The weekly football coupon continues to be a mine
field for punters with The Championship, League 1 & League 2
fixtures proving a tough challenge for football punters trying to avoid
the many shock results & attempting to get through safely each week.
The fixture lists for The Championship, League 1 & League 2
again look tough & very competitive this weekend but we like a
challenge & here are out thoughts on the games & bets that we
feel offer betting value:
Best Bets in The Championship:
Bristol City vs Sheffield Wednesday (Saturday 3.00-pm):-
Bristol City appear to be hitting form just now, they were good winners
away at Barnsley last weekend & they are unbeaten at home so far
this season with 5 wins & 2 draws & overall they have not lost
at home for 18 games while Sheffield Wednesday have been very poor away
from home so this looks a good opportunity for Bristol City to get
another win & they look a very fair bet to do so.
Outright Match Betting: Bristol City to win
Correct Score options: Bristol City to win 2-1/3-1
First goalscorer each way/player to score anytime: Maynard/Haynes
Cardiff City vs Nottingham Forest – (Sunday 5.00pm)
This game has been selected for the BBC cameras & definitely
should be a decent game with two teams who are in great form with
Cardiff riding high now sitting in 2nd place & scoring lots of
goals recently while Nottingham Forest have hit a good, consistent run
This should be a competitive game & Nottingham Forest certainly
won’t make it easy for Cardiff City as they are unbeaten away from home
so far but we just prefer Cardiff City on this occasion with home
advantage massive & they look a fair bet to continue their good run
by just edging out Nottingham Forest here.
Outright Match Betting: Cardiff City to win
Correct Score options: Cardiff City to win 2-0/2-1
First Goalscorer each way/Player to score anytime: Bothroyd/Chopra
Ipswich Town vs Derby County – (Saturday 3.00pm)
Could this be the day when Roy Keane’s Ipswich finally win their first
league match of the season??? – we think the answer is yes &
despite the fact that Ipswich have not won yet, Roy Keane’s team have
been playing consistently well & playing a Derby County side who
currently have massive injury problems, this does look a good
opportunity for Ipswich & they look a fair bet to get the much
needed first win.
Outright Match Betting: Ipswich Town to win
Correct Score options: Ipswich Town to win 2-0/2-1
First Goalscorer each way/Player to score anytime: Walters/Counago
The other Championship fixtures look quite tight in our view &
there could well be a batch of draws this weekend with the following
games looking particularly strong candidates for scoring draws:
Doncaster Rovers vs Blackpool (have had 13 draws between them already)
Coventry vs Reading (have had 10 draws between them already)
Preston vs Crystal Palace (have had 10 draws between they already)
Best bets in League 1:
Leyton Orient vs Southampton – (Saturday 3.00pm)
A glance at the League 1 table shows that Leyton Orient are 4 points & 5 positions higher than Southampton but is solely down to the 10 point deduction Southampton suffered before the season started & certainly not a true reflection of their current form.
Alan Pardew has got Southampton playing with great belief & confidence in recent weeks & they are really looking the part again now scoring goals & winning games with their confidence levels sky high.
Leyton Orient have struggled again this season & they have only won 2 of their 7 home games so in our view that gives Southampton an excellent chance to win this & they do look a good bet to have too much attacking quality for the home side.
Outright Match Betting: Southampton to win
Correct Score options: Southampton to win 2-1/3-1
First Goalscorer each way/Player to score anytime: Lambert/Lallana/Connolly
Stockport County vs Norwich City – (Saturday 3.00pm)
This game is about two teams who have vastly different ambitions & who have had vastly different starts to the season with Stockport County only aiming for survival & having had a terrible start while Norwich City are aiming for promotion & have had a very good start so far.
Stockport County are really struggling for confidence & consistency in results with their home form a real concern with only 1 win in 7 which in our views gives Norwich City a great chance to get the away win given how solid they are away & they always look likely to score & Norwich City do look a solid bet to get another important away win here.
Outright Match Betting: Norwich City to win
Correct Score options: Norwich City to win 2-0/2-1
First Goalscorer each way/Player to score at any time: Holt/Martin
Leeds United vs Yeovil Town – (Saturday 3.00pm)
This is certainly not an original selection by any means & the odds on Leeds United winning are certainly nothing special but all the same any the odds are fair considering the gulf between Leeds United & Yeovil and without sounding too dismissive of Yeovil, it will be a massive shock if they get a positive result at Leeds United & we expect Jermaine Beckford to inspire another comfortable home win for Leeds United.
Outright Match Betting: Leeds United to win
Correct Score options: Leeds United to win 2-0/3-0
First goalscorer/player to score anytime: Beckford/Snodgrass
The rest of the fixtures in League 1 look very difficult to asses & there could well be several draws amongst them & it could well pay to back scoring draws as value bets.
Best Bets in League 2:
Dagenham vs Port Vale – (Saturday 3.00pm)
This should be a decent game of football as both teams are in decent form at the moment & both like to play positive, attacking football.
Dagenham are flying high sitting 2nd in the league with a fantastic home record of 6 wins & 1 draw with 20 goals scored so their strength at home is obvious & although Port Vale have improved recently & will not be easy to beat, we do feel Dagenham are a rock solid bet to win this with Paul Benson likely to be the inspiration again.
Outright Match Betting: Dagenham to win
Correct Score options: Dagenham to win 2-0/3-0
First goalscorer/player to score anytime: Paul Benson/Thomas