The Championship puts its feet up for a break from league action this weekend, as the division’s top talent represent nations such as Scotland, New Zealand, Atlantis and Pandora over the next few days.
But enough about those prima donnas (which reminds me, I’m gagging for a kebab), you’re still in for a weekend of PROPER football. And there’s no better place to start than the County Ground in League One, where Swindon host play-off-chasing Millwall. The Lions are floating just below the top six, but with games in hand they are in the driving seat for some extra-curricular activities at the end of the season. Swindon, meanwhile, look doomed for the drop – they’ve lost four in a row and have conceded double figures in the process. The bright side for the Robins is they’ve scored five in their last three league defeats, which gives me enough ammo to reckon Millwall to win with both teams scoring at 3/1 looks great value.
Fleetwood’s iffy form in March (one win in their last three) has seen their promotion challenge falter, and also landed themselves a place in the hall of shame after being the only losing leg in last week’s Cappa Acca. This weekend they travel to a Bury side that are on the verge of mid-table obscurity, following some great form since the February arrival of manager Lee Clark. The bad news that comes with guiding a side to relative safety with seven games left is that your lads tend to down tools, which is something Fleetwood won’t be doing just yet. Get on the away side to pick up three vital points here at 31/20 with BoyleSports.
Sixfields looks like a hotbed of goals on Saturday as Northampton host Oxford United. Northampton have scored in five consecutive games, while the visitors have scored 14 in their last six away games. 8/13 isn’t great value, but is a near-certainty if a goals galore acca is your thing.
And on the subject of goals (said every football blog ever), Peterborough continue to be a pretty solid tip if you’re looking for a strike or two. Both teams have scored in their last three games, and are travelling to face Gillingham – a side that have only failed to score once in their last 13 games. Fix up, look sharp, and back it here.
League Two now, and times are getting increasingly tougher for Leyton Orient. Decent results for fellow strugglers Newport have landed them bottom of the Football League, and time is running out if they want to survive. Their away form is their only shining of the light of the season, having secured an impressive scalp at Plymouth as part of a campaign that has seen them lose only eight times this season on the road. They travel to Crawley – a side who would be fighting to stay up if the league was based just on home form. It’s last chance saloon for Orient, so take a chance on them giving themselves a lifeline with a win here, which you can get at a huge 4/1 with Ladbrokes.
Another away side that could well be good news this weekend is Stevenage. Nine wins from eleven have taken them from 15th to within four points of the automatic promotion places. They’re 9/4 to continue their brilliant form with a win at Cambridge, who have lost four of their last six home games in League Two.
We’ll finish things off with a trip to good old Accrington Stanley…
“Who are they?”
Well, they’re a side who have scored first in a staggering nine consecutive games, so you’ll be unsurprised to discover they’re also undefeated in that time. They’re hosting Grimsby, and you’ve got to fancy them to make it ten games in a row for striking first blood. Billy Kee is their main goal threat with eleven league goals this season, and he’s 4/1 with BoyleSports to nick the first goal here.
El Capitano’s Tip of the Day: Stevenage at 9/4 to win at Cambridge in League Two.
Cappa’s Acca: £10 on Millwall, Oxford, Mansfield and Blackpool returns £140 with BoyleSports. Back it here!
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