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Jose Mourinho in the Anfield dugout1

Man United sack Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United after two-and-a-half years as manager.

Get all the football gossip from the National Papers2

Paper Talk: Carrick to replace Jose?

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United future continues to dominate the back pages.

Michael Carrick on the Man United bench3

Carrick favourite for United job

Jose Mourinho's time as Manchester United manager has come to an end and we look at the main contenders to replace him at Old Trafford.

Our tips for the latest Carabao Cup games4

Carabao Cup betting preview

With 8/1 and 16/1 winners in the past few days, Tom Carnduff takes a look at Tuesday's Carabao Cup action.

The latest from the back pages5

Paper Talk: United's defender hunt

Manchester United are in discussions about signing Galatasaray defender Ozan Kabak, according to the back pages.

Recap:: Match Companion Football Betting Blog

Track your Super 6 predictions and your Saturday bets here alongside our in-play recommendations
Track your Super 6 predictions and your Saturday bets here alongside our in-play recommendations

Welcome to Match Companion - our Football Betting Blog is here to be your best betting mate on a Saturday. We bring you instant score flashes, news, betting advice and odds for today's Premier League and Sky Bet EFL games.

Scroll down to relive today's action, preview tomorrow's games, watch goal highlights and see our betting success



Goodbye

So thank you for being with us today - we hope you enjoyed our blog and that it kept you informed and helped your in play betting.

Our blog will be back next Saturday. In the meantime please keep visiting Sporting Life for the latest football news, previews, betting tips and also football quizzes!

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend


1730 Sunday is Premier League Derby Day

So lets finish up by looking ahead to tomorrow's exciting derby day in the Premier League. Watch the below videos to get full stats and facts for the respective derby games. Click on the photos for full previews and tips

Arsenal v Tottenham

Sporting Life's Premier League preview
Sporting Life's Arsenal v Tottenham Premier League preview


Liverpool v Everton

Sporting Life betting tips for Liverpool v Everton in the Merseyside derby
Sporting Life betting tips for Liverpool v Everton in the Merseyside derby


Chelsea v Fulham

CLICK HERE for our Chelsea v Fulham Preview


1722 😃 BETTING SUCCESS 😃

So we don't like to blow our own horn, but if we don't then no one else will, plus the point of this blog and our work overall is to help you bet successively. So lets look at how we did today..

Premier League

George Pitts has been spot on recently in his Premier League 3pm game previews and today saw that continue. His recommend bets came in:

Leicester to score two or more v Watford tip at 6/5

Huddersfield v Brighton - First half to be the highest scoring at 13/5

In his preview he also suggested the first goal in Manchester City v Bournemouth to be scored between 11-20 minutes at 11/4.

During this blog at Huddersfield 1-1 Brighton we told you to go for Brighton to score next at 11/8 and to win at 6/4 - and both happened

We said pre match to back Sterling to score for Manchestter City at 4/6 and at then at half time we said to put him on to score next at 11/1 - both happened

Sky Bet Championship

Our EFL Expert Tom Carnduff also had a great day....

He recommend

👍 Kemar Roofe to be yellow carded at 11/1

👍Barry Douglas to have a shot at goal at 5/6 at 3 points, which brings 2.50 points profit

👍 Pawel Wszolek to score anytime in QPR v Hull at 6/1


1716 📈 League Movers 📈

Premier League

So Manchester City remain unbeaten and top on 38 points - five ahead of Liverpool who host Everton tomorrow

Leicester City's win over Watford moves them up to 7th and above Manchester United on goal difference - with United to play at 5.30

Brighton's win at Huddersfield puts them on 18 points, into 11th place and above Wolves

Burnley's miserable season continues, with their lose today, and Cardiff's victory last night, they are now in the relegation zone by a point.

Fulham are bottom and Southampton second bottom, with both still to play this weekend as we type

Sky Bet Championship

Norwich City remain top, after coming from 1-0 down to Rotherham to win 3-1. They are on 40 points one ahead of Leeds United, who won at Sheffield Untied 1-0 at lunchtime

Forest's excellent form continues and they are onto 34 points in fifth. Sheffield United remain in the play-offs - just - with Derby out of it from the Blades on goal difference.

Ipswich remain bottom - seven points from safety - with Millwall and Bolton also in the drop zone.

Reading are out of it on goal difference, Hull and Rotherham are two point above the line


1714 6⃣ Villa to hit six?

Looking ahead to the 5.30 kick off in the Sky Bet Championship, Boro host Aston Villa.

