After securing back-to-back winners over the past two weekends, we’re looking to complete a hat-trick of trebles this weekend with these tempting selections from Saturday’s afternoon action.
At odds of just under 6/1, the victory would take an already successful January to another level. There’s plenty of reason to fancy all three selections, let’s just hope they deliver
Manchester United V Southampton
At Old Trafford, it’s a battle between the two Dutch managers as Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils look to follow up last weekend’s win at Anfield with three home points against a spirited Southampton.
The hosts certainly have reason to be confident as they remain unbeaten in 2016 and also have captain Wayne Rooney back amongst the goals. Meanwhile, the heroics of David De Gea should give Van Gaal’s men confidence in the defensive third too, especially as the visitors boast just two wins on the road this term.
Ronald Koeman’s men are improving and enter this clash on the back of consecutive league wins. However, the trip to Old Trafford is a step up in quality. It’s also unknown as to whether Charlie Austin will be settled into his new surroundings yet, which could play a significant role.
Manchester United will need to improve their performance, but they are more than capable of registering the three points. Home win.
Manchester United Win @ 10/11 with Betfred
Cardiff City V Rotherham United
In the Championship, Russell Slade’s Cardiff are just five points off the play-offs and can close that gap even further as they take on Rotherham United. Given that the hosts tend to perform in Wales, they have to be fancied to grab the points.
The home side have lost just one game on home soil this year while the Millers boast just two wins on the road. Neil Redfearn’s men also enter this clash having lost four of their last five matches. Meanwhile, the fact they’ve shipped 24 away goals is an equally worrying statistic.
Cardiff do concede quite regularly, but the firepower of Joe Mason and co should be more than enough to compensate. Meanwhile, confidence is on the home team’s side too, and this could be another major factor.
Rotherham won the reverse clash 2-1, but they’ve not beaten Cardiff in Wales in three attempts this century. Expect the visitors to leave empty handed once more.
Cardiff City Win @ 10/11 with Betfred
Woking V Halifax Town
This week saw Woking manager Garry Hill celebrate his fifth anniversary at Kingfield, and the Cardinals will be hoping to cap that achievement with a vital three points this weekend. In truth, they should have more than enough quality to make that happen against a poorly travelled Halifax.
Woking are in good form having picked up 13 points from their last five matches. Meanwhile, the fact they could climb into the play-off zone should give them a huge incentive in front of their own supporters. With the goals of Dan Holman and John Goddard to spur them on, they should have a fantastic chance of securing a pleasing outcome.
The visitors are in good form too, winning three of their last five. However, an away record of nine defeats in 13 make for pretty poor reading and their leaky defence could be in for a difficult afternoon against a team that beat them 3-0 earlier in the campaign.
Halifax have improved since getting rid of former boss Darren Kelly. Unfortunately for the Shaymen, it could be a return to losing ways here.
Woking Win @ 10/11 with Betfred
A £10 treble returns £69.58 with Betfred