The change in our pockets was enough to get last week’s few bets on, but this week we go cap in hand to the bank, for there are twelve of them. Luckily for us, it’s our own bank, replete with healthy deposits from our success so far. Count it out:
Bristol City v Nottingham Forest
Birmingham v QPR
Birmingham are a splendid butterfly that flourishes in foreign pastures, but can’t get off the ground at home. Meanwhile QPR have made mountains out of molehills whichever field they turn up in. The outcomes seem of equal probability the three, so $3.25 with for Rangers away is the bet.
Brentford v Rotherham
Brentford are rightly favourites for this one, but with their injuries and upheaval in management, cannot be relied upon. Rotherham usually score, are game away from home, and have a new manager. Notice how for Brentford the arrival of a new manager has been mentioned as a disadvantage but for Rotherham the opposite? There is madness in this method. $3.60 or bigger for the away side with is worthwhile.
Ipswich v Huddersfield
The division’s two Towns go toe to toe, and if Huddersfield can show can show more resilience than the puff pastry they resembled after going behind at Wolves last time out after a decent start, then they stand a chance against a patchy ‘pwsich. $4.20 for them with is great value.
Middlesbrough v Fulham
To oppose such a strong side as Middlesbrough to lose at home twice, having won bigly from that outcome once, is to tempt fate. But that’s the game and though they’re rightly underdogs, Fulham have a far better chance than imply with their $6.5 quote.
Scunthorpe v Shrewsbury
Both of these won their last game 4-2; a fact which gives not the faintest hint of a clue into what might go on between them here. But Shrewsbury looked a different prospect when they brought on the couple of young whippets they’ve borrowed from better clubs when scoring four without reply in the second half against Colchester. Have them at $3.5 with
Southend v Barnsley
Wigan v Colchester
Einstein said that the difference between genius and insanity is success (or something like that). Too right Bert and I should know – I’m one or the other every week, doing this. Recommending Colchester to win could decide whether I wake up on Sunday a loonie or a bard. Such is life. In any case, I feel there are goals in it. Colchester at $3.74 with
AFC Wimbledon v Morecambe
Morecambe did us proud last week, and are tipped to do so again at Wimbledon. The Dons’ home form is good but all their games there have been closely fought, and Morecambe are very potent on the counter, albeit suspect at the back. They held Oxford off though, and are too big at $4.33 from
Barnet v York
Barnet manager Martin Allen is unhappy with his side’s last couple of performances, understandably, as they were looking good before that. York are hardly Barcelona but have improved in their last couple. They’re a good bet at $3.8 with
Leyton Orient v Oxford
Plymouth v Accrington Stanley
Plymouth are top and a few goals to the good of Stanley. But the latter has out-performed their last four opponents away, which is more than can be said of Plymouth in their last four homes. So they’re worth a punt at the $3.75 on offer with