Football League Betting Tips – 26th November
Four of our four last weekend and we’re looking to continue where we left off with more tips from the Football League. There’s a full fixture list to choose from, so there should be plenty of value to be found.
Derby v Norwich
Steve McClaren wasn’t a popular choice when he arrived at Derby to take over from Nigel Pearson’s tumultuous tenure. But, the former Middlesbrough and England man has turned things around and his side are attacking with vigour. Tom Ince appears to have benefitted hugely and looks a much improved the player since McClaren’s arrival. The winger netted twice last weekend and missed a golden opportunity from the penalty spot as well. Darren Bent is also scoring and Derby are starting to climb the table after three consecutive victories whilst Norwich are going the other way. After a positive start to the season, Alex Neil’s side are suffering a crisis of confidence and the boss is under pressure. They’ve dropped down to 6th after four consecutive defeats.
Back Derby at 2.18 with Marathon Bet to continue their fine upturn in form. They are also keeping clean sheets at home and although they’ve scored just 7 times here this season, 5 of them have arrived in the last couple of games. Norwich’s defence is having problems and Derby could take advantage of that.
Scunthorpe v Oxford
Scunthorpe are still riding high in League One and are now six points clear of second place Sheffield United. Few pundits would have suggested the Iron would be so consistent and so far in front at the end of November. Another victory and another clean sheet arrived in midweek against in-form Peterborough. Scunny have scored a league high of 40 goals this season and conceded the second fewest with just 16 shipped (Bolton have conceded just 12). They have scored 22 of those 40 goals at Glanford Park in front of their own fans and they’ll be looking to see off poor travellers Oxford on Saturday. Michael Appleton’s side arrive here off the back of two wins, but both have been at home and they have scored just 8 goals on the road all season. They have the 4th worst away form in the league with three defeats from the five.
Back Scunthorpe at 1.9 with Marathon Bet. Graham Alexander’s side have been very effective this season and have conceded just 1 goal in their last 5 fixtures. Oxford are very strong at the Kassam, but ropey on the road and the leaders should march on.
Crawley v Grimsby
Grimsby could be dark horses for promotion. Paul Hurst may have left for pastures new and joined Shrewsbury, but his old club could be passing them by in the summer. Marcus Bignot was an excellent appointment. A man who has honed his craft in non-league helped promote Solihull Moors to the National League and also managed Birmingham Ladies whilst juggling a playing career. Bignot has made a very good start to life at Blundell Park and his side claimed a valuable point against Carlisle in midweek. Away from home, they’ve won 4 of the last 7 and drawn the other three. Crawley are on a winless run and Dermot Drummy’s side are hurtling towards the relegation zone. They lost their last home game to Cambridge and have conceded 9 goals in their last three league games.
Back Grimsby at 2.18 with Marathon Bet to get the job done here. The Mariners have been in excellent form and beat leaders Plymouth 3-0 in their last away outing. Crawley don’t possess the necessary firepower to hurt teams. They will try and keep Grimsby at bay, but with in-form Omar Bogle lurking, they might struggle.
Morecambe v Plymouth
Morecambe are in a wretched run of form and can’t buy a win. They have slipped to 20th in the league and have picked up just 1 point from the last five matches. Some of the players weren’t paid on time recently following a takeover of the club and Tom Barkhuizen was allowed to leave on a free amid rumours he is set to join Preston. They’ve been terrible at the Globe this season, preferring to play away from home. They’ve conceded 21 goals in 8 home games and could ship a few more against the leaders. Plymouth are having a wobble, but this is exactly the kind of game they will be looking to bounce back in. They lost against a fast-improving Grimsby side and against a solid Barnet.
Back Plymouth at 1.84 with Marathon Bet. The leaders have suffered back to back defeats and there will be many people staying away from them here, but Morecambe are just dreadful and this is the perfect opportunity for a response by the Pilgrims. Plymouth have the best away record in the league whilst Morecambe have the third worst home form.
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