EFL: A Huge 13/5 Table-Topper and Home Comforts for Hull

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EFL: A Huge 13/5 Table-Topper and Home Comforts for Hull

James Capps

The Championship

We kick things off with a trip to the City Ground where Nottingham Forest face Fulham in a game which has been known to feature a goal or five in recent years. We know plenty about Fulham’s love of goals and Forest’s shoddy defensive record, so it’s also worth noting that there have been a whopping 33 goals in the last seven meeting between these two in all competitions. Brace yourselves for a ding-dong game with over 3.5 goals, which you can get at 29/20 with #LADbrokes.

Sunderland’s struggles continued at the weekend when they suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Cardiff City to extend their winless run to six games. They’re in tractor country on Tuesday night when they face an Ipswich side that were unfortunate to lose at Leeds last time out. Their home form has been decent though, with three wins and clean sheets in their last four at Portman Road. Goals are a problem for their visitors, so back the clean sheet for Mick McCarthy’s men at a very nice 19/20 with BoyleSports.

Gotta fancy Joe Garner for a goal tonight against Sunderland... (Source: East Anglian Daily Times)
Gotta fancy Joe Garner for a goal tonight against Sunderland… (Source: East Anglian Daily Times)

Hull were minutes away from their first away win in over a year until a late Reading equaliser stopped them in their tracks. That said, I fancy them to find some much-needed home comforts when they host in-form Preston. The Tigers are the highest home scorers in the Championship, notching eleven strikes in their four games at the KCOM Stadium so far, and also boast an impressive record of four straight home wins over North End, all without conceding a goal. Preston’s only away win this season has come at a hapless Birmingham City, so don’t be surprised if Hull show their class and make 5/4 for the win look a silly price come 9:30pm tonight. 

A quick mention must go to Brentford, mainly because I tipped them in my last blog, but their impressive win over Bolton at the weekend was capped off by two great goals from Yoan Barbet and Nico Yennaris. They’re 5/4 to beat Derby County tonight, which doesn’t look a great price considering the two sides’ league positions, but the Rams have shown plenty of fragility in their away games since Gary Rowett took over, and Griffin Park is a tough place to go to on a Tuesday night.

League One

A late Blackburn goal prevented Shrewsbury from going five points clear at the top of the League One table on Saturday, but they’re still sitting pretty and are an amazing 13/5 to win at Doncaster. The Shrews have scored in every game this season and are enjoying an unbeaten start to the season. Donny meanwhile haven’t had the best start since returning to the third tier, and haven’t won any of their opening four home games, drawing blanks in three of them. This has “away win” written all over it.

It’s always a decent game when Bradford are around, and they’re hosting a Fleetwood side that have been uncharacteristically leaky at the back in recent weeks – shipping ten goals in their last three outings. In contrast, the Bantams have been on fire, winning five of their last six in league and cup. Valley Parade is always a fortress for them, too, so make sure you’re backing them tonight at pretty-much evens with BoyleSports.

Tony McMahon is enjoying a decent spell of form for Bradford. (Source: Telegraph & Argus)
Tony McMahon is enjoying a decent spell of form for Bradford. (Source: Telegraph & Argus)

Gillingham manager Ady Pennock was the latest manager to be shown the door following a run of one win in six. That puts their players in “Shit, we need to impress the potential new gaffer” mode when they face Scunthorpe. Back-to-back wins for Scunny have taken them up to fifth in the table, and look a good bet at 10/11 to make it three on the spin.

League Two

Game of the night in League Two sees the top two face off at St James’ Park. Exeter host Notts County in what should be pleasing on the eye for all you footballing purists. Both sides like to play football and are in the top clutch of teams in the “Goals For” column of the league table. This one could go either way, so a much safer bet looks like over 2.5 goals at 4/5 with Ladbrokes. In a game where I’m expecting plenty of goals, how about I give you a throwback in the form of Jon Stead, who’s 19/10 to roll back the years with a goal, whilst also following up his strike at the weekend.

Swindon are starting to find some form, and back-to-back wins have put them within touching distance of the play-offs. A tough test awaits them tonight in the form of Coventry City, who beat table-toppers Exeter City last time out. Both sides were relegated from League One last year, and Swindon have had the better of the two sides in recent years. They haven’t lost in ten games against their visitors, so why not back them to follow the form book at a lovely 9/5? 

Last up we take a look at Port Vale, who continue to struggle despite sacking manager Michael Brown ten days ago. They followed up that sacking with a draw at Yeovil – their second successive stalemate, and tonight they face Accrington, who come into the game off the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Cheltenham on Saturday. I think both sides will be happy with another point here, and so will I when it comes in at odds of 12/5!

El Capitano’s Tip of the Day: Shrewsbury at 13/5 to win at Doncaster in League One.

Cappa’s Acca: £10 on Hull, Bristol City, Shrewsbury and Swindon returns a deeeelightful £354. Back it here!