Saturday Football Predictions – 30th January 2021

Welcome to our Saturday football predictions and value bets blog. Here we analyse all the football matches being played on Saturday 30th January to find value across the betting markets.

The main focus for consistency purposes will be on the outright markets, but we will of course highlight any value we spot in the alternative markets, for example both teams to score, anytime goal scorer etc. We like to normally build our own bets for the televised matches we plan on watching. Early bet builders will also be included in this blog.

We look at all the popular leagues and cups across Europe including the lower leagues to create a variety of multiple and single bets.

Check out our routine early bets for Saturday below.

Saturday  Football Predictions

Sensible Six-fold 🤓

This weekly bet contains six selections that all usually hold favourite status in the outright market, but in my opinion still has value in the odds being offered.

It’s not easy correctly predicting six results from six, even when selecting teams that are very strong favourites. However you only need one or two of these bets to come in throughout the period of the season for a return to be gained.

Here’s my selections for this Saturday:

sensible six-fold prediction

  1. Norwich to beat Middlesbrough (home) 12:30 19/20*
  2. AC Milan to beat Bologna (away) 14:00 4/5*
  3. Brentford to beat Wycombe (home) 15:00 4/11*
  4. Blackpool to beat Burton (home) 15:00 13/20*
  5. Hull to beat Swindon (home) 15:00 1/2*
  6. Torquay to beat Barnet (away) 15:00 13/20*

18.55/1 on the sixfold*

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*All odds shown in our Saturday football predictions are taken from William Hill and were correct at time of writing. Odds are subject to change at any time.

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Justifications

Norwich v Middlesbrough

Top of the league Norwich host Middlesbrough in the early Championship kick off and it’s Norwich’s home record that is making this selection stand out as holding value.

The canaries have only lost one game at home all season and have won five from six at Carrow Road.

Middlesbrough have lost three of their last five matches in the league and have been struggling away from home. From the 13 away games they have faced in the league this season, only four of them returned back three points.

That poor away form has caused Middlesbrough to be 14 points behind Norwich at this stage. I’m predicting that gap will be extended to 17 once the final whistle blows to end this fixture.

Bologna v AC Milan

AC Milan are top of the league, despite suffering a 0-3 defeat in their last match. That defeat was one of only two from the 19 Serie A games Milan have played. The other loss to was to Juventus.

Milan have been dealing with flute lesser quality teams in the league effectively. 13 wins from their 19 games provides a comfort blanket that they won’t slip up against a middle of the road Bologna.

Bologna are in the bottom half of the table and have only won one game from their last ten in the league. After already losing at home to Sassuolo, Napoli and being crushed by Roma 1-5, It’s the league leaders Insee as controlling the game and winning comfortably.

Brentford v Wycombe

Brentford are on a 16 game undefeated run in the Championship. They are in 4th place in the league table, just two points away from the automatic promotion spot of second, with games in hand.

Even though Brentford sold on their talented strike force in Benrahma and Watkins, they have bought in another goal machine in Ivan Toney. He has scored an impressive 16 goals from 23 appearances and looks a difficult man to stop in front of the sticks.

The whole of the Wycombe strike force only have 7 goals between them. They are bottom of the league and hold the worst goal difference by far. 15 points and a -19 goal difference has been achieved from Wycombe’s 23 matches played.

Brentford have the home advantage, the form and the confidence to turn over a side who must already be feeling like their fate is sealed to play in League One next season. I’m expecting Brentford to win by a convincing margin.

Blackpool v Burton

Blackpool are down in 15th place in League one. However they hold games in hand over most of the teams above them. If they were to win those games, Blackpool would be in the top half of the table.

The Seasiders should be encouraged from their last league matches, whereby they were able to hold league leaders Hull to a 1-1 draw away from home. They then went on to thump Wigan away 0-5.

This game is a home fixture for Blackpool, which will be welcomed after a run of four away fixtures on the row. Blackpool have won four from five at home, with the other result being a 0-0 draw with Oxford.

Burton are bottom of the league after securing only 2 wins from their last 22 league games. They are already five points behind second from bottom Swindon and have played a game more. After 24 games, Wycombe are on a -22 goal difference. This game should be another one sided affair with a scoreline that leaves no questions as to who were the better team. All stats are pointing to the home win.

Hull v Swindon

Second in the table playing third from bottom here. Hull have more than double the points tally of Swindon and as Hull have beaten Accrington Stanley 3-0 and Portsmouth 0-4 recently, I don’t see them having too much trouble against Swindon.

