A lack of Premier League football might get you a little down this weekend, but we know something that’ll cheer you up – £500 from a £10 treble!
That’s what we’re aiming for on Saturday afternoon with our three selections from the domestic action. We just need our three teams to win without keeping a clean sheet, and we’ll be celebrating a massive winner.
Here are our selections.
Scunthorpe United v Northampton Town
Northampton Town have enjoyed a fantastic start to life in League One following last season’s promotion, but Robert Page’s Cobblers have suffered a couple of defeats in recent weeks. They could be in for another difficult night as they head to league-leading Scunthorpe.
The visitors have been scoring goals, though, even in defeat. Alex Revell and co. have now found the target in eight consecutive competitive matches, and will be determined to keep that run going here. Scunthorpe’s defence has been strong, but the hosts have shipped in three straight league matches.
Nevertheless, Graham Alexander’s men will be the firm favourites for three points in this one. After all, they’ve picked up three wins and two draws from their five home games thus far while scoring an impressive 14 goals in the process.
We’re backing a home win, but do expect the visitors to put up a challenge.
BTTS & Scunthorpe Win @ 11/4 with William Hill
Colchester United v Newport County
After a positive start, Colchester United have hit a real bad patch which has dealt a big blow to their early promotion hopes. Having said that, the Eagles can be confident about soaring back to winning ways as they take on struggling Newport.
While Colchester’s form has been far from inspired, they do tend to score more often than not. Chris Porter, Kurtis Guthrie, and Samuel Szmodics will all be eager to increase their personal tallies against side currently sitting bottom. Anything less than a win would be a major disappointment for the hosts, regardless of their recent struggles.
Newport will be aware of Colchester’s poor form, though, and will look to capitalise on a backline that hasn’t registered a clean sheet since late August. The Welsh side are certainly capable of scoring. Their main issue will be stopping the rot at the other end.
Neither side boasts any real confidence right now, and we expect the attacking units to take advantage of those poor defences. On this occasion, though, we have to fancy the hosts for three points.
BTTS & Colcheter Win @ 11/4 with William Hill
Bromley v Lincoln City
In the Conference National, Danny Cowley’s Imps have established themselves as one of the early promotion contenders, and they’ve been almost as solid on the road as they have at Sincil Bank. They’ll be eager to pick up another three points as they head to the Courage Stadium, and they should have enough quality to do it.
The visitors have won five of seven away games this season, scoring 10 times in the process. They should be particularly confident following Tuesday’s win at Wrexham too while the firepower of Matt Rhead and co. should give them a fantastic chance against a defence that’s leaked 16 on the road.
Bromley have been poor defensively, but a return of eight goals in seven home games will provide optimism. Neil Smith will be looking to Tobi Sho-Silva for inspiration. Sadly, they’ll probably need more than one goal to get anything out of this one.
The hosts actually won both of last season’s games. Although they will fancy their chances, we fully expect the tides to turn in favour of Lincoln.
BTTS & Lincoln Win @ 13/5 with William Hill
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