There are some mouth watering ties to get some money on for Saturday. In the Premier League, Manchester City are in action against surprise package Aston Villa , while Liverpool host an in-form West Brom side. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino faces Southampton, the side he left to join Spurs this summer too.
In the Championship, there’s a Yorkshire derby between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday. League One has a derby between two northern sides Scunthorpe and Doncaster Rovers this weekend, but what Saturday games should you have your money on?
Leicester City vs Burnley (Leicester City to win – 4/5)
In the Premier League, Leicester City host the out-of-form Burnley on Saturday, and the Foxes are big favourites to earn all three points.
Their form at home has been outstanding so far this season, drawing at the King Power stadium to Everton and Arsenal, while beating Manchester United.
Due to Burnley’s winless start and only one goal scored from six league games, the best odds you’ll get for a home win are 4/5 from Bet 365, SkyBet, Ladbrokes, Coral, William Hill and Betfair (Sportsbook). It should nevertheless be a banker for a home win.
Swansea City vs Newcastle United (Swansea City to win – 10/11)
Swansea City started the season brightly, with three consecutive Premier League wins, but they’ve stuttered since – losing twice and drawing once. However, the Jacks should be backed for a home win this weekend against a Newcastle side low on confidence, quality and goals.
Swansea’s home form has been solid, with two wins from three games. They were the best side in the 1-0 home defeat to Southampton last month too. Newcastle have been atrocious on the road. Alan Pardew’s side have lost seven of their last eight away games in the Premier League, scoring just one goal in the process.
This should be another home banker, and the best odds you’ll get are 10/11 from Bet 365, BetVictor, William Hill and Betfair (Sportsbook).
Derby County vs. Millwall (Derby County to win – 4/7)
Championship promotion hopefuls Derby County should have a straightforward home victory against Millwall this weekend, with the 4th-placed Rams in fine form in the second tier.
Steve McClaren’s side are unbeaten in their last seven games, picking up 15 points in the process. They face a Millwall side in disarray, with just one win from their last eight games. The Lions have lost four and drawn one of their previous five league outings, conceding 10 goals in the process.
The best set of odds you’ll get for a Derby win are 4/7 from Betfred, BetVictor, Ladbrokes, Coral and William Hill.
Rochdale vs. Barnsley (Rochdale to win – 23/20)
In League One, there’s another home banker on the cards in the game between Rochdale and Barnsley.
Rochdale, who are 5th in the table, have won three league games on the bounce, while their weekend opponents Barnsley (21st) have lost three and draw two of their last five, conceding 11 goals.
Ladbrokes and Coral will give you odds of 23/20 for a home win, so snap it up before the odds shorten. Rochdale are in fine form, and should have no problem dispatching of the Tykes at home this weekend.
Bury vs. Tranmere Rovers (Bury to win – 19/20)
League Two action now, and betting on table-toppers Bury to see past 20th-placed Tranmere this weekend would be a wise move for your accumulator.
Bury did recently lose away to Exeter, but their home form has been solid – with four consecutive victories at Gigg Lane. Tranmere, on the other hand, have been in awful form. Rovers haven’t won since August in the league, and have lost three and drawn two of their last five games, scoring just three times.
Good odds are hard to come by for this home win, but BetVictor, Coral, William Hill are giving 4/5 for a Bury victory this weekend.
Halifax Town vs. Altrincham (Halifax to win – 4/9)
Conference football can often be unpredictable which never makes for a good accumulator, but Halifax Town should be a home banker on Saturday.
The 2nd-placed side are at home to strugglers Altrincham., Bury are in fine form, winning two and drawing two of their last four games, conceding just once in that time. Town have only lost twice out of 13 games all this season too.
Their opponents Altrincham are in poor form. The Robins have picked up just one point from a possible 18 away from home, scoring just four goals in the process.