This weekend’s schedule serves up a number of fascinating fixtures from England’s top five divisions and all teams will be desperate to clinch the points on Saturday as we edge closer and closer to the business end. And we’re backing three home sides to do just that in this tasty treble.
At odds of nearly 11/2, it has to be worth backing this trio of hosts to get the job done on Saturday. If they do come good for us here, that’ll be Sunday’s Valentine’s meal sorted in one swoop.
Everton V West Bromwich Albion
Like manager Roberto Martinez, Everton have really started to find their groove in recent weeks and are looking a far more consistent side as they look to mount a late charge for European qualification. In truth, a home game against West Brom should be the perfect opportunity to continue their improved form.
The Toffees have registered three competitive 3-0 wins on the bounce coming into this clash, and also have the goalscoring exploits of Romelu Lukaku to spearhead them forward here. With Ross Barkley and Aaron Lennon performing well in support too, they should have no problems extending their purple patch in front of goal.
West Brom aren’t in major danger of being dragged into a relegation battle, but Tony Pulis will be concerned at their recent form. The Baggies are five games without a win in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Wednesday’s cup trip to Peterborough could leave them with tired legs too.
Everton will need to work for their win, but they should come away with the points.
Everton Win @ 8/15 with SkyBet
Port Vale V Fleetwood Town
In League One, Robert Page’s Vale are quietly going about their business and still have a very good chance of reaching the play-offs. Their hopes will gain an even greater boost if they can see off Fleetwood on Saturday, and that’s exactly what we think the hosts will do.
Vale are unbeaten at home in the league since September, and will be looking for inspiration from top marksman Ajay Leitch-Smith in this one. It’s hard to see the hosts losing so, if they add to their 23 home goals, they should be in for another productive afternoon.
Conversely, struggling Fleetwood boast just two wins and 12 goals on the road. Meanwhile, the face they’ve shipped 25 in those 14 games is another cause for concern. The visitors were also beaten in the reverse clash at Highbury earlier in the season, which make pretty poor reading for the travelling supporters.
A win could see fleetwood escape the drop zone. Unfortunately for Steven Pressley’s men, a home victory looks likely.
Port Vale Win @ 7/5 with SkyBet
Woking V Guiseley
A few poor results have prevented Garry Hill’s Cardinals from climbing into the Conference play-off zone, but the hosts could jump into fifth place with a home win over Guiseley on Saturday. They shouldn’t have too much trouble achieving that at the Kingfield.
Woking have struggled to fill the void left by Dan Holman, but John Goddard and co should still provide enough firepower against the struggling visitors. After all, Guiseley have leaked 24 goals on the road, registering just two wins from 16 in the process.
Moreover, Mark Bower’s men will feel the pressure of sitting just three places above the drop zone. It’s unknown whether the squad will be ready for the battle ahead as they fight the threat of instant relegation back to the Conference North, and that mental strength could be a key player here.
It was 4-4 when the sides met back in September. We don’t think there will be anywhere near that amount of drama here. What we do envisage, however, is an important win for the hosts.
Woking Win @ ¾ with SkyBet
A £10 treble returns £64.30 with SkyBet