Easter Weekend Football Tips: Four picks to follow 11/1 midweek winner

An Anfield upset could be on the cards this weekend



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The long Easter weekend is a feast of English football betting opportunities that kicks off with Football League action on Friday before the Premier League takes centre stage on Saturday and Sunday, followed by another dose of EFL fixtures on Monday.

Buoyed by 11/1 and 29/20 winners from our midweek football tips we’re back with four more selections below. As ever, scroll down for the analysis behind the picks.

Easter Weekend Football Best Bets

Ipswich (-1) to beat Wycombe @ 11/10
Gillingham to beat Doncaster @ 5/6
Manchester United to beat Everton to nil 29/20
Liverpool to beat Arsenal draw @ 7/4

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Unstoppable Tractor Boys to plough through Wanderers

Ipswich Town are easily the most intimidating opposition in League One right now. Their 2-0 win over Derby at Pride Park last weekend was not only their seventh successive win but their seventh successive win to nil.

Kieran McKenna’s side have landed the (-1) handicap bet in all bar one game in that sequence and each of their last four at Portman Road. Visitors Wycombe sit a handy seventh in the division, but they’ve won just twice in the eight games since ex-boss Gareth Ainsworth left them for QPR.

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Visit to Fortress Priestfield a hiding to nothing for Donny

If you’re bored of reading about the continued value to be had about backing a resurgent Gillingham on these pages you’re probably bored of getting nigh-on even money about teams that have won seven of their last eight home games.

Visiting Rovers look there for the taking too. They’ve lost six of their last nine outings, including three of their last four, and have failed to net in six of those games for good measure.

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United hyperbole hiding superb Old Trafford record

Such is the frantic nature of media coverage of Manchester United that their 2-0 loss to Newcastle at St James’s Park was made to seem like the team had suddenly been plunged back into crisis.

They proved that was far from the case when bouncing back to record a 1-0 Old Trafford win over Brentford that may have seemed dour, but was nonetheless only the Bees’ second defeat in 17 Premier League games.

An impressive aspect of United’s season that is consistently overlooked is how stingy their defence is on their own turf – they’ve given up a division-low eight home goals this season.

Everton have struck just 10 times in 14 EPL road trips to date in 2022/23 and look like prime candidates to lose to nil here, having done so to Liverpool and Arsenal inside their last four away games.

Tip: Manchester United to beat Everton to nil 29/20

Jekyll and Hyde Reds could shock champions elect

Arsenal average 2.5 points per home game in the Premier League this season, Liverpool average 2.3. Amid all the hand-wringing over the latter’s underwhelming campaign it seems to have been overlooked that it’s only their away form that’s gone to pot.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are winless in four but all four of those games were away from home. They’ve won five of their last six league games at Anfield, drawing the other. Across those six outings they’ve scored 15 times and conceded just twice.

The Gunners have been strong on their EPL travels this season, but it wouldn’t be as much of a shock as the odds suggest if Liverpool were to rediscover their mojo back on Merseyside.

Tip: Liverpool to beat Arsenal draw @ 7/4