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We’ve picked three teams, one from each of the Football League divisions, to celebrate the first weekend of March with a win. Hopefully they will all send their fans home with a smile on their faces, and us home with some extra cash in our pockets.
Sheffield Wednesday v Rotherham United
A return of two points from a possible nine has seen Carlos Carvahal’s men fall to sixth in the Championship, but the high-flying Owls are still in pole position to land one of the play-off spots and will be looking to give themselves a timely boost with three points this weekend.
With Rotherham as the visitors, Sheffield Wednesday couldn’t ask for a better opportunity to get back to winning ways. Gary Hooper has added further firepower to an attack that already boasted 12-goal man Fernando Forestieri. Those talents should give the hosts a fantastic chance against the division’s second leakiest defence and that could be crucial to settling this Yorkshire derby.
Neil Warnock’s men did claim an important win against Brentford last week and will still hope to climb out of the relegation zone. However, the Millers have already lost to Wednesday at the New York Stadium this term and could be in for another disappointing afternoon here.
It could be a tense contest, but we’re backing the Owls to prevail.
Millwall v Blackpool
Neil McDonald’s Tangerines are back in the League One relegation zone and are now five games without a victory. Perhaps more worryingly, they’ve lost 10 of their last 13 matches on the road. Unfortunately, things could be set to take another turn for the worse as they travel to the capital.
Blackpool have improved as the season has progressed, but they are still one of the weakest sides in the divisions. A return of 14 goals cored and 26 against from 16 away games doesn’t make great reading, and they enter the Den begging for mercy from the Lions.
After all, Millwall have lost just one of their last 10 league matches and Neil Harris’s side will be confident about making the net bulge against Blackpool. The attacking trio of Lee Gregory, Steve Morrison and Aiden O’Brien have notched 31 goals between them this season and that firepower should be too much for the visitors.
Blackpool did register a 1-1 draw in the reverse clash. But with home advantage on their side, Millwall should be fancied to score a vital win here.
Barnet v Hartlepool United
Martin Allen’s team have been a real Jekyll & Hyde team with regards to their home and away forms. The Bees have been buzzing at the Hive, though, and have turned their ground into something of a fortress with 33 points on home turf. If they perform like they have recently, that should become 36 on Saturday.
Barnet have been very economical at home, conceding just 15 times in 17 matches. Meanwhile, the goals of John Akinde and co could give Hartlepool nightmares. The visitors have conceded exactly two goals per game on the road, if those defensive weakness are on show here, they will almost certainly lose.
It’s particularly worrying times for the Pool right now. They’ve plummeted down the table, and new boss Craig Hignett has a huge task on his hands if he wants to save the club from relegation. Sadly, they’re unlikely to take the sting out of the Bees.
The hosts have won their past two home matches without conceding a goal. Don’t be surprised if a similar story develops here.