After going so close to another winner last weekend, we’re looking to end the month with a second win in three with three selections from the Football League.
We’re backing three home teams to all get the job done, and hopefully they’ll leave us with the perfect end to the month by turning £10 into £73.60.
Here are our selections.
Cardiff City v Wigan Athletic
After a fairly promising start to life in the Championship, Wigan have really struggled in recent weeks and now find themselves in the bottom three and without a manager. Unfortunately, things could be about to get even tougher as they head to Wales.
Like the visitors, Cardiff have parted company with a manager already this season. However, Neil Warnock has come in and enjoyed an excellent start. The Bluebirds have picked up seven points from nine under the new boss, and will be eager to climb further away from the drop zone here.
The Welsh hosts certainly have enough firepower to cause problems, with Rickie Lambert, Junior Hoilett and Marouane Chamakh all capable of punishing a poor Wigan backline. At the other end, Will Grigg is arguably the only major threat that Warnock’s men need to worry about.
Warnock’s experience of this division has already shown in these opening weeks. Expect the wily old fox to mastermind another win to compound Wigan’s misery.
Scunthorpe United v Swindon Town
In League One, Graham Alexander’s Scunthorpe are still three point clear at the summit, which is thanks largely to their unbeaten home record. It should be another routine day at Glanford Park on Saturday with another three points against struggling Swindon.
The Iron have scored 17 in seven home games, conceding just five in the process. Conversely, Swindon are 20th in the table with just one win on the road. Although Luke Williams’ men don’t have the worst goal ratio away from home, they’ll be under no illusion regarding the difficulty of this trip.
Jonathan Obika and co. are capable of scoring, but it’s hard to see Swindon netting more than once. Unfortunately for the travelling fans, Scunthorpe could well hit two or three thanks to the firepower of Kevin van Veen and Paddy Madden.
It might not be quite as simple as the table suggests, but Scunthorpe should grab the points.
Plymouth Argyle v Colchester United
Colcheter United haven’t found life in a lower division any easier, and they make the long trip to Home Park having failed to win any of their last eight competitive matches. It seems like that the run will be extended to nine.
After all, Plymouth are in great form, sitting top of the League Two table with a cushion of four points. Derek Adams’ men are scoring on a frequent basis while their defence looks as solid as any other in the division. Those ingredients should be a recipe for success once more.
A change of manager has done little for Colchester, who look destined for another disappointing campaign. They do have goals in their side, but the defensive weaknesses are likely to be their downfall once more.
Home win at Home Park? We think so.