Wednesday Betting Guide: Our writers' 5 best football tips
We've compiled our writers’ best football tips, including win-draw-win and anytime goalscorers, into one bite-size Wednesday betting preview.
Slavia Prague to win or draw v Dortmund & BTTS (17:55)
Slavia Prague earned an impressive 1-1 draw away to Inter in their opening group game, but were a stoppage-time equaliser away from taking all three points.
The Czech side are unbeaten in all competitions this season, winning 12 and drawing three, and have scored 16 goals in their last five.
Dortmund come into this having drawn 2-2 in consecutive league games, and were beaten 3-1 at Union Berlin at the end of August.
Derby to beat Barnsley (19:45)
Derby ended a disastrous week with a 3-2 victory at home to Birmingham on Saturday, with Tom Lawrence, Mason Bennett and club captain Richard Keogh all unavailable after an ‘alcohol-related incident’.
That result followed a 1-1 draw away at Leeds and means the Rams have lost just two of their last eight league games in a sequence that also includes draws against leaders West Brom and third-placed Swansea.
They look a large price against a Barnsley side who were well beaten in a 3-1 defeat at home to Brentford on Sunday and have taken just two points since the opening weekend.
Inter to win or draw v Barcelona (20:00)
Barcelona registered just one shot on target against Dortmund on Matchday 1 and were lucky to escape with a goalless draw after Marco Reus missed a penalty.
The Blaugrana have won just four of their opening eight matches in all competitions, with Lionel Messi starting just once.
Although their captain could return on Wednesday, he is unlikely to be at the peak of his powers given his lack of match fitness.
Inter have started their season with six wins and a draw, including victories over AC Milan and Lazio last month.
RB Leipzig to beat Lyon & BTTS (20:00)
Lyon are without a victory in their last seven matches in all competitions after losing 1-0 at home to Nantes on Saturday.
Prior to that defeat, both teams had scored in four of the French side’s previous five, with the only exception a 1-0 defeat to PSG last month.
Leipzig had won six of their previous seven matches in all competitions before a 3-1 defeat to Schalke on Saturday, with BTTS landing in six of their eight games this term.
Erling Haaland to score v Liverpool (20:00)
Salzburg put six past Genk in their opening group game two weeks ago, scoring four or more goals in eight of their 11 matches in all competitions this season.
Given Liverpool are yet to keep a clean sheet at Anfield, I fancy the visitors to continue their run of scoring in every game so far.
Haaland scored his fourth hat trick of the season in the 6-2 victory over Genk on Matchday 1 and has bagged 17 goals in his last 12 appearances.
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