In our new weekly feature, Football FanCast will try to pick out the best value bets for the weekend’s football. We will be picking out a home win, an away win, a both teams to score selection and a game with over/under 2.5 goals.
We are also looking for you to get involved, which of these do you think the best value bet is? Please vote on the poll below.
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With both sides perilously close to the Premier League trapdoor, this is a game neither side can afford to lose. Although Tim Sherwood has overseen the most positive week in Aston Villa’s turbulent season, with two wins over their rivals West Brom, the former Spurs man still needs his new charges to start getting points regularly.
These are the lowest scoring sides in the league and, although it seems an obvious choice, looking at any ‘under goals’ market is the way to go. Villa have only scored six goals in their last 21 away league games and the home side failing to score in five of the last six meetings between the sides, this promises to be a low scoring affair.
Back under 2.5 goals @ 8/11
Forest, despite their surprise loss to Charlton, are one of the form sides in The Championship, and there is little doubt that Dougie Freedman’s appointment has breathed new life into the Midlands side. Although his team are picking up wins, their propensity to concede still remains, five of their last six games have seen both teams score.
Their opponents this weekend, Leeds United, have scored in all of their last four games at Elland Road. Neil Redfearn has stabilised what appeared to be a sinking Yorkshire ship and they are now destined for a comfortable end to the season.
With Forest’s riches going forward and Leeds ability to notch at home, this seems a good bet for both fans to celebrate a goal.
Back Both Teams to Score @ 8/11
Arguably the riskiest of this week’s selection, we take Rob Page’s outfit to beat high flying Swindon. Although looking at the table, Swindon seem to be the logical choice, a look at the form table suggests otherwise.
Vale find themselves 4th in that particular line up, compared to Swindon down in 14th. The home side have won four of their last six games, winning three of their last six at Vale Park. On the other hand, Swindon are in the midst of a serious wobble, particularly away from home where they have lost four of their last six on the road.
Another win will put Vale right in the play-off mix and they should get it against it a struggling Town side.
Back Port Vale to win @ 23/10
Cambridge United v Stevenage
With one win in their last six home games, the last team Cambridge will want to see coming to town are play-off chasing Stevenage. Borough find themselves top of the form charts and are unbeaten in seven league games.
Meanwhile, United have only won one of their last six at home and Stevenage seem a good bet to continue their recent good form by taking all three points from Abbey Road.
Back Stevenage @ 9/5
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