Promotion-chasing Southampton are 8/11 with Betfred to collect three points at Walsall but the strugglers could make life difficult for Saints.
A 4-1 victory against Swindon means Southampton are still in the hunt for automatic promotion in League One but there’s a chance that Saints’ hopes in that department could be dented against an improved Walsall.
The Saddlers remain in the bottom four in League One but their results have picked up of late and they have shown enough in recent matches to suggest they can take something from the Bescot Stadium clash.
Dean Smith’s men are too big at 4/1 with , especially as they have lost just one of their last five at home, but as a couple of those matches, including Saturday’s against Rochdale, have finished all-square, we’re happier to tackle them ‘Draw No Bet’ at 14/5 (Coral).
Leaders Brighton head to Yeovil as Betdaq’s favourites at 2.0 (evens) but their loss at the weekend allied with the Glovers’ return to winning ways are slightly discouraging ahead of the Huish Park clash and we’re happier to look elsewhere.
Instead, Hartlepool could be worth a small interest at 21/10 with , to send third-placed Huddersfield home empty-handed. The Terriers have drawn their last four but chucked away a two-goal lead against Leyton Orient on Saturday, which won’t do their confidence much good as they prepare for this tough trip.
By contrast, Mick Wadsworth’s troops picked up a morale-boosting maximum haul at Exeter at the weekend and have also taken points from both Charlton and Southampton on their own patch in recent weeks so they’ve undoubtedly been underestimated as they come up against a Town team with as many defeats as wins away from home.
Walsall to beat Southampton ‘Draw No Bet’ – 14/5 (Coral)
Hartlepool to beat Huddersfield – 21/10 ()