Brentford, Luton and Nice all to win - £5 at 33/10*

Brentford are flying up the Championship table, and will see off the league’s third-worst travellers.

Luton should be far too strong for out-of-form Chesterfield, while Nice are heavy-favourites against Amiens, who are dropping like a stone in Ligue 1.

Swansea to score, Middlesborough v Fulham: over 2.5 goals, Double chance: Draw/Plymouth, Man City and Borussia Dortmund to score over 1.5 goals - £5 at 15/1*

Bit complicated, this one, so credit to my colleague Sam for cramming it all into one graphic.

Swansea look a bit more lively under Carlos Carvalhal and are an eye-catching price just to score a goal at Newcastle, while Fulham have been involved in a sequence of high-scoring matches.

Plymouth are unbeaten in seven, while Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund are both very capable of scoring twice.



Manchester City not to lose and BTTS, Barcelona to win and BTTS: £10 at 4/1*

I’m backing City to come through their toughest test of the season with at least a draw at Anfield, and both teams should manage to get on the scoresheet given that they are the two most prolific in the Premier League.

I also fancy plenty of goals when Barcelona travel to San Sebastian to take on Real Sociedad, who have scored and conceded in seven of their last eight home games.

Sociedad have also lost three of their last five in La Liga, so you can bank on an away win for the league leaders.



Burnley and Brighton to avoid defeat and Luton to beat Chesterfield: £10 at 4/1*

Burnley’s poor recent form is clouded by their recent tough run of fixtures, and I’m confident they’ll take something from a Crystal Palace side with one victory in five.

Brighton should also be getting at least a point from West Brom, who have gone 20 league games without a win.

Down in League Two, table-toppers Luton should run riot against relegation candidates Chesterfield.



Derby and Gillingham both to win: £10 at 11/2*

Yes, I’m biased, but Gillingham represent the best value going in the Football League this weekend.

They’ve lost one of their last 11 under Steve Lovell and, though most of their wins have come away from Priestfield, are an excellent price to beat a Rochdale side that have lost five in a row on the road and are yet to win away from home this season.

I’m lumping them in a double with Derby, who I fancy to remind Birmingham just what a bad decision they made in getting rid of Gary Rowett.

The Rams have won seven of their last 10 league games, losing just once, and gave a very good account of themselves at Old Trafford last weekend.

Birmingham have picked up slightly, but are still in serious trouble that is entirely of their own making.



Man City to win or draw against Liverpool and BTTS: £10 at 1/1*

Pep Guardiola’s side have won all five of their big-six encounters this season, at an aggregate score of 15-3.

I wouldn’t be surprised, however, if Liverpool got something from the game.

The Reds are unbeaten in 17 games in all competitions, and are yet to lose to any of their closest rivals at Anfield this season.

City to score, meanwhile, requires no explanation, while Jurgen Klopp’s side are the Premier League’s second-highest scorers and have only failed to net once in their last 19 matches.


*Odds subject to change.