March is a crucial month in the season as teams up and down the country fight for the upper ground in their respective bids for success, whether that be promotion or just survival.
Every team will be desperate for three points this weekend and we’re hoping that these three clubs will all secure vital victories in order to help us bash the bookies to the tune of £50. That’s correct. We’re getting odds of over 5/1 on three in-form title-challengers to beat inferior opposition.
Have a bang on that!
Millwall V Norwich City
A phenomenal run of results under new manager Alex Neil has reignited Norwich City’s hopes of winning the Championship title and the Canaries will be confident about taming the Lions at the New Den.
The visitors have been sensational since Neil’s arrival, both at and away from Carrow Road, and the attacking presence of Cameron Jerome, Gary Hooper and Lewis Grabban has certainly had the desired effect in recent weeks. Meanwhile, midfielders Nathan Redmond and Bradley Johnson have been equally important and should help the Canaries overcome a struggling Millwall.
Ian Holloway’s side remain trapped in the bottom three and appear to be destined for relegation. A poor home record of just three wins has been central to those continued problems; a defence that has already shipped 30 at the New Den will be having sleepless nights ahead of this one.
Norwich notched six past the sorry Lions at Carrow Road on Boxing Day. Whilst we don’t think the visitors will score quite as many this time around, it should be another comfortable afternoon for the visitors.
Norwich City Win @ Evens with Bet365
Crawley Town V Bristol City
League One leaders Bristol City are firmly in the driving seat for promotion to the Championship and should have no trouble taking another step towards the title with three points at Crawley Town.
The Robins have suffered a couple of minor blips in recent weeks but their form is still amongst the best in the division. Likewise, their away record is very strong and they’ve additionally been scoring at an extremely impressive rate on the road.
Conversely, the Red Devils have really struggled for form all season and are currently second bottom of the League One standings. Dean Saunders’ men have enjoyed spell in recent weeks, but the gulf in quality should shine through here, particularly if their defensive weaknesses are exploited to maximum impact by the visitors.
Bristol City claimed a 1-0 win over Crawley at Ashton Gate in December. Expect them to complete the double here.
Bristol City Win @ 8/11 with Bet365
Bristol Rovers V Eastleigh
Like their arch rivals, Rovers appear destined for promotion. Darrell Clarke’s men have recovered exceptionally well after a shaky start and are now well en route to bouncing back to the Football League at the first attempt.
A glittering home record has been central to their success, with the Pirates losing just once at the Memorial all term. Twenty-nine goals scored and just 10 conceded makes for fantastic reading, as does the recent record of
The visitors are by no means a poor side and Richard Hill’s men hold genuine aspirations of promotion themselves, albeit via the play-offs. Nonetheless, Eastleigh have struggled on the road against big teams – losing to both Barnet and Macclesfield – and we think that will be the case once more.
It was a 1-1 draw when the sides met at the Silverlake but this time it’s Rovers who have the home advantage this time and that should carry immense significance on Saturday. Home win.
Bristol Rovers Win @ 4/5 with Bet365
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