Our Saturday accumulator is a 5/1 treble, and we’re backing three home teams to beat inferior opponents to land us a cool £50 profit.
Here are our selections. Good luck!
West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland
The Baggies are enjoying their best season in recent memory and enter this weekend’s action sitting pretty in eighth. Another win would be fantastic for Tony Pulis’ men, particularly as they’ll want to put last weekend in the past, and they will be expected to grab it against the team currently sitting 19th.
West Brom have been fairly consistent at the Hawthorns, losing only to Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United. They tend to perform well against the division’s weaker teams. If Salomon Rondon and co. perform to their full potential again here, it should be a routine win for the hosts.
Sunderland have shown signs of improvement at times, but cannot seem to get a run going. Meanwhile, David Moyes’ men are so reliant on Jermain Defoe. If the Baggies can keep him quiet, the Black Cats will almost certainly suffer a ninth loss in 11 away matches.
The teams shared a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light in October. On home soil, though, West Brom should secure the points.
Cardiff City v Burton Albion
Neil Warnock might have lost faith in the FA Cup, but Cardiff’s league form has certainly improved since he took over earlier in the season. That run should continue as they welcome struggling Burton to the Welsh capital.
A win for the Bluebirds would see them establish a comfortable gap above the relegation zone, which should be a huge incentive as they bid for a third straight win in the Championship. They might not be the most frequent scorers in the league, but that attacking threat of midfielders Peter Whittingham and Anthony Pilkington could make all the difference.
Nigel Clough’s Brewers have won just once on their travels while they additionally enter this clash on the back of three straight defeats in all competitions, failing to score in any of them. Confidence is low, and Cardiff is never an easy place to visit. Frankly, it will need to be something special for them to grab the win.
Burton fans won’t rule out the potential of the draw. On this occasion, though, we’re backing the hosts to prevail.
Blackpool v Yeovil Town
Despite the transparent difficulties around Bloomfield Road, the Tangerines have actually enjoyed a fairly decent season at home. The League Two club have lost just three of 11 previous matches, scoring 20 goals in the process, and should be more than confident as they take on the Glovers.
After all, Yeovil boast just two wins from 12 away games this season. Perhaps more worryingly for Darren Way, his side hasn’t tasted victory in six league matches either. A lack of goals on the road (10), combined with a lack of clean sheets (19 conceded) only provides further ammunition to fancy the hosts.
The hosts have already beaten Yeovil at Huish Park this term via a comfortable 3-0 scoreline too. Given that Yeovil have scored just once in their last four matches, even one goal could be enough for Gary Bowyer’s men here.
In truth, the Tangerines are unlikely to finish in the play-offs, but a win would at least close the gap to keep them in the hunt. We’re backing them to do it in style.