Our Saturday football accumulator is an 11/2 treble that comes courtesy of selections from all…
As expected, it’s been another Easter schedule full of drama and excitement across the Football League – and the action isn’t over just yet.
With precious points at stake, here are three teams we feel will get the business done.
Brighton & Hove Albion V Blackpool
Championship side Blackpool were front-runners during the early stages of the season, but have gradually fallen down the table and are now on the cusp of relegation to League One.
The problems were well in motion by the time Paul Ince had departed, and Barry Ferguson hasn’t been able to steady the ship. A record of just two wins in 26 games since the start of December gives clear indication to how severe the Tangerines struggles are and it doesn’t look like getting better anytime soon.
It would be wrong to say that Tom Ince carried the team, but since his exit there has definitely been a lack of fear factor from teams facing the Tangerines – who did rely heavily on the winger’s attacking threat. Goals have been scarce in recent weeks and you cannot overestimate the impact of the player’s departure.
Meanwhile, Brighton have a great chance of securing a spot in the play-offs and will be confident of taking another leap forward against Blackpool. Albion beat the Tangerines at Bloomfield Road in December and are strong favourites to complete the double over their sorry opponents.
Oscar Garcia’s men aren’t on the best run of form, but are far more consistent than Blackpool. With a play-off spot on offer, the Seagulls should get the job done.
Brighton Win @ 11/20 with BetVictor
Swindon Town V Bradford City
In League One, Swindon Town’s recent good form has put them back in with a shout of making a late push for the play-offs and can give them hopes a huge boost with victory over Bradford.
Only league leading Wolves can boast a superior recent form than the Robins, who have won five of their last six to bridge the gap to sixth-placed Peterborough to four points. With only three games remaining, securing a top six finish is highly unlikely for Mark Cooper’s side – but that won’t stop them from dreaming, and three points are essential if they want to keep those dreams alive.
Bradford are in fairly decent form themselves, and have earned a decent return of eight points from their last five on the road. However, with nothing to play for it could be hard for the visitors to find motivation and that could hand the impetus to the hosts.
Swindon picked up a credible three points at Valley Parade. On home soil, they’ll be expecting all three.
Swindon Win @ 5/6 with BetVictor
Fleetwood Town V Wycombe Wanderers
At Highbury, Fleetwood Town are aiming to break into the automatic promotion zone with victory over a very poor Wycombe.
The Cod Army are unbeaten in five matches at home and should be too good for the struggling Chairboys. Wycombe are one win in nine and have additionally only tasted victory on their travels once in 2014.
Gareth Ainsworth’s Wanderers are precariously poised in the League Two table, hovering above the drop zone on goal difference alone. Blues fans will be very fearful of the drop and the trip to Fleetwood couldn’t come at a worse time.
Fleetwood have scored 63 times this season, with 39 coming at Highbury. If they add another couple against Wycombe, it’s very likely that they’ll be taking the full three points.
Wycombe claimed a point at Adams Park against Fleetwood in February. It’s hard to see them taking anything here. Relegation beckons.
Fleetwood Win @ 5/6 with BetVictor
A £10 treble returns £52.10 with BetVictor.