Villa's last four games have gone like this:

Villa 5-5 Forest

Villa 4-2 Birmingham

Derby 0-3 Villa

Villa 2-0 Bolton

So what odds on them scoring 6 today? Well they are 150/1 to score 5+ goals tonight


1710 TEAM NEWS - Boro v Villa

And also a big game still in the Sky Bet Championship

Boro make four changes, to revert to the team that won at Brentford a week ago

Villa make two changes from their 5-5 draw with Forest in mid week


1708 TEAM NEWS - Southampton v Manchester United

That action continues in the Premier League at 5.30...

Southampton's team

United make 5 changes


Premier League wins for Manchester City, West Ham and Brighton (clockwise from left)
Premier League wins for Manchester City, West Ham and Brighton (clockwise from left)


1707 ⚠️  SPORTING LIFE PRICE BOOST ⚠️

There's still plenty of action to come tonight. We'll preview it all in detail soon, but first.....

Back Manchester United, Hoffenheim, and Espanyol all to win this evening – NOW 12/1

Click here to add the special offer to your betslip


1702 Late goals are a killer

Late goals have killed both the Sporting Life Acca and winners for the Super 6 £250K

⚽️ SPORTING LIFE ACCA UPDATE ⚽️

We called Stoke, Norwich, Forest and Blackburn to win for our Acca at 8/1. It was there, then Reading equalised against Stoke in the 94th minute - nooooooooooo! You owe us a speedboat Reading

👍 Blackburn 4-2 Sheffield Wednesday

👍 Norwich 3-1 Rotherham

👍 Forest 2-0 Ipswich

👎 Reading 2-2 Stoke

6⃣ SUPER 6 UPDATE 6⃣

Nine people were in for the Super 6, but then West Ham's third goal at Newcastle in the 93rd minute changed all that.

Crystal Palace 2-0 Burnley

Huddersfield Town 1-2 Brighton

Leicester City 2-0 Watford

Manchester City 3-1 Bournemouth

Newcastle United 0-3 West Ham

Derby 2-1 Swansea


1700 ⌛️ FULL TIME ⌛️

Premier League

Crystal Palace 2-0 Burnley

Huddersfield Town 1-2 Brighton

Leicester City 2-0 Watford

Manchester City 3-1 Bournemouth

Newcastle United 0-3 West Ham

Sky Bet Championship

Sheffield United 0-1 Leeds United

Birmingham 3-0 Preston

Blackburn 4-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Bolton 1-1 Wigan

Derby 2-1 Swansea

Norwich 3-1 Rotherham

Forest 2-0 Ipswich

QPR 2-3 Hull

Reading 2-2 Stoke


1658 Stay with us

We will put all the full time scores out now, but then stary with us as we bring you:

Reaction to today's results

updated table standings

Preview to tonight's games

Previews to tomorrow's Premier league's three derbies!


Max Meyer celebrates his goal for Crystal Palace v Burnley
Max Meyer celebrates his goal for Crystal Palace v Burnley


1655 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

Newcastle 0-3 West Ham - Anderson, 93


James Maddison bounces back from his red card by scoring for Leicester against Watford
James Maddison bounces back from his red card by scoring for Leicester against Watford


1653 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Blackburn 4-2 Sheffield Wednesday - Graham hat trick

Blackburn secure the win and move up t 9th

Reading 2-2 Stoke

Reading strike in 94th minute to earn a point. Well done to them but it's wrecked our Acca - we hate you Reading (but only for today) - you owe us a speedboat!


1650 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Blackburn 3-2 Wednesday

Another goal for Wednesday and it wrecks out Acca - gulp!!


1648 6⃣ SUPER 6 UPDATE 6⃣

9 players are still in with a chance of winning the £250K

  • Crystal Palace 2-0 Burnley
  • Huddersfield Town 1-2 Brighton
  • Leicester City 2-0 Watford
  • Manchester City 3-1 Bournemouth
  • Newcastle United 0-2 West Ham
  • Derby 2-1 Swansea


1647 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Derby 2-1 Swansea - Tomori OG, 87

an Oggy has the visitors back in it wth minutes left

Norwich City 3-1 Rotherham - Pukki, 84

1-0 down at the break, but Norwich will go back to thee top of the table by a point now they are 3-1 up.


Florin Andone celebrates his goal for Brighton at Huddersfield
Florin Andone celebrates his goal for Brighton at Huddersfield


1645 🔍 IN PLAY BETTING ADVICE 🔍

Palace are 2-0 against Burnley - they are on 60% possession, 10 shots on target, 11 off target and 8 blocked!

