This weekend’s action serves up a packed schedule of matches across England’s top five divisions and we’re hoping to bash the bookie with this Saturday afternoon treble.
We’re backing three in-form sides to all secure important victories in a treble that pays just under 4/1 and are optimistic that this should win with minimal fuss.
Swansea City V Manchester United
The race for Champions League qualification is really heating up and Manchester United can take a massive step towards a top four finish with three points at Swansea.
Louis van Gaal’s reign famously started with a humiliating defeat to the Swans at Old Trafford but the Red Devils enter this weekend’s return clash sitting third in the table, which indicates the vast progressions made over the past few months. Their away form does leave plenty of room for further improvement but they should be ready to take advantage of an inconsistent home side.
Wayne Rooney’s return to a striking position could be key for the Red Devils and should offer a much better balance in the final third. The Red Devils skipper is still searching for a first league goal in 2015 and the return to his favoured role should give him a far greater chance of breaking that duck at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea are a decent side but this game is all about Manchester United. The visitors started the ill-fated David Moyes era with an easy win in Wales and we’re expecting this vastly improved team to secure another in this season’s fixture.
Manchester United Win @ Evens with Coral
Blackburn Rovers V Blackpool
Gary Bowyer’s Blackburn Rovers have enjoyed a fantastic few weeks, knocking two Premier League sides out of the FA Cup as well as progressing well in the Championship. The home fans should be in for another great afternoon as they host rock-bottom Blackpool at Ewood Park.
Rovers are in great form at home, winning each of their past four competitive matches, and will be in great form as they take on the struggling Tangerines. Meanwhile, Lee Clark’s visitors are still searching for a first win on the road and are unlikely to lose that tag against the in-form hosts.
Blackpool did well to score four goals against Nottingham Forest last week but even that couldn’t secure all three points at home. We can’t see them scoring that many in any away game, but it wouldn’t be overly surprising if they were to ship that many against the likes of Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede.
Blackburn picked up a 2-1 win at Bloomfield Road earlier this season and we’d be surprised if they don’t complete the double here.
Blackburn Rovers Win @ 8/15 with Coral
Bristol Rovers V Altrincham
Despite enduring an horrendous start to 2014/15, Bristol Rovers are quickly closing in on Conference leaders Barnet and will be hoping to give their title bid another push with victory over an inconsistent Altrincham.
The Pirates have done extremely well to close the gap to just four points and Darrell Clarke’s men will be eager to continue that progress. Their impressive form at the Memorial Ground, where they’ve lost just once, has been central to that promotion push and we’d fully expect the hosts to prevail again this weekend.
Altrincham are doing OK this season but have recently hit a slight dip in form. The visitors will naturally look to 15-goal striker Damien Reeves for inspiration but they could find it tough going against a Rovers side that has shipped just nine at home all season.
The hosts have picked up 16 points from the last available 18 at home. Back them to register another three on Saturday.
Bristol Rovers Win @ 4/7 with Coral
A £10 treble returns £48.20 with Coral