What if I told you that everyone that reads this blog will win a fortune by backing my Checkatrade Trophy tips this week?
Will you? Probably not. But read the blog anyway.
Doncaster are flying high in League Two and are facing a Derby County Under 23 side that are struggling following promotion to the junior top flight. 10/11 with Ladbrokes for a Donny win is an absolute steal. And that’s from a Derby fan.
Everton’s youngsters looked as assured as their senior counterparts have been this season in their 2-0 victory over then League One table toppers Bolton Wanderers in their opening group game. On Tuesday night they’re on the road again to face Cheltenham Town, who have been poor so far in their return to the English Football League. Odds of nearly 2/1 for the Toffees to (insert confectionary-related pun here) and beat their League Two opponents is well worth sticking (kinda toffee-related) on your coupon.
Bolton, meanwhile, should really get back to winning ways against Blackpool. The Tangerines’ decline is a real shame to see and it’s showing no signs of coming to an end anytime soon. The fact that Bolton haven’t won in seven shouldn’t put you off them tonight. They’re 3/4 to reboot their season and get a victory tonight. Poor form leads to better prices, and they have to win sometime.
A “both teams to score” banker can be found at Bramall Lane in the tie between Sheffield United and Walsall. Both sides have goals in them, and in a game that should see plenty of first team changes, expect an open game. Goals galore in this one prices up at an appetising 4/5.
Down in League Two, Cambridge United have won their last three games following a pretty disastrous opening to their campaign. They face Middlesbrough’s kids, who suffered defeat in their opening game, and have only won once in their last five games. Logic tells me that 10/11 for a Cambridge victory is well worth sticking on your accumulator. Logic also tells me that Peter Crouch and Abbie Clancy aren’t quite in the same league, but there you go.
My tip of the day is in the Hollywood clash between Morecambe and Stoke Under 23s. Morecambe have the 5th-best attack in League Two, scoring 16 goals in their opening ten league games so far this season. The good news for Stoke is that they’re doing just as well as the senior side. The bad news is that the juniors and seniors both sit second from bottom in their respective league tables. The young Potters have also struggled for goals this season, notching only four in their opening six games. Back Morecambe to win at 7/5 with Ladbrokes.
El Capitano’s Tip of the Day: Morecambe to beat Stoke Under 23s at 7/5 with Ladbrokes.
Cappa’s Acca: £10 on Bolton, Luton, Crewe and Doncaster returns £134 with BoyleSports.