It’s time to get back to domestic action and a traditional Saturday acca! With a pick in the Premier League, Championship and League One, find the selections in our acca below!
Everton v Swansea
While Garry Monk’s sixth placed Swans are actually above Roberto Martinez’s ninth placed Everton in the Premier League standings, we think that the Toffeemen will overcome the current two point deficit between the teams, for the following reasons:
After beating Manchester United in a repeat of last season’s result at Old Trafford, Swansea have drawn once and lost twice on the road in England’s top-flight, plus they played away – and lost – to Liverpool in the Capital One Cup midweek.
Despite a strange loss at home to Crystal Palace, that followed an away game in Europe and we can arguably, therefore, partly attribute that to the extra game tiredness factor.
This time, however, coupled with home advantage, it’s Everton’s opponents who’ve played the extra game, and with the last two head-to-head clashes between Everton and Swansea, at Goodison Park, seeing the hosts emerge victorious, we expect Martinez’s men to make it three in three and rise above Swansea in the process.
Everton Win @ 3/4 with BetVictor
Bournemouth v Brighton
Currently occupying fourth place in the Championship standings, Eddie Howe’s Cherries are top of the form table in England’s second tier. Perhaps crucially for our bet, Bournemouth have won three, drawn none and lost none in recent contests at Dean Court stadium.
Managed by former Liverpool centre-back, and ex-Bayer Leverkusen coach, Sami Hypia, Brighton, on the other hand, are the 19th best team in the division based on current form and have only won one league away game in 2014/15, two months ago.
Both teams played in the Capital One Cup midweek with contrasting fortunes against Premier League sides, as Bournemouth beat West Brom at home and Brighton lost 2-0 away to Spurs.
Hopefully, the fact that Brighton played away in the cup should increase their chances of defeat in the league this weekend.
Bournemouth Win @ 20/21 with BetVictor
Notts County v Walsall
The oldest team in the world still playing professional football, Notts County are currently second in the League One form table and fourth in the overall standings. All in all, with five wins and a draw in their last six games, Shaun Derry’s men look a good bet at the price.
Walsall, meanwhile, are situated a lowly 18th in League One and 20th in the division’s form table. The Saddlers have lost two of their last three away games and, all in all, we expect that to become three out of four.
Notts County Win @ 6/4 with BetVictor
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