Sunday 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 Sunday's EFL matches.
Lazio to beat Brescia to nil (11:30)
Lazio beat Juventus 3-1 in the Italian Super Cup in their last game before the winter break, and should return with another victory here.
The Biancocelesti have won 10 of their last 12 matches in all competitions.
Brescia have lost six out of eight at home and have failed to score in four of their last six.
Coventry to beat Bristol Rovers (14:01)
Coventry beat Tranmere 4-1 away from home on New Year’s Day – their second straight victory by that scoreline, having also thrashed league leaders Wycombe in their previous game.
The Sky Blues have won four of their last five matches, so represent great value in this one.
Bristol Rovers lost 3-0 away to strugglers MK Dons to extend their winless run to four matches since Graham Coughlan left as manager.
Liverpool to beat Everton (16:01)
These are big odds for a team that wins as regularly as Liverpool.
The Reds have won all 11 of their home games in the Premier League this season, including a 5-2 victory over Everton last month.
The Toffees lost 2-1 to Manchester City on New Year’s Day and have only won one of their seven games against the Big Six this season.
Charlton v West Brom (14:01)
BTTS has landed in 19 of West Brom’s 26 league games this season, the most of any Championship side.
There have been goals at both ends in six of their last seven matches, and Sunday’s FA Cup game against Charlton should follow the same pattern.
The hosts have scored eight times in their last five matches and are without a clean sheet in 14.
Alaves v Real Betis (15:00)
Alaves have scored in 11 of their last 12 La Liga matches, a run that includes goals against both Real Madrid and Barcelona.
They now face Betis, who have been involved in 15 BTTS matches this season, the most of any side in the division.
The visitors have scored in seven successive games in all competitions, keeping one clean sheet in the process.
Roma v Torino (19:45)
Roma beat Fiorentina 4-1 in their last match before the winter break, and they’ve now scored at least three goals in five of their last seven matches.
Torino lost 2-1 to SPAL last time out, meaning they’ve now scored in four consecutive matches.
The visitors have scored eight goals in their last three away matches, including a 3-3 draw with Hellas Verona last month.
FA CUP UPSETS
Nottingham Forest (+3) v Chelsea (14:01)
Avoiding defeat by three or more goals hardly embodies the spirit of the FA Cup, but Nottingham Forest are capable of landing this at Stamford Bridge.
Sabri Lamouchi’s side have won their last three matches, and haven’t conceded more than twice away from home all season.
Chelsea have lost to nil against West Ham, Bournemouth and Southampton in their last five home games, and will rest some regular starters here.
Crystal Palace not to beat Derby (14:01)
Palace needed an 86th-minute goal to beat Grimsby at this stage last season, and drew 0-0 with Colchester at Selhurst Park earlier this term.
Roy Hodgson’s side have scored more than once in just two of their 11 home games this season.
Derby beat Barnsley 2-1 in Wayne Rooney’s debut on Thursday evening.
Tottenham not to beat Middlesbrough (14:01)
After a bad started to the season, Middlesbrough have won four consecutive matches.
Jonathan Woodgate’s side have beaten West Brom and Preston, two of the top three in the Championship, in their last two matches.
Tottenham have only won five of their last 26 away games, and were held to a 0-0 draw (and defeat on penalties) by Colchester in the EFL Cup in September.
Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo) to score v Osasuna (20:00)
After a slow start to the season, Aspas has scored five goals in his last five games.
The 32-year-old ranks third for xG and ninth for shots inside the penalty area per La Liga match.
Osasuna have conceded 15 goals in their last eight league games.
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