For them to win 3-0 is now 5-1 with 86 mins gone!!


1643 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Birmingham 3-0 Preston - Adams, 77

Garry Monk's excellent season with Birmingham is continuing and they are climbing to 8th in the table


1641 ⚽️ SPORTING LIFE ACCA UPDATE ⚽️

A lots of nervous faces in the Sporting Life office, as the ACCA is currently coming in at 8/1

Norwich, Stoke, Forest and Blackburn are all winning


🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

Palace 2-0 Burnley - Townsend, 77

Not getting any better for Burnley, as Townsend extends the host's lead. That was Palace's 27th goal attempt

Manchester City 3-1 Bournemouth - Gundoga, 79

The Champions are in full control now, as Gundogan strikes


1635 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Norwich 2-1 Rotherham - Aarons, 71

As it stands Norwich are returning to the top of Sky Bet Championship

QPR 1-3 Hull City - Bowen, 69

Bowen has two to hep Hull continue their excellent form against QPR - we called this win pre match

Blackburn 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday - Graham, 66

Rovers restore their 2 goal lead



1632 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

We told you, we told you, please tell us you listened..

Huddersfield 1-2 Brighton

We said that it was all Brighton and being 11/8 to score next and 6/4 to win the game seemed kind - and it is!


1627 ⚽️ SPORTING LIFE ACCA UPDATE ⚽️

We called Stoke, Norwich, Blackburn and Forest to all win - so currently we are one short - come on Norwich!!!

Reading 1-2 Stoke

Norwich 1-1 Rotherham

Blackburn 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Nottingham Forest 2-0 Ipswich


1625🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Blackburn 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday - Joao, 62

The visitors have one back, after Dack put the hosts 2-0 after 53 mins

Reading 1-2 Stoke - Ince, 69

Ince is now finding his scoring boots as he makes it two in two to put Stoke 2-1 up, having been 1-0 down. This means 3 of our 4 Acca winners are doing just that.


Raheem Sterling celebrates yet another goal against Bournemouth
Raheem Sterling celebrates yet another goal against Bournemouth


1622 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

Newcastle United 0-2 West Ham - Hernandez, 63

Many Newcastle fans didn't enter St James Park until 11 minutes into the game as protest against owner Mike Ashley and we reckon most will now leave before 11 minutes from the end, as they go 2-0 down


1620 🔍 IN PLAY BETTING ADVICE 🔍

It is all Brighton at the John Smith's Stadium against 10 men Huddersfield now. They have 61% possession, 6 shots on target and 3 off! Surely Town cannot hold on.

Remember Murray is still to come off the bench for Brighton if needed.

Brighton are 6/4 to win this and 11/8 to score next - looks great value to us - get it on


1618 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Norwich City 1-1 Rotherham - Cantwell, 55

It was coming and now Norwich have their equaliser. More good news for our Acca, if Norwich and Stoke can get second goals then we could be in!!!


1615 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

Manchester City 2-1 Bournemouth - Sterling, 57

😃 BETTING SUCCESS 😃

Raheem Sterling has become the first player in Premier League history to score in his first six appearances against an opponent. He's now netted in his six games for Man City against Bournemouth.

We said pre match to back him to score at 4/6 and at then at half time we said to put him on to score next at 11/1 - and he has!! Congrats if you got this


1612 Watford fighting back?

2-0 down at Leicester but Watford still fancy their chances and have just had two great chances.

The draw is now 9/1, while Doucoure is 22/1 to score at anytime after taking his first shot on goal


1610 Pep's not happy

With his side drawing at half time Pep looked so angry going into the changing rooms and City have come out flying in the second period.

It's all them and they've just hit the post. 70% possession and 4 shots at goal - to score next they are 1/3.


1607 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Reading 1-1 Stoke - Afobe, 48

Whatever Gary Rowett said at half time, and I bet it wasn't nice, has worked as Stoke get level at struggling Reading. That's good news for our ACCA too, as Stoke are one of four teams we've backed to win - so come on, get a second

Birmingham 1-0 Preston - Kieftenbeld, 46


1604 Back corners at the Riverside

Tonight the action continues as two promotion chasing sides clash at the Riverside, as Boro host Aston Villa.

Our EFL Expert has already had four recommend bets come in today - so check out his tips for this one by clicking the image below

Our best bets for the latest Sky Bet EFL action
Our best bets for Boro v Villa


1600 Derby Day is coming

Tomorrow sees three Premier League derbies - we will fully preview them in this blog later.

