The Saturday football coupon is back to a full fixture list following an interesting international break, and we’ll be looking to celebrate in style by landing this tasty 13/2 treble.
We’ve picked three clubs to all claim weekend wins, and have high hopes that they can do the business. There’s already plenty to be excited about on what is a phenomenal Saturday of sport, but an extra £65 profit would certainly take our joy to another level.
Arsenal v Southampton
After a difficult start to the campaign, Arsene Wenger’s men grabbed a crucial first win just before the international break and looked much more like the Arsenal of old following the returns of a few key players. Quite frankly, the Emirates crowd will expect nothing less than another three points as they take on Southampton, and they should have more than enough quality to make that happen.
The Gunners still have work to do, but the quality of Santi Cazorla and co. will create chances for the attacking stars. Whether it’s Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez or Theo Walcott, goals will be expected against a Southampton team that have struggled to adapt under new boss Claude Puel.
Two home draws and a dismal display in the away loss to Manchester United signals a very poor start for a side that gained Europa League qualification last term. Even with the addition of record signing Sofiane Boufal, the Saints look a little lacking in quality this term. When combined with their lack of confidence, it could be a very long afternoon for the visitors.
It should be a relatively comfortable win for the hosts.
Millwall v Coventry City
Millwall were held to a draw last weekend but a very strong Bradford City, but will be expecting to bounce back in style this weekend because their opponents are a Coventry team that look bereft of confidence and ideas.
Neil Harris’s hosts have performed well at home, picking up seven point from nine, and have the firepower of Aiden O’Brien and Steve Morison to inspire another victory at the Den. This home form has been central to making them one of the early pacesetters, and the home side will already have eyes cast towards promotion following last year’s play-off final heartache. Another win here would keep them well on track.
Coventry, meanwhile, have scored just once on the road while conceding six in those three straight defeats. If Tony Mowbray’s men put in a similar performance during this trip to London, another loss will be almost certain.
The Sky Blues are blessed with some decent players, but the visitors are not performing as a cohesive unit. Do not be surprised if they are mauled by the Lions.
Guiseley v Woking
Garry Hill’s Woking have endured an awful start to 2016-17 and enter this weekend’s action sitting 22nd in the table. However, they can be confident about picking up a second win of the season as they head to rock bottom Guiseley.
The Cardinals are far from perfect, but they are at least scoring goals. The visitors have hit 10 goals in eight Conference National matches this season, and should fancy their chances of extending that tally against a defence that has leaked 18 already.
Woking have shipped 19 themselves. However, Adam Lockwood’s hosts haven’t scored in two matches and will need to improve if they’re going to add to their solitary league point. Unfortunately for the home fans at Nethermoor Park, we’re not sure that they’re capable.
Both teams are facing huge problems right now, but the visitors are a stronger outfit. If they play to their potential, an away win is on the cards.