International week might mean no games in England’s top two divisions, but that won’t prevent us from trying to win some money with Saturday’s domestic football.
We’re backing three teams to all start the month of September in cracking style. At odds of 9/2, it’s got to be worth a punt. Let’s hope they get our weekend off to a flyer.
Scunthorpe United V Blackpool
Scunthorpe United certainly haven’t started their League One campaign in scintillating fashion, but Mark Robins’ men will be confident about sealing a crucial win. Primarily, their optimism will be born from the fact they’re playing a Blackpool side in complete disarray.
After claiming a decent draw at Colchester on the opening day, the visitors have lost four league games on the spin. Worryingly, the Tangerines have scored just once in that time, conceding at least twice in each of those matches.
Quite frankly, Blackpool’s shambolic ownership is threatening to kill the club, and matters on the pitch are unlikely to get any better at Glanford Park. If Paddy Madden has his shooting boots on, the hosts could be in for a cracking afternoon.
Scunthorpe do tend to score goals, and should have no problem taking advantage of Blackpool’s leaky defence. That firepower should be enough to give the hosts a crucial three points.
BET: Scunthorpe United Win @ 4/7 with Bet365
Portsmouth V Accrington Stanley
It’s been a fantastic start to the season for Paul Cook’s Pompey, who remain unbeaten after five matches, and they’ll be confident of securing another three points as they welcome Accrington Stanley to Fratton Park.
The League Two side are amongst the favourites to gain promotion from League Two in 2015/16, and will be pleased with their early season form. In particular, the hosts will be thrilled to have seen strikers Matt Tubbs, Kyle Bennett, and Gareth Evans all score two league goals already.
Accrington will be relatively happy with their start to the campaign, but John Coleman still has some work to do at the Store First Stadium. Even at this early stage, they look like being a mid-table outfit. They’re yet to claim an away win in 2015/16 and we can’t see that changing here.
The visitors do boast a pretty decent record against Pompey, including a 3-2 away win last season, but the hosts are in great form. Home win.
BET: Portsmouth Win @ 4/7 with Bet365
Altrincham V Cheltenham Town
Having dropped out of the Football League in 2014/15, Cheltenham Town have performed quite well in the opening weeks of the Conference season. The Robins must keep their form going if they want to challenge for the title, though, starting with this trip to Moss Lane.
Gary Johnson’s men should be in high spirits after winning four of their last five league fixtures, especially after clinching a confident 3-0 win at Torquay in their last away match. However, they will be aware that Altrincham have won each of their last two home games.
Nonetheless, the hosts haven’t had the best start to the campaign and their inferiority could show. Lee Sinnott’s men are also relying on the George Bowerman’s goals. If the visitors can keep the 23-year-old quiet, they should be on to a win.
Cheltenham will be fancied to gain instant promotion back to League Two and September will be a massive month for the Robins. We’re backing them to start it in style.
BET: Cheltenham Town Win @ 5/4 with Bet365
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