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The Premier League schedule may be a little thin on the ground due to the FA Cup action, but there are plenty of fixtures to sink our teeth into this weekend and we’ve been joined by three top Racing Post football experts to dig out the best betting value.
This week’s trio of Dan Childs, James Milton and Steve Davies are all in profit from their combined 29 bets, and they join FST’s Aaron Rogan, Simon Winter and Alex Wrigley to build a tasty 43/1 acca.
You can find even more tips for Saturday over on our football tips page.
43/1 Experts’ accumulator for Saturday
Football journalist and Serie A and Championship expert at Free Super Tips.
Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday – Barnsley to win at 13/20
Barnsley have won nine of their last 10 Championship games, which has lifted the Tykes into fifth place in the table. Their surge into the playoffs looks likely to be extended on Saturday, with a visit from struggling Sheffield Wednesday ahead.
The Owls have lost 13 of their 18 away trips this season and they’ve been beaten in seven of their last eight outings. That run means Barnsley have claimed 21 points more than Wednesday across the last eight. The gulf between them is further demonstrated given that the Tykes also have a perfect record in six clashes with the current bottom four.
Saturday’s clash looks to be a complete mismatch, making a Barnsley win the pick of the day’s action.
Sports Editor at Free Super Tips.
Nice vs Marseille – Marseille to win at 29/20
Marseille have started to hit their stride under new manager Jorge Sampaoli, with only one of his five league games in charge ending in defeat and each of his last two yielding three points. Qualification to the Champions League looks beyond them at this point, but they face a real battle for the Europa League spots and early signs suggest Sampaoli is capable of delivering.
Nice, meanwhile, remain mired in mid-table and haven’t beaten a side in the top five all season. Their home record is particularly concerning, losing ten of their last 13 at the Allianz Riviera and winning only twice there since Adrian Ursoa took charge in early December.
Each of their last seven meetings with Les Olympiens have ended in defeat, and an eighth failure could well follow on Saturday.
Premier League expert and journalist at Free Super Tips.
Bolton vs Walsall – Bolton to win at 13/20
Bolton are the form side in League Two following an excellent return of nine wins and two draws from their last 11 games in the division, and Wanderers should prove far too strong for Walsall at the The University of Bolton Stadium.
The Saddlers have yet to win a single game under new manager Brian Dutton, a full eight games into his tenure, and the relegation candidates looks set for another afternoon of struggle in Lancashire.
Sports journalist and EFL expert at Racing Post.
Harrogate vs Morecambe – Harrogate to win at 23/20
Harrogate are making a decent impression in their first season in the EFL and can enhance their slim promotion hopes with a victory over seventh-placed Morecambe at Wetherby Road.
Simon Weaver’s side have won their last four home games without conceding a goal and know that a success over the Shrimps would lift them to within five points of the playoffs.
Morecambe are having an excellent season but they lost 3-1 at home to Newport last Saturday and are without suspended duo Sam Lavelle and Yann Songo’o.
Football journalist at Racing Post.
Sunderland vs Lincoln City – Sunderland to win at 3/4
Four straight wins to nil have got Sunderland believing this could be their year to win promotion from League One and they really should be too strong for Lincoln, who have hit a wall.
The Imps have failed to win six of their last seven and look far less of a threat without top scorer Jorge Grant, who is out for a while. Tom Hopper, their other route to goals, is also sidelined.
Sports journalist and EFL expert at Racing Post.
Fleetwood vs Swindon – Fleetwood to win at 4/6
Swindon have lost their last four League One matches, slipping to the bottom of the table, and the Robins could be rocked by in-form Fleetwood.
While Swindon concede an average of 2.19 goals per game away from home, Fleetwood are rock solid at Highbury, where their defence has been breached just 11 times in 18 league matches.
Simon Grayson’s side are also creating chances – they had 18 attempts on goal in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over playoff hopefuls Ipswich – and they are worth backing to claim a fifth win in six outings.
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