But let's start getting in the mood for them, starting with Liverpool v Everton - here is all you need to know


1556 🔍 IN PLAY BETTING ADVICE 🔍

So let's take a good luck of where we can make some money in the second half with some good in play betting....

  • Manchester City's Sterling has a good record against Bournemouth and the City forward has been Price Boosted to 11/2 to score the game's next goal.

Gabriel Jesus has already had two efforts on goal and the Brazilian is 5/2 to score next...

Click here for more half-time odds, Price Boosts and RequestABets for Manchester City v Bournemouth

  • Meanwhile, Ayoze Perez has had four shots on goal so far and the Newcastle attacker can now be backed at 10/1 to score the game's next goal.

Click here for more Newcastle v West Ham odds, Price Boosts and RequestABets

  • Brighton's Jose Izquierdo to score in 90 mins is 8/1 now. He's had two shots on goal so far and remember Huddersfield are down to 10 men.

Click here to back this and more Huddersfield v Brighton odds

  • James Maddison is back from suspension and the England international has one shot and one goal to his name. You can back him to bag a brace at 8/1

Watford have had more possession and BTTS in the second half is available at 5/2.

Click here for more odds, Price Boosts and RequestABets for Leicester v Watford

  • Patrick van Aanholt has had three shots on goal and one on target - back him to score the game's next goal at 16/1...

Click here for more odds, Price Boosts and RequestABets for Palace v Burnley


1555 ⚽️ SPORTING LIFE ACCA UPDATE ⚽️

And what about our EFL Acca? Well we had Stoke, Norwich, Blackburn and Forest to all win at 8/1

  • Reading 1-0 Stoke
  • Norwich 0-1 Rotherham
  • Blackburn 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
  • Nottingham Forest 2-0 Ipswich

So correctly we have two in the right direction and two in the wrong direction - why is it never straight forward? We all want to buy speedboats, so need some winnings


1553 6⃣ SUPER 6 UPDATE 6⃣

So this is how the Super 6 games stand at half time - are you still in with a chance of winning £250K?

  • Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley
  • Huddersfield Town 1-1 Brighton
  • Leicester City 2-0 Watford
  • Manchester City 1-1 Bournemouth
  • Newcastle United 0-1 West Ham
  • Derby 2-0 Swansea


1546 ⏳ HALF TIME ⏳

Premier League

Manchester City 1-1 Bournemouth

Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley

Leicester City 2-0 Watford

Newcastle 0-1 West Ham

Huddersfield 1-1 Brighton

Sky Bet Championship

Derby 2-0 Swansea

Forest 2-0 Ipswich

Reading 1-0 Stoke

Birmingham 0-0 Preston

Blackburn 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Bolton 1-1 Wigan

Norwich 0-1 Rotherham

QPR 1-2 Hull


1545 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

Manchester City 1-1 Bournemouth - Wilson, 44

The England striker has levelled it up!

Huddersfield 1-1 Brighton - Duffy, 45+4

Town, down to 10 men, needed to get to half time leading, however they concede in first half injury time


1544 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

READING 1-0 STOKE - MCNULTY, 42


1541 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Nottingham Forest 2-0 Ipswich - Grabban, 38

Things go from bad to worse for the Championship's bottom club, while Forest are continuing their charge up the table and starting to fulfil the potential we all thought they had at the start of the season


1540 PEREZ TAKES AIM

Newcastle’s Ayoze Perez has already had two attempts on goal against West Ham, with one of them on target.

The Magpies attacker is 9/2 to score anytime, but the 7/2 price for him to get 3+ shots on target looks tempting…

Back it here

Ayoze Perez celebrates his goal for Newcastle
Ayoze Perez celebrates his goal for Newcastle


1539 6⃣ SUPER 6 UPDATE 6⃣

This is how the scores stand currently, with £250K to be won

Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley

Manchester City 1-0 Bournemouth

Huddersfield 1-0 Brighton (Huddersfield down to 10 men)

Newcastle 0-1 West Ham

Leicester 2-0 Watford

Derby 1-0 Swansea


1536 Blue tide at the Etihad

🚨 SKY BET PRICE BOOST 🚨

Manchester City are 1-0 up against Bournemouth and pushing for more. 71% possession and applying more pressure.

They are 9/2 to win 3-0


1535 🔴 RED CARD 🔴

Huddersfield Town are 1-0 up against Brighton, but now down to 10 men as striker Mounie is off.

There is contact in the challenge, but everyone seems shocked it is a red card. The Soccer Saturday Pundits don't even think it was a yellow card!

