Last week, we picked up a winning treble at odds of just under 4/1 with minimal fuss. We’ll be looking to repeat the feat this Saturday with another three selections from the domestic schedule.
This week’s treble pays out at exactly 4/1, and would be a great addition to last weekend’s winnings. Here are our selections.
West Ham United v Sunderland
Slaven Bilic’s men haven’t enjoyed the best of starts to 2016-17, struggling with the transition to the London Stadium both on and off the pitch. However, their problems have been nothing compared to Sunderland’s, which will give the Hammers every reason to be confident about registering a vital three points here.
The hosts will hope that last weekend’s away win at Crystal Palace will be the catalyst for turning a corner. Aaron Cresswell’s unfair suspension is a slight cause for concern, but the Hammers shouldn’t have too many problems keeping Sunderland at bay.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to say the same for David Moyes’s side, who sit rock bottom and look more fragile than ever. Even the goals of ex-Hammer Jermain Defoe look unlikely to save the Black Cats this term, and they should be prepared for another tough day at the office.
West Ham aren’t likely to put in the performance of the weekend, but we expect them to grind out a result.
Portsmouth v Notts County
Despite the disappointment of conceding late on, last week’s draw at Plymouth was a decent result for Portsmouth and the League Two club are now back on course to at reignite their challenge for promotion. To keep that momentum going, however, they will need to be winning games like Notts County at home.
Pompey’s record at Fratton Park is pretty solid. The hosts have lost just one of six matches, scoring 16 times in the process. While Notts County boast an impressive away form, Paul Cook will be confident that his side’s quality can shine through.
After all, the visiting Magpies won’t be in the best of spirits as they enter this game having failed to win any of their last four competitive matches. Given that they also suffered a 4-0 loss during last season’s trip to the south coast, the mental advantage is surely with the hosts.
A win would keep Pompey on the coattails of those sides currently sitting in the top three. One way or another, we expect them to grab the points.
Dover Athletic v Braintree Town
In the Conference National, Braintree will be desperate to get the three points that could take them out of the relegation zone. Unfortunately for Hakan Hayrettin’s men, they could be facing a real uphill battle at they head to Lewisham Road.
The visitors did pick up a point in their last league game, as well as a home win over Bromley in the FA Cup last weekend, but an away record of one win in seven speaks for itself. A lack of goals has been a real source of concern as they’ve mustered just four goals in seven matches on the road. Those attacking deficiencies could come back to haunt them here.
That’s because goals haven’t been an issue for Dover at home. In fact, Chris Kinnear’s men have hit 16 goals in just seven home games, winning five of them in the process. With the firepower of Ricky Miller and Ross Lafayette on their side, they’ll be expecting to make it six from eight on Saturday.
Athletic won last year’s meeting via 1-0 scoreline. If anything, we expect a wider margin of victory this time around.