May is here, and some of the English seasons have already reached their end of season breaks for the summer. However, there’s still plenty of action to sink our teeth into on Saturday, and we’ll be hoping to celebrate in style with this 11/2 treble.
We’re backing three teams to win their respective matches. Just remember that the League Two games don’t start until later the day.
Here are our selections.
Hull City v Sunderland
Sunderland’s confirmed relegation may enable the Black Cats to play with a little less pressure, but the fact of the matter is that David Moyes’ men simply haven’t been good enough. We fully expect that to show as they head to the KCOM.
Hull’s home record since the arrival of Marco Silva has been nothing short of incredible, and the Tigers now boast six wins and a draw since the start of January. Without having any real superstars, the hosts are playing with immense confidence. That quality should be more than enough to see off the poorly travelled visitors.
Sunderland do boast one or two quality players, but the overall quality is lacking. They’ve lost 13 of their 16 away games, scoring just 10 goals in the process. While 28 conceded isn’t overly terrible, those defensive weakness should leave the door open for Hull to pounce.
Three points would go a long way to securing Hull’s survival. We fully expect them to roar their way to victory.
Exeter City v Carlisle United
The final day of League Two action sees a slightly resurgent Carlisle head to St James’ Park knowing that three points would be enough to secure a play-off berth. Unfortunately, high-flying Exeter are unlikely to make things easy for Keith Curle’s visitors.
Exeter’s home record hasn’t been great this term and it’s actually their away form that has spearheaded their run to the play-offs. However, it is worth noting that Paul Tisdale’s men have won each of their last two home games. With the firepower of Ollie Watkins and co. ready to cause the Cumbrians problems, the hosts can be optimistic about securing three points.
Carlisle finally got back to winning ways last weekend following a run of three straight draws. On the road, though, it’s just one win in six for the visitors. With so much pressure on them too, they could be set for a very disappointing end to the season.
A guaranteed play-off could potentially be an issue. Even so, the odds on a home win are far too large to ignore.
Colchester United v Yeovil Town
Should Carlisle slip, Colchester United will be one of the teams looking to capitalise by securing a late play-off spot. Regardless of what happens elsewhere, they will be expected to their part against a poor – but safe – Yeovil Town.
The Eagles have been pretty solid at home, scoring 41 goals and winning 13 matches to date. Given that Yeovil have won just three away games all term and have very little to play for, another three points should be on the cards for John McGreal’s home side.
Chris Porter was on target once again in the win at Leyton Orient, and could be another continued thorn in Yeovil’s side. It wouldn’t be surprising if the visitors do find the target at some stage. Nonetheless, Colchester’s quality in the attacking third should see them prevail.
With a host of other teams looking to secure a play-off spot too, it’s unlikely to see the Eagles secure a top seven finish. Still, the Essex club should be ready to end their campaign on a high.