Saturday 21st April Huge Value Treble – A 13/2 Return
At this stage of the season there is just no such thing as a banker. Nerves, pressure and lots of other variables get in the way of considering any team a complete banker, hence this week I have searched for the best value selections, at fantastic odds. Getting a 13/2 treble up is no mean feat, but I’m very confident of getting a good run for my money with these selections.
Bradford City v Macclesfield 3.00pm
A win here would see Bradford safe for another season in League 2, and they look a great bet to beat relegation fodder Macclesfield at the Bradford and Bingley Stadium.
A club of Bradford’s size should be nowhere near relegation from the Football League, but recent performances suggest they should have too much for poor Macclesfield, who are now without a win in their last 22 games.
Wins over Southend (2-0) and Northampton (3-1) have proved that Bradford have the ability to compete against strong League 2 teams, and Macclesfield look doomed to play non league football next season.
Tranmere v Hartlepool 3.00pm
Ronnie Moore has been a revelation for Tranmere since returning to the helm in early March, and has turned them round from relegation candidates to a possible top 10 team.
Moore’s team have picked up 20 points in their 10 games since his return, and they should continue their fantastic form with a win over Hartlepool, who have won just 1 of their last 10 games.
Tranmere have won their last 4 home games, and are now unbeaten in their last 10 at Prenton Park.
Portsmouth v Derby 3.00pm
Pompey are making a great fist of surviving in the Championship, and after stringing consecutive wins together for the first time since December, they have a good opportunity to gain a hatrick of wins.
Anything other than 3 points here will see Pompey relegated, but I think the south coast club will have far too much for Derby County, who are already thinking of their summer holidays, and have been severely lacking in the goals department recently.
Derby beat Portsmouth 3-1 in the reverse fixture at Pride Park back in October, but momentum is now on Pompeys side, and I’m expecting a hard fought home victory.