A lot of this weekend’s focus will be on the important Euro 2016 qualifiers but there is still plenty of domestic action for fans to sink their teeth into and we’re looking to scoop the big win with this massive 142/1 treble.
The chance to win nearly £1,500 from a £10 treble simply cannot be dismissed and we’re hoping to land the jackpot by backing the following three teams to claim the spoils. Remember though, they must also all concede.
Notts County V Scunthorpe United
Just one point separates these two League One strugglers as they head into battle at Meadow Lane and we’re expecting a hard fought affair by both. However, on this occasion, home advantage could give Paul Hart’s Magpies the edge.
There are no secrets about Notts County’s struggles of late both on and off the pitch, but they have at least found the net in each of their past three outings. They’ll be eager to go one better by securing the win against an equally poor Scunthorpe. Worryingly, the hosts have only hit 18 goals at Meadow Lane this term, but that should increase against an away side that has already shipped 36 on its travels – which is the worst defensive away record in the league.
Those defensive problems have been a major hindrance throughout the campaign and Mark Robins will be worried by his sides current winless streak, which extends back eight matches to mid February. The Iron have also lost to Notts County once this season, as the Magpies claimed a 2-1 victory at Glanford Park.
The stats suggest that Scunthorpe will find the target but, nevertheless, we’re backing Notts County to leapfrog their opponents with a win.
BTTS & Notts County Win @ 19/4 with Coral
Oxford United V Carlisle United
Disappointing back-to-back defeats has seen Michael Appleton’s Oxford drop to 19th in League Two and the U’s still have some work to do in order to retain their Football League status. However, the hosts can be hopeful of bouncing back to winning ways as they welcome Keith Curle’s Cumbrians to the Kassam.
Like Oxford, Carlisle are poised precariously just outside the dreaded bottom two but they do enter this clash in the better form thanks to a return of seven points from the last three games alone. Whilst that boosted confidence should serve them well, particularly against a weak home side, Curle could be let down by his extremely leaky defence.
Only Accrington have shipped more than Carlisle this season and the hosts will be eager to capitalise on those defensive deficiencies. Although they haven’t been amongst the goals in recent weeks, strikers Danny Hylton and Alex MacDonald are more than capable of firing the U’s to three absolutely vital points.
Carlisle are in good spirits and should experience some joy, but this is an absolutely massive game for Oxford and we’re backing them to respond in style.
BTTS & Oxford United Win @ 21/5 with Coral
Welling United V Grimsby Town
Our final selection comes from the Vanarama Conference as Paul Hurst’s Mariners look to tighten their grip on a play-off place by putting Welling’s chances of survival to bed.
The visitors are already 10 points clear of 6th placed Woking and, with only six games to play, this would be a huge three points. Grimsby already boast the best away record in the division, so they should have a great chance of success against the third-bottom club.
Welling are not only in the relegation zone, they have also lost seven of their past 10 league fixtures. A return of 23 goals in just 18 matches at Park View Road will give Loui Fazarkerly’s men reason for optimism, but their recent form – along with a 2-0 loss at Blundell Park earlier in the campaign – is worrying for the struggling hosts.
Grimsby are the far better team and should win, despite the fact Welling will fight for their lives.
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