Saturday’s football treble sees us back three good sides to win against weaker opponents. And with a potential payout of over 11/2, it has to be worth a £10 punt.
Our picks come from League One, League Two, and the National League. If they all do the business, a return of £68 will signal a fantastic end to November. With exactly one month to go to Christmas, the timing couldn’t be better.
Here are our selections.
Blackburn Rovers v Bristol Rovers
League One side Blackburn have enjoyed a fantastic couple of months following a difficult start and will be eager to continue their ascent up the table with an important win at Ewood Park on Saturday. With Bristol Rovers as the visitors, their confidence should be high.
Tony Mowbray’s men boast nine goals in their last three home games and are now unbeaten in six, which has moved them into the play-off places. A return of 14 goals in eight home games would suggest that they’ll have no problem against the Gas, especially as the visitors have shipped 18 in just nine away matches.
In stark contrast to their opponents, the visitors started well but are now on a run of one win in eight competitive matches. Manager Darrell Clarke is under pressure, and even the goals of Rory Gaffney and co. look unlikely to save them here.
A home win looks likely as Blackburn look to further boost their hope of climbing into the top two before Christmas. That’s exactly where we’ll be putting our money.
Swindon Town v Newport County
David Flitcroft’s Swindon may have suffered a 3-2 defeat at Grimsby on Tuesday night, but they remain in the League Two play-off zone and will be determined to stay there this weekend. A win over Newport would guarantee that, and the Robins are more than capable of getting it.
Despite their average home form overall, the hosts have lost just one of their last five competitive games at the County Ground, tasting victory on three occasions. Given that Newport are winless in six league games, the hosts should be very confident here.
Mike Flynn has done a good job at Rodney Parade, and his side are at least scoring goals. Still, against one of the tougher sides in the division, their lack of form and confidence could be telling. Even if they do find the target, their defensive issues are likely to cause problems for the visitors.
It won’t be an easy afternoon’s work, but the hosts should still prevail.
Guiseley v Sutton United
National League side Sutton United are one of several clubs chasing promotion to the EFL, and they head to struggling Guiseley knowing that three points would do their cause plenty of good. Despite losing to Torquay in midweek, we’re backing them to bounce back in style with three points at Nethermoor Park.
The visitors are unbeaten in four away games in the league, winning five of 10 overall and scoring 13 times in the process. Paul Doswell can look to Tommy Wright, Craig Dundas, and Ross Lafayette for further inspiration here. Three points would keep them right in the title hunt, and that incentive could prove to be pivotal.
Guiseley aren’t terrible at home, but they tend to draw rather than win. Against one of the division’s top sides, though, they may even struggle to secure one point. Having lost each of their last two National League fixtures, we’re backing a hat-trick of defeats for Paul Cox’s men.
Anything can happen in this league, and away wins certainly don’t come easy. Nonetheless, Sutton’s determination to put Tuesday’s defeat in the past can fire them to a big win here.