The usual format is one selection from 10 different leagues, but as this is an international break weekend we’ve altered the criteria slightly to cover all competitions taking place on Saturday.
Accrington Stanley vs Shrewsbury (English League One)
Betting Tip: Accrington to win
Stanley have won three of their last four in League One and have also put together a five-game unbeaten run at home in the league, winning three of those. Shrewsbury did manage to beat Gillingham last time out in the league but then lost to Crewe in the EFL Trophy and have five defeats in their last six games.
Bristol Rovers vs Crawley Town (English League Two) 3pm
Betting Tip: Both teams to score
Both of these sides have been leaking goals in the early weeks of the season, with Bristol Rovers conceding nine goals in five games and Crawley eight in four, and we’re expecting goals at both ends at the Memorial Ground.
Republic of Ireland vs Azerbaijan (Europe World Cup 2022 Qualifying)
Betting Tip: Republic of Ireland to win
This is a must-win clash for Stephen Kenny’s Irishmen, who meet a side who are struggling themselves. The visitors have lost three from three in this group and they’ve been beaten in six of their last seven matches.
The hosts have had a tough start so far, but they were able to record eight points from an unbeaten campaign at home in Euro 2020 qualifying. Back them to return to form with a victory on Saturday.
Altrincham vs Dover (English National League)
Betting Tip: Altrincham to win
Dover are the National League’s crisis club after starting the season with -12 points and back-to-back defeats. The Whites are also yet to score, and look set for further misery against an Alty outfit who have three points from two tough away games so far and are unbeaten in their last four at home.
Boston United vs AFC Telford (English National League North)
Betting Tip: Boston to win
Boston made a poor start to the season with two losses but responded with two wins in a row and can extend that streak to three when Telford visit. Telford beat Chorley in their opener but have just one point to show from their last two games, and have failed to score in each of those fixtures.
Bath City vs Dartford FC (English National League South)
Betting Tip: Dartford to win
Dartford have made an awesome start to the season with four wins in as many games in the sixth tier of English football and can continue that winning run at Bath. The hosts were thrashed 5-1 at Oxford City last time out and have lost their last two, so we feel the Darts can take the spoils here.
Eibar vs Leganes (Spanish La Liga 2)
Betting Tip: Eibar to win
Eibar had a tough start in Spain’s second tier after being relegated last season but picked up a win at Burgos last time out to get off the mark. Leganes have just one point from three games so far and could be in line for another loss on Saturday.
Portadown vs Larne (Northern Irish NIFL Premiership)
Betting Tip: Larne to win
Larne started the season with a 4-2 win over Coleraine and can back that up by beating a Portadown outfit who have one point from two games so far. Larne finished 28 points above their hosts in the standings last season and should have the quality to pick up a win at Shamrock Park this weekend.
Almere vs FC Oss (Dutch Eerste Divisie)
Betting Tip: Over 2.5 goals
Goals look likely when Almere entertain FC Oss in the Eerste Divisie in the Netherlands. There have been over 2.5 scored in three of Almere’s four outings so far and in two of FC Oss’ last three fixtures, so we’re backing over 2.5 goals in this match-up.
Magdeburg vs Kaiserslautern (German 3. Liga)
Betting Tip: Magdeburg to win
Fallen German giants Kaiserslautern look set for another difficult season in the third tier after three defeats in their opening six games. Magdeburg have made a strong start with four wins, one draw and just one defeat, and they can pick up another three points here.