Brighton now 4/6 to score the next goal! To win they are now 3/1


Bernardo Silva: The Man City playmaker celebrates after scoring for Bournemouth - his sixth of the season
Bernardo Silva: The Man City playmaker celebrates after scoring for Bournemouth - his sixth of the season


1530 🔍 IN PLAY BETTING ADVICE 🔍

Norwich still trail 1-0 at home to Rotherham United, however they are applying the pressure to get back on level terms now. 64% possession and 3 shots so far.

To score next they are 4/11, to win 2-1 they are now 5/1 with Sky Bet


1529 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Bolton 1-1 Wigan - Grigg pen, 25


1526 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

😃 BETTING SUCCESS 😃

QPR 1-2 Hull City - Wszolek

Our EFL Expert Tom Carnduff tipped Pawel Wszolek to score anytime in QPR v Hull at 6/1 and he's just done it!


Javier Hernandez: The Mexican forward celebrates as West Ham take the lead at Newcastle
Javier Hernandez: The Mexican forward celebrates as West Ham take the lead at Newcastle


1524 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

😃 BETTING SUCCESS 😃

Leicester 2-0 Watford - Maddison, 23

It's a special goal from Leicester and it's special for Sporting Life too - we said George Pitts was on form in his Premier League tipping and this goal already brings in his Leicester to score two or more v Watford tip at 6/5


1523 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

QPR 0-2 Hull City - Henriksen, 22


1519 6⃣ Villa to hit six?

Looking ahead to the 5.30 kick off in the Sky Bet Championship, Boro host Aston Villa.

Villa's last four games have gone like this?

Villa 5-5 Forest

Villa 4-2 Birmingham

Derby 0-3 Villa

Villa 2-0 Bolton

So what odds on them scoring 6 today? Well they are 150/1 to score 5+ goals tonight


Delight for Huddersfield: Town celebrate Zanka's goal v Brighton
Delight for Huddersfield: Town celebrate Zanka's goal v Brighton


1515 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

Manchester City 1-0 Bournemouth - Silva, 16

Our George Pitts in his Premier League betting preview had the first goal to be scored between 11-20 minutes at 11/4 - well done George

Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley - McArthur, 16

A rare goal from open play for Palace


1514 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Norwich 0-1 Rotherham - Towell, 11

This is why we love the Sky Bet Championship. You never know what will happen. Norwich need to win to go back to the top, but it's Rotherham who lead


1511 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

Newcastle 0-1 West Ham - Hernandez, 11

Leicester 1-0 Watford - Vardy Pen, 12

We said Vardy, back in the starting City line up, was due to end his scoring drought at home and he's got the first goal at 7/2 - did you take our advice and put something on this?


1510 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Forest 1-0 Ipswich - Grabban, 9

Bolton 1-0 Wigan - Buckley, 7


1506 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

QPR 0-1 Hull - Bowen, 6

We said Hull have an excellent record against QPR, and they lead early at Loftus Road

1502 FA CUP GOAL

First FA Cup Second Round goal of the 3pm kick offs - Lincoln City 1-0 Carlisle in the all League Two affair


1501 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE FLASH

First goal of the day!!!

Huddersfield Town 1-0 Brighton - Zanka, 1

Zanka back in the Town team after serving a ban and the centre back scores after 54 seconds


1500 🕒 KICK OFF 🕒

So here we go. Stay with us and we will have instant goal flashes and key incident news from all the Premier League and Sky Bet Championship. Any shocks in the FA Cup we will let you know about too.

We'll also have more betting advice and latest Sky Boost Offers


1458 - Can Hull upset the odds?

Hull City go to QPR and the hosts should be confident of winning due to their excellent upturn in form of late.

However QPR have only won one of their last nine league matches against Hull (D4 L4). Added to this Hull have won two of their last three away league matches against QPR – as many as in their previous 19 combined.

Hull are 14/5 to win today - worth a look we think

Nigel Adkins: appointed Hull City's new boss
Nigel Adkins needs wins to move Hull up the table ASAP


1454 - Will Norwich return to top?

Norwich now need to win today to return to the top of the Sky Bet Championship after Leeds' victory and they host Rotherham United.

Norwich are unbeaten in 10 home matches against Rotherham in all competitions (W4 D6) since a 1-2 defeat in April 1966.

Norwich to win is 2/5; but them to win and BTTS is 5/2

Daniel Farke previously managed Borussia Dortmund II
Daniel Farke's Norwich are in excellent form


1449 🚨 SKY BET PRICE BOOST 🚨

He scored both goals for Huddersfield Town, as they won a Wolves last Sunday, now Aaron Mooy to score first today against Brighton is Price Boosted to 9/1

Brighton's Glenn Murray is on the bench and at 6/1 to score first.

