Following last week’s cup action, our attentions turn back to league football as we attempt to land a huge 7/1 treble from Saturday’s afternoon action.
We’ve picked three home teams to all beat inferior opposition. Let’s hope they can do just that to leave us counting over £70 of profit.
Here are our selections.
Bolton Wanderers V Swindon Town
After securing a draw against Premier League side Crystal Palace last weekend, League One side Bolton now turn their attentions back to their promotion hunt with a home game against struggling Swindon. In truth, it should be nothing less than three points for the Trotters.
Bolton’s record at the Macron is impressive, and includes nine wins from 13 games while their defence has shipped just eight times in the process. Meanwhile, the firepower of Zach Clough and co. has helped the hosts register 21 goals too.
Conversely, the visitors boast just one win on the road, leaking 27 goals in their 13 matches. Moreover, Luke Williams’ men are now seven competitive matches without a victory. Given that they’ve already lost to Bolton on home soil this season, another defeat looks the likeliest outcome.
A home win might not be the best price, but it’s a result we expect to see sail in.
Crawley Town v Hartlepool United
A quick glance at the League Two table would suggest that there isn’t much of a gap between Crawley and Hartlepool. Having said that, it’s Dermot Drummy’s men who should enter the clash with extreme confidence.
The Red Devils have been in good form at home, winning six and losing just two of their 11 games at the Checkatrade.com Stadium. Whilst they aren’t the division’s most frequent scorers, they have hit 16 on home turf, and will be fancied to increase that tally against an away side that has conceded 24 in 12 away games.
Hartlepool started the season in fantastic form, but have struggled for form in recent months. Meanwhile, Craig Hignett’s men haven’t tasted success on the road since October 1st in spite of the fact they often score.
Whether the Pool do find the net on Saturday or not, we think it’ll be another disappointing afternoon for the visitors. At odds of 11/8, Crawley are well worth their inclusion.
Torquay United v Woking
National League side Torquay United may feel that they’ve had a poor season, but their troubles are nothing compared to Woking’s. Therefore, a home game against the Cardinals is the perfect opportunity for the Gulls to pick up a crucial three points at Plainmoor.
A win would pull Kevin Nicholson’s clear of the relegation zone, and they should be quietly confident after winning six and drawing three of their 13 home games. Perhaps their greatest source of optimism, however, comes from the fact Woking have lost 10 times on the road already.
Garry Hill’s visitors have shipped a massive 32 goals in just 13 goals. So even though they tend to score more often than not, those defensive weaknesses are likely to be their Achilles heel once more.
Woking did win the reverse clash via a 3-1 scoreline. On Devon soil, though, Torquay have to be considered firm favourites. We’re backing them to compound Woking’s trouble with a big win.