There is a big night of domestic football happening from England on Tuesday, so that is where today’s football betting tips are going to be focused.
For this preview, we will be looking at the Championship, League One and League Two.
We have four selections coming up for football betting for today.
The Cherries played out a 2-2 draw at Rotherham on the weekend to extend their unbeaten streak in the second tier to four (W3 D1).
Bournemouth in second place in the table following that result, a point behind leaders Norwich.
They have managed to keep their unbeaten record on home turf intact, winning five of seven played at the Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth are the 4/7 favourites for this home game with bookmaker Unibet.
Bournemouth have won their last two home games, getting two-goal margin victories over reading and Nottingham Forest.
The Cherries have scored at least two goals in each of their last three games now.
Bournemouth could be catching Preston at the right time as the Lilywhites have lost three of their last four.
It has been back to back defeats for them and they shipped a total of seven goals in those games against Blackburn and Watford.
Preston won at Bournemouth on their last visit which was in the 2016 EFL Cup. We don’t see that happening.
Today’s football betting tips top pick:
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 8 January)
Derby are in a really tough spot at the moment as they failed to win again on the weekend.
They were denied by Wycombe in a draw, but that did snap a four-match losing streak for the Rams.
It is only W1 D4 L9 that Derby have managed to return this season and they are rooted to the foot of the table.
They stay at home for Thursday’s game as they face Coventry. Derby are 23/10 with Unibet to earn the win.
It is a decent home record from recent meetings that they have, winning three of their last four at Pride Park against the Sky Blues (D1).
Coventry are unbeaten in three games (W1 D2) and got themselves a superb point on the weekend.
They managed to hold out for a 1-1 draw at league leaders Norwich, so the Sky Blues will have been delighted with that.
That’s the only goal that Coventry have conceded in their last three.
The Sky Blues are yet to win away from home this season (D2 L5) but surely have to be good enough to avoid defeat.
Next for football betting tips for today, we look at League One for Blackpool v Portsmouth.
The Seasiders have won three of their last four games. After three straight successes, they were toppled at Doncaster on the weekend.
Blackpool are W3 L3 in their home campaign, winning their last two on home turf.
They are 21/10 to take a win in this one with bookmaker Unibet.
Those were both 1-0 victories over Milton Keynes and Wigan, the latter sitting bottom of the table.
The three home losses that Blackpool have suffered have been against current top-six sides. Portsmouth are fifth.
Pompey does look the value pick here for football betting tips at 5/4.
They have lost only one of their last eight and are unbeaten in their league travels this season.
It’s been a fantastic W4 D2 away record that Pompey have taken and they have scored at least two goals in each of their last five away from Fratton Park.
Staying in League One we are looking at what appears to be a bit of a home banker for football betting for today.
Lincoln are in fourth place in the table and picked up a good away win at Swindon in their last league fixture.
That saw them snap a run of one point from three games in the league.
So that will have eased a bit of pressure. They didn’t play in the league on the weekend, as they lost an FA Cup tie at Plymouth.
The Imps have taken four clean sheets in their last six league games now in the league and are 8/15 odds-on with Unibet to win this one.
They are facing the bottom side Wigan who have taken only two points from the last 18 available to them.
The Latics earned a point in their last league game against Bristol Rovers.
This looks like a bit of a reach for them as they have lost all but one of their away games in League One this season (W1) and have failed to score five of their six.