Huddersfield to win 2-0 is 11/1 and Brighton to win 1-0 is 15/2


1445 🎄 Season's Greetings 🎄

It is December 1 and the countdown to Christmas is officially on.

So, as we are EFL rights holders, every day we will open a door on our Advent Calendar to reveal a great moment from 2018 from the Sky Bet EFL. Here's Day One


1441 🔥 Is this Sterling's day?

Raheem Sterling could become the first player in Premier League history to score in his first six appearances against an opponent, having netted in all five of his games for Man City against Bournemouth so far.

The England man is 7/2 to score the first goal and 4/6 to grab a goal in 90 minutes

Raheem Sterling scores for Manchester City against West Ham at the London Stadium
Raheem Sterling scores for Manchester City against West Ham at the London Stadium


1439 🔍 BETTING ADVICE - Newcastle v West Ham 🔍

Newcastle United are 7/5 to beat West Ham

Remember Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has won six of his seven home Premier League matches against West Ham, while Manuel Pellegrini has won just one of his first six away Premier League matches as the Hammer's boss


1437 🔍 BETTING ADVICE - Leicester v Watford 🔍

Jamie Vardy returns to the Leicester City starting line up to face Watford. He is 7/2 to score the first goal with Sky Bet, and 6/5 in 90 minutes.

However only one of Vardy's four Premier League goals this season have been at home. He’s failed to score in his last three home league games, his longest drought at the King Power Stadium since November 2016 (5 games).

Leicester's Jamie Vardy scores a penalty at Brighton
Leicester's Jamie Vardy scores a penalty at Brighton


1433 🌩 SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP TIPS 🌩

🇳🇱 1pt Erik Pieters to score anytime in Reading v Stoke at 20/1

  • Pieters has proven that he can provide an attacking threat down the left-hand side, scoring in away games against Preston and West Brom.
  • He has had opportunities in recent outings, too. The full-back has managed one shot on goal in each of his last three starts for the club, but did miss three games in the earlier stages of November.
  • He still had a strike in that win over Derby, and I'm more than willing to put my faith in him to score against a struggling Reading side at the odds on offer.
  • It's also worth considering that the goal that Reading conceded against Leeds in their last game was a result of the left-back overlapping and having an opportunity in the area. Perhaps Pieters can do something similar.
Erik Pieters drives forward for Stoke against Bristol City
Erik Pieters drives forward for Stoke against Bristol City


1431 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE TIPS 🌠

Let's get more of George Pitt's Premier League tips, as he aims to have another excellent betting weekend.

⚒️ 1pt West Ham (+1) on corners taken handicap at 11/10

  • Backing an away win at just over the 2/1 mark is tempting, but again avoiding the result and venturing into set pieces provides a safer option.
  • Manuel Pellegrini's side had eight corners against Man City last week, a surprise considering the 0-4 scoreline, and have taken a total of 24 corners in their last three Premier League matches.
  • Newcastle average around five corners per game this season and backing the visitors with a +1 handicap, at above evens, is too good to turn down.

1428 🚨 SKY BET PRICE BOOST 🚨

So with one game down, let's start to focus even more on the 3pm kick offs

SOCCER SATURDAY PRICE BOOST

Sky Bet have Price Boosted the following.

Man City, Norwich & West Ham all to win was 7/2 is NOW 11/2

Man City, Norwich & Newcastle all to win was 5/2 and is NOW 9/2

Check out the full markets and place your bets HERE


1424 ⌛️ FULL TIME ⌛️

Sheffield United 0-1 Leeds United

Leeds win again to go top of the Sky Bet Championship by two points, as they move to 39 points. Norwich play at 3pm and only a win for them can knock the Elland Road club off the top.


1421 6⃣ SUPER 6 6⃣

A reminder of today's Super 6 games - predict the correct full time results and you can win £250K!! Enter Here

  • Crystal Palace v Burnley
  • Huddersfield Town v Brighton
  • Leicester City v Watford
  • Manchester City v Bournemouth
  • Newcastle United v West Ham
  • Derby v Swansea


1419 🌩 SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP TIPS 🌩

🇵🇱 1pt Pawel Wszolek to score anytime in QPR v Hull at 6/1

  • The winger has three goals on his tally this season despite starting just one of their first 11 league games. He has since established himself in the starting right-wing role and his side have reaped the rewards.
  • Wszolek sits in sixth for shots taken in this QPR side and anything upwards of 3/1 looks worth a bet.
Pawel Wszolek in action against Aston Villa
We are tipping Pawel Wszolek to score today


1418 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE TIPS 🌠

🔵🍒 2pts Over 12.5 corners in Man City v Bournemouth at 9/4

  • Backing a high shots tally is also worth considering with plenty of chances expected, and it may be that it's in the sub-markets that the best bet can be found.
  • Both sides in the top three for total corners this season (Man City are top with 93, Bournemouth third with 80) and over 12.5 total corners in the match at 9/4, given the expected emphasis on attack, is one of the bets of the weekend.

