Last weekend, we picked up a winning treble with three routine selections and we’ll be hoping for more of them on Saturday with this 4/1 shout.
Every match is crucial at this stage of the season, and we’re confident that this trio will all win their matches to pick up three points apiece and help us to some more beer money for Saturday night.
Preston North End v MK Dons
A run of four defeats has left Karl Robinson’s Dons hanging onto their Championship status by a thread. Unfortunately, they could be in for another tough afternoon as they make the trip to Deepdale.
The visitors have won just twice on the road all season, shipping 28 and scoring just 15 in the process. With relegation virtually sealed, it could be even harder for the Dons to fire themselves up for this one, particularly due to their recent run of poor form.
Back-to-back defeats have pretty much ended Preston’s hopes of reaching the Championship play-offs, but Simon Grayson’s men will fancy their chances of getting back to winning ways here. The Lilywhites haven’t scored many at home but Joe Garner and co will be expected to capitalise on the leaky Dons defence. At the other end, the home side’s economical backline should keep the visitors at bay.
Preston picked up a 1-0 win in the reverse clash. A repeat scoreline wouldn’t surprise us one bit.
Rochdale v Blackpool
In League One, Keith Hill’s Rochdale till hold a small hope of reaching the play-offs and, while they will probably come up short overall, they should start the final stretch of five matches with a crucial three points against Blackpool.
The hosts have lost just five of their 20 home games so far, netting 35 in the process. If they can create the opportunities for Ian Henderson and co, then they should punish the relegation battling Tangerines.
Blackpool have fought extremely hard, but those off-field problems have taken a toll. Neil McDonald’s men still have a chance of staying up, but last week’s loss to Colchester felt very damaging to their hopes. Sadly, their chances of picking up a result at Spotland look slim, particularly as Rochdale have already beaten them 2-0 at Bloomfield Road.
Dale would still require a lot of luck to have any chance of a top six finish, but a win here is an absolute must. We think that they’ll get it in style.
Leyton Orient v Dagenham & Redbridge
Kevin Nolan’s managerial stint at Brisbane Road didn’t last very long, but the midfielder will still be hoping to have a big say on the pitch as Leyton Orient try to resurrect their hopes of a League Two play-off push under Andy Hessanthaler.
In truth, the hosts will be fully expected to start that run in emphatic style as they take on the rock bottom Daggers. John Still’s visitors will now need a miracle to avoid the drop and we can’t see them ending their run of seven winless away games, even if they have returned 23 goals on the road.
The Os aren’t exactly in great form, but the goals of star man Jay Simpson should fire them to success against the dodgy Daggers defence. Three points would take the hosts to double figures for home wins and would keep their slim hopes of promotion alive.
If they perform as they did in the 3-1 reverse win earlier in the campaign, it should be a particularly easy start for Hessanthaler. Home win.