Swindon have seven defeats and only one win from their last ten games. Having already lost seven times away from home, it’s going to be a tough battle to get anything from a side looking to bounce back up to the Championship. A battle I can’t see them winning.

Barnet v Torquay

Top of the league team playing second from bottom. Torquay head up the table after banking 40 points from 19 games.

They haven’t been on the best run in terms of results over their last five games. However, the majority of recent troubles have been away from home. On their own turf, Torquay’s league record stands at six wins, two draws and one defeat.

Barnet have not won a match from their last thirteen. They have not just been losing their games. In some getting destroyed, leaving them on a -27 goal difference after only 16 games. This game is poised nicely as far as Torquay will be concerned to give them a great chance of extending their lead at the top.

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Dynamite double 🧨

This bet contains two medium risk selections that I hold strong belief in. These usually contain selections that are playing away or games I fancy to draw as odds tend to be slightly stronger because of this.

Saturday football predictions - Dynamite Double

  1. Sevilla to beat Eibar (away) 13:00 21/20*
  2. Lincoln to beat Doncaster (home) 15:00 6/5*

3.51/1* on the double.

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*All odds shown in our Saturday football predictions are taken from William Hill and were correct at time of writing. Odds are subject to change at any time.

Justifications

Eibar v Sevilla

I’ve been impressed with the manner in which Sevilla have gone about their business of late. Only two defeats have arisen from Sevilla’s last thirteen matches. In all fairness the matches they lost were matches you would expect Sevilla to lose.

Losing to Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is no embarrassment, especially when you are winning the majority of your other games. 9 victories have been earned from the said thirteen games, with hard shifts being put in both home and away. Winning consistently has led Sevilla to climb up in to fourth place in La Liga, behind the big three of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

Eibar are down in 15th place, 16 points shy of Sevilla, having played a game more. They have only won one game at home so far this season and that was against Granada. Cadiz and Elche were both able to visit Eibar and walk away with clean sheet victories and I can’t see Sevilla doing anything but the same.

Lincoln v Doncaster

Lincoln are sat nicely at the top of League One. They are on a seven game undefeated streak across all competitions. Five wins from six in the league and plenty of goals to boot shows a real intent by Lincoln to remain in the top two automatic promotion positions.

Doncaster are having a good season themselves. They are in 4th place, seven points behind Lincoln, with two games in hand. However, for me, they haven’t been as convincing in their victories and performances as Lincoln have been.

Lincoln have the advantage of knowing their own pitch and as they have scored 12 goals in the last four games they have played on it, I’m seeing it logical that they will be getting a few in this match to secure the points and distance themselves in the league from their opponents here.

Long Shot Single 🤞

This bet is high risk and comes with high odds when taking in to account it is just a single bet. It will include a big underdog that I believe has the ability to produce a giant killing. Let’s face it these upsets happen all the time. How many times has your acca been busted because a sure fire selection turned sour? Well here I’m searching to find the acca buster and bet against the favourite.

Long Shot Single bet

  1. Sampdoria to beat Juventus (home) 17:00 11/2*

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Sampdoria v Juventus

This is a long shot as always, but the Italian league is renowned for producing an acca buster or two each week. This week I’m predicting it’s Juventus’ turn to taste an unlikely defeat.

Juventus have not been consistent in their season so far. They have lost 0-3 to Fiorentina at home and failed to win games they were expected to away. Draws with bottom of the league Crotone and Benevento are examples that Juventus are far from invincible this campaign.

Sampdoria have been witnessing peaks and troughs in their form and they appear to be coming out of a slump in to a nice peak again.

Three wins from four will have Sampdoria believing they can achieve something from their game, especially as they were able to win at home against Inter 2-0 back on the 6th Jan. Juventus played Inter on 17th Jan and lost 2-0.

Therefore I don’t see this game being as cut and dry as the odds suggest. If Sampdoria turn up like they have been recently and Juventus have a little wobble this game could well be stolen by the home side, in my opinion.

As always, only small stakes advised when including the long shot single in to your own bets.

Get In Touch

Would you like further justifications to our Saturday football predictions? Disagree with any of my selections featured in our Saturday football predictions or want my opinion on a game that hasn’t been mentioned? Feel free to get in touch via Twitter and I’ll be sure to get back to you. Feel free to also check out our Sunday predictions blog, where you’ll find the same bets, but with different selections.