It’s FA Cup weekend, which means there’s no Premier League matches this weekend. But that won’t stop us trying to hit a big winner on Saturday as we look to land this 9/2 treble.
We’ve picked one team from each of the Championship, League One and League Two. Let’s hope that all three can claim the vital wins they seek to provide us with a weekend winner.
Burnley V Rotherham United
The Championship title race is becoming fiercer by the week and Sean Dyche’s men are starting to find find form at the perfect timing, and the Clarets will be out to fire another warning shot to their rivals with another win at Turf Moor.
Burnley have registered 10 wins at home this season, losing just twice and scoring 30 goals in the process. With Andre Gray leading leading the division’s scoring charts too, they shouldn’t have any problems finding the net against the struggling Millers, and that added firepower could prove to make all the difference.
The visitors have won just twice on the road all season. A recent change of manager will give them a little added hope but Neil Warnock will be fully aware of how difficult the bid for survival will be. In truth, Saturday’s result is likely to see things become worse before they get better.
Back the home side’s quality to prevail.
Burnley Win @ 8/15 with Paddy Power
Barnsley V Doncaster Rovers
Prior to last week’s loss at high-flying Gillingham, Paul Heckingbottom’s Tykes were the form side in League One and they’ll be determined to bounce back to winning ways back at Oakwell. In truth, they should have more than enough quality to register the win against an out-of-form Doncaster.
After all, the visitors have lost three games on the spin and haven’t register a single win since beating Southend on January 2nd. Darren Ferguson’s side does boast a couple of decent strikers in Nathan Tyson and Andrew Williams but they could come up short against a side that’s on fire on home soil
Barnsley have picked up 13 points from a possible 15 at Oakwell since Christmas, notching 18 goals in the process. If the hosts can unleash star man Sam Winnall on a regular basis here, then they should put Doncaster to the sword.
Doncaster clinched a 2-1 win back at the Keepmoat. In this clash, though, we have to fancy a home victory.
Barnsley Win @ 11/10 with Paddy Power
Yeovil Town V Portsmouth
In League Two, it has been a truly difficult campaign for Yeovil Town and the Glovers are still in the relegation zone with just 16 games to play. Darren Way’s men are in desperate need of three points this Saturday. Unfortunately, they could be facing an uphill battle against promotion-chasing Portsmouth.
Pompey haven’t been in great form, but last weekend’s 3-1 win over Bristol Rovers should put Paul Cook’s men back on track. The visitors can be confident on the road too, especially as they’ve lost just two away matches all season.
The attacking talents of Gareth Evans, Adam McGurk and co should give Portsmouth more than enough hope of clinching the win against a weak home side. Winning could see them jump back up to fourth too, and that incentive could spur them onto victory.
Yeovil did hole Portsmouth to a stalemate at Fratton Park. On this occasion, though, we think Pompey will find the breakthrough. Away win.
Portsmouth Win @ 8/11 with Paddy Power
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