As if in celebration of the fact that there will be no more international breaks until March, this weekend’s English club football coupon is resplendent with plenty of great value single bets.
Usually three selections are highlighted for our weekend betting tips but this time around it was a struggle to limit it to the five below.
Weekend football betting tips
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Draw is a big player with Forest a tough nut to crack at the City Ground
Nottingham Forest are larger than 2/1 outsiders to beat Brighton despite having lost just twice in their last 20 Premier League home games and not at all since the start of this season.
The 13/10 Forest double chance appeals but Brighton remain capable of passages of brilliant play and at 15/4 the draw looks better value. Forest have drawn three of their five home league games so far, while Brighton are joint-top of the EPL draw table with three sides, including their hosts.
Bees home games suggest underrated BTTS potential for Arsenal visit
Odds-on tips are a rarity on these pages but BTTS in Brentford vs Arsenal at 5/6 is well worth consideration for singles or accas.
Goals have been in abundance in this season’s league games at the Gtech Community Stadium. Five of six have seen both teams to score and four of the sextet have yielded at least four goals.
Whites-to-nil the way to go as opposite ends of the form table clash
Two teams at opposite extremes of the League One six-game form table collide at the Toughsheet Stadium. Bolton have won five and lost one of their last six, whereas visitors Exeter have drawn one and lost five over the same time frame.
Wanderers are naturally too short to bet win-only but adding the ‘to-nil’ chaser bumps our odds up to 6/4. They’ve kept five successive clean sheets in all competitions, while the Grecians have failed to net in six of their last nine in league and cup.
Strong form at Gresty Road make Alex value to see off Doncaster
Only Stockport and Notts Country have taken more than Crewe’s 20 home points in League Two so far this term and the former have played one game more than Alexandra in their own backyard.
Alex have won six of their nine third-tier outings so far at Gresty Road and look decent value at 23/20 to see off a Donny side that have lost six of their first eight away league games.
Challinor’s champions-elect to concede en route to 13th successive win
Stockport have won their last 12 league games and 14 of their past 15 in all competitions so it’s no surprise they’re trading at 8/13 away to a Newport side that sit 20th in the table.
Newport have only lost twice at Rodney Parade so far this term, but Dave Challinor’s men have been in irresistible form and the previous international break failed to derail it so we’ve no reason to suspect the most recent one will either.
They’ve won their last seven away games but conceded in six of those successes so adding both teams to score into the mix with the Stockport win is a sensible way to boost your odds.