Correct Score Predictions & Tips

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Correct Score betting is one of the simplest forms of betting on football – you are betting on what the final score of the match will be. This is one of's favourite markets, so we have scoured over the fixtures of the next few days to pick out our favourite Correct Score bets.

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Correct Score Predictions & Tips: Real Madrid v Alaves (Friday 21:00 BST)

Real Madrid have seen some very narrow clashes lately but managed to extend a winning streak of seven, as they beat Getafe (1-0) and Athletic Bilbao (0-1) over the past seven days. They now sit four points in the clear and host Deportivo Alaves in hope they can build on such performances with just four games to play. We expect Los Blancos very motivated to impress and this certainly feels like a good chance to do so. Alaves dropped down the table and into the danger zone with a losing streak of five, struggling to make their way onto the scoresheet. They saw Valladolid (1-0) snatch the points with a late winner from Joaquin Fernandez and can hardly hope for more at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. Real Madrid have been more convincing at home ground and we hope to see a margin, as we go for a comfortable home win in the correct score markets.

Correct Score Predictions & Tips: Toronto FC v DC United (Saturday 01:00 BST)

The US Soccer season is up and running with the MLS Is Back Tournament, and Friday night sees Toronto FC return to action as they try to top their run to last season’s MLS Cup Final, which ended in defeat. They will do it against a DC United side they hammered 5-1 en route to the final – a team they are unbeaten against in their last seven meetings. While some early-season rustiness will undoubtedly have an impact here, I am confident that Toronto will make a winning start to the season at DC’s expense and I am drawn to a score of 2-1 either during the game or at full-time in this one. Toronto did manage a couple of MLS outings before the season was put on hold and they did grind out a couple of positive results, so after a long lay-off this could be a bit of a grind too. Plus, both of DC United’s pre-lockdown games ended 2-1 (one win and one defeat) and Toronto did lead 2-1 when these two sides met in the MLS Cup Playoffs last season.

Correct Score Predictions & Tips: Lazio v Sassuolo (Saturday 16:15 BST)

Lazio have seen two disappointing results over the past seven days and only have to thank Juventus’ slip-up at AC Milan for the seven-point gap to the Serie A pace-setters. They now host Sassuolo desperate to bounce to the winning ways, after seeing Milan (0-3) and Lecce (2-1) both snatch the points. However, Simone Inzaghi’s men could be in for a solid challenge at Stadio Olimpico and will have to pick it up if they are to stay in the game for the title. Sassuolo travel to Rome with a three-match winning streak behind them, where they beat Fiorentina (1-3), Lecce (4-2), and Bologna (1-2), and we feel they will be no sitting ducks now. Neroverdi have been scoring and conceding numbers of goals, though, which could suit Lazio’s need for a pick-me-up in the final third as we back the home side to outgun the visitors in an exciting contest despite the woes of recent.

Correct Score Predictions & Tips: Real Valladolid v Barcelona (Saturday 18:30 BST)

Barcelona beat Villarreal (1-4) and Espanyol (1-0) in their last two outings and kept up with Real Madrid at the top of the table. They now travel to Valladolid and hope to keep it up, despite a very tense Barcelona derby now behind them. Blaugrana have been conceding goals on the road lately but we don’t feel Quique Setien will be worried at this point, where in-form Luis Suarez leads the attacking line. Valladolid will have to look for an upset as they look to secure a top-flight status towards late in the campaign. They’ve seen a narrow 2-1 loss at Valencia on Tuesday and exposed themselves, which promises a side motivated to deliver at Jose Zorrilla Municipal Stadium. Pucela can hardly boast great records against Barcelona and they saw three losses over the past two years – a tradition we expect to continue on Saturday despite going for a tight scoreline in the correct score market.

