As you know, it’s the international break which means no Premier League for the time being.
But, the show must go on!
We’re dipping our toes into some lower league action this week to try and find our second treble of the season. Last week, we managed to land one-of-out-three which was a slight improvement from the week prior (we don’t talk about that…).
Anyway – let’s see who we fancy this weekend.
Accrington Stanley vs Plymouth Argyle
Our first pick comes from the Wham Stadium as Accrington Stanley host Plymouth.
Both sides are in decent form – Plymouth are looking for a victory that would take them back to the top of League One, while Accrington are on a three-match unbeaten run of their own heading into this one.
Plymouth’s recent run has seen them lose just once in 14 matches as they try to keep pace with Wigan Athletic at the top of the table.
Accrington were comfortably beaten in their FA Cup first-round clash with Port Vale – a team in a lower division – last week, which will have been a huge blow in terms of confidence. However, they responded well by beating Fleetwood Town 4-1 in the EFL Trophy in midweek.
However, given Plymouth’s current run, we can’t see anything other than win for Ryan Lowe’s side at 5/4.
Ipswich Town vs Oxford United
Our second pick comes from Portman Road as Ipswich take on Oxford.
Oxford are targeting a fourth consecutive league win here, whilst the Tractor Boys are looking to build on the 4-1 win over Wycombe last time out in the league.
Both clubs drew their FA Cup first round ties at home to League Two opposition last weekend, with Oxford being pegged back twice in a 2-2 stalemate against Bristol Rovers and Ipswich tying 1-1 against Oldham Athletic.
It means that the two sides have replays to prepare for on Tuesday, which may come into play when preparing for this game.
Ipswich have recorded three successive victories at Portman Road in the league, and we think home advantage could play a part here.
Ipswich win at 6/5.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Gillingham
Our final pick comes from the clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Gillingham.
The Owls are chasing the play-off places and currently sit two points behind the top six, while Gillingham have struggled so far this campaign, and are just one point above the relegation zone.
Wednesday have not lost since the start of October, and despite their unbeaten run comprising of plenty of draws, the 3-0 win over Sunderland last week ended a run of four consecutive stalemates in the league. They have only lost one of their seven league matches at Hillsborough this season.
The Gills have won one and drawn two of their last three, but they’ve only won three games out of the 16 played so far.
We’re leaning towards a Wednesday win at 3/5.
Plymouth to beat Accrington
Ipswich to beat Oxford
Sheffield Wednesday to beat Gillingham
Trader’s special price for the treble – 15/2!
Football Betting Odds.