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. Brighton to beat Leicester (15:00)
Back-to-back away defeats for Brighton shouldn’t stop you backing them this weekend.
The Seagulls have beaten Wolves, West Ham and Manchester United at the Amex this season and have lost only to Tottenham.
Against a Leicester side whose only victory in five came against Cardiff, they are well worth a bet.
2. Liverpool not to beat Watford (15:00)
Liverpool’s away form is decidedly unimpressive for a team competing on all fronts this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have won just one of their last five matches on the road and have been run close even when taking three points. They survived late sieges in their 2-1 win at Leicester and 1-0 win at Huddersfield.
Watford - whose record at home to the big six since the beginning of last season is good – are hardly ideal opposition.
The Hornets took at least a point from Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea at Vicarage Road last term, while they have already beaten Spurs there this season. They have lost three of their last 14 home league games overall.
3. BTTS in Preston v Blackburn (15:00)
Preston have scored in all of their 10 matches at Deepdale this season, hitting the net more than once in eight of them.
BTTS has landed in eight of those 10 matches, too, including three 2-2s, two 2-3s and a 4-3.
Blackburn have scored and conceded in four of their last five away matches, hitting the net themselves in each of their last six overall.
4. MK Dons to beat Stevenage (15:00)
MK Dons went top of League Two after their 2-0 win over Macclesfield at the weekend - their seventh league win in an eight-game unbeaten run.
Paul Tisdale’s side have given up just one goal in that sequence and are one of the most-effective sides in the division in terms of chance creation.
Stevenage were hammered 4-0 by Bury last weekend and have lost their last three games, failing to score in any.
5. Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) to score v Scunthorpe (15:00)
Considering his excellent form, a price the right side of 2/1 for Hawkins to score at Scunthorpe on Saturday is incredible.
The Portsmouth striker has netted in five of his last six matches, including on the road at Accrington last month. He even managed to score despite being on the field for just 24 minutes in Tuesday’s victory over Tottenham under-21s in the EFL Trophy.
Scunthorpe have conceded 23 goals in nine home league matches, including nine in their last three, so more opportunities are bound to come along.
6. Nantes to beat Angers (19:00)
Nantes have won their last two home matches 4-0 and 5-0, so look a great bet to see off Angers on Saturday.
The hosts have won three of their last four Ligue 1 matches, with striker Emiliano Sala scoring eight goals in his last five appearances.
Angers have lost three of their six league away games this season, but their only two victories have come against teams in the relegation zone.
7. Montpellier to beat Stade Rennes (14:00)
Montpellier are second in the Ligue 1 form table, having won four and drawn one of their last six matches.
They have won their last four home games in the league to nil, most recently beating Marseille 3-0 earlier this month.
Stade Rennes have won just two of their last nine league games, both of which came against bottom-four sides, Caen and Monaco.
8. Lucerne v Basel (15:00)
All 14 of Basel’s league matches this season have seen goals at both ends, and this one should be no different.
Lucerne have conceded 10 goals in their last three home league games, so there’s little chance of them keeping out a Basel side that have scored eight in three away from home.
The hosts have also scored 11 in six at home, failing to find the net just once in that run.
9. Wolves to beat Huddersfield and under 2.5 goals (16:00)
Wolves have won four of their five games against bottom-half opposition this season to nil, while Huddersfield have failed to score in five of their seven defeats.
The home side are yet to score more than twice in a single game this season, though, so it’s unlikely to be a hammering.
10. Alassane Plea (Borussia Monchengladbach) to score v Hannover (17:00)
Having scored a hat-trick in his last Monchengladbach match a fortnight ago, Plea looks a great bet to score at least once again on Sunday.
The 25-year-old ranks sixth for xG, seventh for shots, and seventh for shots inside the penalty area in the Bundesliga this season, suggesting that a return of eight goals in 11 appearances this season is sustainable.
His case is enhanced further by the fact that Sunday’s opponents Hannover have conceded at least twice in all of their last five away games, and rank second-bottom for xG against away from home in the division.
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