This week’s Saturday treble is a Football League accumulator that pays out at over 5/1, and we’re confident that our three chosen teams can do the business.
We’re backing three home teams to overcome inferior opposition to seal a vital three points, and land us over £50 profit from a simple £10 bet. Sounds easy; let’s hope it is.
Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
After a dreadful start to life in the Championship, Newcastle suddenly look a far more confident outfit and enter this weekend’s clash with Wolves on the back of an incredible five game winning run. The Magpies will be fully expected to chalk up a sixth as they entertain Wolves.
Summer signing Dwight Gayle has hit the ground running at St James’ Park whilst midfield star Jonjo Shelvey is enjoying a purple patch in front of goal too. The 24-year-old was on target twice as Newcastle romped to a 6-0 win at QPR on Tuesday night. If they can perform to a similar level here, it should be an easy three points.
Wolves, meanwhile, were being hammered 4-0 by Barnsley at home on Tuesday night. Despite big movements in the transfer market, the visitors are currently 16th and haven’t won any of their last three. Walter Zenga has a big task on his hands, and will not relish the trip to Tyneside one bit.
Newcastle’s run has to end sooner or later, but they are more than capable of keeping it running at least one game longer.
Charlton Athletic v AFC Wimbledon
Adjusting to life in League One hasn’t been easy for Charlton since suffering relegation from the Championship but they’ve found it a lot easier than Wimbledon, who gained promotion via the League Two play-offs last term. It should show as the sides collide at the Valley.
Charlton boss Russell Slade will be fully aware that some of those draws need to be turned into victories if promotion is to be on the cards this term. Nevertheless, with Nicholas Ajose and Ricky Holmes firing in the goals, they have more than enough firepower to see off the Dons.
The visitors will be slightly optimistic about getting a positive result after securing draws in their last two away games. However, the fact they’ve failed to win on the road this season is a major cause for concern. Goalkeeper Ryan Clarke could be in for a long afternoon, and Neil Ardley’s men probably don’t have the attacking quality to fight fire with fire.
Leyton Orient v Yeovil Town
In League Two, struggling Yeovil head to Brisbane Road on the back of a five game losing streak in which they’ve scored just twice and conceded 11. As far as the Glovers are concerned, it doens’t make for pleasant reading, and they could be set for another disappointment in the capital.
Darren Way’s men are currently 91st in the Football League, and another relegation battle looks likely. There’s no other way to put it other than the Somerset club are lacking quality. Unfortunately for the visiting supporters, Orient should be strong enough to capitalise.
The O’s haven’t been great at home, but they did beat comfortably beat Stevenage in their last match here – albeit in the EFL Trophy. Andy Hessenthaler will be thrilled to have star man Jay Simpson back in action too, and that could give the hosts an extra boost as they look to propel themselves into the play-off spots with three points this weekend.
It might not be as easy as some fans will predict, but the hosts should still prevail.