This weekend’s English football coupon doesn’t look the most punter-friendly at first glance, with many of the likeable home teams too short and a good deal of the other form teams playing away.
Scratch below the win-draw-win surface though and there are plenty of nice prices to be had, four of which make this weekend’s best bets list.
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Spurs win besides the point thanks to woeful Forest road attack
Tottenham have the Premier League’s fifth-best home record. Only Arsenal and Man City have posted more than their nine league wins in front of their own crowd this season.
Few will be interested in backing Spurs for three points at 2/5, but the win to nil will rightly have its admirers. The Lilywhites have kept five clean sheets across their last six home games in all competitions, winning four of those outings without conceding.
At 5/4 it’s a far more palatable price, especially given Forest have still mustered just three league away goals this season. However, given Steve Cooper’s men can be backed at evens not to score, adding the complication of a Tottenham win into the equation seems unnecessary.
In-form Sky Blues can fuel Playoff charge at Hull’s expense
Coventry are making a decent of fist of trying to barge their way into the Championship postseason off the back of four wins and two draws inside their last six league games.
That makes them the second-best team in the league over the past six outings, with only Middlesbrough scoring more points in the same period.
Mark Robins’ men have won three of their last four home games too and they can add to that tally against a Hull side that have lost three of their last four on the road, failing to net in three of those away days.
Resurgent Gills are the gift that keeps on giving
The fact that previously woeful Gillingham have been reborn on the back of some shrewd January acquisitions continues to be overlooked by odds compilers.
News.Betzone readers were advised to back them with a one-goal head start away to Stockport in midweek and duly collected on odds of 13/10. Saturday sees them host Tranmere Rovers and again they’ve been priced up in generous fashion.
Neil Harris’ men have won six and drawn three of their last 11 games, keeping seven clean sheets during that sequence. At Priestfield they’ve won four of their last five.
Rovers’ away form is nothing to write home to Tranmere about with five losses from their last seven on the road, making the Gills overpriced to put three more points on the board.
United’s firepower can overwhelm Saints at Old Trafford
Manchester United rinsed and spat out Real Betis 4-1 in midweek in a result which may have gone some way to dispelling the bad taste left by their 7-0 loss to Liverpool last Sunday.
Next up, rock-bottom Southampton can be used as the toothpick or dental floss that will eradicate any last morsels of that stomach-churning defeat.
The win over Betis was the third time in United’s last four home games that they’ve rewarded their (-1) handicap backers and the Saints look prime candidates to assist them in doing so again.
Southampton have played away to four of the current top six teams in terms of Premier League home records so far this season. They lost 4-1 against Spurs, 4-0 against Manchester City, 3-1 against Liverpool and 3-0 against Brentford.