It’s the last weekend of the month, and we’re looking to end it in style with a huge 13/2 treble.
We’re backing three home sides to all end February with a bang. Let’s hope that they all give their fans something to shout about while making payday weekend all the more sweeter for us too. Good luck!
Watford v Bournemouth
They might not be Leicester, but the Hornets have enjoyed an incredible season in 2015/16 and Quique Flores’s side will be looking for another big victory as they welcome Bournemouth to Vicarage Road.
Watford have played some very attractive football this term and the goals of Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney have seen them reach the sixth round of the FA Cup whilst earning a top 10 place in the league at this stage of the season too. Meanwhile, their solid defence rarely concedes more than once, and that makes them a truly impressive outfit.
Eddie Howe’s Cherries have enjoyed a decent campaign too, but they have lost three competitive games on the spin. Those defeats all came at Dean Court, and those problems could transfer to their travels too.
Both newly promoted clubs are doing well, but Watford stand out as the more complete outfit. With home advantage on their side, they should have a fantastic chance here.
Gillingham v Chesterfield
In League One, Justin Edinburgh’s side have suffered a huge dip in form recently and enter Saturday’s clash with Chesterfield boasting just two wins in seven. Nevertheless, they will view this match at Priestfield as the perfect chance to get their promotion bid back on track.
The Gills have lost just once at home all season, scoring 12 wins from 16 and notching 33 goals in the process. With Rory Donnelly and Bradley Dack both scoring goals for fun, the hosts shouldn’t be short of confidence in the attacking third.
Chesterfield have now climbed out of the drop zone, but Danny Wilson’s men have suffered defeat in six of their past eight away games. They do boast the firepower to score, but a leaky defence could be their downfall once again in Kent.
Gillingham claimed a 3-1 win in the reverse encounter. A similar scoreline on Saturday wouldn’t surprise us one bit.
Portsmouth v Cambridge United
A poor run of results has seen Paul Cook’s Pompey drop out of the League Two play-off zone, but the Hampshire club will still be fancied to seal a top seven position. Nonetheless, they have no time to waste and must get back to winning ways this weekend.
Despite their poor form, Portsmouth did claim three points in their last game at Fratton Park. Back-to-back defeats before that are two of only three league defeats here and the attacking qualities of Gareth Evans and co should give them a great chance against Cambridge.
The visitors may still harbour hopes of promotion themselves and boast a decent record on the road. Shaun Derry’s men were well beaten by Stevenage in their most recent away game, though, and a similar performance would leave the door open for the hosts to pounce.
Pompey have missed Matt Tubbs since loaning him to Eastleigh, but they should have too much quality for Cambridge. Home win.