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David Mole
Goal.com's Betting & Odds Expert
Website: Goal.com Betting


Chelsea go into the FA Cup on their worst run since the 1995/6 season and have won only a solitary league game from their last nine Premier League outings. Even that included an (allegedly) offside goal and a strong case for a penalty for the visitors. When teams are winning games they can't come fast enough but Ipswich represents a no win situation for Chelsea. Victory will be met with apathy and a draw, loss or even an unconvincing win will see the calls for Ancelotti's head grow louder.

Ipswich will be free and their newly managerless team may want to show the country what they are made of after Roy Keane's departure. All in all this seems ripe for Ipswich to forget their league form and give a good account of themselves with little to lose.

Match Odds: Chelsea 1.25, Draw 5.50, Ipswich 12.0


Tips: Back Ipswich +1 (4.33) or back Ipswich +2 (2.20)

Jonathan Day
Sportingly Better Tipster
Website: Sportingly Better
Most Recent Tip: Man City - Blackpool (Over 2.5 goals)
Result: Man City 1-0 Blackpool

Fourth place Valencia take on local rivals Levante, who find themselves one place outside of the relegation zone. The Granotes always seem to find themselves on the scoresheet and have scored in every game this season bar two, which incredibly Valencia can also match.

Valencia are in decent form and those who fancy a punt might try backing them to win 2-1 here. Valencia have won by this scoreline five times already this season, whilst Levante have lost six games this campaign by the same scoreline. This game is well set up for goals for both teams.

Match Odds: Levante 4.20, Draw 3.60, Valencia 1.83

Tip: Both teams to score @ 1.67

Additional tip: Valencia to win 2-1 @ 8.50

JD
Goal.com's Betting Blogger
Website: JD Football Betting

Most Recent Tip:  Man City - Blackpool (Man City -1)
Result: Man City 1-0 Blackpool

I'm going for a double this week on Arsenal and Sunderland in the FA Cup. Leeds United have their eye firmly on promotion this season so the cup is definitely a secondary concern to them. Arsenal should have beaten Man City in midweek and will be more motivated and hungry in their quest for a trophy this season. The Gunners should win with ease.

Sunderland are pretty strong at home this season and I expect them to beat Notts County, who have struggled all season on the road and have lost six of the last nine league matches on their travels. Steve Bruce's team have plenty of goals in them and should expose the fragile Notts County defence.

Match Odds: Arsenal 1.36, Draw 4.50, Leeds 9.0

Match Odds: Sunderland 1.44, Draw 4.33, Notts County 7.0

Tip: Double on Arsenal and Sunderland to win @ 1.80

Michael Yokhin, Goal.com’s International Football Analyst
Most Recent Tip: Hull to beat Leicester
Result: Hull 0-1 Leicester City


With forward Marvin Morgan wishing Aldershot fans to die on his Twitter account, thus being suspended by the club, things don’t look too bright for the home team. There was a good reason for the whistles: Aldershot’s home for is dreadful, they lost three in a row at Recreation Ground, and scored a league worst seven goals in nine games.

Oxford are enjoying much better fortunes lately, with four wins in their last five fixtures, and will be much more confident. Aldershot won 1-0 at Oxford in October, with Morgan scoring the only goal. Without him, it might be payback time.

Match Odds: Aldershot 2.50, Draw 3.30, Oxford United 2.75

Tip: Oxford to win @ 2.75

Pete Nordsted
Professional Sports Trader
Website: Premier Betting

Most Recent Tips:  Three draws between Stoke - Everton, Birmingham - Arsenal & Wigan - Newcastle
Results: Stoke 2-0 Everton, Birmingham 0-3 Arsenal, Wigan 0-1 Newcastle

Last time round we had our second losing weekend on the trot and here is where you need to use your bank and have faith in the system. We are still well up for the season and let's hope we can get back to winning ways as this weekend I drop down to England's League Two to find our selections.

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The match with the biggest draw bias this week is Stockport v Gillingham.
 
Stockport's recent home record against teams of Gillingham's grading is W2 D5 L3. Gillingham's recent away record against teams of Stockport's grading is W5 D2 L3. Head to Head recent record at Stockport reads Stockport 0 Draw 1 Gillingham 0.
 
Stockport have drawn two of their last five home matches. Gillingham have drawn 0 of their last five away matches.

Tip: Stockport v Gillingham Draw @ 3.40

The other draws I will be backing this weekend are Crewe v Wycombe (3.30) and Southend v Chesterfield (3.50)

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