With World Cup Qualifiers this weekend, it means there are no Premier League or Championship games to look at.
Saturday World Cup Qualifiers sees France go to Luxembourg as heavy favourite to maintain their lead in Group A, whilst Netherlands face a tough trip to Bulgaria in the same group. Group B leaders Switzerland take their 100% record into their game with Latvia, meanwhile Portugal and Hungary meet vying to close the gap on the Swiss. Elsewhere, the top two in Group H meet in Brussels as Belgium host Greece, whilst Bosnia in third welcome Gibraltar.
Domestically, there is a full list of fixtures in both League One and League Two.
Sheffield United saw their lead at the top of League One cut to six-points following a midweek win for Bolton, but the Blades will be confident of maintaining that lead with a win at lowly Oldham, who have managed just twenty-six league goals all season. Bolton now have a four-point cushion in second place going into their game at relegation threatened Shrewsbury, whilst Fleetwood in third are also on the road as they travel to Bury. Bradford in fourth meet fifth-placed Scunthorpe on Sunday, which gives sixth-placed Southend the chance to close the gap on them if they can win at AFC Wimbledon. Millwall in seventh sit on the same points as Southend going into their visit to Swindon, who have lost their last four games and are now seven-points from safety.
League Two leaders Doncaster and second-placed Plymouth meet at the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday, which gives Portsmouth in third a chance to reduce the gap with a win against Newport County, who sit in the drop zone. Form side Stevenage in fourth travel to Cambridge, whilst fifth-placed Luton go in search of their first win in four games at Colchester. Carlisle remain sixth despite no win or no goals in six games, and face an improving Crewe Alex at Brunton Park. Elsewhere Exeter in seventh and the final play-off spot, host Yeovil.
Here are our tips for Saturday’s football.
AWAY WIN AND BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE – LUCKY 15:
- ROCHDALE – L1
- BRISTOL ROVERS – L1
- SHEFFIELD UNITED – L1
- BOLTON – L1
- STEVENAGE – L1
- CREWE ALEX – L2
Rochdale can go to Chesterfield and come away with a win to keep their play-off hopes alive. Dale do concede goals though and we see the home side scoring, but Chesterfield don’t score enough – which is why they will almost certainly be relegated.
Bristol Rovers have won three of their last four games and can win again at bottom side Coventry. Again, Rovers are always likely to concede, but should have too much to beat the Sky Blues and send them close to relegation.
Sheffield United are League One’s top scorers and should be too good for Oldham. However, the Latics have one of the best defensive records in the division despite sitting just two places above the drop zone. Any early Blades goal will see Oldham come out having to score. We do see both sides registering, but a comfortable win for Sheffield United.
Bolton can make it five wins out of five with a win at Shrewsbury, but it won’t be easy for the Trotters. We do see goals in this and an entertaining game, but Bolton should have enough to come out on top.
Stevenage are flying in League Two and can continue their excellent form at Cambridge. We see a high-scoring game and goals from each side, but Stevange doing just enough to edge this one.
Carlisle are in awful form and welcome a Crewe side who have won three of their last four games. The Alex are susceptible to conceding though and the Cumbrians can get their first goal in six attempts, but we’re backing the visitors to register a surprise win.
OVER 2.5 GOALS – ACCA:
- Belgium v Greece – WC
- Luxembourg v France – WC
- Gillingham v Peterborough – L1
- Northampton v Oxford United – L1
- Blackpool v Hartlepool – L2
- Colchester v Luton – L2
- Portsmouth v Newport County – L2
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE – ACCA:
- Cyprus v Estonia – WC
- Bulgaria v Netherlands – WC
- AFC Wimbledon v Southend – L1
- Scunthorpe v Bradford – L1
- Crawley v Leyton Orient – L2
- Morecambe v Mansfield – L2
- Wycombe v Notts County – L1