A manic week of football continues on Sunday as most teams take to action for the second time in three days and we’re hoping to capitalise on this full schedule with this 7/2 accumulator.
We’re backing three home teams to end their calendar years in style here. Let’s hope they help us end the year in style.
Stoke City V West Bromwich Albion
Mark Hughes’ men scored a noteworthy win at Goodison Park on Friday and the Potters can follow that up with another as they work their magic against struggling West Brom.
West Brom’s Alan Irvine is reportedly facing the sack should his side lose, which won’t really upset too many Baggies fans. However, the same situation surrounded the recent match with Aston Villa so the manager will hoping to have his future saved by another derby win here.
Unfortunately, though, a trip to the Britannia offers a much harder task for the visitors and the hosts will be fully expected to win – especially as the Potters have recently beaten the likes of Arsenal and Everton in recent weeks.
It has been a decent calendar year for the Potters and we’re backing them to end it in fitting style. As for Alan Irvine, we could see a second managerial casualty of the week.
Stoke City win @ 37/40 with BetVictor
Southend United V Dagenham & Redbridge
In League Two, it’s an all-Essex affair as high-flying Southend welcome Dagenham & Redbride to Roots Hall. It will inevitably be a fiercely fought contest but the Shrimpers will be fully expected to keep their promotion dreams alive with another vital three points.
Phil Brown’s men are just five points off the league leaders at this stage of the season and have performed very well in recent weeks, aside from a disappointing loss at Wycombe, and will be extremely confident against a side hovering just above the relegation zone.
Dagenham enter this clash on the back of three straight League Two defeats and their dismal end to the year looks set to be confirmed by defeat against their local rivals. The Daggers have conceded 18 times on the road, including three at Plymouth in their most recent away game, and manager Wayne Burnett will be equally concerned by the lack of goals in recent fixtures.
There are 17 places separating these teams before kick-off. Expect that gulf in quality to shine through.
Southend United win @ 4/7 with BetVictor
Barnet V Dover Athletic
Our final selection comes from the Conference and we’re backing the runaway leaders to take another step towards to promotion with victory over a vastly improved Dartford.
Barnet have been simply faultless this season and are already nine points clear as they cruise towards the title. An incredible return of 32 goals from just 13 games at the Hive has been central to their success and the firepower of John Akinde and co can help them to another three points here.
The visitors have been brilliant in recent weeks and that superb form has seen them climb to 13th in the current standings. However, it has been a testing year for Chris Kinnear’s men overall and they are see it end with their 14-game unbeaten run coming to an end.
Martin Allen’s men claimed a 3-0 win in September’s reverse fixture. Whilst we think it will be a tougher test this time, the Bees can sting their opponents once more.
Barnet win @ 8/13 with BetVictor
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