Fulham v Brentford
Sitting just outside the play-offs, Brentford will travel to Craven Cottage on Friday confident of adding to their 2-1 win back in November.
Fulham had actually won the first meeting between the two but the Whites’ run of form over recent weeks suggests a repeat of that here is unlikely. Despite last week’s 2-2 draw with Millwall, the Bees are 7/5 to pinch the three points here, and 61/20 to do so winning by one goal.
Buoyed by home support however, Fulham could cause an upset here – an outcome available at 11/5.
Derby County v Watford
Among the league’s elite for the majority of the season, Derby have never quite recovered from February’s surprising 2-0 loss away to Fulham.
Without a win since then the Rams are likely eyeing Good Friday’s match against fellow promotion hopefuls, Watford, as a good chance to rediscover their winning ways. Available at 5/4, a home win here is a popular choice with a Watford win likely to tempt a few at 49/20.
Swindon v MK Dons
Still hopeful of claiming an automatic promotion spot, Swindon welcome fellow promotion chasers MK Dons to the County Ground on Saturday.
Sitting in third and fourth respectively, the sides are separated by only a point – with second-placed Preston only four points ahead and, given the prize on the line, we’d expect a pretty open game here with a draw unlikely to either side any favours.
The hosts do still have a game in hand though and, as such, will fancy their chances. At 29/20 to win there is value in backing Swindon while under 2.5 total goals is a worthy choice at evens.
Yeovil v Chesterfield
Chesterfield will expect to wrap up another three points at Huish Park on Friday as they take on strugglers, Yeovil.
Five points adrift, the outlook is bleak for the hosts and with Paul Cook’s men arriving fresh from back-to-back wins over Bradford and Walsall, an upset here seems highly unlikely.
The smart money is therefore on away win (13/10) with the draw a possible 5/2. Additionally, over 2.5 goals is 6/5 and could be worth a flutter as Yeovil have failed to keep a clean sheet since a goalless draw with Coventry back in January.
Plymouth v Burton
Unbeaten in their last five matches, Burton head to Plymouth looking to maintain their position atop the division.
The hosts meanwhile have only won two of their last five and arriving clinging to a play-off spot with four teams below them all looking to close the gap should they fail to win.
However, a 3-0 win last time out, to bottom of the table Cheltenham, should ensure confidence is high in John Sheridan’s squad – despite Burton’s ominous form – and a home win can be backed at 17/10.
Newport County v Hartlepool
Hartlepool have ended their season-long slump it appears but, the question on most people’s minds is, is it too late?
Four successive wins have lifted them back into contention with those above them but, with Newport flying high, it seems unlikely that they will be able to continue this impressive resurgence this week.
It makes little sense then to back the hosts at 93/100 to secure the win but, for those in search of value, the 44/25 on offer for a home win from a -1 position is tempting in addition to the 69/20 available on an away win.
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