Sunday 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 Sunday betting preview.
Cardiff to beat Reading (12:00)
Reading are yet to pick up a point in the Championship, having lost two games out of two against Hull and Sheffield Wednesday.
The Royals were also held to a 1-1 draw at Wycombe in the EFL Cup in midweek, before squeaking through on penalties.
Cardiff got their first win of the season at home to Luton last weekend and should get another here.
Sheffield United to beat Crystal Palace (14:00)
Sheffield United were worthy of their 1-1 draw away to Bournemouth on their return to the Premier League last weekend, winning the xG battle with a score of 1.6 (understat).
The Blades had the best home record in the Championship last season, winning 15 games out of 23 and conceding just 17 goals.
They are great value to earn their first victory of the season against a Crystal Palace side that played out an opening-day goalless draw at home to Everton.
AZ Alkmaar to beat Groningen to nil (15:45)
AZ Alkmaar are top of the Eredivisie after winning their opening two games against Fortuna Sittard and Waalwijk without conceding.
They won 1-0 at home to Groningen in March and finished last season with the best home defence behind Ajax and PSV, having shipped just 15 goals.
Groningen lost 3-1 at home to Twente last Saturday and scored 13 away goals last term – the second-fewest in the division.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
Chelsea v Leicester (16:30)
Leicester scored in 17 of their 19 away games last season, and should find the net against a Chelsea side that lost 4-0 to Manchester United on the opening weekend.
The Blues did create chances in that defeat at Old Trafford, with Tammy Abraham most notably hitting the post early on, and they look likely to get on the scoresheet at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea only failed to score in three of their 19 home matches last term and netted twice against Liverpool in Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup.
Espanyol v Sevilla (18:00)
Espanyol have played in four Europa League qualifiers this season and scored at least three goals in three of them.
They should carry that scoring form over to La Liga against Sevilla, who conceded 14 goals in their last eight away games last season.
Julen Lopetegui’s side were the league’s third-highest scorers last season and have found the net in six successive matches against Espanyol.
Rennes v Paris Saint-Germain (20:00)
PSG beat Rennes 2-1 in the Trophee des Champions a fortnight ago and this Ligue 1 meeting should also see goals at both ends.
Rennes scored in their last seven matches of last season – bagging two or more goals in six of those – and opened this season with a 1-0 win at Montpellier last weekend.
PSG beat Nimes 3-0 at home in their opener and are practically guaranteed to score every week.
Callum Robinson (Sheffield United) to score v Crystal Palace (14:00)
Robinson backed up a blistering pre-season by going close a couple of times for Sheffield United at Bournemouth last weekend.
The 24-year-old ranked fourth for shots per game at Preston in the Championship last season, scoring 12 goals in 24 starts.
Palace conceded twice in four of their last five away games of last season.
Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim) to score v Eintracht Frankfurt (14:30)
Kramaric ranked second to Robert Lewandowski for xG and shots per game in the Bundesliga last season, so can improve on his tally of 17 goals.
The Croatian scored in four of his last five Hoffenheim away games last season. He is also an established penalty-taker.
Frankfurt conceded 14 goals in their last four games of last season, and conceded three to third-tier Waldhof Mannheim in the DFB-Pokal last weekend.
Feyenoord not to beat FC Utrecht (15:45)
Feyenoord have drawn both of their two Eredivisie games so far this season, including at home to newly-promoted Sparta Rotterdam on the opening weekend.
Jaap Stam’s side - who played in the Euopa League away at Dinamo Tbilisi On Thursday - were beaten on the shot count at Heerenveen last weekend, so their results are not likely to improve much soon.
FC Utrecht have won both of their two league games, scoring seven goals.
Sporting not to beat Braga (21:00)
Sporting lost 5-0 to Benfica in the Portuguese Super Cup at the start of the month and followed that up with a 1-1 draw at Maritimo.
They now face a tricky test against Braga, who finished fourth in the Primeira Liga last season and opened this campaign with a 3-1 win over Moreirense last weekend.
Braga beat Brondby 4-2 away from home in the Europa League last Thursday and have avoided defeat in four of their last five games against Sporting.
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