1415 TEAM NEWS - Leicester v Watford

Wilfred Ndidi comes in to replace Vicente Iborra for Leicester, while Jamie Vardy starts up front in place of Okazaki.

Two changes for Watford - Jose Holebas returns at left-back and Isaac Success takes the place of Troy Deeney


1412 🌩 EFL SCORE FLASH 🌩

Sheffield United 0-1 Leeds United - Hernandez, 82

What did we say earlier - Sheffield United were blowing their chances, and like their last two derbies could pay the price - and they have.

A complete nightmare for the Blades defence and keeper Henderson. A terrible back pass was going out for a corner, Henderson chased it and just tapped it to keep it in play, straight to Leeds' Clarke who square to Hernandez for a simple open goal tap in - MADNESS from Henderson - JOY for Leeds

Watch for yourself


1410 TEAM NEWS - Palace v Burnley

The hosts are unchanged from the side that drew at Manchester United, so Luka Milivojevic captains the side, while Wilfried Zaha leads the line.

Sean Dyche makes two changes as Johann Berg Gudmundsson returns from illness to replace Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick comes in for Sam Vokes.


1407 TEAM NEWS - Huddersfield v Brighton

Brighton striker Glenn Murray has to settle for a place on the bench, as part of three changes against Huddersfield. Town make one change, as the returning Zanka replaces club captain Tommy Smith at the back


1405 TEAM NEWS - Newcastle v West Ham

Newcastle have made one change and West Ham have made four.


1403 TEAM NEWS - City v Bournemouth

So the team news is starting to filter through for the Premier League 3pm games. Here we go

Manchester City leave out Sergio Aguero and David Silva, while Lewis Cook is one of three changes for Bournemouth.


1400 6⃣ SUPER 6 6⃣

Huddersfield Town are in decent form and they host Brighton today. It's a Super 6 game and you can enter for FREE HERE

Here's big Jeff gives his thoughts on this one

Meanwhile Manchester City take on Bournemouth. This is what Sky Sports Pundit Paul Merson is calling


1355 WE WAIT...

You cannot take your eyes of this derby, which is becoming end to end and we are not sure how there has not been a goal

The hosts have had the clearer chances, including just bringing another save with his legs from Leeds keeper Peacock-Farrell. This might have the feel of an away win the way the season has gone.

The Blades look the more likely to score but like their last two derbies (v Rotherham and Wednesday) they've failed to take their chances and get goals when they are on top. Like those two games, will they be made to pay again today?

For Leeds, they've rode their luck and you wonder if it's going to be their day again after that.


1353 🌩 SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP TIPS 🌩

So Tom Carduff has started the day well, with his two big recommended bets in the Sky Bet Championship early kick off already coming off. So let's have a look at his 3pm tips....

💛 1pt Emiliano Buendia to score anytime in Norwich v Rotherham at 11/4

  • Buendia found the net in that 4-1 win victory away at Swansea last weekend and has contributed an impressive eight assists already.
  • He is a key player in this Norwich attack, playing at least 83 minutes in each of their last six league games. Over that period, he has grabbed three goals and another two assists.


1349 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE TIPS 🌠

🦊v 🐝 1pt Leicester to score two or more v Watford at 6/5

  • It's ninth versus tenth and another tough one to call but the feeling is the Foxes will make the home advantage count in an entertaining encounter.
  • Watford have won just two on the road all season and tend to struggle on their travels to the King Power.
  • Leicester have won eight of their last 10 home matches against Watford in all competitions, scoring at least two in nine of their last 11 home meetings with the Hornets.

1346 🚨 SKY BET PRICE BOOST 🚨

Sky Bet now have a red card to be shown in the Sheffield United v Leeds United game at 9/2

We are up to four yellow cards (three Blades, one Leeds) and 13 fouls in total (10 Blades, three Leeds).

Check out the market and place your bets here


1344 🤼 GROUP BETS 🤼

By the way, check out Sky Bet's new innovation - Group Bets. Here you and your mates can team up to make up your betting field for the day. This helpful video explains how it works

Our Sporting Life Football team have done their Group Bets for the today, check them out here.

