There's a limited Premier League card this weekend but we should be in for some entertainment when Newcastle host Manchester City tonight.

Eddie Howe could do with a big performance and result to reignite his side’s season and what better opportunity than when the reigning champions come calling.

The Magpies have had a disappointing season but recorded a morale-boosting 3-0 victory over Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear Derby last weekend. Defeat would’ve been unthinkable for Howe in that but the win gives him something to build on.

Unfortunately for him Man City are hitting some solid form and last week’s 5-0 win over Huddersfield saw the welcome return of Kevin de Bruyne and the exciting Jeremy Doku. Erling Haaland is also back in training and with a two-week break on the horizon we could see the Norwegian feature at some point.

8/13 around a City win looks fair enough and they should grab a couple of goals. Adding two or more for the visitors gives us a 5/6 BetBuilder. Alternatively you can have 2/1 on Pep’s men to score three or more on it’s own.

Today’s other Premier League offering is the West London Derby between Chelsea and Fulham. It looks like a game best left alone with neither side in convincing form.

In the Championship Coventry City could give league leaders Leicester City a run for their money at 13/5 in the early kick-off. The Sky Blues have lost just once at home, are unbeaten in seven in the league and put six past Oxford Utd in the cup last weekend, making it 16 goals scored in their last five.

BTTS pays 8/11 in this one but those lunchtime kick-offs always feel like they lack a bit of intensity to tread carefully.

Southampton looked nailed on to win at home against Sheffield Wednesday who have only won seven points on the road all season.

At the Den, Millwall could take advantage of Middlesbrough’s midweek exertions. Boro earned a 1-0 first leg lead over Chelsea in the EFL Cup but their form has been a bit of a mixed bag.

The Lions will be full of confidence on a run of five unbeaten in the league and look a bit overpriced at 9/5 against a Boro side that they’ve already beaten this season.

Into League 1 and you’d want to be on Bolton against anyone these days. The Trotters are breathing down Portsmouth’s neck at the top of the table and have won four on the spin. Doubling them with a similarly priced Southampton pays just under even money.

Port Vale have been among the goals lately, their last six games have finished 3-2, 1-1, 2-3, 3-0, 2-1 and 3-3. They’re at Reading where 75% of matches have finished Over 2.5 so the 9/10 on it landing today appeals.

In League 2 Tranmere’s home record is pretty good (8 wins from 13) despite being 16th in the table. Today’s opponents MK Dons are 8th but lost 3-0 at Doncaster last week so Rovers could be worth an interest at 13/8.

Goals continue to be a feature of Partick Thistle’s matches with 73 scored in their 20 Championship matches so far. A remarkable 18 of those have gone over 2.5 goals. They hit four last weekend whilst today’s opponents Morton were scoring three at Dundee United so there should be goals at Cappielow today where three or more pays 8/13.

Both Arbroath and Ayr United fans have seen plenty of Over 2.5 games too although it’s usually their own team that’s on the receiving end. They both meet at Garfield today in what could prove to be a six-pointer at the foot of the table. Add this one at 7/10 to complete an Over 2.5 Goals Treble.

The African Cup of Nations gets underway this evening as host country, Ivory Coast kick things off against Guinea-Bissau.

There’ll be lots of interest among Nottingham Forest fans who’ll be tuning in to see how Serge Aurier, Willy Boly and Ibrahim Sangaré fare.

Les Éléphants’ squad is laced with players from the top leagues in Europe and they’re 2/9 to start with a win.

The tournament is live on Sky Sports and there’s plenty of representation from clubs in England, from Ilkeston Town’s Tanzanian, Ben Starkie to Liverpool’s Ballon d’Or contender, Mohamed Salah.

Salah’s Egypt are 9/1 to win the tournament but the market is led by World Cup semi-finalists Morrocco who are 5/1 favourites, followed by Senegal (6/1), Algeria (7/1) and Ivory Coast (7/1). Tanzania are 100/1!!

Super Singles

  • Man City to win & score 2+ goals 5/6 Bet365
  • Millwall 9/5 Bet365
  • Tranmere 13/8 Bet365

Deadly Double

  • Southampton & Bolton to win 10/11 SBK

Over 2.5 Goals Treble

  • At Reading, Morton & Arbroath 4.21/1 Bet365

Upcoming Match Previews & Tips

Racing Tips

It's a busy day for Rizzel on Saturday with six selections! His NAP runs in the Classic Chase at Warwick and is priced up at 18/1.

As always, post your betting tips for today in the comments section below.

  1. Deano86 5 months ago


    Over 2.5 mgs 4 fold 7/1 at betfair ,

    Goodluck with the bets today lads 👍

  2. Gmc1976 5 months ago

    African cup

    Ivory coast v guinea bissau

    Ivory coast unbeaten in 4 scoring 17

    Guinea a bit up and down last week scored 2 conceded 6 , 4 in the second half

    Ivory coast win
    Over 0.5 first half goals
    Over 0.5 second half goals
    Over 1.5 match goals


    Might also go for ivory coast and over 2.5.

