The season is nearly over, but there’s still time to land some profit before its finished. We’ll be looking to do just that on Saturday with our treble.
For many teams, there’s not much to play for. However, we’ve selected three clubs that will be determined to clinch victories on Saturday, and are hopeful that they can turn our £10 stake into over £46.
West Ham United v Swansea City
Champions League qualification looks incredible unlikely for Slaven Bilic’s men, but the Hammers have been brilliant this term and will be ready to fight to the death, especially as Europa League qualification would still signal a remarkable campaign. In truth, they should have no problems easing their way past Swansea in the final Saturday game to be played at the famous Boleyn.
The Hammers are currently enjoying their longest ever unbeaten streak in the Premier League, and have additionally turned Upton Park into a fortress. The hosts have lost just twice at home all season; if they can find space for playmaker Dimitri Payet, then there’s a good chance their run will continue in style.
Swansea were solid against Liverpool at home, but have seemed to already be on the beach in recent away games, losing their last two via 3-0 and 4-0 scorelines. If Francesco Guidolin’s side perform like they did at Leicester and Newcastle, they will fall to another defeat.
Meanwhile, Andy Carroll tends to perform well against the Swans too. Will the big man be their tormentor again? Either way, we think the Hammers will prevail.
AFC Wimbledon v Newport County
In League Two, Neal Ardley’s Dons are already guaranteed a play-off spot. After failing to win either of their last two matches, though, there will be a huge desire to build some momentum ahead of the semi-final; a home clash against Newport County is just what the doctor ordered.
Wimbledon have struggled for goals in the past couple of games, but they shouldn’t have too much trouble against an away side that has only just about managed to stay up. With Lyle Taylor and co in attack, it could be a long afternoon for the Newport defence.
The Welsh visitors have lost half of their away games this season, and are currently on a 10-game winless streak overall. Warren Feeney’s men will be quite happy to see the back of the season, and it seems likely to end in poor fashion against one of the stronger home outfits.
It was 2-2 when the sides met at Rodney Parade. But with home advantage on their side, we have to fancy a dominant Dons display.
Plymouth Argyle v Hartlepool United
Another team heading to the League Two play-offs is Plymouth, and the Pilgrims will be out to end the regular season in style with a win over Hartlepool at Home Park. We have every reason to believe that’s exactly what Derek Adams’s men will do.
Plymouth haven’t been quite as impressive as they were on home soil last term, but they do win more than they lose and boast 34 goals from 22 matches so far. Given the fact only two sides have lost more away games than Hartlepool, the hosts should be confident about notching another win.
The visitors have improved under new boss Craig Hignett, but their season essentially ended when safety was confirmed. They’ve now lost three on the spin and are likely to end the campaign with another disappointing result.
Quite frankly, it’s a mega journey that the visitors would probably rather not make. Expect the hosts to take full advantage.