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.
Scunthorpe to beat Grimsby (13:00)
Scunthorpe had won five in a row in all competitions prior to a 2-2 draw with Colchester last weekend.
The Iron are still fourth in the League Two form table, having taken 15 points from their last seven matches, including wins over top-seven sides Exeter and Forest Green.
Grimsby are without a win in 12 games and haven’t even scored in five.
Millwall to beat Barnsley (15:00)
Millwall have won back-to-back matches against Derby and promotion-chasing Bristol City.
Gary Rowett’s side are unbeaten in their last seven league games, and have only lost one in 10 at The Den this season.
Barnsley have improved at Oakwell under new manager Gerhard Struber but remain hopeless on the road, losing all three of their away games since he took charge.
Blackpool to beat Shrewsbury (15:00)
Fifth-placed Blackpool’s home form is keeping them in the promotion hunt.
Simon Grayson’s side have won six of their last seven in all competitions at Bloomfield Road, losing just twice there this season.
Shrewsbury have won two out of nine on the road, only beating strugglers Tranmere and Accrington.
Swindon to beat Forest Green to nil (15:00)
Leaders Swindon beat Oldham 2-0 at home last weekend and are currently on a seven-match winning streak.
With striker Eoin Doyle in this kind of form, it’s hard to back against them. The Irishman is the top scorer in the country with 19 goals, including 12 in his last nine.
Forest Green have lost three straight matches and have now gone five games without a win in all competitions, while they have failed to score in six of their last eight.
Stade Rennes to beat Bordeaux (19:45)
Rennes beat Lyon 1-0 away from home last weekend, extending their winning streak to five matches.
They are also on a five-match winning streak at home and look a great price to make that six.
Bordeaux have lost back-to-back league games and are without a win in four on the road.
RB Leipzig v Augsburg (14:30)
BTTS has landed in five of Leipzig’s last six home games, with the exception an 8-0 win over Mainz.
Julien Naglesmann’s side drew 3-3 with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, and have also produced two 2-2s, a 2-3 and a 2-4 in their last eight.
Augsburg have scored seven goals in their last two games, including a 4-2 win at Hoffenheim in their last away match.
Man City v Leicester (17:30)
Man City have scored and conceded in their last five home matches, and in 11 of their last 12 overall.
Pep Guardiola’s side are bound to score, but will surely have problems at the other end, where Jamie Vardy and James Maddison will be taking on Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho.
Leicester have scored in 15 consecutive matches, netting away at Chelsea and Liverpool this season.
Joe Mason (MK Dons) to score v Gillingham (13:00)
Gillingham are solid defensively, but this price is far too long for a forward proving himself to be one of the best in the league.
Mason has played at a much higher level before, and you can tell. He has scored three goals in his last four games, including the winner as his side outplayed promotion-chasing Oxford last week.
He ranks fourth for shots inside the box per League One game this season, and leads the Dons’ xG tally in every game he has started. He won’t be such a long price to score in future if those numbers continue.
Ivan Toney (Peterborough) to score v Bristol Rovers (15:00)
Toney has scored 15 goals this season, including three in his last four.
He ranks first for shots and second for shots inside the penalty area per League One game so far this term.
Bristol Rovers have conceded in six of their last seven home games – including twice to Bolton and Southend, the bottom two – and are managerless after Graham Coughlan left for Mansfield.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) to score v Manchester City (17:30)
Vardy has scored 11 goals in his last nine Premier League games, so these look good odds.
He ranks 14th for shots but sixth for shots inside the penalty area per game and should relish a battle with Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho.
City have only kept one clean sheet in eight at the Etihad, conceding to Wolves, Southampton (twice) and Shakhtar in that time.
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