Ivan Toney’s return for Brentford has grabbed a few headlines and the England striker is 5/4 to mark his return with a goal today.

The 27-year-old served an eight-month ban for betting offences but reports are he’s been keeping himself in good shape and bagged a hat-trick for the Bees’ B side at Southampton earlier in the month.

Toney’s reappearance might be the shot in the arm that Thomas Frank’s side needs to get them out of a run of seven without a win (L6 D1) in all competitions.

Victory over Nottingham Forest would see them leapfrog their opponents and move away from the danger of the drop zone.

Forest come in to the game in good form under Nuno Espirito Santos. Wins over Newcastle and Manchester United were followed by booking a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup, although it took two attempts and extra-time against Blackpool.

It’s a big ask to win three games in a row in the Premier League and Forest don’t have a great away record so a Toney-inspired Brentford can land the spoils at 4/5. With their top scorer back on board two or more Bees goals also appeals at the same price.

In the lunch-time kick-off Crystal Palace make the short trip to North London to take on Arsenal.

Manager Roy Hodgson came in for some criticism following Palace’s FA Cup exit at Everton and it’s hard to see things getting any easier for the veteran today.

The Gunners are long overdue a win and after a bit of a break should be raring to go. They’re 11/10 to score in each half today.

The weather has already affected fixtures in the Football League and in Scotland so check the fixture list before placing your bets today.

There’s no doubt that Coventry City are the form team in the Championship. Mark Robins’ men are nine without defeat (W6 D3) including a fine 3-1 win over league leaders Leicester City last time out.

They’ve a double bill against Sheffield Wednesday coming up, facing them today then next week in the FA Cup fourth round, both at Hillsborough. The in-form Sky Blues look well priced at 13/10.

The sorry state of affairs at Reading is having a major impact on the pitch. Last week’s match was abandoned thanks to a fan protest, the first team have been forced to re-jig training in order to avoid the costs of undersoil heating and it’s reported that Charlie Savage can’t play another match otherwise he’ll trigger a £2,000-a-month pay rise.

Amid so much turmoil it could be worth backing against the Royals who are at Wigan today. The Latics have had their own problems this season. But for an eight-point deduction they’d be 10th in the table – 11 places higher than Reading – and can avenge a defeat to today’s opponents just before Christmas.

Stevenage have scored in each of their last 12 league games and while they’re not prolific in front of goal they’ve a good record at home where they’ve only lost one of 12. They host Barnsley today and the Tykes have scored two or more in eight of their 12 away matches so this one looks primed for goals with Over 2.5 at 19/20.

92% of Notts County’s home matches have seen Over 2.5 goals and after we saw them share 10 goals with Grimsby last week it makes sense to go for goals when they host Stockport today.

They’re both the top scorers in League Two and when they met just before Christmas the game ended 2-1 to league leaders Stockport. Over 2.5 today pays 3/5.

A pitch inspection is planned ahead of Rangers’ visit to Dumbarton and should it go ahead the Gers should comfortably book their place in the last 16. It’s hard to find much value when they’re 1/16 to win but the BetBuilder which includes Dumbarton not to score (Under 1 goal) and Rangers to score more than two pays 21/20.

St Mirren, Motherwell, Hearts and Hibs all play teams at least two divisions below them and four wins for the Premiership sides pays 6/4.

Airdireonians could provide a tricky afternoon for St Johnstone. The Saints haven’t made it past the fourth round since they lifted the trophy in 2021 and if there’s to be an upset anywhere it could be in North Lanarkshire at 11/4.

Goals should be guaranteed at Ross County where Partick Thistle will be aiming to lay some ghosts of their disastrous play-off collapse of last season. Over 2.5 pays 8/11.

Super Singles

  • Brentford to score 2+ Goals 4/5 Bet365
  • Coventry to win 13/10 Bet365
  • Wigan to win 6/5 Bet365

Over 2.5 Goal Treble

  • Stevenage v Barnsley
  • Notts County v Stockport
  • Ross County v Partick Thistle
  • Treble pays 9/2 at Bet365

Scottish Cup 4-Fold

  • St Mirren, Motherwell, Hearts and Hibs pays 6/4 at Bet365

Longshot Trixie

  • Ivan Toney to score first
  • Airdieonians to win
  • Arsenal to score 3+
  • 3 x Doubles & 1 x Treble (Treble pays 39/1)

Upcoming Match Previews & Tips

Racing Tips

Rizzel had a 10/3 priced winner on Friday and he's back with four slections for Saturday at Lingfield

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

  1. Deano86 4 months ago

    Elversberg 🇩🇪
    St Pauli 🇩🇪

    Over 2.5 mgs double 1.90/1 ,

    Western Sydney vs Perth Glory 🇦🇺

    Over 12.5 corners 11/8 ,

    Goodluck everyone today 👍

    • Matt Bray 4 months ago

      Lots of corners in oz in the second half 👀

  2. MrBigChug 4 months ago

    Another double up from sky on arsenal match

    Saka two shots on goal, Rice/Lerma foul each 3/1 – 6/1

    Paddy power normal price without any boosts as bet builder 5.9/1

    These bookies literally take the p*** with there supposed specials who do they think they are kidding. Another scam price

  3. Deano86 4 months ago

    Came across this and i think it’s a cracking price so im adding it ,

    Arsenal vs Palace ,

    Arsenal most shots on target each half , Arsenal most corners each half , and Palace most fouls each half , 10/1 at betfair

    • acsafc 4 months ago

      If anything lets it down it will be the fouls, amazing how many times the better side clock up the most fouls.

