Relegated from the Championship last season, Coventry are already in the League One drop zone having failed to win any of their opening seven matches. However, the Sky Blues have appointed Mark Robins as manager this week in a bid to stop the rot and the former Barnsley and Rotherham boss can immediately endear himself to the Ricoh Arena faithful by guiding City to a victory against Carlisle.
The mid-table Cumbrians have been inconsistent so far, although they’re unbeaten in their last three, and with the hosts set to be buoyed by having a new man at the helm, Ladbrokes’ odds-against quote of 6/5 about a Coventry triumph is hard to ignore.
After a shocking start which saw them lose their opening four matches, Scunthorpe have stopped the rot a touch, going three matches without defeat and chalking up their first victory last weekend, at Shrewsbury.
The Iron will be in a more confident frame of mind then as they prepare for the visit of Colchester, who are yet to win this term and are without a single goal away from home so Alan Knill’s troops have to be considered decent value at 6/5 with Coral to record their first Glanford Park success.
Completing an enticing treble in League One are Notts County. The Magpies are in third spot having won four of their seven fixtures and Boylesports rate them at 4/6 to get the better of a patched-up Portsmouth outfit whose early-season enthusiasm looks to be on the wane.
Treble on Coventry, Scunthorpe and Notts County – 13/2 (Ladbrokes)