A few weeks ago it would’ve seemed almost impossible but last weekend Hartlepool climbed off the foot of League One by beating Leyton Orient, a result that means John Hughes’ troops have won three and drawn two in a five-match run without a defeat.
Scunthorpe are also on a decent run and have won three in a row on their own patch but prior to that they had really struggled at home and with Akpo Sodje, who has bagged four goals in that trio of victories, a doubt with an ankle injury, the door could be slightly ajar for the visitors, available at a massive 10/3 at Stan James.
Another team that could upset the odds are Colchester, who host promotion hopefuls Tranmere. The U’s have won three out of five as they seek to move away from danger while Rovers’ title bid has gone south on the back of a run of four straight defeats.
United also possess home advantage in this one and it’s easy to see them rewarding punters at odds of 9/5 (Skybet).
Elsewhere, on a day when a few outsiders could prevail, ambitious punters might also fancy in-form Yeovil at 11/5 (Coral) to card a ninth straight league win, at Doncaster.
Double on Hartlepool and Colchester – 11/1 (Stan James)