The international break is over, which means we’ve got a full schedule of domestic action to sink our teeth into. We’re looking to celebrate in style with this straight treble from the Football League.
We’ve picked out one home team from each of the Championship, League One, and League Two to all seal the three points against weaker opposition. Let’s hope they do us proud.
Reading V Bolton Wanderers
Things might be a little uncertain at the Madejski right now as far as the management is concerned, but the Reading players should still fancy three points against struggling Bolton Wanderers.
The hosts sit eighth in the Championship right now, and have lost just one of eight league fixtures on home soil. They’ve also returned 11 goals during that period, conceding just three in the process. If they can get the ball to Orlando Sa, they should have a great chance of winning.
Conversely, Neil Lennon’s sit 23rd in the table and are yet to win a single match away from the Macron. They’ve scored just four times on the road whilst conceding 16 in eight matches. Those statistics are quite worrying at both ends of the pitch, and we can’t see them turning it round here.
If Reading put on a Royals performance, it should be a comfortable three points.
Reading Win @ 4/6 with SkyBet
Millwall V Colchester United
Our second selection comes from League One, where an in-form Millwall will be hoping to extend their unbeaten record to nine competitive fixtures. That run includes five games in the league, and Neil Harris’s men should pick up another victory here.
The Lions have been in great form at the Den, having kept three consecutive clean sheets. In the attacking third, Steve Morrison and Aiden O’Brien have been in good scoring form and they should have every chance of goals against an away side that has already shipped 23 on the road.
Colchester did enjoy a phenomenal run of form at one stage, but that now seems to be well and truly over. They’ve conceded nine in their past three league outings, and have also failed to hit the target in back-to-back away games.
Momentum is with the hosts, as is the extra quality. Home win.
Millwall Win @ 4/5 with SkyBet
Plymouth Argyle V Exeter City
Derek Adams has seen his Pilgrims side drop out of two cup competitions in recent matches at Home Park. However, the League Two leaders will view this as a great opportunity to turn their attentions solely to the league and will be eager to fire a warning to their rivals with a win over an out-of-form Exeter.
Plymouth were able to get back to winning ways last weekend with a win at York, which took their league run to three straight wins. Meanwhile, the hosts have dropped just two points from the last 21 at home. Overall, their record reads six wins, one draw, and one defeat with a goal difference of +8.
In fairness to the visitors, they aren’t the worst side in League Two by any stretch of the imagination. However, Paul Tisdale’s men boast just one win in eight league outings and have not kept a clean sheet on the road all season.
Exeter can give Argyle a tougher test than some might imagine. Having said that, the host should still prevail.
Plymouth Argyle Win @ 4/5 with SkyBet
A £10 treble returns £54.10 with SkyBet