A single goal from Accrington Stanley’s James Gray in the 57th minute got in the way of last week’s 12/1 accumulator coming in, but rather than be put off, this writer is back for another slice of the action from England’s top four divisions.
Alan Pardew’s side are on a roll after winning successive Premier League games and suddenly this is a squad which looks more capable of troubling the European spots than the relegation places this season.
The introduction of Loic Remy is a huge plus for Newcastle, while the form of Hatem Ben Arfa highlights that without injuries, this is team packed full of international talent and they should have too much for Hull.
While Leicester’s Championship-winning credentials were buffed up further by beating Blackburn in midweek, the team they dislodged in second went down meekly to a Millwall side that had previously suffered four defeats and two draws.
The Foxes may have lost on their last road trip in the division at Charlton, but that had much to do with a 52nd-minute red card for Matthew James and they’re also unbeaten in six against the Tangerines, wining four of those encounters.
Rotherham remain one of only four unbeaten sides still left in League One ahead of this trip to Walsall and arrive bang-in form having won their last three straight.
The Saddlers are in decent nick themselves, having recovered from two consecutive defeats to win twice on their travels. However, four points form nine available at home tells another story.
After putting together a decent season after promotion last year, York are in freefall having lost four games on the spin.
The search for respite looks unlikely to be resolved at upwardly mobile Wycombe, who have climbed to fifth off the back of three successive victories.