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 matches.
Nimes to beat Saint Etienne (16:00)
Saint Etienne have gone seven matches without a win following a 1-0 defeat at home to Metz on Wednesday evening.
They have lost four away games on the spin, while their 2-1 victory at bottom-of-the-league Dijon on the opening day remains their only win of the season.
Nimes have won back-to-back home games against Toulouse and Brest.
Leicester to beat Newcastle & BTTS (16:30)
Leicester followed their 2-1 victory at home to Tottenham last weekend with a 4-0 hammering of Luton in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.
The Foxes have won three of their last four league games, with their only defeat in all competitions this season coming away to Manchester United two weeks ago.
But they haven’t kept a clean sheet in the Premier League since a goalless draw at Wolves on the opening weekend.
Newcastle drew 1-1 at home to Leicester in the EFL Cup last month, while they have scored in four of their six league games this season, despite only winning once.
Cagliari to beat Hellas Verona (17:00)
Cagliari beat Napoli 1-0 on Wednesday, becoming only the third away side to win in the league at the San Paolo since March 2018.
That was their third straight victory, moving them to fifth in the Serie A table.
Verona have taken one point from their last three matches and have only won one out of six in all competitions this season.
Lecce v Roma (14:00)
Lecce beat SPAL 3-1 away from home last week, meaning BTTS has landed in their last three matches.
They now face a Roma side that have conceded in all five of their Serie A games this season, including a 2-0 defeat at home to Atalanta in midweek.
Despite failing to score in that match, the Giallorossi had bagged 10 goals in their previous four matches.
Marseille v Stade Rennes (20:00)
Marseille had scored in four successive matches before being held to a 0-0 draw at Dijon last in midweek.
They should find the net against Rennes, who have kept one clean sheet in their last five games in all competitions.
Rennes have scored in six of their last eight games, including a 2-1 win at home to PSG, so should also do their bit here.
Rio Ave v Porto (20:00)
Rio Ave’s last five games have finished 5-1, 3-2, 1-1, 2-4 and 2-0, so BTTS looks a good bet when they host Porto on Sunday.
Porto have scored in all three of their away games this season, and also conceded twice at both Gil Vicente and Portimonense.
Rio Ave have scored 13 goals across their last five matches, while Porto have bagged a total of 14 in the same period.
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Barnsley Draw No Bet v Brentford (13:30)
Brentford’s horrendous away form is at odds with their favourites tag here.
Thomas Frank’s side have lost their last three away games to nil, winning five and losing 16 out of 31 on the road since the beginning of last season.
Barnsley’s results haven’t been great either, but they rank fourth for shots per Championship home game and have already beaten Fulham at Oakwell this season.
Bologna Draw No Bet v Udinese (14:00)
Bologna have been the surprise package in Serie A, only losing to Roma in their first five games of the season.
Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side could be doing even better, though. They rank top of the league for xPoints and missed a penalty in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw at Genoa.
They are a great bet to beat Udinese, who have lost consecutive home matches to Parma and Brescia and haven’t scored in three games overall.
I’m playing it safe with the Draw No Bet, but backing an away win at looks tempting, too.
Nicola Sansone (Bologna) to score v Udinese (14:00)
Sansone missed that penalty for Bologna at Genoa on Wednesday, but has already converted two spot-kicks this season.
The 28-year-old also has several chances from open play, ranking 10th for shots per Serie A match.
Udinese have lost 1-3 and 0-1 to Parma and Brescia in their last two home games, keeping two clean sheets in their last eight at the Fruili Stadium.
Ezequiel Avila (Osasuna) to score v Levante (17:30)
Avila has only scored once in five starts this season, but more goals are imminent.
The Argentinian ranks fourth for xG and eighth for shots per La Liga match this term.
He will have plenty of chances to net against Levante, who rank second-bottom for xG and bottom for shots conceded so far.
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