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 bitesize weekend betting preview.
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1. Portsmouth to beat Shrewsbury (15:00)
Portsmouth maintained their 100 per cent start at Fratton Park with a 3-0 win over bottom side Plymouth last weekend.
Kenny Jackett’s side have dropped just two points from their opening six matches in League One and are a great price to beat another side in the relegation zone.
Shrewsbury are yet to record their first league win under new manager John Askey and are second-bottom with just three points.
2. Harrogate Town to beat Havant & Waterlooville (15:00)
Harrogate have won five of their last six matches, including three in a row at home by an aggregate score of 9-1.
That run will surely continue against Havant & Waterlooville, who have conceded 14 goals in their last three away games.
3. Scunthorpe v Rochdale (15:00)
There have been goals at both ends in in three of Scunthorpe’s five League One matches so far this season.
Stuart McCall’s first match in charge finished 1-1 at Accrington last week, and more goals can be expected against Rochdale.
The visitors have scored in all of their league matches bar a 4-0 defeat to leaders Barnsley, while they have only kept two clean sheets in nine matches in all competitions.
4. Sunderland not to beat Fleetwood (15:00)
A habit of going a goal down finally caught up with Sunderland last week, who could only draw 1-1 with Oxford after going down to 10 men in the first half.
And a similarly slow start is unlikely to go unpunished at home to impressive travellers Fleetwood.
Joey Barton’s side have beaten Oxford 2-0 and thrashed Scunthorpe 5-0 on the road so far this season, with an EFL Cup match at Leicester their only defeat since the opening weekend.
5. Kevin van Veen (Northampton) to score v Cheltenham (15:00)
Van Veen scored a brace in Northampton’s last home match against bottom-half opposition, so expect him to flourish against another struggling team on Saturday.
The Dutchman is one of the most natural finishers in the division, with those two goals against Cambridge following one at Carlisle a week earlier.
He can notch his fourth of the campaign against managerless Cheltenham, who have managed one clean sheet in nine matches in all competitions this season.
6. Finland to beat Hungary (17:00)
Hungary’s 2-1 defeat to Australia during the previous international break was their 10th loss in their last 14 matches.
They have been beaten by Andorra, Luxembourg and Kazakhstan during that time, and could only draw with Belarus.
Finland haven’t lost in six matches at home, and won their last two against Malta and Belarus by an aggregate score of 7-0.
7. Ricky Holmes (Oxford) to score v Coventry (12:00)
Holmes has scored in three consecutive appearances and is a massive price to hit the net on Sunday.
The forward has scored more than 20 goals at this level in the last two years and forms part of an attack that have scored 13 goals in their last five games.
Coventry have conceded five goals in their last three away games, and have managed just one clean sheet in their last five overall.
8. Georgia to beat Latvia (17:00)
A run of 13 defeats and two victories in their last 17 matches means you should back against Latvia on Sunday.
They have beaten just Andorra and Estonia in that sequence and are winless in their last 11 away games.
Georgia have won three straight home games, with their only defeat in eight a 1-0 loss to Wales in October.
9. Bulgaria v Norway BTTS (17:00)
It is fair to expect goals at both ends when these two in-form teams meet on Sunday.
Petar Hubchev’s Bulgaria have scored in nine of their last 11 matches, with BTTS landing in six of their last nine and both of their last two.
Norway have found the net in all five of their games in 2018. Both teams scored in matches against Australia and Iceland, their two toughest opponents during that run.
10. Dennis Salanovic (Liechtenstein) to score v Gibraltar (19:45)
Gibraltar have conceded 64 goals in their 13 away matches and have never shipped fewer than three since their 1-1 draw with Estonia in May 2014.
So it’s a case of trying to pick a likely Liechtenstein goalscorer – no easy task, given that they have scored just twice in the last year.
Salanovic, who scored for FC Thun in the Swiss Super League last month and notched his country’s last goal but one against Qatar in November. There is value in backing him to add to that tally.