Saturday betting guide: Our writers' 10 best football tips
We've compiled our writers’ best football tips, including win-draw-win, BTTS and anytime goalscorers, into one bite-size Saturday betting preview.
Ipswich to beat Shrewsbury (15:00)
Ipswich went top of the table following their 5-0 thrashing of Bolton last weekend, which put them on 11 points after five games.
The Tractor Boys have the best xG in the division (experimental361) and, in James Norwood, have a striker who has scored four goals in his last three league games.
Shrewsbury have won just one of their last five matches in all competitions, failing to score in four of those, and will be without last season’s top scorer Fejiri Okenabirhie after he was ruled out for three to four weeks.
Crawley to beat Cheltenham (15:00)
Crawley look great value for the three points here, coming into the match with back-to-back victories following their 1-0 win over Norwich in the EFL Cup in midweek.
Gabriele Cioffi’s side boast League Two’s top scorer in Bez Lubala – who has netted four goals in five games – and have accrued an xG of 9.3 after five games – the third-highest in the EFL.
Cheltenham have lost two and drawn one of their three away games in all competitions this season, failing to score in any of them.
Plymouth to beat Northampton (15:00)
Plymouth’s promotion charge got back on track last weekend after a 3-0 victory over Walsall at Home Park, which left them second in the table.
The Pilgrims have won three and drawn one of their five league games under Ryan Lowe and they look to be replicating his success at Bury last term.
Northampton lost 1-0 at previously winless Colchester last weekend and have just four points so far.
Liverpool to beat Burnley & BTTS (17:30)
Liverpool maintained their 100 per cent start with a 3-1 victory at Anfield last weekend, which was a club-record 12th straight league win.
The Reds have both scored and conceded in all five of their games in all competitions this season, while Burnley are yet to draw a blank.
But the Clarets are winless in three in all competitions and lost 3-1 to Sunderland in the EFL Cup in midweek.
Juventus to beat Napoli (19:45)
Juventus beat Parma 1-0 away to get off to a winning start last weekend and, at close to evens, they have to be backed at home.
Max Allegri’s side are unbeaten in their last 21 league games at the Allianz Stadium, dropping just eight points in that period.
Napoli lost five away games last season, including a 3-1 defeat at Juventus in September.
Nottingham Forest v Preston (15:00)
Forest have scored in all of their seven matches this season, with BTTS landing in four of their five league games.
Sabri Lamouchi’s side have netted three goals in each of their last two matches at the City Ground.
Preston’s last three matches have finished 3-2, 3-1, 2-1 and 2-2. They rank joint-second for goals scored, while only nine teams have conceded more.
Lincoln v Fleetwood (15:00)
Both of these sides have scored in all of their league games so far this season.
BTTS has landed in three consecutive Lincoln matches, while they have scored eight goals in three at home.
Fleetwood have scored and conceded in four of their five league games this term, including in all three of their away games.
Manchester United not to beat Southampton (12:30)
Since losing just 2-1 at home to Liverpool a fortnight ago, Southampton have won consecutive matches to nil.
The Saints drew this fixture 2-2 last season, also beating Arsenal and Tottenham at St Mary’s.
Manchester United lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace last week, and have failed to win any of their last five league away games.
James Norwood (Ipswich) to score v Shrewsbury (15:00)
Norwood has scored four goals in his last three Ipswich matches.
The summer signing from Tranmere has posted an xG of 1.3 or better in three of his last four games (experimental361), and leads the line for the team that ranks second for shots in League One.
Only three teams have conceded more shots on target away from home than Shrewsbury.
Ryan Taylor (Plymouth) to score v Northampton (15:00)
Taylor has scored three goals in two games in the last week.
The 31-yar-old is leading the line for a side that ranks fourth for xG in League Two (experimental361) and second for shots.
Northampton have conceded three goals in two home matches so far this season.
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