Bristol City, Sheffield Utd and Coventry in 8/1 Saturday treble
Coral have produced yet another tantalising offer to rake in some cash this weekend by backing league leaders Bristol City, Nigel Clough’s Sheffield United and Coventry City.
Enhanced odds of 8/1 say the Robins will dispatch of Chesterfield at home, basement boys Crewe will fail to get anything from Coventry and the Blades will take care of Leyton Orient, who hover one place above the drop zone.
Bristol City v Chesterfield
Champions elect Bristol City, who are 5/6 to win this fixture, enter this game unbeaten this season, a fact only Nottingham Forest and Chelsea can also lay claim to.
Since enduring relegation last term, Bristol have regrouped and opened up the League One campaign on fire. They have already amassed a four point lead at the division’s summit and also hold the distinction of topping the scoring (alongside Swindon Town).
Kieran Agard and Aaron Wilbraham have rattled in 13 of those 22 goals between them already, and the latter is 7/2 to net the opener at Ashton Gate.
Sheffield United v Leyton Orient
United head into this game as 6/5 favourites, having won all of their home games this season in all competitions with the exception of Bristol City’s opening day visit.
Leyton Orient have suffered a fall from grace following their third-place finish last season and narrowly missing out on promotion. The O’s, meanwhile, are currently on a run of one win in their last eight.
Orient actually lost 1-0 at home to the Blades in the Capital One Cup last month, and United’s cup form continued by defeating Hartlepool in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy this week. Jose Baxter opened the scoring in that 2-1 victory, and he is priced at 5/1 to do the same come Saturday.
Crewe v Coventry
Coventry are 11/10 favourites to slay bottom placed Crewe at Gresty Road this Saturday, where the home sides last two league outings have ended in 3-0 reverses.
Steven Pressley’s Sky Blues have the talents of John Fleck and proven scorer Simeon Jackson to cause concern to Crewe’s fragile backline, which has shipped 14 goals in four games.
Coventry ran out 2-1 winners in this corresponding fixture last season and, given the heavy conceding and lack of goals from Crewe’s perspective, handicap bets at -1 (11/4) and -2 (7/1) for Coventry looks an appealing bet.