Fancy turning £10 into over £68 on Saturday afternoon? Then you need our 11/2 football treble.
We’ve picked three teams from the Football League to all get the job done against struggling opposition. Let’s hope those Championship and League One clubs can deliver us with a winner.
Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic
Steve Bruce has already worked wonders with Aston Villa, and his team should be particularly confident at Villa Park as they are yet to taste defeat on home soil in the Championship. If they can pick up all three points, thoughts of launching a challenge of the play-offs could be back on the cards.
The Villans have scored 15 and conceded eight, winning four of their nine home games. Perhaps most notably, though, they’ve won three one the spin on their patch. This should give them a great shot at bouncing back from last week’s loss to Leeds, especially as they play poor opposition.
Wigan are looking a little rejuvenated under new boss Warren Joyce, but the Latics have shipped 13 on the road and enter this weekend’s action sitting in the bottom three. The pressure is on, and that could show if they don’t start brightly.
It won’t be a walk in the park, but Villa should prevail.
Millwall v Shrewsbury Town
Last weekend saw Millwall book their place in the FA Cup third round by hitting five past non-league Braintree. While Shrewsbury will provide a stronger test, the Lions will be expected to roar their way to another win at the Den.
Neil Harris has seen his side perform well in recent weeks, picking up four points from two League One matches before last weekend’s cup match. Meanwhile, the hosts have plenty of firepower in the form of Aiden O’Brien, Steve Morison, and Lee Gregory. They should have no problems scoring against the division’s bottom side.
The Shrews have improved slightly, drawing 0-0 in each of their last two competitive fixtures. However, their lack of goals will be a worry, particularly as Millwall should be scoring. With the fear of being cut adrift from the safety line also thrown into the mix, Paul Hurst’s men could be in for a difficult afternoon in the capital.
Millwall aren’t perfect, but they look far stronger than Shrewsbury in the final third. On this occasion, we think that will give them the edge.
Southend United v Coventry City
Phil Brown’s Southend have shot up the table thanks to an unbeaten November, and will be hoping to continue that form into a crucial December. If they can start it with a victory over struggling Coventry, their hopes of the play-offs will look far brighter.
The hosts don’t boast the best home record, but a return of four wins and four draws from 10 games at Roots Hall is fairly solid. It’s a lot better than Coventry’s away form of just one win and seven losses from 10. Given that the Sky Blues have lost four competitive matches on the spin also, you’d have to think that the advantage is with Southend.
Southend aren’t the most frequent scorers but Coventry have conceded 18 on their travels, which should give confidence to Simon Cox and co. Unfortunately for the visitors, it’s hard to see them returning fire with fire.
One goal could well be enough to secure the points in this one and, on home soil, we’re backing Southend to do just that.