Mythbusters: 4 double-chance football tips for Saturday
Adam Drury is backing Spurs, Dortmund and two other favourites to slip up this weekend in his football tips. If you fancy them all, back the 34/1 four-fold.
Had you placed a £10 stake on each of Adam Drury's Mythbusters football betting tips for the 2018/19 season, your profit would be:
Dortmund not to beat Stuttgart (14:30)
After Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat to Tottenham, Dortmund have won just one of their last eight matches, a run that has seen them eliminated from both the Champions League and DFB-Pokal and surrender a seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.
Lucien Favre’s side have failed to score in three of those matches, including against bottom-place Nuremberg, while they also lost 2-1 at Augsburg. They have kept two clean sheets in 12 at the Westfalenstadion, conceding at least twice in six of them.
Things are unlikely to get much easier against Stuttgart, who have massively improved recently. Thomas Hitzlsperger has been heavily involved since being appointed technical director last month, overseeing a creditable defeat to RB Leipzig, before a draw and a 5-1 win from the next two.
Tottenham not to beat Southampton (15:00)
Southampton have made a decent fist of things against the top six since appointing Ralph Hasenhuttl as manager. They have taken points from Arsenal and Chelsea and been competitive against Manchester City and Manchester United.
The Saints have only lost by more than one goal at home to City and away at Arsenal since the Austrian took over, losing just three of their other 17 matches. They have lost just one of their last five home matches, easily beating Fulham 2-0 last time out.
They can take confidence from last week’s 3-2 defeat at Old Trafford when they host Spurs this weekend. Mauricio Pochettino’s side had lost four consecutive away games before Tuesday’s win at Dortmund, with fatigue appearing to affect Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-Min and others.
Derby not to beat Sheffield Wednesday (15:00)
Derby scraped past dodgy-travellers Wigan to record their first win in six on Tuesday, but that is not enough to be convinced that they have turned the corner.
The Rams’ home form is not impressive. They have only four of their last 10 at the iPro Stadium, three of which came against sides lower than Sheffield Wednesday in the table. They had failed to score in three consecutive matches prior to that Wigan win.
Sheffield Wednesday, by contrast, are in fine nick. They are yet to lose in seven matches under Steve Bruce, impressively beating Brentford and holding Sheffield United to a 0-0 draw in their last two.
The Owls have not lost any of their four away games against top-six sides this season, so are worth backing to avoid defeat at seventh-place Derby.
West Brom not to beat Ipswich (15:00)
West Brom are winless in five at the Hawthorns. Their only win there since the end of November was against Wigan, so beating bottom-place Ipswich is not a foregone conclusion.
The Baggies were free-scoring with Harvey Barnes in their side in the first half of the season, but have only scored more than once in five of their 11 games since he was recalled by Leicester. They have won just four of those games, one of which was against Bolton.
Ipswich had drawn three consecutive games before last week’s unfortunate defeat to Reading, posting an xG of over 1.0 in four of their last five matches (experimental361.com). They are a good bet to produce a shock result.
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