A packed schedule of Saturday football provides plenty of action to sink our teeth into, and we’re backing three teams to win their respective matches in hopes of returning over £61 from a simply £10 treble.
Our selections come from the Championship, League Two, and the National League. With all three teams playing at home, there’s plenty of reason to be optimistic. Here are our selections.
Wolverhampton Wanderers V QPR
Table-topping Wolves are running away with the Championship, sitting 11 points clear heading into this weekend’s action. Nuno Santo’s men will be aiming to make it business as usual on Saturday as QPR make the visit to Molineux.
The hosts are in great form at home, winning 11 and drawing two of their 15 matches so far. Meanwhile, the loan signing of former hero Benik Afobe adds yet more firepower to their attacking lineup and could probe to be vital against an away side that has won just twice one the road.
Ian Holloway’s men have scored just 12 times on their travels, conceding 23 in their 15 matches. While they did beat Burton Albion recently, they’ve struggled against the better teams in the division. If they fall behind here, it will be very difficult to see them turning things around.
QPR did win the reverse clash 2-1. On home soil, though, the league leaders should prevail.
Crawley Town V Grimsby Town
Harry Kewell’s Red Devils are one of the country’s form sides right now, winning six of their last seven matches in League Two. The last three of those have ended in 2-1 victories, and they West Sussex side will be quietly confident as they take on Grimsby.
The Red Devils have only won six games at Brighton Road all term, but five of those have come in their last six encounters. If Enzio Boldewijn and Jordan Roberts have their scoring boots on, the hosts should find their way past a Mariners defence that has leaked 23 on the road.
Russell Slade’s visitors are in terrible form too, failing to win any of their last 10 matches. Given that Grimsby have found the net in just four of those, it could be a long afternoon for the travelling fans as Crawley bid to continue their fine form.
Football doesn’t always go to form, but there’s a strong chance that it will do here.
Bromley V Maidstone United
Down in the National League, Neil Smith’s Bromley are clinging onto the final play-off spot on goal difference alone. However, a home win against Maidstone could go a long way to boosting their promotion push, and they should be confident following a run of four league wins in five.
Visiting Maidstone are on a 13 game winless streak in the league while Jay Saunders has seen his side lose four on the bounce, conceding at least twice in each of those fixtures. The Stones have struggled for goals in recent weeks too, which is frankly a recipe for disaster. It’s likely that this will shine through on Saturday.
Conversely, the hosts are scoring frequently through the likes of Louis Dennis and Josh Rees. Having already beaten Maidstone via a 2-0 scoreline in the reverse clash, the omens look good as the hosts aim to extend their current good form.
While it probably won’t be quite as easy as some of the stats suggest, we’re backing a home victory.
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