Our football form guide identifies the best form teams from around the world each week. The idea of this article is to pick out in-form teams with favourable fixtures coming up, as well as out of form teams with tougher matches on the horizon.
The ultimate aim of our research is to help you to make smarter and more informative choices for your midweek or weekend accumulator.
Our focus isn’t limited to the major European Leagues and English football leagues – we scour the planet for form teams that we think are worth consideration. It’s worth noting that this article focuses purely on form. If you’re after more detailed analysis, we recommend that you check out our football match previews.
Let’s take a look at this week’s selections:
Overall Form Guide
Promotion favourites Cádiz have bet setting a searing pace at the summit of Spanish Segunda División this season, winning 11 of their first 15 matches of the campaign on their way to opening up a massive nine-point chasm at the top of the table.
Despite a recent little wobble that saw them pick up just one point from their last two on the road, Cadiz still take a record of five away wins from eight games to struggling Tenerife this weekend, and El Submarino Amarillo are priced generously to take maximum points.
The A-League’s early leaders Melbourne City take on 3rd from bottom Brisbane Roar this weekend in a tussle between two clubs at opposite ends of the form spectrum.
Melbourne have opened the new campaign with four wins from five, and City are favourites to maintain their excellent early run against a Brisbane Roar outfit that are still searching for their first A-League victory of the season.
After a poor start to the 2019/20 season, Port Vale recovered, found their feet and are now thriving ahead of their trip to play Carlisle United in a League Two encounter on Saturday.
The Valiants won four of their last five fixtures in all competitions, and Port Vale were beaten only once in their last 11 competitive matches overall since mid-September.
In contrast, Carlisle United managed to win just one of their most recent six games, and we expect the Cumbrians to crumble beneath the weight of Port Vale’s considerable momentum on Saturday.
Home Form Guide
Championship table toppers Dundee United have been performing excellently in Scotland’s second tier this season, and the Tangerine’s progress has been fuelled by their formidable performances at home.
Dundee United came out on top in 100% of their league matches at Tannadice Park since the summer, and they took maximum points in 13 of their 14 Championship fixtures on their own patch since January in total.
United should have little trouble extending that fine record at home to mid-table Queen of the South on Saturday. The Doonhammers have won only 14% of their away games to date in 2019/20.
League One promotion hopefuls Coventry City have been regularly flexing their muscles at home this season, and the Sky Blues were beaten in just one of the 12 games they’ve contested there in all competitions since the summer.
City already emerged victorious from six of their nine league matches at St. Andrew’s this season, and on Saturday, they’ll be confident of getting another positive result against a Rochdale team that have lost four of their last five on their travels.
After a terrific run of results, Solihull Moors are within touching distance of first place in the National League, and win this weekend at home to AFC Fylde could help them reach the summit.
Solihull’s recent winning streak at home now stands at five matches, and they have a wonderful opportunity to add a sixth win to that sequence when they host an AFC Fylde team that have won only once in their last nine National League away fixtures.
Away Form Guide
Crewe Alexandra have been the second-best performing team on the road in League One this season behind Forest Green. The Alex took maximum points in three of their last four on their travels, and Crewe were turned over just once in seven away games in total since August.
On Saturday, the Railwayman travel down the tracks to take on a Northampton side that won just 50% of their 10 competitive fixtures at the PTS Academy Stadium this season, and we think Crewe can eke out another victory.
Airdrie have been making huge strides of late in their attempts to chase down the top two teams in the Scottish second division.
The Diamonds have been particularly potent on the road, winning each of their last four games as the visiting team, and six of their last seven away contests in all competitions overall.
Airdrie put their away day mettle under examination against a Stranraer team that carries a record of just one win in ten with them into Saturday’s fixture.
Halifax Town’s overall form has taken a bit of a dip of late, resulting in the team’s small slide down to 3rd in the National League, however, their results have remained largely positive away from home.
Town were able to wrench maximum points from five of their last seven league fixtures on their travels, and on Saturday, The Shaymen come up against a Woking outfit that were unable to win any of their last seven games at home.