This weekend sees a return to league action and, if last week’s FA Cup action is anything to go, we should be in for another thrilling ride on Saturday afternoon.
We’re focusing out attentions on Football League matches for this weekend’s treble and are backing these three teams to send their respective fans home with smiles on their faces.
At odds of over 5/1, it’s got to be worth a shot.
Ipswich Town V Wigan Athletic
The Tractor Boys are enjoying a fantastic campaign under Mick McCarthy and still ascertain hopes of automatic promotion in spite of losing two of their past three Championship matches.
A slender loss to Derby was Ipswich’s first home defeat in 11 and the hosts will be eager to get back to winning ways against relegation threatened Wigan. They’ve won nine of their 13 league games at Portman Road and we’d be surprised if they don’t hit double figures here.
The visiting Latics have endured a hellish season, particularly on the road. Wigan have lost nine away games already and even the change of manager hasn’t brought the desired impact. Malky Mackay’s men are looking more and more likely for the drop by the week and their problems could be set to get a whole lot worse on Saturday.
Ipswich have already beaten Wigan at the DW Stadium and will be fully expected to compete this double at home.
Ipswich Town Win @ 4/5 with BetVictor
Bradford City V Colchester United
Phil Parkinson’s stole all the headlines with last weekend’s phenomenal turnaround at Stamford Bridge and we’re expecting the Bantams to bring that form back to Valley Parade as their focus returns to league matters.
They face a struggling Colchester, who currently reside in the dreaded bottom four, and Bradford will be hoping to inflict yet more misery on their Essex opponents. The hosts enter this weekend just one point below the play-offs and victory on Saturday could be crucial to their promotion hopes.
Bradford’s home form hasn’t been great but this is a side they should be confident of beating, especially after last weekend’s cup heroics. The fact Colchester also lost top scorer Freddie Sears to Ipswich should only help the Bantams cause.
The two sides shared a 0-0 in the reverse clash earlier this season, but the home side should prevail here.
Bradford City Win @ 20/23 with BetVictor
Wycombe Wanderers V Portsmouth
Our final selection comes from League Two and we’re predicting another home win for leaders Wycombe Wanderers as they look to give their title bid another push in the right direction with a comfortable win over Portsmouth.
Pompey have hit a real poor run of form in recent weeks, slipping to 18th in the table, forcing Andy Awford’s men to trade their aspirations of the play-offs for much more modest targets. Worryingly for the visitors, they’ve won just once on the road all season and that is unlikely to change as they take on the high-flying Chairboys.
Gareth Ainsworth’s men are unbeaten in 11 league fixtures but will be slightly concerned by the number of draws and therefore bitterly determined to register an important three points here. With the likes of Paul Hayes causing problems for the Pompey backline, that shouldn’t be too much of a problem at Adams Park.
Wycombe are a very decent outfit this term and enter this clash with great momentum. Expect them to put Pompey to the sword.
Wycombe Wanderers Win @ 9/10 with BetVictor
A £10 treble pays £63.94 with BetVictor