Our football team form guide looks at the best form teams in England and Europe. The idea of this article is to pick out the top teams in form with good fixtures and teams out of form with tricky fixtures to help you build your midweek or weekend accumulator. We will also look at teams in form who might have tough matches and you might want to avoid putting them in your accumulators.
We will usually focus on the major European Leagues, English football leagues and continental competitions. One thing to note is this article purely looks at form and if you’re after more detail on each match then check out our football match previews.
Let’s take a look at this week’s selections:
Best Form Teams
Blackburn Rovers – Blackburn Rovers’ form this season has generally been the picture of inconsistency overall, though they have hit a rich vein of form at Ewood Park in recent weeks.
Rovers have won 3 of their last 4 on home turf, recording impressive wins against Leeds United, QPR and Sheffield Wednesday along the way.
On Saturday they lock horns with a Birmingham City side that has lost 2 of their last 3 on the road. The solitary victory the Blues earned in that trio of away fixtures came against Millwall, who had to play for an hour with 10 men.
We think Rovers look great value at 13/10 with bet365 to enhance their good Ewood Park run at Birmingham’s expense on Saturday.
Norwich City – Championship leaders Norwich City are still the best performing away team in the division this season. The Canaries have only lost 1 of their 10 league away games since the summer, and City will be aiming to secure their 6th win in 8 away fixtures on Saturday.
Their hosts, Bristol City, are without a home win in 3 and the Robins have won only once in 6 at home overall. Bristol City managed to scored just 4 times during that disappointing set of fixtures, and we’re tipping Norwich to take advantage of the Robins’ profligacy this weekend.
Norwich can be backed at a lucrative looking 6/4 with bet365 to leave Ashton Gate with the points on Saturday.
Sint-Truiden – Belgian outfit Sint-Truiden have been playing well above themselves this season, and with 4 wins from their last 5 First Division A matches, De Kanaries are within touching distance of 2nd place.
On Saturday, Sint-Truiden make the short hop west to play bottom club Lokeren at the Daknamstadion. Lokeren have won only 2 of their 18 league matches this season and already they look destined for the drop.
Sint-Truiden are available at evens with bet365 to win on Saturday and keep Lokeren rooted to the foot of the Belgian First Division A.
Juventus – Serie A champions and league leaders Juventus will be licking their wounds this week after their embarrassing 2-1 in Switzerland against Young Boys. Luckily for the Old Lady, the loss didn’t result in them losing top spot in Group H, though Juve will still be keen to get back into the groove as quickly as possible.
On Saturday, Juventus take on local rivals Torino in the Derby della Mole at the Stadio Olimpico. Juventus have won 100% of their Serie A away matches this season, and they are huge favourites to maintain that perfect record against a Torino side they beaten 7 times in 8 meetings.
Juventus are priced at 8/13 with bet365 to claim maximum points.
Portimonense – With 3 wins from their last 4 matches at the Estádio Municipal de Portimão, Portimonense have been using home advantage to quietly creep up the standings Portuguese Liga NOS.
On Friday evening, they take on a Vitoria Setubal side that won’t have fond memories about their last trip to Portimão. In the corresponding league fixture last season, Portimonense battered Vitoria 5-2.
With their current home form considered along with the aforementioned relatively recent hammering, we think Portimonense are great value at 21/20 with bet365 to beat Vitoria Setubal again.
FC Thun – Sitting handily in 3rd place in the Swiss Super League, FC Thun have their sights firmly fixed on the Champions League qualification places just above them.
FC Thun’s quest for a spot in the continent’s most prestigious club tournament has so far been fuelled by their excellent home performances.
Marc Schneider’s side are unbeaten in 4 matches on their own patch and they have lost just once in 8 in total in 2018/19 at the Stockhorn arena. On Saturday they put that record to the test against a Grasshopper team with just 1 away win this season. You can back FC Thun to win at 4/6 with bet365.
Other teams in form to note:
Feyenoord will be aiming to extend their 100% home record in the Eredivise against Fortuna Sittard on Sunday. Malaga have won 7 of their last 8 at home ahead of their clash with Cadiz on Friday. Away day specialists Young Boys will hope they have enough in tank to make it 8 wins from 9 on the road against Neuchatel Xamax.