Saturday Betting Guide: Our writers' 10 best football tips
We've compiled our writers’ best football tips, including win/draw/win and BTTS, into one bite-size betting preview for Saturday's matches.
Oxford to beat Blackpool (15:00)
Blackpool’s 2-1 defeat at Wycombe in midweek was their third straight loss in all competitions.
Simon Grayson’s side are bottom of the League One form table, having picked up one point in their last six matches, and are winless in nine.
Oxford drew 0-0 draw away to Newcastle in the FA Cup last weekend and, back at home – where their only defeats in 17 have come against league leaders Rotherham and Manchester City – they look a good bet for three points.
Crawley to beat Scunthorpe (15:00)
Scunthorpe sacked manager Paul Hurst in midweek following their 3-0 defeat away to Northampton, which left them 16th in the table and 14 points off the play-offs.
That was the Iron’s fifth defeat in their last eight league matches, a run in which they have only managed one victory.
Crawley have won three and drawn one of their last four home games, and became just the second team in eight matches to take points off in-form Plymouth in midweek with a 2-2 draw at Home Park.
Northampton to beat Macclesfield (15:00)
Sixth-placed Northampton are unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions, following up a goalless draw at home to Derby last weekend with a 3-0 victory over Scunthorpe on Tuesday.
The Cobblers have won four and drawn two of their last six league games and are top of the League Two form table.
Crisis club Macclesfield, who have already been given a six-point deduction, are 22nd in the table having won two of their last 17 matches in all competitions.
RB Leipzig to beat Borussia Monchengladbach & BTTS (17:30)
Leaders Leipzig lost 2-0 away to Frankfurt last weekend, but have only dropped four points in their last 10 Bundesliga matches.
The Red Bulls have won five home league games on the spin, with BTTS landing in 14 of their 19 games this season – the highest ratio in the division.
Gladbach have only won one of their last seven domestic away games.
Amiens to beat Toulouse (19:00)
This is a good price to beat against a side that has lost 12 straight games in all competitions, despite the sketchy form of their opponents.
Toulouse are bottom of Ligue 1, nine points from safety, and haven’t picked up a point since beating Lille 2-1 in mid-October.
Amiens are currently on a six-match winless run but, having only lost two of their last eight home games, are worth siding with here.
West Brom v Luton (15:00)
West Brom haven’t managed a clean sheet in any of their 15 home matches this season, with BTTS landing in 13 of them.
The Baggies are in indifferent form, but have still scored in five of their last six games.
BTTS has landed in five of Luton’s last seven matches, with the two exceptions finishing 3-0 and 4-0.
Southend v Lincoln (15:00)
BTTS has landed in eight of Southend’s last nine matches, including in Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat at Doncaster.
That run has included a 4-2, 3-2 and two 2-2 scorelines.
The Shrimpers have conceded 44 goals in their last 17 games, so Lincoln should have no problem scoring themselves.
Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim) to score v Bayer Leverkusen (14:30)
Kramaric has scored five goals this season despite only starting nine games.
Three of those goals have come in five starts at home, while he netted 11 goals in 18 home appearances last season. He is also an established penalty-taker.
Leverkusen have conceded four at Dortmund and three at Eintracht Frankfurt already this season, and rank eighth-bottom for xG against away from home.
Teemu Pukki (Norwich) to score v Newcastle (15:00)
Pukki has scored 18 goals in 30 appearances for club and country this season, with three of his last four for Norwich coming away from home.
His xG per game is almost exactly the same as during his hot streak at the start of the season, while he ranks joint-10th for shots in the box per game.
Newcastle lost 1-2 and 0-3 at home to Everton and Leicester over Christmas, and have conceded more shots per home game than any team in the league.
Ollie Palmer (Crawley) to score v Scunthorpe
Palmer has scored a brace in three of his last four matches, including in both of Crawley’s last two at home.
He ranks 15th for shots per League Two game, rising to eighth for shots inside the penalty area.
Managerless Scunthorpe have conceded at least twice in four of their last five away games.
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