Football League Betting Tips – Boxing Day
Plenty of Football League fixtures across the festive period and there are plenty of great value to be found on Boxing Day.
Wolves v Bristol City
Wolves appear to be improving under new boss Paul Lambert. The Scot has overseen six matches in which they’ve picked up two wins, two draws and two defeats. They beat Nottingham Forest last weekend and managed to keep a clean sheet in the process. They drew 4-4 in their last home match with in-form Fulham and should be able to build upon that. There a still a few inconsistencies to iron out, but they are heading in the right direction. Bristol City are struggling for form and have lost four of the last five games in the league. Lee Johnson’s young side need to improve their consistency, particularly away from home.
Back Wolves at 2.31 with Marathon Bet. There are definite signs of improvement and if they can score four here at Molineux against Fulham, they can get the better of Bristol City. The Robins are in a poor run of form and they have picked up just a single point on the road since the end of September. They also have a dreadful record here having not won since 1931.
Reading v Norwich
Reading have been progressing nicely under Jaap Stam and are very effective here at the Majeski. They picked up three points on the road last weekend with a last gasp defeat of Blackburn, showing a never-say-die attitude. At home, they are aiming for a 5th consecutive victory and they will fancy their chances against a Norwich side who don’t travel well. John Swift and Danny Williams are back for this game and both should play some part. Norwich were defeated by Huddersfield last weekend and it’s back to the drawing board for Alex Neil and his side. They’ve netted just twice in four away matches.
Back Over 1.5 Reading Goals at 2.55 with Marathon Bet. The Royals have hit two goals in three of their last four home games and notched three in the other. They found their scoring touch against Blackburn last weekend and if John Swift is back in the side, he will add some creativity. Norwich have conceded two goals in three of their last five matches on the road. They also got hit for 5 by Fulham.
Notts County v Doncaster
Doncaster Rovers have been impressing in League Two this season and they face the short-ish trip to Nottingham on Boxing Day. They’ve won four of the last five games, only losing to leaders Plymouth in that sequence. Donny have been scoring plenty of goals, but struggling to defend, however they kept a much needed clean sheet at home to Grimsby last weekend. Liam Mandeville’s stock has risen and they have recently welcomed back Andy Williams. Notts County are drastically out of form and are struggling under John Sheridan. He’s under pressure to pick up results and they haven’t won in the league since the 22nd of October.
Back Doncaster to win at 1.91 with Marathon Bet. They’ve been performing well on the road, hitting four against Stevenage and three against Exeter. They even won at Fratton Park. Notts County have lost six consecutive matches in League Two, scoring just two goals in their last seven games. Michael O’Connor continue to serve his suspension and they will struggle up against Darren Ferguson’s men. They’ve won just once at home all season.
Stevenage v Cambridge
Cambridge have clicked into gear recently and Shaun Derry’s side have put their poor early season form behind them. Derry has tinkered with his formation and James Dunne is playing a bigger part whilst Luke Berry is play-maker in-chief. They are aiming for a 5th consecutive away win as they travel to LAMEX to take on Stevenage. They haven’t lost on the road since the 10th of September and will be hard to beat. Stevenage have been in terrific form on the road, but have struggled in front of their own fans. They’ve collected just a single point from 6 matches here and Darren Sarll must be wondering how he can turn things around in front of their own fans.
Back Cambridge 0.0 on the Asian Handicap at 1.93 with Marathon Bet. The sides from the Abbey are in very good form and look difficult to stop. They’ve hit 6 goals and kept 2 clean sheets in their last couple of away games and should be able to take advantage of Stevenage’s home troubles. The hosts have conceded 12 goals in 5 home matches and will need to tighten up if they are to stop the U’s.
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