This weekend’s fixture list serves up a number of exciting battles across the Football League, and we’re backing three teams to do the business in this 11/1 treble.
With one selection from the Championship, League One, and League Two on our coupon, we’re confident of landing the big winner. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the weekend boom.
Bolton Wanderers V Leeds United
After registering a point in his first game in charge on Wednesday, new Leeds United manager Steve Evans will be eager to follow it up with a first win on Saturday. With the added momentum of a new gaffer, the Whites should have a great chance against rock-bottom Bolton.
While the visitors haven’t played well at Elland Road, they’ve only lost one of six matches away from home. With the goals of Chris Wood spearheading the team, the Yorkshire club shouldn’t have too much trouble scoring against the Trotters.
Bolton have only lost once at the Macron, but the pressure is building on Neil Lennon’s men. A lack of goals from attacking players Emile Heskey and co is a real cause for concern, and if they do fire a blank then it could be fourth successive defeat for the Championship’s bottom side.
This is hardly a guaranteed selection but, at odds of 11/5, it has to be worth a punt.
Leeds United Win @ 11/5 with Betfred
Gillingham V Southend United
In League One, leaders Gillingham will enter their clash with Southend United in very high spirits following Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Scunthorpe and manager Justin Edinburgh should really fancy his side’s chances against one of his former playing clubs. On the face of things, there’s absolutely no reason to doubt their credentials.
While Gillingham to their record at Priestfield to an impressive 19 points from 21 with their midweek win, Phil Brown’s Southend fell to a disappointing 3-0 loss at Chesterfield. That made it back-to-back away league defeats for the Shrimpers. If they put in a repeat performance in Kent, they could be in for another here.
Goals have been a problem for Southend, and this could be a major issue against a home side that is scoring for fun. If Rory Donnelly and Bradley Dack can score some goals for the hosts, the sorry Shrimpers are unlikely to have a reply.
Gillingham have had easier home games, but they should take advantage of a downbeat away side. Expect them to register another three points.
Gillingham Win @ 5/4 with Betfred
Oxford United V Barnet
Martin Allen’s Bees finally picked up their first away point of the season courtesy of Tuesday night’s draw at Hartlepool. However, we think it will be a return to losing ways for Barnet as they make the trip to Oxford on Saturday.
The visitors just can’t seem to buy a win away from the Hive, and will be extremely concerned at the fact they’ve conceded 16 in just seven matches on the road. With no clean sheet on their travels this season, Barnet might need a few goals to claim the points in this one.
Unfortunately for them, high-flying Oxford are unbeaten at the Kassam and have shipped just three in seven matches on home turf. Michael Appleton’s men have additionally won each of their past three fixtures here without a single blemish to their defensive record. Quite frankly, it doesn’t make good reading for the visitors.
We’ve seen stranger things happen, but this should be a home win.
Oxford United Win @ 8/11 with Betfred
A £10 treble pays £124.36 with Betfred