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. Tranmere to beat Colchester (15:00)
This is my best value bet of the week.
Tranmere have dropped just two points in their last seven matches and earned their fifth straight victory last Tuesday as they beat Grimsby 4-1 at home.
That result has left the Rovers fifth in League Two, five points behind the automatic promotion spots with a game in hand and equal-top of the form table.
They are a fantastic price to beat play-off chasers Colchester, who have lost three of their last four league games and won just one in six.
2. BTTS in Cheltenham v Northampton (15:00)
Cheltenham have scored in 17 consecutive home games, so back them to net at least once here.
BTTS has landed in 12 of those, including the last two, and they take on a side who are likely to find the net themselves.
You can put a line through Northampton’s 0-0 draw with Grimsby last weekend, given they had scored in 24 of their previous 27 games and are rated as the division’s third-most creative team by experimental361.
3. Omar Bogle (Portsmouth) to score v Shrewsbury (15:00)
Given Bogle’s form in a rejuvenated Portsmouth team, this looks a fantastic bet.
The striker has scored four goals since signing for Pompey in January, two of which have come in his last two appearances. He fronts a side that have won four of their last five games, scoring 14 goals.
Shrewsbury have conceded at least twice in three of their five home matches against top-six opposition this season.
4. Peterborough not to beat Southend (15:00)
It was decided that Chris Powell would stay on as Southend manager after a showdown between club officials and players last week, so they could improve for their trip to Peterborough.
This tip is really all about Posh, though. They signed manager Darren Ferguson to a long-term contract this week, despite winning just two of nine matches under him so far.
That run includes a sequence of three defeats from four at London Road, while they have lost their last three overall.
They rank in the bottom seven for shots on target this season and are second for shots on target conceded.
5. Republic of Ireland (-3) to beat Gibraltar (17:00)
Gibraltar lost 4-0 to Macedonia and 6-2 to Armenia in their final two Nations League matches.
The hosts have lost all 20 qualifiers they have ever played in, with 16 of those defeats coming by a margin of four goals or more.
Republic of Ireland beat them by an aggregate score of 11-0 when the sides last met in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign and, at odds against, they should be backed to inflict a heavy defeat.
6. Columbus Crew to beat Philadelphia Union (23:30)
Columbus beat Dallas 1-0 last weekend to record back-to-back league victories.
The Crew have dropped just two points in their opening three games of the season - their 1-1 draw at home to New York Red Bulls - and are joint-top of the Eastern Conference.
They are a great price to win away to Philadelphia Union, whose only point so far this season came away to underperforming Atlanta United.
7. Scotland (-3) to beat San Marino (17:00)
Scotland were abject in their 3-0 defeat to Kazakhstan on Thursday, but they could not have asked for an easier game to make amends.
Alex McLeish’s side had won back-to-back games prior to that defeat, including a 4-0 victory away to Albania in the Nations League in November.
They should at least equal that total against a San Marino side that have lost 28 straight games, scoring just three times.
8. Netherlands to beat Germany (19:45)
Netherlands battered Germany 3-0 at the Johan Cruyff Arena in the Nations League in October and can do so again on Sunday.
The hosts hammered Belarus 4-0 on Thursday and have won eight of their last nine home games.
A youthful Germany side drew 1-1 against Serbia on Wednesday, meaning they have won just four of their last 16 matches.
9. BTTS in Netherlands v Germany (19:45)
Netherlands have scored in 10 successive matches since they lost 1-0 to England a year ago.
Ronald Koeman’s side have netted 12 goals in their last five matches, five of which came against the team they face on Sunday.
Germany have scored in all four of their games since they lost 3-0 to Netherlands in October and are always backing to find the net given the talent in their squad.
10. BTTS in Slovenia v North Macedonia (19:45)
BTTS has landed in six of Slovenia’s last seven matches, with their last four ending 1-1 – a scoreline that would do nicely on Sunday.
It would be a surprise if North Macedonia only manage one goal on this away trip, given that they have scored at least twice in six of their last seven matches.
Coming off a 3-1 win over Latvia and having scored 17 goals during that seven-match run, the visitors will almost certainly keep their scoring streak going on Sunday.
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