This Yorkshire derby of historical heavyweights matches up two of the best teams in the division, and it’s a hard one to call. Wednesday at $3.2 to win is the bet; leave them alone at any shorter than that. $3.25 with
Preston v QPR
It takes a brave man to oppose Preston at home at the moment, and it will take a brave manager to try and beat them there. Step forward I, Rob the brave /stupid, and Ian Holloway the Clever of Rangers. Preston won’t give much away but QPR can make things happen for themselves these days, and will be competitive. Take them to win it at $4.0 with
Norwich v Ipswich
Supporters of these clubs have a profound, retarded disdain for those of the other, and the feeling usually infects the two dozen men on the pitch. Norwich are fearsome at home, but not without weakness in their blood this season. A more resilient recent Ipswich are backed to spring a surprise. The $5.6 with about them would have it come as a complete shock; we don’t see it that way.
AFC Wimbledon v Walsall
At times Walsall look better than anybody else in the division, but have hitherto failed to compound it with any consistency. Recent visitors to Wimbledon have had plenty of sightings of goal, and if the Saddlers are afforded such opportunities then they should win. Back them at $3.54 with
MK Dons v Shrewsbury
Trying to pick one from this match and Charlton v Bury left me on the horns of a dilemma which required a long bath to heal, after which it was decided that the away team in each case has a similar chance of winning. Bury are much shorter than the Shrews, who deserved their win at Scunthorpe and were winning when we backed them at Peterborough before they had a man sent off. The Dons aren’t quite firing under Robbie Nielson; yet. Take the visitors at a mammoth $5.75with to nick it.
Sheffield United v Bolton
Yet another bananas price; this time for one good team to beat another. Although Wanderers let us down by going two behind so quickly at Bradford last weekend, they played their part in a cracking game thereafter. They may well be less brittle at the back after that, and have the firepower to score against any team. Take them to outscore United at $6.26 with
Luton v Plymouth
Plymouth’s results have taken a turn for the worst of late but they’ve not been playing badly. Conversely, Luton’s look like they’re on the up, though they’ve hardly set the world alight in achieving them. Like Wimbledon, they could protect their own goal better at home, and Plymouth have enough quality to take their chances when they get them. $3.82 with
Wycombe v Crawley – both teams to score
It’s tempting to back Crawley for this at the long price, but after viewing the relative merits and weaknesses of each team through the enlightening prism of a secret cocktail of clairvoyant-inducing drugs from the bath, it has been decided that both will score at least one against the other. This is$2.06 with at the moment, and should be backed at anything $1.9 or bigger.