It’s the first weekend of Football League action in 2015 and we’re hoping to celebrate in style with this 6/1 accumulator at SkyBet.
We’re backing three home teams to get 2015 up and running in style and are optimistic that they can provide us with a fantastic weekend winner.
Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United
Neil Lennon has worked wonders since taking over at the Macron Stadium, guiding the Trotters away from the relegation zone and up towards mid-table. The hosts may even climb into the top half if they beat struggling Leeds on Saturday, which is exactly what we’re backing them to do.
Bolton have won six of their last seven home games and will be eager to continue their great form against Neil Redfearn’s side. They started 2015 with a home win the FA Cup and will be confident about bringing that form into this league clash.
Conversely, Leeds have lost five of their past six competitive fixtures and are still searching for a first win on the road since August. Equally worrying is the fact they’ve failed to keep a single clean sheet away from Elland Road this term and they could be in for another difficult afternoon against the Trotters.
Bolton are superior in all departments right now and that should show this weekend.
Bolton Wanderers to win @ 21/20 with SkyBet
Peterborough United v Colchester United
Darren Ferguson’s Peterborough endured a torrid end to 2014, which saw them drop outside of the play-off places. However, the League One side should bounce back to winning ways against lowly Colchester.
Posh’s record at London Road hasn’t been fantastic this season but it is considerably better than the away form of their relegation threatened opponents. The Eagles boast just one win in their last seven on the road, against rock bottom Yeovil, and that has been one of the main contributors to their slide into the bottom four.
Peterborough have been disappointing on the goal front this term, but they still boast three strikers who have hit the five-goal milestone and that trio of Kyle Vassell, Conor Washington and Marcus Maddison will all be eager to increase their personal tallies here. That firepower should be enough to see Posh secure the points.
Colchester were brushed aside by Cardiff City in last Friday’s FA Cup clash and we suspect their losing start to 2015 will continue with another miserable afternoon at London Road.
Peterborough United to win @ 10/11 with SkyBet
Burton Albion v Mansfield Town
League Two title contenders Burton Albion are unbeaten in five matches heading into Saturday’s clash with Mansfield and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s men will be determined to keep their push for promotion running strong with three points against the Stags.
The Brewers have won each of their last four at the Pirelli Stadium without conceding a single goal and the League Two promotion chasers can be confident against an away side that boasts just one away win in its last nine.
With nine wins from 12 at home, and a return of 18 goals against just seven conceded, the hosts are one of the division’s best sides and if they continue that form in 2015 then promotion could be on the cards. Conversely, Adam Murray’s side boast just two wins on the road and really do struggle for goals.
Burton claimed a 2-1 win in the reverse game at the One Call Stadium and should have little trouble racking up another three points here.
Burton Albion to win @ 5/6 with SkyBet
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