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2pts Leeds to score over 2.5 goals against Birmingham at 3/1

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Leeds v Birmingham

Sky Bet Championship, Elland Road, 1500 BST

Jack Harrison scores Leeds' equaliser against Millwall
Jack Harrison scores Leeds' equaliser against Millwall

Marcelo Bielsa will be optimistic that his Leeds side can continue their winning ways when they welcome Birmingham to Elland Road.

The Whites were 3-0 winners over Preston in midweek, and they'll be hopeful of more goals in front of a sell-out home crowd.

There is definitely value in backing Leeds to score the same amount as they did on Tuesday, based on their track record this season.

In the five wins that United have had in the league this season, four of those have been won scoring three or more goals in the game.

Bielsa's men hammered Stoke 3-1 before beating Derby 4-1. They would go onto beat both Norwich and Preston by the same scoreline.

Birmingham are picking up points this season, but still find themselves in 20th position. They have six draws from their eight encounters so far, that first win is yet to come.

Teams have struggled against Leeds' attack this season. Despite Kemar Roofe, Patrick Bamford and Pablo Hernandez missing, replacements have grabbed the opportunities presented to them.

Jack Harrison looks a real threat down the right-hand side, while Tyler Roberts notched two on only his second league start for the club on Tuesday.

Best bet: Leeds to score over 2.5 goals at 3/1


West Brom v Millwall

Sky Bet Championship, The Hawthorns, 1500 BST

Matt Phillips celebrates after scoring against Birmingham
Matt Phillips celebrates after scoring against Birmingham

Millwall may have picked up a point against high-flying Leeds at the Den last weekend, but they should leave the West Midlands empty-handed when they take on West Brom.

The Baggies have drastically improved their home form since opening day defeat to Bolton, winning the other three games in front of their home fans.

It's remarkable that they have scored 14 goals in just four home games, and there is opportunity to enhance that tally against a Millwall side who have picked up just one point on the road.

It's not just at home, West Brom are the division's top scorers with 20 and teams should fear having to go to the Hawthorns and face Darren Moore's men.

Millwall were poor away at QPR on Wednesday night. They offered little going forward against one of the weakest defences in the league and the attack offered little positives either.

A home win looks a banker here, but it provides extra value to back that win with goals.

Best bet: West Brom to win and over 2.5 goals in the match at 15/8


Gillingham v Peterborough

Sky Bet League One, Priestfield Stadium, 1500 BST

Peterborough's Jason Cummings
Peterborough's Jason Cummings

Peterborough suffered their first defeat of the season when they were beaten by Portsmouth last weekend, who now sit top of the standings.

They have a great opportunity to bounce back though, as they face a Gillingham side who are struggling for form.

Posh should bounce back with a win away from home, but it could be a game with goals as has proved in recent weeks.

Steve Evans' side are flying, but opposition teams are finding a way through their defence. Seven of their eight league games have seen both teams scoring, and that provides the extra value on a Peterborough victory.

Peterborough to win and both teams to score is a best price of 3/1, which is a running theme throughout the visitors' season so far.

Best bet: Peterborough to win and both teams to score at 3/1


Scunthorpe v Shrewsbury

Sky Bet League One, Glanford Park, 1500 BST

New Scunthorpe boss Stuart McCall
New Scunthorpe boss Stuart McCall

Stuart McCall wrapped up his first victory as Scunthorpe manager when his side beat AFC Wimbledon 3-2 in their last outing.

They are looking to push up the League One table after a frustrating start, given the fact that they are a side capable of making the top-six.

The Iron have definitely seen an upturn in form since McCall's arrival, and look great value at 21/10 to secure victory in front of their own supporters.

Shrewsbury have struggled in the opening weeks of the season as they still look to adjust to life after Paul Hurst. Their first win of the season came against a poor Southend side and they have picked up just two away points.

You can't examine Scunthorpe's home form too much given the fact that McCall has only overseen one game at Glanford Park.

He has had time to learn this squad's strengths, and they should have enough about them to get past Shrewsbury.

Best bet: Scunthorpe to win at 21/10


Northampton v Notts County

Sky Bet League Two, PTS Academy Stadium, 1500 BST

Kevin Van Veen (left) in action for Northampton
Kevin Van Veen (left) in action for Northampton

A managerial change has done little to improve the fortunes of Notts County, who stay routed to the bottom of the Sky Bet League Two table.

Harry Kewell came in to replace Kevin Nolan, but his first game ended in disaster as he was sent off in a 5-1 hammering by Exeter.

They picked up a point in the 3-3 draw with Stevenage last season, but it wasn't enough to move them up in the standings.

A theme in County games this season has been goals. The eight games they've played has seen 34 goals in total, an average of over four a game.

There should be opportunity for more here, and the hosts will be looking at this as a winnable tie despite losing their last two.

Kevin Van Veen leads the way for Northampton in terms of goals with four this season. He has started all but one of their encounters in the striker role and will see this as a chance to boost his tally.

Best bet: Kevin Van Veen to score anytime at 6/4


Odds correct at 1530 BST (20/09/18)

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Saturday's best bets1

Saturday's Bets of the Day

Our experts provide their best bets for Saturday's top-class racing, domestic football and the United States Grand Prix.

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