Find out what our team of four are backing this weekend
Find out what our team of four are backing this weekend


1339 😃 BETTING SUCCESS 😃

Our EFL Expert Tom Carduff is having a great start to the day. His recommend tips for Sheffield United v Leeds United have come in already:

👍 Kemar Roofe to be yellow carded at 11/1

👍Barry Douglas to have a shot at goal at 5/6 at 3 points, which brings 2.50 points profit


1335 🌠 PREMIER LEAGUE TIPS 🌠

So George Pitts is on a very good run of form currently for his Premier League 3pm tips, so lets hope it continues today. So let's start looking at his advice for today....

🐕 v 🏖️ First half to be highest scoring in Huddersfield v Brighton at 13/5

With preference to avoid the full-time result, backing the highest scoring half is worth a small bet. Town have, at least, scored in the first half of their last three games, while Brighton have done the same in five of their last six. With that in mind, the first period to be the highest scoring half is considered decent value.


1329 🔍 IN PLAY BETTING ADVICE 🔍

Right, so let's get into the Sky Bet Championship Yorkshire Derby

We've had three yellow cards so far, but it should be lots more, and also a red card for McGoldrick. The Sky Sports Pundits are unhappy with ref for not dishing out more cards. There's been 12 fouls in the first half. So Sky Bet have a red card to be shown in the game at 4/1 - looks good to me

Billy Sharp to score the first goal is 11/2 - he's had one shot so far

McGoldrick to have 3+ shots on target is 7/2. He's had four shots so far, one on target - so two more to go


1325 6⃣ SUPER 6 6⃣

Can you win Jeff Stelling’s £250,000 in today’s Super 6? Enter for FREE and predict the correct score lines

Today's Super 6 games are

Crystal Palace v Burnley

Huddersfield Town v Brighton

Leicester City v Watford

Manchester City v Bournemouth

Newcastle United v West Ham

Derby v Swansea

Here's Paul Merson's advice on Newcastle v West Ham


1320 ⚽️ GOAL OF THE MONTH ️⚽️

So during this break we will bring you our in play betting advice of Sheffield United against Leeds United and our recommend bets for the Premier League 3pm kick offs.

In the meantime..... Yesterday the winners of October’s Goal of the Month for the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two were revealed.

They were three (Christmas) crackers – so lets enjoy them again….


1318 ⏳ HALF TIME ⏳

Sheffield United 0-0 Leeds United

Let's all take a breath after a fiery and energy sapping first half. The Blades have missed two great chances, including one clean cut chance from close range for Billy Sharp. Leeds' chances have been less, but their one great shot was excellently saved by the United keeper Henderson.

I'll wait for Sky Bet to update their markets before committing to some more tips - but I expect more cards and finally some goals in the second half.


1311 😃 BETTING SUCCESS 😃

As great start to the day for the Sporting Life Football Team. In his preview tipping piece, our EFL Expert Tom Carduff recommended Leeds' Roofe to be yellow carded at 11/1 - in a Yorkshire derby that's now getting fierce, the striker has just gone into the book!! Well done Tom, we hope you guys took it on too!!

As I say, some tough challenges are going in now and it's hotting up, with three yellow cards already. A Red Card to be shown in the game in now 4/1 with Sky Bet


1307 👍 IN PLAY BETTING ADVICE 👍

Back to Bramall Lane, where I notice David McGoldrick is now Price Boosted to 10/3 to have 3+ shots on target. He's already had two shots, with one on target after 39 minutes. Could be worth a sniff

Check it out HERE


1305 🤜 SPORTING LIFE ACCA

Every week our football team puts together an EFL ACCA, tipping four teams to win. We team up with Sky Bet to get an enhanced odds offer.

This week we've gone for Stoke, Norwich, Blackburn and Nottingham Forest all to win at an enhanced to 8/1.


1300 🌩 EFL SCORE UPDATE 🌩

So let's get straight into the thick of it and head to the early kick off in the Sky Bet Championship.

It is a Yorkshire Derby, as Sheffield United host Leeds United, as the two promotion chasing clubs go head to head.

It's 0-0 after 31 minutes, and as you'd expect it's been a game of intensity, quality and fight.

Sheffield United started the better and troubled a wobbly looking Peacock-Farrell in the Leeds goal.

Bu the visitors are on top now, despite losing captain Liam Cooper to injury, and the Blades keeper Henderson has made one great reaction save to keep it at 0-0.


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