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Jonathan Day
Sportingly Better Tipster
Website: Sportingly Better
Most Recent Tip:  Stoke - Sunderland (under 2.5 goals)
Result: Stoke 3-2 Sunderland

Walter Mazzari's Napoli are hot on the heels of Serie A leaders Milan, with only three points separating the top two sides. A key reason for this has been the performances and form of much coveted Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani who is leading the Serie A goalscoring charts with 20 goals.

Cavani has opened the scoring in four out of the last five league games at Stadio San Paolo and should be a consideration for first time goalscorer at 3.75. Cavani is currently in superb form scoring 10 goals in Napoli’s last seven Serie A games and is a strong fancy to find the back of the net yet again against Catania.

Match Odds: Napoli 1.35, Draw 4.20, Catania 8.0

Tip: Edinson Cavani to score anytime @ 1.72Bet Now

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

Most Recent Tip: Rotherham - Crewe (over 2.5 goals)
Result: Rotherham 3-1 Crewe

It is top against bottom in the Championship on Saturday as Preston entertain QPR and this is unlikely to be a walkover for Neil Warnock's table toppers. They lost narrowly at Hull last weekend and should have beaten Watford in midweek as they led 2-0 but had to settle for a draw eventually.

However, there is a significant difference in quality between these two sides. QPR have been solid and consistent all season and are certainly worth the 1.8 price for an away victory. In their last home match, Preston got turned over 4-0 against Bristol City. QPR have plenty of quality and should win with comfort.

Match Odds: Preston 4.0, Draw 3.40, QPR 1.80

Tip: QPR to win @ 1.80 Bet Now

Michael Yokhin, Goal.com’s International Football Analyst
Most Recent Tip: Lukas Podolski to score in Koln - Bayern game
Result: Koln 3-2 Bayern Munich (Podolski failed to score)

 
The number of goals in Peterborough games is fantastic with the amount in home fixtures nothing short of astonishing. They've scored 45 times and conceded 32 times in just 15 games. That means 77 in total, or 5.13 goals per game. That’s right – over 5 goals a game!

Some of the scorelines witnessed at London Road include 4-2, 5-2, 2-3, 5-4, 1-5, 2-2, 4-1, and most recently 5-3 and 4-4. Why not try them every other week? Frankly, absolutely no reason to resist the temptation.

Match Odds: Peterborough 1.61, Draw 3.80, Tranmere 4.20

Tip: Over 4.5 goals @ 4.00Bet Now

Nikos Tsagkatakis
Titan Bet Sports Trader
Website: Titan Bet

Most Recent Tip: Double on Arsenal & Leicester to win
Result: Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal, Leicester 4-1 Barnsley

Charlton is in decent form at the moment having accumulated 13 points in their last six league games. Recently they have clearly improved in their home form as well as they have recorded three wins and one defeat in their last four matches.

Exeter have fallen behind in the race of a play off place and are in average form at the moment while at the same time they concede easily goals on their travels. They have managed just clean away clean sheets so far and almost 55% of times they have conceded two or more goals hence I will be backing the home team on the Asian minus three quarters handicap.

Match Odds: Charlton 1.65, Draw 3.40, Exeter 5.0

Tip: Charlton -0.75 @ 1.92 Bet Now

Pete Nordsted
Professional Sports Trader
Website: Premier Betting

Most Recent Tips: Three draws between Wigan - Blackburn, West Ham - Birmingham & Stoke - Sunderland
Results:  Wigan 4-3 Blackburn, West Ham 0-1 Birmingham, Stoke 3-2 Sunderland

Last weekend followers of the sporting-markets.com will have seen that we made a small profit and we had one draw with West Ham making an amazing three goal come back away to West Brom.

With the FA Cup taking centre stage this weekend I am going down to League Two where I am hopeful we can carry on the good work. The match with the biggest draw bias is Stockport v Macclesfield. 
 
Stockport's recent home record against teams of Macclesfield's grading is W3 D3 L4. Macclesfield's recent away record against teams of Stockport's grading is W2 D3 L5. Head to head at Stockport reads Stockport 2 Draw 1 Macclesfield 0.

Stockport have drawn two of their last five home matches. Macclesfield have drawn two of their last five away matches.

Match Odds: Stockport 2.50, Draw 3.25, Macclesfield 2.55

Tip: Stockport v Macclesfield Draw @ 3.25Bet Now
 
The other draws I will be backing this weekend are Northampton v Aldershot (3.25) and Gillingham v Bury (3.25)

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