The January transfer window is shut and clubs now know which players they have to generate success between now and the season’s climax.
This signals the most exciting stages of the campaign and all teams will be desperate to register wins this weekend. We’re looking to take advantage with this huge 14/1 treble at William Hill.
QPR V Southampton
QPR’s survival hopes rest almost entirely on their form at Loftus Road and they will be eager to see his men register another important victory against high-flying Southampton in their first match since the unexpected resignation of Harry Redknapp.
The Hoops have been woeful on their travels but are a completely different proposition on home soil and could give the Saints a major shock in Saturday’s showdown. Striker Charlie Austin will pose a constant danger to Ronald Koeman’s men and could help lift the R’s out of the dreaded bottom three.
Southampton suffered a disappointing loss to Swansea last time out and will enter this clash sitting outside of the top four as Arsenal face Tottenham in the early kick-off. That will pile the pressure on the visitors and could prove to be their downfall at Loftus Road.
It is assumed that the Saints will drop down the table and that descent could well start this weekend.
QPR Win @ 7/2 with William Hill
Northampton Town V Morecambe
Our second selection comes from League Two, where we’re backing Chris Wilder’s Cobblers to claim another crucial home win as they welcome struggling Morecambe to Sixfields.
Northampton enter the clash on the back of four straight league wins, which has shot them up the table to 12th. Dreams of reaching the play-offs are now a realistic aim once more but the hosts know that they must keep the pressure up with another three points here.
Seven wins and 26 goals at Sixfields is quite promising, especially when combined with Morecambe’s recent form. The Shrimps have drawn five straight matches, failing to score more than once in that period, and we cannot see them causing any upsets against the Cobblers.
Northampton picked up a decent 1-0 win at the Globe Arena way back in September and we’d expect them to complete the double over Morecambe this weekend.
Northampton Town Win @ 5/6 with William Hill
Barnet V Woking
Conference leaders Barnet hold a seven-point lead over Bristol Rovers in the race for automatic promotion but must keep their momentum going with a home win over Garry Hill’s Woking.
The atmosphere will be buzzing at the Hive as Martin Allen’s side aim to register a fourth home win in five. The hosts will be looking to the goals of strikers Luisma and John Akinda for inspiration, especially as the latter boasts 23 in 32 matches, and that firepower should help the Bees sting the out-of-form visitors.
Woking finally claimed a first win in nine league games with last weekend’s home triumph against Alfreton, but the Cardinals are still searching for a first away victory since mid-November and are unlikely to cause any real threat to the league leaders. The sides did share a 1-1 draw back at Kingfield earlier this season but the Bees will be fully expected to make the most of their home advantage here.
February is a key month in the Conference title-race and Barnet know that a successful few weeks should lead them to the crown. Expect them to take another step towards the Football League against Woking.
Barnet Win @ 8/11 with William Hill
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