Tenner on: Our writers share their best weekend bets
Armed each week with nothing but a £10 stake and their own judgement, the Insider editorial team fight to be crowned top tipster.
Manchester City, Aston Villa, Fulham and Bayern Munich all to win, Freiburg v Bayer Leverkusen BTTS: £10 at 5/1*
Manchester City have turned it on since losing to Liverpool and should dismantle Burnley, with Bayern Munich likely to do similar to Mainz.
Fulham are honing in on an automatic promotion place in the Championship, while Aston Villa are far, far better than Burton.
Both teams have scored in Freiburg’s last five matches, and Bayer Leverkusen have scored in every away game this season.
Fulham, Northampton and Wycombe all to win – £10 at 15/2*
Fulham have won four league games in a row, including their last two at Craven Cottage by an aggregate score of 10-1.
That doesn’t bode well for Nottingham Forest, who have the fourth-worst away defence in the division.
Northampton had won three in a row before their draw at Blackburn last week. They can continue their surge towards safety at home to a Rochdale side that have lost six on the spin away from home.
Finally, Wycombe’s victory over league-leaders Luton on Tuesday was their sixth in eight games.
That result ruined my bet in midweek, so I’m expecting them to make amends by beating Carlisle and bringing this one home.
Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Fulham to win and Crawley double chance: £10 at 29/5*
I made the first step on the road to getting myself back in the black last weekend, and I’m feeling even better about this multiple.
Bournemouth’s brilliant 3-0 victory over Chelsea on Tuesday was their sixth league game without defeat, so I’m expecting another positive result against Stoke.
In the Championship, both Aston Villa and Fulham are bang in form and should keep that going against inferior opposition.
Finally, Crawley are second in the League Two form table after winning five out of six. They’re a great price to avoid defeat against relegation-threatened Chesterfield.
Arsenal to beat Everton, Crystal Palace to beat Newcastle, Liverpool to win or draw against Spurs and BTTS: £10 at 9/2*
I’m desperate for a win, so hopefully sticking with the Premier League will bring in some much-needed profit.
Arsenal have been great at home this season and I fancy them to see off Everton at the Emirates after a little deadline-day morale boost.
Crystal Palace are also decent on their own ground, with Arsenal the only team to beat them at Selhurst Park since September. They should beat Newcastle, who have lost six of nine on their travels.
Finally, I’m backing big-game specialists Liverpool to take at least a point from the visit of Spurs to Anfield on Sunday.
Given that these teams are the Premier League’s second- and third-highest scorers, I reckon the Reds to win or draw and BTTS is a solid bet.
West Brom to beat Southampton: £10 at
I watched West Brom at Liverpool last weekend and thought they were superb. Jay Rodriguez took his goals well, while Daniel Sturridge – motivated to make this summer’s World Cup – is a quality addition.
Southampton are without a Premier League win in 12 matches and have kept just one clean sheet in their last 16, making the Baggies, who beat Brighton in their last outing at the Hawthorns, a tempting price to claim another three points.
*Odds subject to change.