It feels as if the busy Christmas period is still very much in full flow despite us coming to the end of January, if it isn’t a terrific weekend of FA Cup ties, it’s replays in the week and to fit all of the domestic duties in we have a midweek league coupon to enjoy.
Check out the ties we are predicting the winners as well as both teams scoring along the way.
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Millwall v Sheffield Wednesday
Championship – 7.45pm Tuesday
Millwall to win and BTTS is 19/4 – Coral
The landscape of the bottom of the table in the Championship has us looking forward to a tantalising clash here at The Den as Millwall who sit in a daunting 21st place take on fellow strugglers Sheffield Wednesday.
There is just a single point separating the sides but I am predicting a home win. Ian Holloway registered his first win as Millwall manager in their last tie when they beat a strong Ipswich side at home 1-0 and they showed all the signs of a revitalised outfit. This was a whole ten days ago and since then they have had plenty of time to recuperate and plan for this fixture, all of the advantages seem to be with the Lions.
Sheffield Wednesday on the other hand played just a few days ago when they scraped past Rochdale in the Round Four of the FA Cup, the game finishing 2-1.
Wednesday have been on the up lately and what looks good for us is that they have scored in all but one of their last ten games with BTTS landing in six of those ties.
In striker Connor Wickham they have a man that can find the net which is vital when struggling for survival and Wednesday will require all the goals they can from the striker on loan from Sunderland. With both sides desperate for the spoils in this “six pointer” I am expecting a pretty open game and this could easily be one that ends with five or six goals between the two sides but a goal or two more for the Londoners.
Bristol Rovers v Accrington Stanley
League 2 – 7.45pm Tuesday
Bristol Rovers to win and BTTS is 7/2 – Coral
Two outings ago, Bristol Rovers took away an important point against York City at Bootham Crescent; York had previously won three on the bounce. It was a much improved performance, one which felt like a turning point in their season. Rovers went one step further at the weekend by beating Newport County at home in a comfortable tie ending 3-1.
The Pirates will view this tie here as another important opportunity to bag three points in their quest to drive their season away from the relegation zone in League Two. I see no reason why they cannot continue their good form and I am predicting their third home win in a row.
Accrington Stanley are expected to struggle each and every year, with such a minuscule wage budget the odds are always stacked against them.
Stanley have won just once in their last six but BTTS has landed in each and every of them, so despite not getting results they’re managing to find the back of the net which looks good for us here. This poor run of form though has left them three points above Torquay who are in 23rd place resulting in some very worried fans.
James Beattie’s outfit will see Bristol Rovers as relegation rivals and losing won’t be an option, so if they concede first they should get forward to look for an equaliser. I can see this being a bit of a lower league thriller!
Sheffield United v Peterborough
League 1 – 7.30pm Wednesday
Peterborough to win and BTTS is 5/1 – Coral
Sheffield United looked to replicate their “giant killing” of Aston Villa in Round Three when they played hosts to Fulham on Sunday, they took the lead only to see their skipper, Doyle get sent off for an off the ball incident with Chris David. Petulant. The Blades managed to hold on to a draw which was a fair result as they held their own for the course of the game which begged the question why they cannot do it in the league.
Scrapping in the relegation mire may be their current status but since Nigel Clough has come in to the club, the football has very much improved and it would be quite the shock if they were to slip down a step further.
Brammall Lane is the location again for them here against Peterborough but with little to no rest since Sunday’s draining fixture it looks like it may result in another league defeat. Looking far more dangerous on the counter under Clough I can see them sneaking a goal in what will be a tough night.
Peterborough were most peoples favourites for promotion along with Wolves and Brentford and after a terrific start which led many to believe promotion was a foregone conclusion a Darren Ferguson free fall has left the Posh outside of the Play Offs in 7th place- a situation which has left them behind Walsall and Rotherham.
In my opinion this side has the quality to get back to winning ways as they showed so often during August, September and October and yes they have won just one away game in their last ten but they have no perfect opportunity to make amends than here against a much fatigued and injury/suspension stricken Sheffield United. Despite their demise Assombalonga remains top of the goal scoring charts so I am making a bold prediction of a hatrick