To be settled for tipping record purposes at Pinnacle’s closing odds
Derby v ROTHERHAM
Ipswich kicked us in the teeth and cost me a small fortune when denying equalising at home to Rotherham the other week. The Millers have to be underdogs against an improving and potent Derby but, now under Kenny Jackett, can be expected to improve their defensive showings at some point. Unlikely, that they’ll win here, but not $7 unlikely, so resist not that temptation
Reading v BURTON ALBION
Reading were all over the shop at home last time out, despite winning, and Burton are not as bad as their name and history suggest. Better at home than away so far, this could be their time to snaffle three points on the road. Burton at $4
Ipswich v NOTTINGHAM FOREST
It’s hard to fancy either of these at the moment. Both have shown promise in attack but are poor at the back, so the first half could be a cautious affair, and the result close either way. Potentially. Forest are too big at $3.8
Bristol Rovers v MK DONS
The Dons have often looked better away than at home (where they robbed us of a nice winner with a late equaliser against Walsall last week). Rovers’ record at home is excellent, but a lot of their wins there have been in close games. MK Dons the bet at $3.3 or bigger.
Oxford v COVENTRY
A lot of opposing managers, on encountering Oxford, have said how they expect them to be at the top end of the table at the end of the season. They may be right but I can’t see them putting their troubles behind them just yet, and fancy Coventry to complete an early league double over them at a kind looking $3.4.