talkSPORT betting tips – Best football bets and expert advice for Saturday 23 March

The international break has not put a stop to all football action in Europe, with a number of lower league encounters due to take place across the weekend.

Our tips include victory for a League One title contender, a goalfest in Nottinghamshire and the continued resurgence of a Scottish side at the bottom of their respective table.

Bet of the day

Derby to win to nil @ 6/4

Derby are five points behind leaders Portsmouth in League One, but they should be expected to cut that gap to two when they travel to Sixfields Stadium to face Northampton, who lie comfortably in mid-table without any realistic chances of promotion or relegation.

The Rams have won each of their last four in the league, including a vitally important 1-0 victory over fellow automatic promotion rivals Bolton last time out, and Paul Warne’s men thoroughly enjoyed the reverse fixture in October – with a brace from Max Bird helping Derby to a comfortable 4-0 victory.

This could be another difficult day for the Cobblers, who are winless in their last five and lost both of their most recent league outings to nil, while only the current bottom three – Fleetwood, Port Vale and Carlisle – have conceded more goals in the division than Northampton’s 60.

Derby have won three of their last four to nil and they also boast the third strongest defence in the league. An extension to their winning streak should be achievable and another clean sheet could also be on the cards.

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Special of the day

Both Teams to score, Over 2.5 Goals and Alassana Jatta to score anytime in Notts County v Salford @ 12/5

Notts County put an end to their recent poor form which saw them go winless in six games by confidently dispatching Bradford 3-0 on Tuesday night and more goals should be the order of the day when they host struggling Salford.

Nine of County’s last 13 league fixtures have seen winners in the both teams to score market, while this run also includes eight games featuring over 2.5 goals.

The Magpies have been an entertaining outfit to watch this season, with a total of 147 goals being scored across their 38 league outings so far – an average of 3.86 goals per game.

Our special is completed in the goalscorer market and Gambian striker Alassana Jatta looks a promising option to continue his promising start to life in English football.

The 25-year-old has scored three goals in his first five games for County – including a brace last time out – and could easily find himself on the scoresheet again.

Long shot of the day 

Clyde to win and Both Teams to Score @ 31/10

Clyde are mounting a late bid for survival, with three wins from their last five moving them to within three points of safety.

This run includes an unbelievable 6-1 thumping of league leaders Stenhousemuir away from home, and they could claim another three points against Spartans, who are winless in four.

Clyde’s last four league appearances have featured both sides finding the back of the net, while the same can be said for five of Spartans’ last six.

So there may be at least something to cheer about for the away side in what could be another winless outing.

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