Don't speculate: 5 domestic picks from Saturday's football
We're boosting this Saturday five-fold, which includes tips from the Championship, League One and League Two.
Fulham to beat Bolton –
Fulham’s 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest last weekend made it five successive wins in the league for Slavisa Jokanovic’s side, who have climbed to fifth in the Championship.
The Cottagers have dropped just two points in their last eight and are unbeaten in four on the road.
Bolton made a decent start to life without top-scorer Gary Madine, who was sold on deadline day, by beating play-off chasing Bristol City 1-0 last time out, but that is their only victory in four.
Wolves to beat QPR –
Wolves beat Sheffield United 3-0 last Saturday to make it two victories from two since ending their four-game winless run in all competitions.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are 11 points clear at the top of the Championship, and boast the best home record in the division, having won 11 out of 15 at Molineux.
QPR beat strugglers Barnsley 1-0 last weekend, but have the league’s fourth-worst travelling record with just 11 points from 15 games.
Blackburn to beat Oldham –
Blackburn’s 2-0 loss at Plymouth in midweek was their first league defeat in 19, and they can be trusted to make amends on Saturday.
Tony Mowbray’s side had won three of their previous four and remain unbeaten in 12 at Ewood Park.
Oldham ended a run of three straight defeats with a 2-1 victory at home to Bradford last weekend, but have picked up just one point in their last six away games.
Wigan to beat Southend –
League One leaders Wigan retained their two-point advantage at the top of League One with a 2-0 victory over in-form Gillingham.
The Latics are the best travellers in the division, having won 10 of their 13 games on the road so far.
Southend have won back-to-back games, but had lost eight of their previous nine in all competitions and will struggle to cope against the league’s best side.
Crawley to beat Grimsby –
Crawley bagged a last-minute winner against relegation-threatened Chesterfield last weekend to secure a sixth league victory in seven matches.
Harry Kewell’s side have beaten third- and fourth-placed Notts County and Accrington in a run that has moved them to within six points of the final play-off spot.
Grimsby managed a 1-1 draw at home to Cheltenham last Saturday to earn only their fourth point in an 11-match winless run.