|Swansea City vs Derby County||Swansea -0.25 Asian Handicap||7/10|
|Lincoln City vs Rotherham United||Rotherham Draw No Bet||8/13|
|Blackpool vs Southend United||Southend /Draw Double Chance||5/4|
|Peterborough United vs Oxford United||Peterborough Draw No Bet||1/2|
|Tranmere Rovers vs Portsmouth||Portsmouth to Win||7/10|
|All Five Results as an Accumulator||14.75/1|
- Swansea City vs Derby County – When is an apparent renaissance of form simply a mirage? Maybe we’ll find out this week in the form of Derby County, whose recent results have improved. But there’s still caveats: they haven’t won away from home since the opening day of the campaign, and they beat Stoke 4-0 last time out with an expected goals count of just 0.70 – that suggests luck was on their side. Swansea are generally good on home soil and have lost just one of their last six anywhere.
- Lincoln City vs Rotherham United – Rotherham have ascended to the top of the League One table on the back of nine wins in their last ten games. There are those who don’t subscribe to the notion of momentum in sport, but the Yorkshire outfit have plenty of it right now while Lincoln, with three straight defeats including a loss last time out to hapless Southend, have none of it.
- Blackpool vs Southend United – For all their mediocrity, Southend are starting to find something under Sol Campbell’s management and they have now lost just one of their last six games. Confidence is improving, and that’s a resource which is fairly scarce at Blackpool: their last league win came on December 7, with two draws and six defeats since.
- Peterborough United vs Southend United – Transfer deadline day was tough on Oxford, who lost eight-goal Tariqe Fosu-Henry and midfield lynchpin Shandon Baptiste. Regression is expected from Karl Robinson’s men, and especially so against Peterborough, who are on a run of four straight wins with a goal difference of +10.
- Tranmere Rovers vs Portsmouth – Tranmere’s exploits in the FA Cup could come back to haunt them. They’ve lost four on the spin – failing to score in their last 270 minutes of football, and the fixture backlog means they had to play in midweek, heading Portsmouth a huge advantage here. As if that wasn’t enough, Pompey are in a rich vein of form with four straight wins, including an outstanding 2-0 triumph over Sunderland last time out.