls 2-1 away from home last weekend and have won three of their last four matches.
4. Amiens to win or draw Toulouse (19:00)
Amiens are unbeaten in six at home, having won three and drawn three in that period.
They also still have something to play for and a result here would go a long way to securing their top-flight status.
Toulouse are without a win in their last seven on the road and have won just four away games all season.
5. BTTS in Sunderland v Portsmouth (19:30)
Sunderland have found the net in 16 consecutive matches at the Stadium of Light, with BTTS landing in 10.
Portsmouth, meanwhile, have the best away record in League One, scoring in their last 11 games on the road.
BTTS landed in both fixtures between these sides during the regular season, as well as their recent EFL Trophy final, and Saturday’s play-off semi-final first leg is unlikely to be any different.
6. Leicester to beat Chelsea (15:00)
Chelsea have lost seven of their nine away games against sides in the top half, only avoiding defeat at Watford and Manchester United.
Maurizio Sarri’s side come into this on the back of 120 minutes and a penalty shoot-out in their Europa League semi-final on Thursday and it’s possible they will have one eye on the final, having already secured a top-four spot.
Leicester put up an impressive resistance away to Manchester City on Monday before eventually losing 1-0 and have won four of their last five matches at the King Power Stadium.
7. Crystal Palace not to beat Bournemouth (15:00)
Having scored eight goals in their last two away matches, Bournemouth are a massive bet to take something from Crystal Palace on the last day of the season.
Eddie Howe’s side have only lost at Leicester in their last four away games overall, and rank fourth for xPoints away from home in the last three months.
Only Huddersfield have performed worse than Palace in terms of points and goals at home this season. Roy Hodgson’s side have only beaten the Terriers in their last six at Selhurst Park.
8. Dries Mertens (Napoli) to score v SPAL (17:00)
Mertens has scored in three consecutive matches, taking his tally for the season to 17.
The Belgian has started eight of his side’s last nine Serie A matches, registering a better xG than any other Napoli player in that time.
SPAL have kept just four clean sheets in their last 15 matches and rank in the bottom half for xG against at home in 2019.
9. BTTS in SPAL v Napoli (17:00)
SPAL have scored in seven consecutive Serie A matches – a run that includes beating Empoli 4-2 and Chievo 4-0 in the past three weeks.
Only Inter have stopped Leonardo Semplici’s side from scoring in their last 13 matches, so it’s worth backing them to find the net against Napoli, who have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12.
The visitors have also scored in six successive Serie A away matches, racking up 15 goals during that run.
10. FC Copenhagen to beat Midtjylland (19:00)
Copenhagen went 14 points clear at the top of the Superligaen last weekend, following a 3-2 victory at home to fifth-placed Brondby.
That was their 22nd league game without defeat and eighth straight victory.
Second-placed Midtjylland were beaten 3-1 away to out-of-form Odense, who had gone six without a win prior to that, and have lost three of their last four matches.
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