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. Scunthorpe to beat Gillingham (15:00)
Gillingham were hammered 4-1 at home to Barnsley last weekend, conceding a season-high xG of 4.2 in the game (experimental361).
That was a fourth league game without victory for Steve Lovell’s side, who also lost captain Gabriel Zakuani for the rest of the season to an ankle injury.
The Gills had previously been held to a 0-0 draw by out-of-form Accrington and lost 3-0 to strugglers Walsall in their previous two matches at Priestfield.
They welcome a Scunthorpe side that has won six of their last eight league games on Saturday and, at this price, I’m all over an away victory.
2. Luton to beat Fleetwood
At odds against, I’ve got to include Luton in this coupon. Again.
The Hatters romped to a 3-0 victory over Wycombe last weekend, maintaining their six-point lead at the top of League One. That was their 19th league game without defeat and fifth straight victory.
Fleetwood have lost three of their last five matches at Highbury, with their only victory in that spell coming against a depleted Charlton side.
3. Millwall not to beat AFC Wimbledon (15:00)
AFC Wimbledon beat West Ham 4-2 at Kingsmeadow in the last round, and they can at least avoid a 90-minute defeat again here.
Wally Downes’ side secured a morale-boosting 1-0 win at Walsall in League One on Tuesday and take on a side that are dreadful on the road.
The Lions have won just once in 15 away games this season, at the Championship’s bottom side Ipswich.
Their decent cup record is built entirely on playing home, with last season’s 1-0 defeat at Rochdale one of three consecutive knockout defeats on the road.
4. BTTS in Exeter v Bury (15:00)
Exeter beat MK Dons 3-1 in their last home match, and have now only failed to score in three of their 16 home matches this season.
Against Bury, who have scored and conceded in seven consecutive matches, more goals seem inevitable.
Five of those games finished 2-4, 4-3, 5-2, 3-3 and 2-3, while the Shakers have only failed to score in one of their last 10 away games.
5. James Collins (Luton) to score v Fleetwood (15:00)
Having successfully tipped Collins to score in all of his last three matches, this is a simple pick at the right side of evens.
The striker has scored five goals in those three games to move to the top of League One’s goalscorer standings, and has netted nine goals in his last seven overall.
Luton are in rampant form, scoring three goals in each of their last three outings, so should create plenty of chances against a Fleetwood side that has conceded eight goals in two home games against the other members of the division’s top three.
6. Atalanta to win or draw against AC Milan & BTTS (19:30)
Atalanta come into this on the back of six victories and two draws from their last eight matches.
La Dea have played Juventus twice in that sequence, winning and drawing, and also came from three goals down to draw 3-3 at Roma last month.
Milan have won just one of their last nine away games in all competitions and drew the reverse fixture 2-2 in September.
7. BTTS in Basel v Sion (15:00)
Basel have scored in all 20 of their Swiss Super League matches this season, so will surely find the net against Sion this weekend.
The visitors beat Luzern 3-1 away from home last weekend, and have now failed to keep a clean sheet in all 10 of their league away games this season.
They have also scored in all 10 of those matches, so BTTS looks a certainty on Sunday.
8. Neal Maupay (Brentford) to score v Swansea (16:00)
Maupay came close to scoring on several occasions before finally winning the game for Brentford against Aston Villa in injury time on Tuesday, and can continue where he left off here.
The Frenchman’s prolific campaign, 21 goals in 34 appearances, is no fluke. He ranks joint-top for shots per Championship game this season, with his xG output the third-best in the division (@blades_analytic).
He has scored in all three of the Bees’ FA Cup matches this season, too, so is an obvious bet to hit the net at Swansea, who have managed just two clean sheets from their last nine games at the Liberty Stadium.
9. Adrien Hunou (Rennes) to score v Stade Reims (16:00)
Hunou has only just broken into Rennes’ starting XI, but has made an immediate impact that can extend into Sunday’s game at Reims.
The forward has scored in three of his five starts this season, including two matches inside the last week. His impressive xG per 90 minutes in Ligue 1 (0.77) is only bettered by Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar.
Those stats would be persuasive enough to back him against any opponent, but that Reims have kept just one clean sheet in seven home matches certainly helps.
10. Paris Saint-Germain to beat Saint Etienne (20:00)
Paris Saint-Germain were impressive in their 2-0 victory away to Manchester United in the Champions League in midweek, winning without Neymar, Edinson Cavani or Thomas Meunier.
The Ligue 1 leaders have won 19 of their 22 league games and have the best away record in the division, despite losing 2-1 at Lyon a fortnight ago.
Saint Etienne have managed just one victory in their last five matches, so look unlikely to take anything from the best team in the league.
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