Football League Betting Tips – 30th/31st December
We landed four out of four on Boxing Day in the Football League and are hoping for more of the same to end 2016.
So far we’re +12.82 units (+£641 from £50 single stakes) since posting our Free football League Betting Tips. So hopefully we can continue the profitable trend this weekend.
Wolves v QPR
We’re putting our faith in Paul Lambert’s side once again on Saturday. Despite falling behind in the first half, they hit two in the second half and wrapped up the points at Molineux against Bristol City.. They’ve netted 7 goals in their last two home matches and the fans are finally beginning to smile again. They have plenty of firepower and beat QPR in Lambert’s first game in charge at the start of the month. Ian Holloway is struggling in West London and his side have now recorded six successive defeats in the Championship. The Rs have netted just once in the last five and can’t buy a goal. Their last point on the road came at the start of November.
Back Wolves at 1.85 with Marathon Bet. Lambert’s side appear to be improving and they are finally putting their poor home form behind them. QPR look a shambles and are sleepwalking into a relegation battle. They are without captain Nedum Onuha, who was dismissed against Brighton. Wolves won at Loftus Road, so should be able to complete the double in the Black Country.
Stevenage v Colchester
Stevenage continued their poor home form on Monday as they were beaten by Cambridge. They face a tough assignment against an ever-improving Colchester. John McGreal’s side have started to hit form and climb the League Two table. They are hunting down the play-off places and defended brilliantly against Luton on Boxing Day. The Hatters somehow didn’t find the net, but credit must go to the U’s for holding on. Away from home. They’ve collected 7 points from a possible 9 and kept three consecutive clean sheets.
Back Colchester 0.0 on the Asian Handicap at 2.24 with Marathon Bet. The Essex side are on a fine run of form and can take advantage of Stevenage’s poor home form. They’ve conceded just a single goal in their last five games and will be confident of leaving the Lamex with all three points. Stevenage have taken just a single point from their last 7 home matches and on current form, that doesn’t look like changing.
Plymouth v Crawley
The Pilgrims have bounced back from their wobble at the start of the month. Derek Adams said he always felt his side would bounce back and they temporarily returned to the top. The currently sit 2nd, level on points with Doncaster following a draw with Wycombe on Boxing Day. They have netted two or more goals in three of their last five home matches and are aiming to make it three wins from four. With the likes of Jake Jervis, Jordan Slew and Graham Carey in the side, there are always going to be goals with the latter a creative force in the side. Crawley conceded three to Leyton Orient before mounting a second half comeback which just fell short. Dermot Drummy’s side are much better on home soil and have lost four of the last five on the road.
Back Plymouth to score over 1.5 team goals at 1.74 with Marathon Bet. Seven of 11 games at Home Park have seen the hosts net two or more goals including 5 of the last 7. Crawley aren’t defending well and have conceded 14 goals in their last 5 away matches. They did keep a clean sheet against Crewe, but that was an anomaly and they will find the Plymouth forward line difficult to deal with.
Peterborough v Coventry
Peterborough looked set to take all three points on Boxing Day, but Gillingham netted in stoppage time to deny them a victory at London Road. The Gills have improved enormously in recent weeks and it wasn’t a huge surprise to see them take something from the match. The Posh have looked decent under Grant McCann and with just a few inconsistencies to iron out, they should be play-off challengers this season. They have plenty of goals in them having hit 5 against struggling Chesterfield and 2 against improving Charlton. Coventry have struggled under Mark Venus in recent weeks and are now just a point off bottom. They’ve lost their last four away games heavily and shipped four to Bristol Rovers on Monday.
Back Peterborough to win and Over 2.5 Goals at 2.76 with Marathon Bet. For a safer bet, back Peterborough to win at 1.83, but four of Coventry’s last six away games have seen Over 2.5 land and their defence appears to be getting worse by the week. They’ve netted in four of their last five matches on the road and could get on the scoresheet once again. Only three of the last seven have finished with three goals or more for Peterborough, but they’ve faced some difficult teams including Scunthorpe and Bolton.