Two wins and a couple of draws in their last four have done Walsall’s survival hopes the power of good and they can build on their recent improvement by getting the better of second-placed Bournemouth.
The Saddlers are 15/8 with Coral to follow up last week’s 3-1 triumph at Carlisle with a victory against the Cherries, whose hit-and-miss away record lends further appeal to a flutter on a home win.
Craig Mackail-Smith was on target again for Peterborough last weekend against Southampton, taking his season’s tally and if Posh weren’t up against a defensively solid Charlton side, the Posh marksman would have looked a cracking bet at 2/1 (Coral) to notch at any stage. Instead, staying with the ‘Anytime Scorer’ market, we’ll focus attention on Southampton’s Rickie Lambert.
The Saints man, who has found the net seven times in eight league games, struck twice from the spot in that match at London Road and comes up against a Carlisle team shipping plenty of goals at the moment. He’s the designated penalty taker for Saints and at 23/20 with he looks a steal to notch at St Mary’s.
Rochdale extended their unbeaten run to nine with a 3-1 midweek success against Bristol Rovers and Keith Hill’s men now have the play-offs in their sights. Betfred’s 13/8 for them to get the better of Sheffield Wednesday at Spotland looks huge then, especially as the Owls haven’t won in the league in seven attempts and have lost eight of their 13 away fixtures.