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:

Multiple: +£247.35


Newcastle not to beat Cardiff

Narrow home victories over Watford and Bournemouth in November provided light relief from an otherwise dreadful campaign at St James’ Park for Newcastle this season.

Rafa Benitez’s side have lost every other Premier League home match, bar a 0-0 draw with Fulham. They have failed to score in four of their seven home games against teams outside the top six, netting just five goals in nine league games overall.

The hosts are also missing several key players with injury – including Jamaal Lascelles, Jonjo Shelvey and Mo Diame – so are a good bet not to beat Cardiff, who have kept three consecutive clean sheets against teams outside the top six.

A 0-0 draw looks an appealing bet at .

Derby not to beat Reading

Frank Lampard referenced Derby’s intense recent workload after Wednesday’s penalty shootout victory over Southampton in the FA Cup, and it could catch up with them here.

While the Rams have secured some decent draws from a difficult run of fixtures, they have only won one of their last eight matches in all competitions.

And after several key first-teamers played 120 minutes against Premier League opposition less than 72 hours before this match, Reading do not look ideal opposition.

The Royals have quickly improved under new manager Jose Gomes, losing just two of their last five league away games, and backed up a good performance against Manchester United at Old Trafford with a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest last week.

Oldham not to beat Macclesfield

Sol Campbell has made a good start to management, losing just three of his eight league matches in charge of Macclesfield.

Last week’s 2-0 victory at Grimsby was perhaps the most impressive of the lot, while his side - in a run that begun before his appointment - have lost just one of their last six home matches.

As a result, they look a big price to avoid defeat against mid-table Oldham.

The visitors have won just two of their last nine league away games and failed to recreate the intensity of their FA Cup win at Fulham in a 0-0 draw with Forest Green last week. They could also have one eye on their fourth-round tie at Doncaster next weekend.

Yeovil not to beat Notts County

Yeovil won 1-0 away at promotion-chasing Mansfield last week, but one victory in which they still conceded several goalscoring opportunities is not enough to convince me that they have turned a corner.

The Glovers had drawn three and lost seven of their 10 previous matches, including four defeats from five at Huish Park. They have not scored more than once in any of their last eight non-EFL Trophy home matches, drawing a blank in three of them.

Notts County are not in good nick themselves, but it is just impossible to have faith in their hosts at such a short price.


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