Correct Score Predictions & Tips: Brighton v Manchester City (Saturday 20:00 BST)

Manchester City’s response to the shock loss at Southampton was emphatic. They hammered Newcastle United 5-0 on Wednesday night and although they have now lost each of their last three Premier League fixtures I am confident that they will collect three more points from Saturday’s trip to Brighton. The Seagulls will be no pushover though – they have been caught cold by Liverpool and Manchester United in their last two home games, but they are not a side that tends to get rolled over on their home patch. City are good value for the win and I also believe that they will register a fourth clean sheet in five competitive fixtures, so backing them to win 2-0 is certainly appealing for this fixture. That was the final score of City’s most recent away win, but if you are looking for more range in the final score take the 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 win in the Correct Score Combination market. That has been a winning bet on four of City’s last six away wins in the Premier League.

Correct Score Predictions & Tips: Espanyol v Eibar (Sunday 13:00 BST)

Espanyol have seen nothing but losses since mid-June and they host Eibar with their relegation confirmed, sitting rock-bottomed with just 24 points to their name. RCDE conceded just six goals in five games but still managed no points along the way, seeing Leganes (0-1) and Barcelona (1-0) secure them with early second-half goals over the past seven days. Eibar will now hope for a similar feat in Barcelona and travel to RCDE Stadium desperate to escape the immediate danger zone themselves. Los Armeros saw Osasuna (0-2) and Sevilla (1-0) bag the points and only shared the spoils in a goalless draw against Leganes most recently. They have been solid defensively but have a lot yet to prove in a fierce battle for top-flight survival. We do feel they can do so against struggling and distraught Espanyol, as we back them to make a single goal count in a 0-1 win on Sunday afternoon.

Correct Score Predictions & Tips: Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal (Sunday 16:30 BST)

It has been a while since Arsenal last finished above fierce rivals Tottenham, but with only a handful of games to go this season they are in position to do just that. A win in Sunday’s derby would certainly help their cause and recent form suggests that they are capable of doing just that. The Gunners have gone five games unbeaten, winning four times, and that has not been solely down to facing poor opposition. They have won away to Sheffield United and Wolves in recent weeks, and despite finishing the game with 10 men they went mighty close to beating Leicester too in midweek. Spurs, meanwhile, have underwhelmed since the 2019/20 season resumed so it is difficult to have too much faith in them here, and that is why I am going to back Arsenal for the ‘upset’. They are going to need a couple of goals though – that defence has managed a couple of clean sheets recently but remains shaky. And speaking of goals, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a great bet to set them on their way to victory – he netted the opener against Leicester and remains firmly in the hunt for the Golden Boot.

Correct Score Predictions & Tips: Udinese v Sampdoria (Sunday 18:30 BST)

Udinese have picked it up early in July and host Sampdoria for their Matchday 32 clash on the back of a three-match unbeaten streak, where they bagged seven points. They beat Roma (0-2) and SPAL (0-3) while also holding Genoa to a 2-2 draw at this ground and we hope to see Luca Gotti’s men in good shape now as well. Friulani can’t really boast great defensive stability at home ground but the attacking line led by in-form Kevin Lasagna delivered. Sampdoria, on the other hand, saw a two-match winning streak ended by Atalanta (2-0) on Wednesday and will need to show more at Dacia Arena. They beat Lecce (1-2) and SPAL (3-0) in two exciting games beforehand but Blucerchiati will be in for more of a challenge now and we don’t see them up to the task. We’ll thus back Udinese to turn a narrow contest their way and go for a 2-1 correct score prediction here.

Correct Score Predictions & Tips: Manchester United v Southampton (Monday 20:00 BST)

Manchester United eased to victory at Aston Villa in midweek to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 17 games, and they have now won each of their last five competitive fixtures. But what does that mean for the final score here? United have won 13 of their last 17 matches in all competitions and 11 of those victories have seen them keep a clean sheet, so even though they gave up a couple of goals against Bournemouth last week it would be no shock at all to see them shut out Southampton, especially at Old Trafford where they have been tough to score against this season. Saints are unlikely to get rolled over though so a 2-0 final score is tempting here, but those of you wanting a bit more range should back United to win 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0. Of their last 14 competitive wins, 10 have come by one of those final scores.