Tenner On: Our writers battle to win the 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.
Sheffield United to win, BTTS in West Brom v Blackburn and Colchester v Lincoln: £10 at 5/1*
I went a little too extravagant last week, so I’m back with a basic treble that should see me extend my lead at the top further.
Sheffield United battered Stoke for little reward in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday evening, and they look a very fair price to put it right against a Wigan side that has lost five straight away games.
West Brom have scored and conceded in six of their seven home league matches this season, including Wednesday’s 4-1 defeat to Derby.
Colchester have scored in all of their home matches, while Lincoln have scored in all of their away games.
PSV -1, Arsenal to win and Werder Bremen double chance and BTTS: £10 at 6/1*
PSV have won all nine of their Eredivisie matches this season, and their aggregate score over the last six is 28-1. They’ll surely batter Groningen, who have lost five of their last six.
Arsenal’s 10-game winning streak has got to end at some point, but a trip to Selhurst Park – where Palace are yet to score a goal this season – shouldn’t be much of a test.
Finally, I’m backing Werder Bremen to maintain their unbeaten record at home in a high-scoring game against Leverkusen, who have won just once on the road so far.
Manchester United to beat Everton and BTTS: £10 at 5/2*
No side have been involved in more BTTS matches this season than United, who have both scored and conceded in eight of their nine fixtures. That record should continue against Everton, who have netted in all but one of their games this campaign.
I do think United will win the game, though. They were excellent in the second half at Chelsea last weekend, where they should have won. And while they were outclassed by Juventus in midweek, Jose Mourinho’s side should fare better against a side that are obviously nowhere near as good as the seven-time defending Italian champions.
Preston, Luton, Cambridge and Arsenal all to win: £10 at 11/1*
Preston have won each of their last two games at Deepdale having scored four times in both.
They are the Championship’s second-top scorers at home and should have too much for a Rotherham side have only scored two goals and earned one point in seven away matches this season.
AFC Wimbledon have lost five on the bounce, only scoring once, while Luton have won four of their last five having torn apart an in-form Accrington on Tuesday.
Cambridge got their first win since 1 September on Tuesday, and ought to follow it up with another against bottom club Macclesfield, who lost 5-0 in midweek.
Finally, I trust free-scoring Arsenal to extend their winning run away to Palace, who have only found the net three times in their last eight matches.
Liverpool to win to nil and Millwall, Sheffield United and Sunderland all to win: £10 at 15/2*
Liverpool haven’t conceded a league goal at Anfield so far this season, so I’m confident they’ll do the business against Cardiff.
Millwall have won back-to-back matches at the Den and should cruise past an Ipswich side that are bottom of the Championship and look devoid of ability, belief and confidence.
Sheffield United have won four matches in a six-game unbeaten run and, with top scorer Billy Sharp fit again, should beat poor travellers Wigan.
Finally, Sunderland are starting to prove they are too good for League One and have won three out of three. Expect them to make that four at home to Southend.
*Odds subject to change.
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