Dagenham and Redbridge are showing solid form at the right time as they seek to avoid relegation to League Two, John Still’s men having won three and drawn two of their last five. Only a last minute penalty denied the Daggers a fourth win in five on Tuesday, at Leyton Orient and the way they’re playing at present, they’re worth having onside as they entertain hapless Sheffield Wednesday.
The Owls have won just two of their last 16 matches, the appointment of Gary Megson as manager having little to no positive effect on their form and they have to now consider themselves in a relegation battle given that Dagenham will draw level on points with them if the Victoria Ground clash ends in a home win. As the Owls have lost three in a row, that is a distinct possibility and we’re happy to get with Still’s Daggers at 6/4 with bet365.
Like Dagenham, Yeovil are also trying to haul themselves clear of danger and they did themselves plenty of favours in that department last Saturday, as they collected maximum points at Exeter. Buoyed by that result, the Glovers are as high as 7/2 with Stan James to repeat the feat at Leyton Orient and there’s plenty to like about that price.
The O’s were on an incredible run until last weekend but defeat at Brentford was followed by a home draw against struggling Dagenham, Russell Slade’s men requiring a last-minute penalty to draw level in that one, and perhaps there is a suggestion that they might be entering something of a sticky patch.
For their part, Yeovil have lost three of their last seven but that trio of defeats came against three of the top four so Terry Skiverton’s men can be forgiven for emerging empty-handed from those clashes. A better yardstick of their form are the draws against Huddersfield and improving Walsall as well as the victories away to Tranmere and Exeter and we think that’s a solid enough to record to give them real hope at Brisbane Road, where the cautious can back them at 9/4 (William Hill) ‘Draw No Bet’.
Finally, leaders Brighton are an unremarkable 8/15 courtesy of Skybet to overcome struggling Swindon but it’s a shortage of goals that we want to focus on at the Withdean Stadium. Six of the Seagulls’ last seven have produced fewer than three and it’s five from six where the Robins are concerned. Add this to the fact that Gus Poyet’s men are keeping plenty of clean sheets while the visitors have managed just three goals in eight games and this one looks certain to be low-scoring.
Coral mark a generous 11/4 against the sides notching less than twice between them, Betfred rate Brighton at 6/1 to grab the only goal, but a little bit more leeway wouldn’t go amiss and Sportingbet’s 19/20 for the match to produce under three goals gives that little bit of extra breathing space.