A slight loss on the round with Colchester the main culprits managing to allow Crewe, who had the worst away record in the league, to come from behind to win. We hit 5 of the 9 matches but the odds didn’t permit a profit unfortunately so we’ll go again for the round of games on New Year’s Day and the day after.
A couple of away wins to start us in the Premier League with Man City and Chelsea taken to put their vast squads to good use and beat Swansea and Southampton who’s smaller squads should be a little more tired. In The Championship, Middlesbrough have won their last three games without conceding and that puts them in good stead travelling to Bolton team struggling for consistency. Birmingham staved off a comeback from Blackburn after racing to a 0-3 goal lead at Ewood Park, Barnsley should provide less problems at St Andrews for them.
In League One, Rotherham have the second best home record behind leaders Brentford and they should be strong enough to see off Coventry whilst Brentford, Bristol City, Sheffield Utd & Wolves are all taken to continue their winning or unbeaten runs with victories away from home. Accrington are undervalued in the bottom division having won three of their last 4 away games, they are available to back at 5.00 against Fleetwood who have struggled to put a good run together. Dagenham & Redbridge should take the spoils at home to a poor travelling AFC Wimbledon side.
In Scotland on Thursday, East Fife should be capable of beating an Arbroath side badly out of form, whilst Dundee FC, Rangers & Berwick can record back to back victories on the road.
I’ll be back on Friday to update for the weekend’s matches.
Statistics (to 29th December)
|Swansea v Man City||Man City||4pts||1.61||Won||+2.44|
|Southampton v Chelsea||Chelsea||4pts||1.80||Won||+3.20|
|Bolton v Middlesbrough||Middlesbrough||1pt||3.20||Lost||-1.00|
|Birmingham v Barnsley||Birmingham||3pts||1.80||Lost||-3.00|
|Rotherham v Coventry||Rotherham||3pts||2.25||Lost||-3.00|
|Tranmere v Wolves||Wolves||3pts||1.80||Lost||-3.00|
|Leyton Orient v Bristol City||Bristol City||3pts||4.00||VOID|
|Peterborough v Brentford||Brentford||3pts||2.70||Won||+5.40|
|Walsall v Sheffield United||Sheffield United||3pts||3.75||Lost||-3.00|
|Dag & Red v AFC Wimbledon||Dag & Red||3pts||2.20||Lost||+3.60|
|Fleetwood v Accrington||Accrington||3pts||5.00||Lost||-3.00|
|Raith Rovers v Dundee||Dundee||4pts||2.30||Won||+4.60|
|East Fife v Arbroath||East Fife||3pts||2.10||Won||+3.30|
|Airdrie United v Rangers||Rangers||4pts||1.11|
|Montrose v Berwick||Berwick||4pts||2.62||Lost||-4.00|