Betting Tips: The best data-led bets for the weekend's Football League action

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Our tipster looks away from this weekend's Premier League action to pick out some of the best statistical-based wagers from the Football League coupon

The Premier League and Carabao Cup final may take centre stage in England this weekend but there are plenty of winners to be found throughout the Football League.

Using Opta's industry-leading data, we've picked out three selections from the Championship and League Two.

Birmingham City vs Blackburn - Birmingham to win at 11/10 (2.10) with bet365

Birmingham City look great value to win at a price of 11/10 (2.10).

The Blues have won seven of their last 11 home matches against Blackburn in all competitions.

On top of this, star striker Lukas Jutkiewicz has been involved in six goals in six Championship starts against Blackburn so he could find himself on the score sheet again this weekend. That's a 7/4 (2.75) chance for those seeking a bigger price.

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Garry Monk has won his two previous home matches against the Lancashire club, winning twice with Leeds in September 2016 – once in the Championship and again in the League Cup.

Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has lost all three of his visits to St Andrew's, each against a different manager - Steve Bruce, Chris Hughton and Lee Clark. Monk could be next on this list and at those 11/10 (2.10) odds it is certainly worth a bet.

Norwich vs Bristol City - Both teams to score in the second half at 9/4 (3.25) with bet365

Two of the most in-form teams in the second tier come head-to-head this weekend and late goals could be the order of the day.

All but one of Bristol City’s 10 league goals during 2019 have been scored in the second half and each their last nine have all come after half-time.

Teemu Pukki Norwich City

Teemu Pukki is looking to become the first Championship player to score in seven consecutive appearances since Jordan Rhodes in February 2013, and 16 of his 23 league goals this season coming after the interval.

What's more, the Canaries have scored in the second half in 75 per cent of their home games this season.

Blackpool vs Oxford United - Blackpool to win and under 2.5 goals at 4/1 (5.00) with bet365

This is the longest odds tip of the week but it has a decent chance of landing if the data is anything to go by. 

Blackpool have only lost one of their 14 home league meetings against Oxford (W9 D4), a 2-1 loss 29 years ago.

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The U's are currently on a 17-game winless away league run (W0 D7 L10). That is their longest since a spell of 18 games between November 1996 and September 1997.

The Tangerines' League One matches this season have seen fewer goals than any other team (62 – 34 scored, 28 conceded).

These three data points make for a great bet at big price. Blackpool have solid form against this opposition and games involving the Seasiders rarely see an abundance of goals making odds of 4/1 (5.00) look like good value.

Prices correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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