Brighton’s victory against Oldham on Saturday, a fourth win in five league games, saw them leap into top spot and on home soil once again on Tuesday, the Seagulls are a safe-looking 3/4 at Victor Chandler to capitalise on Brentford’s lack of goals by sending them home from the Withdean Stadium empty-handed.
The Bees have only struck four times in their eight games and have drawn a blank in their last three, a statistic that lends appeal to 888Sport’s 15/8 for Gus Poyet’s troops to prevail without conceding against the League One strugglers, for whom a penalty shootout success against Everton did little to improve their league form.
Bristol Rovers have steadied the ship with consecutive wins and the formbook is undoubtedly with the Pirates, William Hill’s 19/20 favourites as they prepare to host rock-bottom Tranmere. The visitors have won just once in the league and with six goals conceded in their last two on the road, they look defensively vulnerable. Will Hoskins can capitalise on their frailty at the back, the Bristol Rovers marksman has four in the league already and he’s 6/1 (Betfred) to follow up Saturday’s brace against Oldham with the opener at the Memorial Stadium.
At London Road, even bet365’s odds-on quote of 4/5 looks a touch high as Peterborough and Notts County lock horns; Posh having won all four matches at home and the Magpies having lost three on the road. At the same price, this time courtesy of 888Sport, that clash also looks a banker to produce three or more goals and at 7/5 (bet365), Aaron McLean could add to his six league strikes by grabbing one of those goals.
Also in League One, Leyton Orient (11/10, Stan James) can edge out Walsall, Betdaq post evens against a Bournemouth triumph at home to Exeter while Southampton can build on their victory at Sheffield Wednesday and now that new boss Nigel Adkins has settled in, they also appeal at evens, this time with Coral.