Though the orange glow of Phil Brown is sure to dominate proceedings at Roots Hall, blue is definitely the colour to back this weekend in League Two.
Whether it’s the familiar home shades of Southend and Rochdale, or the rather fetching away strip of Accrington, backing this terrific trio at odds of over 14/1 could see returns of £156.33 off the back of a bet of £10.
After a shaky start to life in management former Southampton goal machine James Beattie appears to have Accrington ticking over nicely in League Two, with Stanley travelling to the Sixfields Stadium off the back of three straight wins in the division.
A 0-0 draw away to Chesterfield may have stopped the rot for Northampton, but with just one win recorded from their last eight league fixtures, manager Aidy Boothroyd will be wary of the visitors.
Home form has been particularly problematic for the Cobblers, with the fourth tier strugglers claiming just a single league victory from their last seven played at the ground.
Though they left it late to beat York and Portsmouth in recent games, few can deny that Southend represent arguably the form team in the division and should be backed at home against lowly Cheltenham.
Phil Brown’s team have now won five on the bounce, with the Tango Man working his magic at the Essex club who have scored 12 across their last five league games.
The Robins, by contrast, have yet to take flight in the division, winning just one of their last six and failing to find the net in three of their last four competitive fixtures.
The Dale may have suffered a blip at home to Scunthorpe last week – with two red cards and three goals conceded within the last 30 minutes of the game – but there’s every reason to back them against York.
Prior to that heavy defeat Keith Hill’s side had enjoyed victories in three out of their previous four competitive games, with that run including commendable away wins over Torquay and Morecambe.
And a trip to Bootham Crescent could provide much-needed respite with York failing to win any of their last six games and claiming just two victories from the last 10 games they have played at home.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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