Sorry I havent posted recently, missed out on the midweek games
Im actually not in the UK at the moment, but anyway, still gotta make those picks!
Nothing for me in the Premiership screams out value so Im leaving it.
Birmingham vs Ipswich
Birmingham are top of the league and playing quite well at the moment. Ipswich have picked themselves off the bottom of the league and won 3 matches in a row. Birmingham see themselves as a Premiership side and to be fair to them, are showing that they might well be that after this season. However, I have had mixed views about Ipswich and after much deliberation I feel they will have an up and down season, going on good runs, then bad runs which will see them have a rollercoaster yet fruitless season and ending up about 9th. Birmingham have won their last 2league matches and won all 4 of their league matches at home this season. Ipswich won their last away match which was after they went 1-0 down on TV and it looked like they wouldnt win for a long time, they won that match 3-0. Youngster Billy Clarke has scored in the last 2matches and he looks to be helping to kick start thier season. Birmingham will have Kelly, Sadler and Bendtner out which may be a big miss for them although they have others to cover for him.
Ipswich to win @ 6.13 - 1unit
Derby vs Preston
I thought Preston would struggle this season having lost their manager and some of their key defenders, however, theyve managed to get in a decent young manager and keep David Nugent and I have thus far been proved wrong. Today they are up against the team that the Preston manager left to join. Adding to that, 2 seasons ago Preston beat Derby in the Playoff semi finals. A fiery battle ensues. Derby have lost some key players on the last day of the transfer window including Tommy Smith and Inigo Idiakez. They are both coming off very good wins, Derby at Wolves and Preston beating West Brom. However, Derbys home form is poor not winning at home yet this season, and Prestons away form is average only winning 1 in their last 4 matches away from home this season. This was a great away win on TV against Wolves. However, despite these relatively poor forms Preston sit up the top of the table in 4th while Derby are currently in 16th seemingly wishing every game was an away game considering their home form.
Preston to win @ 2.95 - 2units
Stockport vs Wrexham
Wrexham were fantastic last weekend (not for me though!) beating Swindon after Swindon hadnt dropped a point all season. They were woeful in midweek losing 5-0 and now I feel they will gain 3points again. How can I touch such an inconsistent side? Because Stockport are very consistent. Consistently bad. Them and Macclesfield are once again the likely favourites to go down and this is a fade of Stockport with quite a decent Wrexham side.
Wrexham to win @ 2.62 - 2units