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It’s been quite the week hasn’t it? It might feel like a lifetime ago since our last instalment of Experts’ Best Bets, but now the dust is settling on the Super League fiasco we can focus our attention on an array of footballing action this Saturday.
Domestic leagues are well and truly into the business end of the season now and the hope of promotion or the threat of relegation can inject a bit more life into sides. To help you sift through the noise and find the best value, FST’s experts have joined forces with three Racing Post tipsters to bring you our top bets for Saturday.
FST’s tipsters are on fire at the moment. Aaron Rogan, Alex Wrigley and Simon Winter have all landed three of their last four selections and over the past few days we’ve enjoyed some fantastic winners, including a massive 66/1 Mega Accumulator win on Thursday!
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Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund – Borussia Dortmund over 1.5 team goals at 5/6
Saturday’s big Bundesliga game is a showdown between two sides fighting for a Champions League spot. Wolfsburg have enjoyed a brilliant campaign which has taken them third, but recent results put their top four hopes under threat. The hosts have lost to Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich in their last three, conceding at least three times in each.
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund have their sights set on the top four and they head into this one in good shape. The visitors have scored twice in nine of their last 10 Bundesliga games, while they meet a Frankfurt side who tend to struggle against better sides. Wolfsburg have conceded twice or more in five of six meetings with the top five, so there’s value to be found backing over 1.5 Dortmund goals.
Sports Editor at Free Super Tips.
Parma vs Crotone – Both teams to score at 8/13
Defeat for Crotone on Saturday would confirm what everybody has known for a long time: That they’re heading back to Serie B. Almost the entirety of the blame can be apportioned to an atrocious defensive setup that have shipped 80 goals in just 32 games this season, but they should at least fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet against Parma.
The hosts are in a similarly dire situation, 11 points adrift of safety with just six games left to play. Like Crotone, I Crociati have an abysmal defensive record of 66 goals conceded so we can expect plenty of goalmouth action on Saturday. Both teams have scored in seven of both Parma and Crotone’s last eight Serie A games, and I’m expecting them to make it eight from nine on Saturday afternoon.
Premier League expert and journalist at Free Super Tips.
Cambridge United vs Stevenage – Cambridge United to win at 1/1
Promotion chasers Cambridge returned to the summit of League Two following their impressive 4-2 win at Leyton Orient on Tuesday, and with their tails up, United should be too strong for Stevenage back at the Abbey Stadium.
Boro are stuck in midtable limbo, and having lost each of their last three assignments, they look ill-equipped to knock Cambridge’s title bid off kilter.
Football journalist and EFL expert at Racing Post.
Ipswich vs Wimbledon – Wimbledon to win at 15/8
Wimbledon’s League One survival hopes have substantially increased after a four-match winning sequence and the Wombles’ late-season surge can continue with a victory over Ipswich at Portman Road.
Promotion is theoretically possible for Ipswich, who are five points outside of the playoffs, but Paul Cook’s side have played more like relegation fodder in recent weeks – winning one of their last nine games.
They lost 3-0 at Wimbledon in a rescheduled encounter earlier this month and could suffer another reverse against the Londoners, who were 2-1 winners at home to promotion hopefuls Oxford on Tuesday.
Football journalist at Racing Post.
Blackpool vs Shrewsbury – Blackpool to win at 13/20
Blackpool’s 16-game unbeaten run is over – at Rochdale of all places – but they can get back on the bike against Shrewsbury.
The Shrews are going through a brutal programme as they strive to pack fixtures in and it’s a workload which appears to be catching up with them.
The Shrews have lost three in a row, won only one of their last seven, and may struggle at Bloomfield Road where the Seasiders are unbeaten since October.
Football journalist and EFL expert at Racing Post.
Oxford vs Plymouth – Oxford to win at 3/5
Oxford’s three-game winning streak in League One came to an end on Tuesday with a 2-1 defeat at in-form AFC Wimbledon.
However, Karl Robinson’s side were leading 1-0 until James Henry was sent off for a handball on the goalline and Wimbledon converted the subsequent penalty.
Playoff hopefuls Oxford had scored 13 goals in their previous three victories over Crewe, Shrewsbury and Gillingham and they should get back to winning ways against a Plymouth side thumped 6-0 at home to Charlton in midweek.
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