It’s a new month and we’re hoping to start it in perfect fashion by landing this 7/1 midweek treble.
We’ve picked three selections from Tuesday’s offering and are optimistic that these teams will get March off to a flyer. Hopefully the full-time whistles will signal a win over the bookie.
Watford V Fulham
Nobody has scored more home goals in the Championship than high-flying Watford this season and we’re backing the Hornets to score a few more as they welcome the division’s second worst away defence to Vicarage Road.
Watford have been brilliant at home this term, winning 10 times and notching an incredible 39 goals from 17 matches. In contrast, the struggling visitors have found life very tough on the road and boast just three wins all term. Worryingly, they’ve also shipped 38 times en route to 11 away defeats. Kit Symons team could be in for another tough night here.
Troy Deeney, Matej Vydra and Odion Ighalo would give any Championship defender nightmares but that sentiment is amplified tenfold considering Fulham’s poor away record. The fact Watford have also won four of their past five outings is only another cause for concern in the away team dressing room.
Stranger things have happened, but we’d fully expect the Hornets to sting their poorly travelled opponents.
Watford Win @ 7/10 with Ladbrokes
Port Vale V Oldham Athletic
Our second selection comes from League One as an in-form Port Vale look to make it four wins on the spin as they take on struggling Oldham Athletic.
Whilst the hosts have won their past three, the visiting Latics have lost three straight matches and are clearly facing real difficulties as they look to adjust to life without former manager Lee Johnson. In fact, Oldham haven’t even scored in any of those three matches.
Conversely, Vale boast clean sheets in all of their three recent wins. They might not be the most regular scorers in League One, but the table doesn’t lie and they are just three points off the play-off for a reason. We expect those reasons to be reiterated here.
It’s an in-form side with a highly confident defence at home against an away side bereft of both confidence and creative flair. Theoretically, there should only be one winner.
Port Vale Win @ 11/8 with Ladbrokes
Southport V Halifax Town
Neil Aspen’s Halifax Town might be sitting seven points off the play-offs, but with games in hand on all those teams above, the Shaymen will still have huge promotion hopes. An away win at Southport would certainly help their cause.
The in-form visitors enter Tuesday’s clash on the back of a five-game unbeaten streak and will also take confidence from their 3-1 home win over Southport back in August. Meanwhile, the hosts haven’t won any of their past eight league matches – a run which has seen them fall into the dreaded bottom four – and Paul Carden’s men won’t be relishing this test one bit.
Southport haven’t won a home league game since October, with only Telford claiming fewer home wins in the Vanarama Conference. They’ve certainly struggled against the better teams in the division and Halifax certainly fall into that category.
Halifax are the favourites for a reason and we think they’ll grab the points, even if this clash is at Haig Avenue.
Halifax Town Win @ Evens with Ladbrokes
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