Saturday Betting | Football Predictions, Betting Tips & Match Previews
Tuesday 19 September 12:59 Tweet
We pick our best bets out on Saturday in the Premier League and Football League with a 11/1 acca at Betfair.
Manchester City v Crystal Palace - Premier League - 15:00
Manchester City have justified their favouritism for the Premier League title in recent weeks, smashing 11 goals past Liverpool and Watford without conceding. City have only dropped points at home to Everton and were down to 10-men for half of the game. Palace are the first team in the history of English top-flight football to lose their first five league games without scoring a single goal.
Man City have a stellar record against Palace in recent years, winning their last six games against them in all comps and have netted nine goals in their last two league meetings at the Etihad (5-0 and 4-0). Man City are short enough for the win, currently trading around 1/7 so the handicap market could be the way to play this. The Citizens -2 looks a big price at 13/10 given their goalscoring exploits in recent weeks. We can see City winning this four or five-nil.
Southampton v Manchester United - Premier League - 15:00
Manchester United are a decent price to win on the South Coast on Saturday. Jose Mourinho's side have made an unbeaten start to the season, with an identical record to rivals Man City (W4 D1 L0 GD 16 GA 2). The Red Devils did struggle at Stoke in their last away game but they've offered more going forward than Southampton so far this season.
Southampton were not fully deserving of their win at Palace and have generally struggled to find the net this campaign, failing to score in three of their five league games. Man Utd are unbeaten in their last five trips to St Mary's since Southampton were promoted back to the Premier League in 2012, with Man Utd winning two of their last three visits to St Mary's.
Derby County v Birmingham City - Championship - 15:00
It's been a mixed start to the season for Derby so far, winning and losing three of their opening seven league games after drawing 1-1 to Sunderland on the opening weekend of the Football League season. Two of Derby's three wins have come at Pride Park, thrashing Hull 5-0 and beating high-flying Preston 1-0.
Birmingham City have sacked manager Harry Redknapp after five successive defeats netting just two goals. We fancy Gary Rowett to get one over his old side on Saturday afternoon. Derby have looked a solid outfit under Gary Rowett at home, winning five of their seven home games. The Rams did the league double over the Blues last season and we fancy them to grab a comfortable win on Saturday.
Oxford United v Walsall - League One - 15:00
We fancy Pep Clotet's Oxford United to beat Walsall at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Oxford have won just one of their last six but they remain a solid team at home, unbeaten in six since the end of 2016/17, winning four.
The U's drew against high-flying Shrewsbury and Bradford while thrashing Portsmouth and Gillingham. Walsall have started the 2017/18 in an underwhelming fashion, winning just two in eight league games this season and are without a win in their last 15 games on the road in League One. Oxford look a solid bet to continue their decent home run against the Saddlers.