Football League Betting Tips
Most Football League sides have had the benefit of a midweek rest and are back in action this weekend. There will be plenty of opportunities to pick out a few winners on Saturday…
Reading v Nottingham Forest
Reading were in Cup action in midweek action losing to Arsenal. They got back to winning ways in the Championship last weekend with a 1-0 win away at struggling Rotherham. Their only defeat here came against an ever improving Aston Villa. Nottingham Forest are yet to win away from losing each of their last three fixtures on the road by a 2-1 scoreline. They have a number of absentees for this clash including a suspended Thomas Lam and Hildeberto Pereira in defence.
Take the Reading win at 2.06 with Marathon Bet. Despite dropping points here against Birmingham and Villa, they have beaten Ipswich and Huddersfield, and they’re a well-organised side. Forest are unreliable on their travels, and no case can be made for a side who were dominated by Cardiff last weekend.
Bristol Rovers v Peterborough
Bristol Rovers have climbed to fifth in the League One table and look in excellent shape. They relied on their two Chelsea loanees last weekend to claim all three points, but they also have hotshot striker Matty Taylor in their side. They’ve been a good source of goals this season and with three wins in their last four games. Grant McCann’s Peterborough are the visitors, and they often flit between brilliant and hopeless. They lost limply in their last away game at Fleetwood and failed to find a way past AFC Wimbledon last weekend. It could have been far worse than the final 1-0 scoreline.
Take Bristol Rovers to win here at 2.36 with Marathon Bet. Darrell Clarke’s side have been brilliant in recent weeks, especially battling back from 3-1 down to claim a draw against MK Dons. They have lost just once since the end of August.
Fleetwood v Gillingham
Fleetwood remain the only side in League One to have scored in every single game this season, and Uwe Rosler has proved the right man for the job on the Fylde Coast as he’s helped Fleetwood get off to a terrific start. They’re a young squad and are capable of inconsistencies, but they always carry a threat. Gillingham’s form has been worrying in recent weeks. Justin Edinburgh’s side haven’t won since the 24th of September and have been leaking at the back. They have drawn their last two games 1-1, and away from home they’ve conceded 9 goals in the last four games in all competitions.
Take Both Teams to Score in this one. It’s 1.77 with Marathon Bet. Gillingham just can’t keep sides out, they conceded two penalties to Charlton last weekend. Fleetwood should continue their record of scoring in every game this season against a generous defence, but their home form isn’t strong enough to merit them being backed here.
Plymouth v Colchester
Home Park is a happy place at the moment as Plymouth go from strength to strength at the top of League Two. Derek Adam’s side have won four of the last five games and look a very potent outfit. Graham Carey is one of the best players in the division and definitely destined to play at a higher level. Colchester have been poor on their travels losing their last two games and haven’t won in the last four.
Back Plymouth at 2.05 with Marathon Bet. The Pilgrims have enough quality to get the better of a low scoring Colchester outfit, who have been poor on their travels this season.