Straight off the back of another entertaining weekend of Football League action, we are into the thick of it on Tuesday night. Games across all 3 leagues should provide us with enough ammunition to form a winning accumulator. Here are our suggestions:
Rotherham v Preston – Preston win
The Lilywhites have adapted to life in the second tier with great aplomb. Under Simon Grayson they have enough flair to cause opposition panic and seem a solid proposition at the back. The fact that they've face last year's play-off final losers and League One's top scorers from last season and are still yet to concede a goal says something about the togetherness and fighting spirit of the side. Paul Gallagher's excellent finish was the difference on Saturday, but Daniel Johnson had several chances to make the scoreline altogether more comfortable. There are still worries about the lack of goals coming from the strikers, but they should still have too much for a Rotherham side who have struggled so far and lost to out-of-form Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Blackpool v Burton – Burton win
Staying with a Lancashire club, Blackpool haven't exactly taken League One by storm. They've struggled to adapt to life in the third tier so far. Rochdale put them to the sword on Saturday and there were defensive errors all over the shop. Burton were just edged out by Barnsley, but that was Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink's 4th defeat since taking charge and I can see them bouncing back here. Many people point towards fan disharmony as the reason for Blackpool's lacklustre performances, but their squad is inexperienced and lacks depth. A couple of injuries and they would be down to the bare bones. I think Burton have too much quality for the Seasiders.
Coventry v Crewe – Coventry win
A fairly short price this one going off recent form, but perfect to stick in the midweek accumulator. Coventry are top of the table and are looking pretty handy under Tony Mowbray. Adam Armstrong appears to be a masterstroke signings and having players such as John Fleck & Jim O'Brien adds neccessary experience to the squad. The team appear to be playing with smiles on their faces, especially after they put 4 past Millwall without reply. They should have too much for Crewe, who have struggled so far, achieving a solitary point against near neighbours Port Vale. They are a young squad and Steve Davis doesn't have much a budget to play with and they're in for a difficult season.
Leyton Orient v Stevenage – Leyton Orient win
Another shorty, but we already have 2 away wins under our belt. Leyton Orient are looking decent under Ian Hendon. Of course, it's early days still, but they appear to be clicking and the divide which hampered the squad under numerous poor managerial appointments appears to have subsided. Dean Cox seems happy to be playing again and although they lost a number of key performers, they appear to have made adequate replacements. It's been difficult start to life in Hertfordshire for Teddy Sheringham as he looks to keep Stevenage away from the League Two trapdoor. A spirited late comeback against Newport is something to build upon though, but this will be a difficult trip to East London.
Hartlepool v Newport – Hartlepool win
Despite Ronnie Moore not being around, Hartlepool have made a sensational start to the season and carried on where they left off last season. The Monkey Hangers made the great escape look easy as they turned it around and managed to stay in the division. They have signed well in the summer and they've got Billy Paynter scoring again. He tends to score in patches, so looks likely to continue. They came from behind to beat York at Bootham Crescent, which is a very decent result and they are back at Victoria Park to face Newport. Terry Butcher's men have struggled this season, but haven't been helped by a number of injuries to key players. They couldn't hold on against Stevenage and they seem unlikely to be able to get anything here.
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