    • Deano86 4 months ago

      Yer mate that was my thinking but i think it’s worth a small punt ,

  4. john clark 4 months ago

    NAP bet for me today is a bet build- Falkirk win + score 2 gls + -4 corners. pays just under 3/1. acca C-orner bet over 10 in these games- Ayr,Rangers ,Falkirk + Ross.C. 16/1. both WH. GL all today.

    • john clark 4 months ago

      Down !

  5. Allyboy69 4 months ago

    Post from yesterday for anyone interested, prices been cut a little but still plenty value.

    Also looking at Airdrie at home to St Johnstone, been in good form recent weeks and again around 5/2 mark.

    Early one for tomorrow, Scottish cup Livvy v Raith……how on earth are raith 27/10 at a team who haven’t won in months. Raith been in good form albeit a blip or two in recent weeks, but surely worth a punt at those odds. In the same vein surely Partick away to Ross Co at 5/2 for same reasons is worth a look as well. Prices may well shorten so might be worth an early go at them (weather permitting of course).

    Raith win 27/10 NAP
    Partick win 5/2 NB
    Raith/Partick double touch under 12/1 LONGSHOT.


  6. malcolm hannaby 4 months ago

    Yesterdays bet lost
    Today’s bet
    England league 1
    Stevenage v Barnsley
    Both teams to score + over 2.5 goals
    Ladbrokes. 29/20

  7. MrBigChug 4 months ago

    Arsenal v Palace


    PaddyPower in play

    • MrBigChug 4 months ago

      Lands with change

  8. Craig Alves 4 months ago

    19/5 6fold insured wi Ladbrokes

    Over 1.5 gls at Shef Wed, Lincoln, Wigan, Harrogate, Ross County plus BTTS at Leipzig

    • Craig Alves 4 months ago

      Had free punt on games 3+ gls but Hearts had already started and 1 game was called off. Treble pays just under 4/1 wi PP

      Plymouth v Cardiff
      Wigan v Reading
      Newport v Wrexham

  9. Davinho 4 months ago

    Roma -1
    Dortmund to win + BTTS
    Little double for today

    • Davinho 4 months ago

      Wrong way round. We go again

  10. abinel mataruse 4 months ago

    My guess poole town v Swindon 3,5+

    • abinel mataruse 4 months ago

      Match pp

  11. MrBigChug 4 months ago

    Team to score 1+



    • MrBigChug 4 months ago

      Both up by HT.🍺🍺

    • Kyle B 4 months ago

      Nice picks Biggie 👏

  12. JAMES GRIERSON 4 months ago

    🇳🇱 AZ Alkmaar v Zwolle
    🇩🇪 Schalke v Hamburg

    🔸️Over 2.5 Match Goals Double
    🔹️1.17/1, bet365

  13. HullShaker 4 months ago

    Evening gents,

    Portugal for me tonight and fancy goals – will also add a more eclectic longshot to the mix!


    (1/1, bet365) NAP ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    (11/8, bet365) NB ⭐️⭐️

    FC PORTO (Portugal 8.30pm)
    BRASIL DE POLOTAS (Brasil 10.00pm)
    EC SAO JOSE (Brasil 10.00pm)
    FC SANTA CRUZ (Brasil 10.00pm)

    (23/1, bet365) LONGSHOT ⭐️

    Best of luck with all bets 👍

  14. Elvis Parsley 4 months ago

    Italian Serie C 🇮🇹

    Pontedera to score 13-10 HILLS NAP **
    BTTS and over 2.5 goals 9-4 SKYBET

    Bit of a longshot as Cesena are top and don’t concede many goals especially at home.
    Ponty are no mugs though and have won their last 7 away games admittedly at lower placed sides but winning is a habit.
    They scored in 11/13 away games this season all told.
    Reverse game ended ponty 1 Cesena 3 and ponty scored in 4/5 head to head in last 2 years or so.

    Cesena average about 2 goals a game so if ponty score I’m confident the 3 bets will come in 🤣.

    Prediction 2-1.

  15. mark edley 4 months ago

    Ivan Toney scores Brentford win he gets man of the match but he won’t make a difference Deano said. 🧐

    • Deano86 4 months ago

      Macca waited all day to send that 🤣 happy you won ya bet like 👍

    • mark edley 4 months ago

      Just goes to show you can’t always go on form. Keep watching you might learn something. 😂😂😂

    • Deano86 4 months ago

      I do alright mate don’t worry about me lol

    • mark edley 4 months ago

      I’m sure you do mate.👍

  16. James Cunliffe 4 months ago

    Another scouser wins a title and shows a total lack of class. Would anyone believe it?

    • mark edley 4 months ago

      A bit of light hearted banter, I think the only one who lacks a bit of class is you sir with your post. Happy Hunting.

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