No games in the Championship so we’re dipping straight in wiiiiiiiiith…
We kick off with two out-of-form sides at the Kassam Stadium, where I’m backing Oxford United to get their season back on track with a win against struggling Wimbledon. You might be wondering why I’m looking at a game which may appear tricky to call on paper, but a quick look at both sides’ goalscoring records makes the home win a dead cert. Oxford have scored in every home game since the first week in March, while the Dons have only scored twice away from home in the same timeframe. 6/5 for the home win here is a real beauty.
Unbeaten Shrewsbury remain top of the division, and next up for them is a trip to a Walsall side who have shown in their last few games that they’re experts in shipping goals – conceding twice in three straight games. No such problems for the Shrews, who have back-to-back clean sheets and are finding the back of the net with ease. There’s surely been a typo in the Ladbrokes head office because they’ve priced up the away win at an unbelievable 9/5, which is the closest we’ll get to robbing them! Get on it.
I won’t usually recommend a trip to Scunthorpe, but if you’re looking for a few goals this weekend then I reckon this is the place to go. Wigan are the visitors to Scunny this weekend, and both sides are in decent form going into this one. The Latics have won four of their last five, and their opponents have also only lost once in that period. Both sides have plenty of motivation to go for three points – Scunthorpe can get into the play offs with a win, while the visitors can open up a gap between themselves in second place and the chasing pack if they can secure victory. This has all the ingredients for a tasty goal fest, so have a go at over 3.5 goals at better than 3/1.
One league defeat in seven has put Accrington Stanley in the automatic promotion places in the fourth tier, which makes BoyleSports’ 19/10 for them to beat fellow promotion hopefuls Luton look a bit bigger than it should be. Luton are a dangerous side so a much safer bet would be Stanley to win either half, which is just shy of even money – A great price for that type of bet, given the circumstances, and it’s my tip of the day.
Yeovil Town bagged their first away win since March when they won at Chesterfield on their last day out, but conceding goals on the road remains a problem for manager Darren Way. The Glovers have conceded 18 goals in just five away games so far this season, so the last thing they want is a trip to Newport, who are enjoying an unbeaten home start to their campaign. The home win is 20/23 with Ladbrokes, and it’s going in the acca…
Now we all know how unpredictable betting on League Two can be, which leads me to Chesterfield’s huge 9/2 price to win at newly-promoted Lincoln. There has undoubtedly been a huge player turnover for both sides in the last twelve months, but these teams were two divisions apart last season, and recently-relegated Chesterfield have GOT to win in the league at some point. New Spireites manager Jack Lester started his tenure with a brilliant win at League One Rotherham in the EFL Trophy in midweek, so they’re in a great position to make your weekend if you stick a cheeky tenner on them to make it two wins from two under their new gaffer. Go on, I dare ya.
El Capitano’s Tip of the Day: Accrington Stanley at 20/21 to win a half against Luton in League Two.
Cappa’s Acca: £10 on Oxford, Shrewsbury, Newport and Coventry returns a peachy £276 with Ladbrokes. Back it here!