International football may be taking centre stage this week but for all proper English football fans and punters alike there’s still plenty of action to enjoy from League One and League Two.
This time out we’ve plumped for a four-fold featuring two of South Yorkshire’s most in form teams – Rotherham and Sheffield United –alongside Crawley and Newport in an accumulator available at odds of almost 18/1!
Placing a £10 bet on these selections with Ladbrokes could really see you quids in with a return of £188.60 available through the bookmakers.
The Millers put on quite a show last Saturday with a 6-0 win over Notts County that saw Steve Evans’ side extend their current unbeaten run in League One to nine games.
Much of Rotherham’s success has been built on some excellent form on the road, with the South Yorkshire club winning seven and drawing one of their last 10 games on the road in the division.
A trip to Colchester to face a U’s team that has picked up just one point from their last five games should pose few problems for a side still harbouring hopes of automatic promotion.
Nigel Clough has overseen a major reversal of fortunes at Bramall Lane since his mid-season arrival with Sheffield United on a run of five victories in League One going into this clash.
The Blades know that only victory will keep their hopes of promotion alive, with Peterborough occupying the final play-off spot and 11 points ahead of the Red and White Army.
But the Posh have faltered in recent weeks, with the weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Crawley hardly leaving them in the best frame of mind for this encounter, and they could come undone on the road again having won just two of their last 11 away fixtures in the division.
The Red Devils’ season may have petered out in recent weeks, but as their victory over Peterborough last time out showed, John Gregory’s teams are out to give those sides with something to play for as difficult a time as possible.
Stevenage are still fighting for their lives, but while they did well to score a 3-2 away victory over Bradford City last time out, their form on the road could be their undoing against Crawley.
Boro have been beaten in three of their last four fixtures away from home in League One and could struggle against the hosts, who are unbeaten in five going into this encounter.
The wheels appear to be coming off for Fleetwood at the worst possible time in League Two, with the Cod Army winless and without a goal in three heading into this encounter with Newport.
Their opponents have endured their own struggles in recent weeks but got back on track at home last Saturday with a battling 2-2 draw against automatic promotion pushers Scunthorpe.
With Newport winning eight of their last 13 at home, including victories over Oxford, Southend and Chesterfield, the visitors could be in for another miserable night.
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