Will Burns is back and he has picked out four tips to get your accumulator on this afternoon. All good ol’ traditional 3:00pm kick offs!
Saturday 20th August 2016 – all 15:00 kick offs
READING v BRIGHTON
Suffering successive away defeats at Wolves and Newcastle United, Jaap Stam will aim to motivate his Reading side into a win back at the Madjeski Stadium today against Chris Hughton’s Brighton.
Stam has introduced a Dutch-style possession/build-up play into the Reading side but has struggled without real quality within his roster. Against The Magpies on Wednesday night, Dwight Gayle notched two goals with ease in a 4-1 win for Newcastle. Leaking goals is a problem and Reading have now conceded six goals in their last two games. I see more goals going past goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi today.
In the head-to-head stats, Reading are undefeated in their last six home matches against Brighton in all competitions but they mean absolutely nothing when comes to seriously picking out a betting tip. The stat changes to day and Brighton head back to the South-East with the win.
The proper stats show that in all four games this season, Championship and EFL Cup, Brighton are yet to concede a goal! Having kept four consecutive clean sheets and dished out two 3-0 victories over Nottingham Forest and Rotherham, they are priced at 6/5 today and Brighton is part one of our acca.
OXFORD UNITED v PETERBOROUGH UNITED
Who saw Millwall’s emphatic 5-1 defeat away to Peterborough coming on Tuesday night? Well The Posh have now scored eight goals and conceded four within their first three games with a five-goal thriller against AFC Wimbledon in the EFL Cup sandwiched between those games.
Today’s opponents Oxford United have been polar opposites scoring just the two goals in the league, leaking five and I see that continuing today. The key to Peterborough’s success so far this season has been wingers Gwion Edwards and Marcus Maddison. Edwards, released by Swansea at youth level and Maddision, a Newcastle United reject, have been lethal and they might be worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market in addition if your feeling greedy.
SHREWSBURY TOWN v CHESTERFIELD
Chesterfield sit in second in the league behind the dominant Bolton Wanderers after an opening day draw with Oxford, followed by home wins against Swindon (2-0) and Walsall (3-1). Shrewsbury have been horrendous falling to defeats to MK Dons (0-1) and Charlton Athletic (0-3) and a drab goalless draw away to Coventry.
Scoring four goals in four games, Ched Evans has been dangerous in front of goal and Shrewsbury will have trouble handling him. He is our key man today and I feel Chesterfield should pick up an easy win here. Our third pick is Chesterfield at an overpriced 9/5 with Bet365.
STEVENAGE v LUTON TOWN
So far Stevenage have lost two and drew one, while Luton are undefeated winning two and drawing one and sit pretty top of League Two. I caanot look past another win for Luton and another Stevenage loss and I am going big on this one and placing three point on it. Our final pick is Luton again which I feel is well overpriced 7/5 with Bet365.
So they you have it. Our acca is a HUGE PRICE over 39/1 so stick yourself a point on that!