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.
West Brom to beat Swansea & over 2.5 goals (12:00)
Championship leaders West Brom won 1-0 away to fellow promotion contenders Preston on Monday night, extending their unbeaten record to nine matches.
That was the Baggies’ fifth straight victory, while there have been three or more goals in eight of their 10 home games this season.
Swansea are winless in four and were beaten 2-1 at Fulham last weekend.
Leicester to beat Aston Villa & over 1.5 goals (14:00)
Leicester’s 2-0 win over Watford on Wednesday night was their eighth in a row and 11th in 12 matches.
The Foxes have scored two or more in each of those matches, and should do so again on Sunday.
Aston Villa lost 2-1 at Chelsea in midweek, which was their fourth defeat in six league games.
Union Berlin to beat Cologne (14:30)
Union Berlin were beaten by late Schalke goal to lose 2-1 last Friday, but they had won their previous four matches in all competitions.
Back at the Stadion An der Alten Foresterei, where Urs Fischer’s side have already beaten Dortmund and league leaders Borussia Monchengladbach, they should get back to winning ways.
Cologne have lost five and drawn one of their last six matches – a run that includes four straight away defeats.
Real Betis v Athletic Bilbao (13:00)
BTTS has landed in 12 of Betis’ 15 league games this season, the most of any La Liga team.
They’ve scored and conceded in all eight of their home league matches this season, so goals look very likely when they host Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
The visitors have scored at least twice in each of their last three matches, including last weekend’s 2-0 win over Granada.
Aston Villa v Leicester (14:00)
Leicester have scored at least twice in eight consecutive games, so they’ll surely find the net again at Villa Park on Sunday.
The hosts should also get on the scoresheet, having done so in six consecutive matches, including Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.
Villa have scored in seven of their eight home matches this season, putting two past five of their opponents.
Sassuolo v Cagliari (14:00)
BTTS has landed in 10 of Sassuolo’s 13 Serie A matches this season, the second-most of any side in the division.
The hosts lost 2-1 to Perugia in the Coppa Italia in midweek, meaning they’ve now scored in nine consecutive games and conceded in six in a row.
Cagliari beat Sampdoria 4-3 on Monday night and have now scored in 13 successive games, a run that includes a 5-2 win over Fiorentina and a 2-2 draw with Lecce in the past month.
Sampdoria not to beat Parma (17:00)
Sampdoria have won one of their last five home games, a narrow 2-1 victory against Udinese.
Claudio Ranieri’s side have failed to win eight of their last 10 overall.
Parma have drawn three consecutive away games, including a 2-2 draw at Inter.
Danny Ings (Southampton) to score v Newcastle (14:00)
Ings has scored in four consecutive matches, and in eight of his last 10.
Five of the 27-year-old’s 10 goals this season have come away from home, while he ranks 12th for xG in the Premier League.
Newcastle have kept two clean sheets in eight at home this season.
Raul Jimenez (Wolves) to score v Brighton (16:30)
Jimenez has scored 15 goals this season, including five in his last seven.
Ten of those goals have come away from home, while he ranks third for shots per game in the Premier League.
Brighton have conceded at least two goals in four of their last seven home matches.
Milot Rashica (Werder Bremen) v Paderborn (17:00)
Rashica has scored eight goals in 11 Werder Bremen games, including a brace against Wolfsburg last week.
The 23-year-old ranks second for shots per game in the Bundesliga.
Paderborn have conceded three goals in three of their last four games.
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