Saturday’s football schedule is jam-packed across Europe, with games taking place in every major European league, while there’s a stacked EFL programme on the agenda.
For the day’s selections, we have picked out three games from England, with an entertaining match expected at Kenilworth Road, while we expect a shock in Serie A
Bet of the day
Over 3.5 goals – Luton vs Sheffield United @ 2/1
Two teams desperate to pick up three points meet at Kenilworth Road on Saturday, with Luton entertaining Sheffield United.
It may be February, but it is hard to argue that the clash is not a six-pointer, with the Hatters one point above the bottom three and the Blades 11 points from safety with a dreadful -40 goal difference.
The reverse fixture on Boxing Day saw Luton run out 3-2 winners at Bramall Lane in a scintillating tie, and we expect another entertaining affair will unfold at Kenilworth Road.
The Hatters have scored in 10 consecutive games in the Premier League, finding the net 22 times during that run, while opponents Sheffield United have already lost four games this season by five or more goals, proving how vulnerable they can be at the back.
Both teams will be pushing for the victory, with Luton eager to move away from the bottom three and the Blades desperate to keep pace with them, and we should witness a high-scoring battle.
Special of the day
Bournemouth and Hull to win double @ 15/4
We have picked out a double that involves wins for Bournemouth at Fulham and Hull against Swansea for our Saturday special.
Andoni Iraola’s troops have won eight of their previous 13 in all competitions and should be confident as they face an out-of-form Fulham side that are winless in six.
The Cottagers will be without key attackers Raul Jimenez and Alex Iwobi on Saturday, which will certainly aid Bournemouth’s chances, and Iraola’s side have travelled well of late, winning five of their last seven on the road, suggesting they should have too much firepower for a weakened Fulham outfit.
In the Championship, Liam Rosenior’s Hull take on out-of-form Swansea City.
The Tigers have won back-to-back games without conceding, registering 1-0 wins over playoff hopefuls Sunderland and resolute Millwall, while the Swans are winless in five matches, losing four in a row.
The Welsh outfit have not won any of their last six away from home, which is far from ideal as they face a Hull side who have won six of their last 10 at the MKM Stadium.
Long shot of the day
Cagliari to win and both teams to score vs Lazio @ 13/2
Since losing the Italian Super Cup 3-0 to Inter Milan, Lazio have struggled to get going again, drawing 0-0 with Napoli at the end of last month before losing 3-1 to Atalanta last weekend.
Lazio have won only three of their last 10 away from home in all competitions, and that may give struggling Cagliari a chance to pull off a shock victory.
The hosts have lost three in a row but they have only lost one in seven in front of their own fans, suggesting they could shock Lazio on Saturday.
Claudio Ranieri’s troops have scored in eight of their last 10 at home and only lost 1-0 in the reverse fixture back in December, meaning they may be about to catch Lazio when the chips are down.
*all odds correct at time of writing and subject to change
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