  3. heisenberg 5 months ago


    My tips small & for fun for me now& forever fellas


    • Deano86 5 months ago

      It should always be for fun mate lol

  4. Gmc1976 5 months ago

    Might do an Aussie corners bet if I can find decent odds.

  5. maccathered 5 months ago

    Newcastle v Man City
    Over 2.5 goals at 7/10
    Over 3.5 goals at 7/4 (NAP)
    Over 4.5 goals at 4/1
    I can’t believe City are 4/6 to win today it’s a steal, no Haaland is probably the reason but City do have De Bruyne back, expect City to do the same as what Liverpool did to Newcastle. Joe Linton out for Newcastle so they are threadbare.
    Best of luck

    • Geezer 5 months ago

      Slippery when wet my old friend :)

      But yes I think City will turn the screw tonight.

  6. alva glen 5 months ago

    Free £1 Acca from WH today so- Fulham,Coventry,Man.C.,Raith .R., Stirling & Q o S. all to win returns £2004. Long shot of course but hey you never know. In it to win it hell yeah ! Good luck all today !

  7. pato1986 5 months ago

    Stock city ——win
    Raith rovers —over 2.5

  8. Gmc1976 5 months ago

    In play.

    Over 9

    Podbeskidzie. Apologies


    Played 40 minutes



    • Gmc1976 5 months ago

      Currently 11 goals. Minutes to go

  9. Jonesey 5 months ago

    Barnsley v Bristol rovers
    Btts and over 2.5 mgs evens

  10. Alves 5 months ago

    PP insured BB double 6/1 just under –

    Cole Palmer to score or assist
    Cole Palmer 1+ SOT
    Fulham 2+ saves

    Foden to score or assist
    Foden 1+ SOT

    Free punt wi PP after no Duffy foul last night – pays 7/2+

    HT gls at Spartans, Stockport, Blackpool & Leipzig
    PSV to score & take 2+ corners each half

    BTTS 5fold insured wi Ladbrokes – 23/1

    Twente, Mallorca, Reading, Milan & Rennes

    • ChrisBax 5 months ago


      If you are signed up to PaddyPower promotions, today’s email (received 10.00am ish) contains a promo link for Phil Foden to have 1 or more shots on target boosted to evens (max £10)

    • Alves 5 months ago

      Got Foden at EVENS Chris cheers

  11. Gmc1976 5 months ago

    Australia corners. Currently on 12. Over 18


    Bet Mgm

    Australia can’t score. Against the rubbish they rack up the corners.

    • Gmc1976 5 months ago

      Cashed itout

  12. Davinho 5 months ago

    Man City and over 3.5 goals combined.
    Wrexham win.
    Leipzig and over 1.5 goals combined.

    Shouldn’t be far away with this.

    10/1 BET365

  13. goalden oldie 5 months ago

    Yesterday’s bet lost
    Today’s bet
    England Championship
    Preston v Bristol City
    Both teams to score
    Ladbrokes. 6/5
    I am on a bad run at the moment so only bet if you can afford to lose as someone had a moan at me on yesterday’s thread

    • GomezJ 5 months ago

      No moaning intended mate, was more looking out for you! I know how tough the game can be

    • alva glen 5 months ago

      No dont bet if you dont like losing because tat will be the outcome mostly !

  14. mcmarky p 5 months ago

    In play single Crawley Town v Salford City ov 1.5 match gal in play pays 3.0

    Salford 27 shots so far still O-O.

    • mcmarky p 5 months ago

      Ended 1-0 urgggh

  15. cockerspaniel 5 months ago

    Ipswich v Sunderland
    Pen taken 3/1 Bet365

    • cockerspaniel 5 months ago

      Nope LOSER

  16. Geezer 5 months ago

    Manchester City 3/4 inplay.

    Get on it like a car bonnet.

    • alva glen 5 months ago

      Ah well there 2/1 now and no wonder that defence of theirs is getting carved like Xmas Turkey.

    • Geezer 5 months ago

      Alva Glen you know ;)

  17. elvis parsley 5 months ago

    Ivory Coast v Guinea-Bissau
    Africa Cup of Nations

    Guinea Bissau to score v ivory coast 🇬🇼
    Odds 2-1 bet365. NAP ****

    Big odds for this market and don’t reflect the fact hosts ivory coast are not a great team anymore though they should win this
    Guinea Bissau won in Nigeria in qualifying and was a great result as Nigeria rarely lose at home
    Throw in some first night nerves for the hosts and I think 2-1 for a shock away goal is too big.

    Prediction 2 or 3-1


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