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. Leicester to win or draw v Southampton (3pm)
Southampton’s 2-1 defeat away to Everton last weekend means they have now won just three of their last 27 matches in the Premier League.
Mark Hughes’ side drew 0-0 at home to Burnley in their opener and have been kept out in four of their last six matches at St Mary’s.
Leicester impressed in their 2-0 victory over Wolves last weekend, despite playing 24 minutes with 10 men after Jamie Vardy was sent off, and should at least avoid defeat on Saturday.
2. Wigan to beat QPR (3pm)
QPR’s terrible start to the season continued on Tuesday with a 3-0 defeat at home to Bristol City, who had not won their previous 13 away games.
The R’s lost 7-1 at West Brom last weekend and are bottom of the table, having lost four from four and conceded 13 goals.
Wigan won 3-0 away to Stoke on Wednesday to earn their second league win of the season. They should get their third on Saturday.
3. Norwich v Leeds both teams to score (3pm)
Norwich have scored eight goals in three games at Carrow Road this season.
The Canaries had both scored and conceded in all of their four matches before Wednesday’s 2-0 victory over Preston, shipping at least twice in all three of their league matches.
Their opponents this weekend, Leeds, are the league’s top scorers, with goals going in at both ends in all of their games other than a home win over Rotherham.
4. Sheffield United not to beat Bolton (3pm)
Bolton have won three and drawn one of their four Championship games so far this season, so backing them not to lose at home is a no-brainer.
Phil Parkinson’s side have avoided defeat in eight of their last 12 home matches, and have kept consecutive clean sheets against Reading and Birmingham inside the last week.
Sheffield United have not convinced away from home so far this season.
Chris Wilder’s side have edged past QPR and were thrashed at Middlesbrough, and have now won just three of their last 12 matches on the road.
5. Liverpool to win 3-0 or 4-0 (5.30pm)
Liverpool have started the season with successive clean sheets and conceded just one goal in home matches against the bottom 11 sides last season.
They’ve also scored three or more goals in five of their last seven league games at Anfield, including a 4-0 thrashing of Brighton on the final day of last season.
6. Atletico Madrid to beat Rayo Vallecano to nil – (7.15pm)
Atletico Madrid have won 55 of their 58 home games against bottom-half sides since Diego Simeone took charge and have kept a clean sheet in 41 of those victories.
Atleti finished last season with the second-best home record in La Liga behind Barcelona, with just one defeat and eight goals conceded in 19 league games at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Rayo Vallecano were hammered 4-1 at home to Sevilla last weekend and lost back-to-back away games in the Segunda at the end of last season.
7. Vancouver Whitecaps to beat San Jose Earthquakes (3am)
San Jose drew 1-1 with Toronto last time out, but have won just one of their last 16 matches in all competitions.
The Quakes are bottom of the Western Conference and have the worst home record in the MLS, winning just one just one of their 11 league games at the Avaya Stadium this season.
Vancouver have lost just one of their last seven matches in all competitions, avoiding defeat against both New York City and New York Red Bulls in that sequence. They are a great price to win.
8. Rangers to beat Motherwell (12.15pm)
Rangers extended their unbeaten record under manager Steven Gerrard to 10 matches in all competitions with a 1-0 victory over Russian side Ufa in the Europa League play-off round on Thursday.
That win was the Gers’ fourth victory in five games and they should notch another against Motherwell, who have lost both of their league games so far and are yet to score a goal.
9. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) to score v Burnley (4pm)
Having got off the mark at Tottenham last weekend, a home game against Burnley offers Mitrovic the perfect opportunity to score again.
Sean Dyche’s side are already struggling with their Sunday-Thursday-Sunday schedule. They conceded three goals at home to a non-top-six team for the first time since promotion in 2016 against Watford last week, before shipping another three at Olympiakos in the Europa League.
Mitrovic scored six goals in his last eight matches at Craven Cottage at the end of last season, and more than justifies a price the right side of evens.
10. Dortmund v RB Leipzig (5pm)
Both teams scored in 23 of Leipzig’s 34 league games last season – more matches than any other Bundesliga side.
The Red Bulls’ last seven league matches of the 2017/18 campaign included 2-3, 1-4, 2-5, 4-1 and 2-6 scorelines, while they won this fixture 3-2 last October.
Dortmund had goals at both ends in 58.82 per cent of their Bundesliga matches, so BTTS looks a certainty on Sunday.
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