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.
Huddersfield to beat Birmingham (15:00)
Huddersfield are in good nick under Danny Cowley. They had gone seven games without defeat prior to their 3-1 loss at league-leaders Preston – their longest unbeaten run since February 2017.
The Terriers won four matches in that sequence, and have only dropped two points in their last three home games.
Birmingham have lost seven of their last eight away games in all competitions.
Bolton to beat Accrington (15:00)
Bolton scored a late winner against MK Dons last week to record their fourth victory in their last five matches in all competitions.
It was also a third straight league victory for Keith Hill’s side, who have ticked over to a positive points total for the first time this season following a 15-point deduction.
Accrington were beaten 2-0 in the FA Cup by League Two side Crewe in their last home game, and have picked up one point from their last four league games, failing to score a single goal.
Rotherham to beat MK Dons (15:00)
Third-bottom MK Dons’ miserable run continued last weekend as they became only the third side to lose to Bolton in the league this season.
MK have lost six on the bounce in all competitions and have taken one point from their last 10 league games, failing to score in eight.
Rotherham notched their seventh victory in 10 games in all competitions last weekend after beating Accrington 1-0 at home.
Wycombe to beat Doncaster (15:00)
Wycombe went top of League One following a 2-0 win away to Tranmere last Sunday – their third straight league victory.
The Chairboys have the best home record in the division, having won seven and drawn two.
Doncaster were held to a 1-1 draw at Wimbledon in the FA Cup first round in their last away game, with a 7-1 victory over hopeless Southend their only win on the road in all competitions this season.
RB Salzburg to beat St Polten & over 4.5 goals (16:00)
RB Salzburg are three points clear at the top of the Austrian Bundesliga, having won 12 of their opening 14 matches.
The Red Bulls are the only team in the division with a 100 per cent home record, while there have been five or more goals in all seven of their games there.
St Polten have won three out of 14 and conceded 36 goals – the second-most in the division.
Brighton v Leicester (15:00)
Brighton have scored at least twice in their last three home games, including a 3-2 win against Everton at the end of October.
Graham Potter’s side have also conceded at least twice in five of their last seven overall, only managing three clean sheets in their last 13 outings.
Leicester have netted in their last nine matches, only failing to do so at least twice against Liverpool.
Derby v Preston (15:00)
Derby have scored eight goals in their last four home games, and have netted in all of their last seven at the iPro Stadium overall.
Preston have bagged in all but one of their last 15 league matches.
Alex Neil’s side have both scored and conceded in six of their last eight games, including 3-2 and 3-1 wins in their last three.
Sunderland not to beat Coventry (15:00)
Phil Parkinson is already under pressure as Sunderland manager after winning just two of his first nine matches in charge.
The Mackems have only beaten struggling Southend 1-0 in their last five league and FA Cup games.
Coventry have only lost two of their 17 league matches this season and have kept clean sheets in three of their last five away games excluding the EFL Trophy.
Karlan Grant (Huddersfield) to score v Birmingham (15:00)
Grant has scored four goals in his last six Huddersfield appearances.
That run includes a goal in two of his last three at the John Smith’s Stadium, while he is also an established penalty-taker.
Birmingham have conceded at least three goals in five of their nine away games this season, only managing one clean sheet on the road since the opening day.
Lee Gregory (Stoke) to score v Wigan (15:00)
Gregory has scored in two of his last three home appearances for Stoke, as well as netting in the 4-2 win at Barnsley last time out.
The 31-year-old ranks first for shots per game in the Stoke squad, with 80 per cent of his shots coming from inside the penalty area.
Wigan are without a clean sheet in 30 away games.
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