It’s that time of the week to take a dip into England’s top four leagues and try to predict, with the aid of careful research of course, a money-spinning accumulator for the upcoming fixtures. NB, don’t include Newcastle.
It’s no use for would-be Premier League winners to absolutely thrash one of their title rivals and not follow it up by winning their next game against far more beatable opposition.
With every respect to Aston Villa, they are no Manchester United and furthermore are yet to pick up a point at home in the Premier League this season.
When you throw into the mix that Villa will be without their best player in Christian Benteke, the ingredients for the City win are all present.
Desperate times are afoot for both clubs. Bolton prop up the table without a win, while Yeovil make the trip to Lancashire having lost seven of the last eight and drawing the other.
Something must give. However, when you look at Bolton’s results at home – they narrowly lost to leaders QPR and mid-table Leeds, while achieving draws against top-half sides in Reading and Derby – it give clues the Trotters can finally register three vital points at The Reebok against the Glovers.
Kenny Jackett will be delighted with the way his Wolves sides are adapting to life in the third tier, taking maximum points from six out of their last seven games in League One.
The visitors to Molineux look ill-equipped to stop Wolves gaining another three points as well, with Sheffield United’s plummet down the table now stretching to five defeats on the bounce.
There was little shame in promotion hopefuls Oxford losing to the merciless leaders Chesterfield on their last outing, but the U’s will be keen to make amends at struggling Hartlepool.
The Monkey Hangers should be fairly generous hosts too, as aside from beating hapless Accrington Stanley at Victoria Park, they’ve lost all three league games there, scoring just once.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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