Football Tips – Friday 19 October 2018

Posted on October 18th, 2018

WITH international football out of the way for another four weeks, competitive club action returns in earnest tonight with sides all across Europe looking to maintain their good start, or get their season up and running.

The same could be said of punters who’ve been looking to profit from the betting market all season, and our good friends at have more fantastic footy tips for the weekend.

Here’s just one of their tips from tonight’s football card across the continent!

Both Teams To Score

Orléans v Valenciennes

LIGUE 2 in France is a competitive division, with clubs competing for promotion to the top flight. Orléans are one of those sides and currently sit in ninth position, just one point off the playoff places. Having lost their opening two home games, the Stade de la Source is becoming a fortress again for the hosts with three consecutive victories, scoring eight goals in the process.

Valenciennes form so far has been erratic, accumulating just eleven points from their ten matches this season, with a record of three defeats and one solitary victory on the road. However, the visitors have scored at least one goal in each of their away matches this season, so the Stade de la Source could be a good source, pardon the pun, for both sides hitting the back of the net tonight.

Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough

FROM the second tier in France to the second tier in England for our second BBTS pick, with promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough going head to head at Hillsbrough.

Wednesday currently occupy the final playoff spot in sixth position after a dozen matches but will be cursing their home form for not being slightly higher up in the Championship. Although unbeaten on their own turf, The Owls have drawn four of their six games and will be keen to rectify that if they are to return to the Premier League for the first time since 2000.

Middlesbrough, on the other hand, are three points and two places higher than their rivals and looking to get back to the land of milk and honey after their relegation almost 18 months ago. Boro’s away form is also patchy, with two victories, three draws and a defeat from their travels so far.

Hillsborough has seen eighteen goals scored at both ends so far this season. With the visitors netting seven times in their six matches on the road, this is a good bet for both teams netting this evening.

Elche v Malaga

CONTINUING our journey across the second tiers of some of Europe’s bigger nations, we go to Spain for a Segunda Division clash between sides at opposite ends of the table as leaders Malaga go to struggling Elche.

Malaga, who have Scot Jack Harper amongst their ranks, have started the season in tremendous form, dropping only five points from their first nine matches, sitting two points clear of Granada at the top of the table. They have also conceded four goals in the League all season, but three of those have come in their four away matches, where they have also suffered their only draw and defeat, which makes this a possibility for them to be involved in another BTTS encounter.

Whilst Malaga come into the match in fine form, Elche, on the other hand, could not have much more of a contrasting position, winning just one of their nine League matches so far and sitting just two points ahead of bottom side Cordoba. Their home form has been ok, recording their only win to date and drawing two of their four games, scoring three goals in the process. Elche have a tough ask trying to get their season up and running against the League leaders but will be hopeful their home record gives them inspiration for a shock result.

A BTTS from Orléans, Sheffield Wednesday and Elche brings good odds across the market, with a £10 stake returning as much as £71.80. 

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