Content Editor at Free Super Tips, Alex was born in the shadow of Old Trafford and is an avid Man Utd fan. After graduating from university he combined his love of football, writing and betting to join FST and now closely follows goings-on in all of the top European leagues.
The first gameweek of December takes place this weekend as the football world prepares for a flurry of fixture congestion over the next month. Our six experts have braved the cold snap to dig through the snow and unearth the best value this Saturday, building a gigantic 678/1 accumulator!
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AC Milan vs Frosinone – AC Milan to win & under 2.5 goals at 3/1
It’s been an up-and-down season for AC Milan so far, but they returned to winning ways in Serie A last weekend, with a 1-0 victory over Fiorentina. They’re up to third in the table, so expect them to prove too strong for mid-table Frosinone, who have lost their last four league trips.
However, goals have been in short supply at San Siro this season. The Rossoneri have seen under 2.5 goals land in their last five home league games, four of which have featured a single goal. With the hosts averaging 1.33 goals per home league game, scoring no more than twice in each of their last eight at home in all competitions, back a low-scoring Milan victory.
Cartagena vs Sporting Gijon – Sporting Gijon to win at 7/5
Bottom club Cartagena have managed to at least stop the rot in La Liga 2 with three successive draws but title challengers Sporting Gijon can end their mini revival on Saturday afternoon.
Initially, Gijon’s road form looked a little concerning but they’ve now managed 10 points from the last available 15 away from home. The Rojiblancos are unbeaten in eight overall, winning five of those, and they should have too much for their struggling hosts.
Newcastle vs Manchester United – Manchester United to win at 14/5
It takes a lot to want to side with Man Utd, but at 14-5 they do look a value punt at Newcastle on Saturday.
The Magpies were dealt a bitter blow when a controversial penalty decision robbed them of three points against PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday, but Newcastle faced 21 shots in Paris, they had only 27 per cent possession, and two shots on target and Eddie Howe’s side were the fortunate team in that grueling contest.
Of course, Man Utd were in European action themselves, and it was a disappointing 3-3 draw against Galatasaray, but Newcastle have been hit hard by injuries and the Red Devils have more scope to freshen their starting line up on Saturday.
Plymouth vs Stoke – Plymouth to win at 13/8
Plymouth’s stunning home form powered them to the League One title in 2022-23 and their early-season success at Home Park has boosted their Championship survival chances this term.
The Pilgrims have picked up 16 of their 19 points on their own patch and they can add to that tally with a victory over Stoke, who lost 4-2 at struggling QPR on Tuesday and played most of the second half with ten men.
Plymouth, who competed well in recent away losses at Ipswich, Leeds and Coventry, have scored 17 goals in home wins over Blackburn, Sunderland, Norwich, Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday and they look a big price to see off the Potters.
Crewe vs Bristol Rovers – Crewe to win at 9/5
There is always an element of caution about betting on FA Cup matches in case managers decide not to go with full-strength line-ups but the potential for a big third-round draw should encourage Crewe to go all out and they look good value to beat Bristol Rovers at Gresty Road.
League Two leaders Stockport are the only visiting League Two team to have won at the Railwaymen’s base this season and that is the sole league defeat they have suffered on their own patch in their last 17 outings.
Rovers look set for a mid-table finish in League One but their only away win in their last six came at third-from-bottom Carlisle, so the Pirates could be vulnerable.
Newport vs Barnet – Newport to win at 5/4
The FA Cup second round is sure to throw up a few shocks this weekend but it seems very unlikely that National League outfit Barnet will be one the sides to provide one.
They head west to face Newport County looking to end a four game losing run that has seen them concede 13 times, with their luck unlikely to change against a team who beat the League Two leaders Stockport in their last match at Rodney Parade.
The hosts have pedigree in this competition too, winning four of their last five second-round ties, and should be too strong for their non-league visitors.
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