Having started 2016 with a profitable month in January, we’re looking to start February in the same vein with this 6/1 effort.
We’re backing three home teams to clinch vital victories, and have high hopes of landing a treble to give our profit for 2016 another boost.
Newcastle United V West Bromwich Albion
Steve McClaren’s men were arguably the winners of last month’s transfer window and they will be desperate to fire a signal of intent by escaping the Premier League’s relegation zone this weekend. We’re backing them to do just that with three points against West Brom.
The Magpies may have lost 3-0 at Everton on Wednesday, but that result was made to look worse by two late penalties. With Andros Townsend and Seydou Doumbia set to make their St James’ Park debuts, there should be plenty of optimism on Tyneside.
West Brom have failed to win any of their last four matches while they boast just eight goals on the road too. Tony Pulis will hope to finally get a league response from Saido Berahino; if he doesn’t, it could be another disappointing afternoon for the Baggies.
It will be a nervy afternoon for the hosts, but we’re backing them to bag the victory.
Newcastle United Win @ Evens with SkyBet
Southend United V Colchester United
It’s an Essex derby at Roots Hall and Phil Brown’s Southend United could climb into the League One play-off zone with a win over rivals Colchester. After beating Coventry and Shrewsbury in their last two matches, it should be easy pickings for the hosts.
Rock bottom Colchester enter this clash on the back of a 14-game winless league run while relatively new boss Kevin Keen saw his side hammered by Tottenham in last week’s cup clash too. On the road, the visitors have shipped 40 goals in just 14 matches too, and those defensive frailties could be their downfall once more.
Southend aren’t the most frequent scorers at home but they did net three against Coventry in their last match here to take their win tally to seven from 14 at home. Meanwhile, a 2-0 boxing day win in the reverse clash is another source of optimism for the hosts and that should help them to victory here.
Southend United Win @ Evens with SkyBet
Notts County V Hartlepool United
Despite a blistering start to the League Two campaign, Hartlepool United have slipped right down the table and are now precariously placed just one place above the drop zone. Ronnie Moore’s men might have games in hand, but it could be another disappointing afternoon as they make the trip to Meadow Lane.
Notts County aren’t exactly the best side in the division, but seven wins at home is pretty solid form. More importantly, the Magpies know where the goal is and have hit 26 in 14 home matches. With Izale McLeod and Jon Stead up top, Jamie Fullarton’s side should at least find the net.
Sadly for Hartlepool, that could mean a defeat. The visitors boast just 10 goals on the road, and haven’t scored more than one on their travels since September. It’s a pretty bleak picture for the relegation battlers, and it could get a little worse on Saturday.
It might not be easy for the hosts, but last week’s win at Luton will inspire confidence. With the extra firepower on their side, we expect them to clinch the victory.
Notts County Win @ 4/5 with SkyBet
A £10 treble returns £72.00 with SkyBet