It’s the final weekend of November, which means football teams across the land will be desperate to celebrate the weekend with a win as we edge towards the extremely important month of December.
And we’re looking to claim a weekend win too with this 11/2 treble. We’re backing three home teams to all win their respective matches. Fingers crossed that they’ll do just that to provide us with a few extra beer tokens for Saturday night.
Crystal Palace V Newcastle United
Struggling Newcastle were off the pace one again during last week’s 3-0 loss against Leicester, and things don’t look like getting any easier as Steve McClaren’s men make the trip to Selhurst Park on Saturday.
The Magpies did claim three points in their last away outing, but they were very fortunate against Bournemouth and they’ll have to perform far better to get anything in south London. Key injuries to the likes of Tim Krul and Jack Colback could prove crucial while their lack of goals is a major cause for concern too.
Meanwhile, Palace manager Alan Pardew will be particularly determined to compound the misery of his former employer, especially after the tumultuous spell he spent on Tyneside. Moreover, we could see a backlash after Monday’s defeat against Sunderland.
Quite frankly, if the hosts can utilise the wings to maximum impact, it should be a routine victory.
Crystal Palace Win @ 4/5 with SkyBet
Burton Albion V Colchester United
A fantastic midweek win at Wigan saw Burton Albion climb up to third in the League One table, and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s could potential move into the automatic promotion spots with three points this weekend. In truth, they should feel very confident against an out-of-form Colchester.
While the hosts have won three of their lasts four league matches, Tony Humes’s visitors enter this clash on the back of four straight defeats. Furthermore, Colchester have conceded 27 goals on the road, which is more than any other team in the division.
Burton have won five of their eight matches at the Pirelli. Attacking star Abdenasser El Khayati should be confident about scoring, as will midfielder Stuart Beavon. Moreover, their tight defence will be fancied to keep the visitors at bay.
It might not be their easiest home match of the season, but the stats are firmly in the home side. Back the Brewers to be prevail.
Burton Albion Win @ 21/20 with SkyBet
Carlisle United V Crawley Town
Kieth Curle’s Cumbrians are well known for being involved in exciting matches this season, but they are also going quietly about their business in terms of results. They enter this weekend’s action residing in the paly-off zone, and will be eager to end their month there with three points against Crawley Town.
Carlisle have lost just two of their nine league matches at Brunton Park while they’ve scored a division high 18 goals on home turf. Meanwhile, their 4-3 comeback at Luton on Tuesday night will fill the home side with confidence.
The visitors have been in pretty decent form too. However, Mark Yates’s men did suffer a 2-1 home defeat to Northampton on Tuesday night. The Red Devils have leaked 17 goals in nine away matches, and those defensive vulnerabilities could make all the difference.
It wouldn’t be at all surprising if Crawley do score, but we still expect Carlisle to win.
Carlisle United Win @ 6/5 with SkyBet
A £10 treble returns £75.30 with SkyBet