Tenner On: Our writers battle to win most weekend profit
Armed with a £10 stake, our writers put forth their football tips in an attempt to be crowned the week's top tipster.
Tenner On is our writers' weekly football tips competition.
The rules are simple: each writer is given £10 to place any bet(s) they like over the weekend. At the end of the season, the writer with the most profit is crowned the Insider's top tipster.
Leeds, Bury and Man City to win & over 1.5 goals: £10 at 5/1*
I am taking advantage of my favourite current market by backing three attacking sides to win by any scoreline other than 1-0.
Of Leeds’ 10 home victories this season, nine have featured more than one goal. They will surely see off Bolton in similar fashion.
Bury have won 14 matches at Gigg Lane this season, but only the first of those victories finished 1-0. They should go big against Oldham, who lost to Morecambe on Tuesday.
I also expect Man City – who beat Chelsea 6-0 just a fortnight ago – to secure the EFL Cup in style on Sunday.
Barnsley, Bury, Luton, Young Boys and RB Salzburg all to win: £10 at 20/1*
I’m borrowing from my weekly EFL five-fold for my first couple of picks this week, starting with Barnsley.
The Tykes are unbeaten in their last 13 league games, winning nine of those, and are a great price to beat a Portsmouth side whose promotion hopes are in jeopardy following a seven-match winless run.
I’m also on League Two high-fliers Bury, who have won eight of their last 10 matches in all competitions. At close to evens, they’re worth backing to beat Oldham, who lost their first game under Paul Scholes against relegation-threatened Morecambe in midweek.
On Sunday, I’m all over Luton. The Hatters are coasting to the League One title and it’s not looking like anybody is capable of stopping them, let alone mid-table Coventry.
Finally, both Young Boys and RB Salzburg have run away with their respective leagues and have failed to win just matches between them all season. They’re both worth backing to bump the price up a little this weekend.
Newcastle to win and under 3.5 goals: £10 at 13/10*
Newcastle have won back-to-back Premier League matches at St James’ Park by this margin.
While I’d normally be wary of backing a side as limited as the Magpies to win three on the spin, they are playing Huddersfield, who have lost 13 of their last 14 matches.
Borussia Monchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund to win or draw & BTTS, Atletico to win, Man City to win & over 1.5 goals: £10 at 10/1*
Borussia Monchengladbach have won nine of their 10 home league games this season, so they should take at least a point from the visit of Wolfsburg. The away side have scored in eight successive away games, though, so BTTS looks a good bet.
The same goes for Sunday’s game in Dortmund, featuring two of the Bundesliga’s best attacking side.
Dortmund haven’t lost at home in the Bundesliga all season, so double chance makes sense against a Borussia Monchengladbach side who have lost five times away from home so far.
Atletico have only dropped six points at home all season and will surely beat a poor Villarreal side.
Finally, I fancy City to win the EFL Cup final comfortably, and there will surely be at least two goals scored with the way they are playing (and Chelsea are defending) at the moment.
Barnsley, Bury and Crewe all to win or draw & BTTS: £10 at 12/1*
Barnsley drew 0-0 on Tuesday, but have still gone 13 league games without defeat.
They've had two 4-1 wins and a 2-2 draw in their last three on the road, and look a very solid bet to take something off a Portsmouth side that haven't won in seven (with BTTS in six).
Bury have won six and drawn two of their last eight games with BTTS in all but two.
That pattern will surely continue at home to Oldham, who have only won one of their first three games under Paul Scholes with goals at both ends in all of them.
Crewe have won seven of their last eight home games with BTTS in five of those victories.
Exeter have only won two of their last 11 away games, despite managing to score in seven of them.
*Odds subject to change.
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