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.
1. Under 2.5 goals in Newport v Tranmere (15:00)
There has been just one goal in the two meetings between Tranmere and Newport this term.
The two sides scored just 63 and 59 times respectively over the course of the season – fewer than all the other sides in the top seven.
2. New York Red Bulls to beat FC Cincinnati (00:30)
New York Red Bulls’ price is too long to ignore here.
They come into this game on the back of four victories in their last six league matches – a run of results that started with a 1-0 home victory over Cincinnati at the end of April.
Cincy are currently bottom of the form table, having won just here points in their last six matches and have the second-worst home record in the MLS.
3. Philadelphia Union to beat Portland Timbers (00:30)
Philadelphia’s impressive started to the season continued last Sunday with a credible 0-0 draw at home to Seattle, who are second in the Western Conference.
The Union have only dropped four points in a six-match unbeaten run and have lost just once in 11.
Portland drew 1-1 at Houston last time out and have lost six of their last 10 matches – all away from home.
4. Both teams to score in Charlton v Sunderland (15:00)
Sunderland have only failed to score in four of their 60 games in all competitions this season, one of which was their 0-0 draw away to Portsmouth last week when protecting a lead from the first leg.
Charlton, meanwhile, both scored and conceded in both of their semi-final matches.
BTTS has landed in both of the meetings between these sides this season and looks a great value bet again.
5. Atalanta to beat Sassuolo & over 1.5 goals (19:30)
Atalanta need a victory to be certain of a top-four spot in Serie A, and that looks likely given they have won five of their last six league games.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s side came within 10 minutes of beating champions Juventus away last weekend and are unbeaten in their last 12 league games.
Just two of those matches have seen fewer than two goals scored, while La Dea have scored 33 goals at home – the joint-fifth most in Serie A.
Sassuolo have won just one of their last 12 matches on the road, against out-of-form Fiorentina
6. Roma to beat Parma to nil (19:30)
Roma kept their slim hopes of a top-four spot alive with a 0-0 draw away to Sassuolo last weekend, which was their eighth game without defeat.
The Giallorossi beat Juventus 2-0 in their last home and have won nine of their last 12 matches at the Stadio Olimpico, including each of their last three to nil.
Parma have nothing to play for and are winless in their eight away games, while they have scored just 40 goals this season – the third-fewest outside the current bottom three.
7. Brann v Rosenborg (19:00)
Eight of Brann’s 10 league games this season have seen goals at both ends, the most of any side in the Norwegian top flight.
They’ve scored on nine occasions so far and are yet to keep a clean sheet at home.
Rosenborg beat Mjondalen 3-2 last weekend and have conceded nine goals in their last four away games.
8. BTTS in Inter Milan v Empoli (19:30)
Empoli have been involved in 24 BTTS matches in Serie A this season, the most of any side.
They beat Torino 4-1 last weekend, and have now scored in seven of their last eight games.
Inter lost 4-1 at Napoli last weekend, meaning they’ve conceded in four of their last six matches, and have also found the net in five of their last seven at home.
9. Aston Villa to lift the trophy
Having beaten Derby 3-0 and 4-0 in the league this season, Aston Villa are rightly favourites to overcome them again.
Dean Smith’s side weren’t at their best in the semi-final against West Brom, but still had plenty of the play, and have won 11 of their last 14 matches overall.
Derby did well to beat Leeds 4-2 at Elland Road in their semi-final second leg, but that was just their third victory in eight matches against teams in the play-offs this season.
10. Under 2.5 goals in Aston Villa v Derby
The last six Championship play-off finals have come in under this mark, including two 0-0s and three 1-0s, with teams unwilling to take too many risks.
That sequence includes last season’s final, which Villa lost 1-0 to Fulham, so there is no reason why this game should buck the trend.
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