League One’s chasing pack, looking to gain ground on Brighton, could be in for a tough afternoon this weekend as they all face tricky away trips.
Second-placed Sheffield Wednesday have won four out of five in the league and would be worth considering at 6/4 (Betdaq) but for the fact that opponents Exeter have lost only once this term at St James’ Park.
Similarly Huddersfield’s victory against the league leaders last time out should stand them in good stead ahead of the visit to Brentford, but coming into the clash on the back of three consecutive away wins, the Bees shouldn’t be overlooked and indeed as the Terriers have at times looked vulnerable on the road, we’re more inclined to side with the hosts at 8/5 with Betfred.
The only reservation is that Brentford played 120 gruelling minutes in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday and could be suffering from a little fatigue.
Their opponents in that one, Charlton, are in fourth and were in decent shape until the last few days when they lost at home to struggling Walsall, a result they followed up by losing on penalties at Griffin Park.
The Addicks head to Hartlepool where they will kick off as slender favourites at 6/4 (888Sport) but the home side have been fairly solid of late, having lost only two of their last nine in the league, a run that takes in a win over Brighton, and they look overpriced at 9/5 with William Hill to cap a miserable week for Phil Parkinson’s side by sending them home empty-handed.
At Brisbane Road, punters can expect plenty of goals as Leyton Orient entertain Plymouth. The O’s have been pretty prolific in recent weeks while seven of the Pilgrims previous nine have produced at least three goals. A tally of more than 2.5 in the capital looks on the cards then (evens, Betdaq) and those wanting to pick a winner in this one should look no further than the hosts at 5/4 with Stan James.