Just The Tips: Our 10 best football tips for Saturday
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. Fulham to beat Huddersfield (15:00)
Fulham have made a marked improvement under Claudio Ranieri, taking six points in his first seven matches - one more than they had accrued all season under Slavisa Jokanovic.
The Cottagers earned a deserved point at home to Wolves on Boxing Day and are a decent price to follow that up with a win against the league's bottom side.
Huddersfield have lost six straight matches and have been beaten by fellow strugglers Southampton and Newcastle in that sequence.
2. Leicester not to beat Cardiff (15:00)
Leicester expended lots of energy in beating Chelsea and Manchester City in the last week, so they are a fair bet to find the intensity required to beat Cardiff on Saturday - particularly as the side who beat Man City previously, Crystal Palace, ran out of steam against the Bluebirds on Boxing Day.
Claude Puel’s side have already had problems breaking down lower-ranked sides at the King Power Stadium this season, failing to beat Everton, West Ham and Burnley on home turf, and rank fifth-bottom in terms of xG at home.
Cardiff have proved their ability to frustrate on the road by holding Huddersfield and Crystal Palace to 0-0 draws this season, and are a good bet to achieve similar here.
3. Birmingham v Brentford both teams to score (15:00)
Birmingham have scored two or more goals in seven of their last eight home matches, with BTTS landing in six of them.
Garry Monk’s side rank sixth for shots on target per Championship home game, suggesting that their goalscoring run can continue, while only six teams have conceded more on-target efforts at the other end.
Brentford have found some form with a win and a draw in their last two matches and can take advantage. The Championship’s leading goalscorer Neal Maupay has scored in both of those outings, while his side have scored and conceded in 11 of their 14 away matches in all competitions this season.
4. Kemar Roofe (Leeds) to score v Hull (15:00)
Roofe averages a league-high 4.6 shots per Championship home match this season, so he is a logical bet to extend his run of goalscoring against Hull.
The striker has scored dramatic injury-time winners in consecutive matches over the Christmas period, most recently as part of a brace against Blackburn at Elland Road on Boxing Day. He has netted in five of his last six home appearances overall.
Hull have shipped eight goals in their last four away games, with only three Championship sides conceding more shots on target per away game this season.
5. Portsmouth to beat Fleetwood (15:00)
Portsmouth were unbeaten on the road in League One prior to their shock 2-0 defeat away to Gillingham on Boxing Day.
But Kenny Jackett's side still have the best travelling record in the division, having accrued 27 points from 12 matches, and have lost just two of their last 12 league games.
Fleetwood have already lost both of their matches against the top two, while they have failed to win any of their games against any side currently in the play-off places.
6. Wycombe to beat Scunthorpe (15:00)
Scunthorpe slipped to second-bottom in League One following their 2-0 defeat to Luton on Boxing Day and, given their current state, things are only likely to get worse.
Stuart McCall's side have lost eight straight matches and failed to score in their last seven.
The Iron have conceded 51 goals so far - five more than any other side in the league - as key defenders Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Rory McArdle, among others, continue to play well below their potential.
Wycombe have lost their last two matches but, against the current worst team in the league, they won't need to show much to take the three points.
7. Cheltenham v Forest Green both teams to score (15:00)
Forest Green have scored and conceded in every one of their 12 league away matches this season, so this is an unmissable price for goals at both ends at Cheltenham on Saturday.
Mark Cooper’s side won 4-1 at Newport on Boxing Day and have scored at least twice in three of their four matches against bottom-six teams on the road.
But despite sitting 19th, Cheltenham are in decent nick. They beat second-placed MK Dons 3-1 at home on Boxing Day, while BTTS has landed in seven of their last eight overall.
8. Liverpool to lead Arsenal at half-time and win (17:30)
Arsenal's slow starts this season are well-documented, and they now face a Liverpool side that have led at half-time in six of their nine home league games to date.
The Reds should take an early advantage and hold on to it, given that Arsenal have won just one of their last five Premier League matches on the road and lost at Southampton earlier this month.
9. Manchester City to score over 2.5 goals (14:30)
Of the eight times that Pep Guardiola's Manchester City have gone two or more games without a win, they have responded by scoring three or more goals in their next victory seven times.
Though most of those examples date back to the 2016/17 season, they did respond to losing three consecutive matches by dispatching Tottenham 3-1 at Wembley in April 2018. If you fancy them to win this match, it is worth backing them to do it in style.
With the much-missed Fernandinho and David Silva back in the frame, and in the knowledge that a convincing win would set them up well for a massive game against Liverpool next week, expect them to come out firing after a couple of defeats.
10. Man Utd to win and both teams to score (16:30)
United have won back-to-back matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and should claim another three points against a Bournemouth side that were beaten 5-0 at Spurs on Boxing Day to make it four successive away defeats in the Premier League.
But the Cherries should at least get on the scoresheet, as United conceded against both Cardiff and Huddersfield and are playing much more adventurously under their interim manager.
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