Weekend football betting tips: Confident 15/8, 8/5 and 2/1 picks

This weekend’s best bets come from the EPL and EFL



9 months ago

This weekend’s football betting tips focus on one team that looks like they’ve forgotten how to win, one team that’s just remembered how to do it and one team who can’t stop scoring… or conceding.

Weekend football predictions

Aston Villa to beat Chelsea (draw no bet) @ 15/8

Burton to beat Fleetwood @ 8/5

Crewe vs Colchester over 3.5 goals @ 2/1

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Villans can pinch points from misfiring hosts at Stamford Bridge

Aston Villa may have fluffed their Europa League group stage lines by losing 3-2 to Legia Warsaw in midweek, but Chelsea are suffering from a far deeper and longer-lasting malaise.

The Blues have won just five of their last 34 Premier League games, with just one of those successes coming so far this term. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have now blanked in their last two games against Forest and Bournemouth and look deeply unconvincing in front of goal.

Villa won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge last season and look far too long to do so again against their incoherent hosts, even with the draw no bet concession.

Tip: Aston Villa to beat Chelsea (draw no bet) @ 15/8

Port Vale win can prove Burton catalyst against fellow strugglers

Burton landed their first league win of the campaign at the eighth attempt on Tuesday, courtesy of a 3-2 win over high-flying Port Vale and Dino Maamria’s men have a chance to build more momentum this weekend when winless Fleetwood visit the Pirelli Stadium.

Albion have had a tough start playing four of the current top seven in their last four league games, but were far from disgraced in holding Bolton to a draw in Staffordshire and losing 0-1 to Exeter on home turf.
Fleetwood have lost six of their seven games so far and notched just three goals in the process so Burton look a very chunky price to follow up their midweek heroics.

Tip: Burton to beat Fleetwood @ 8/5

Overs in the crosshairs with Alexandra prolific at both ends

Crewe Alexandra followers have certainly had their money’s worth in terms of goals so far this term, with a total goals average of four per league game. In fact, all bar one of their eight League Two outings to date in 2023/24 have landed the odds for over 3.5 goals backers.

Colchester fixtures have generally been more modest in terms of scoring, however the U’s proved themselves very capable of contributing to a high score on their travels when running in three strikes in their shock away win at league leaders Gillingham.

Tip: Crewe vs Colchester over 3.5 goals @ 2/1