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EFL acca: A 14/1 four-fold for Saturday’s action

29 Feb | BY Jamie Griffith | MIN READ TIME |
EFL acca: A 14/1 four-fold for Saturday’s action

Jamie Griffith's best bets for Saturday's Football League matches include wins for Norwich and Sheffield Wednesday.

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The first Saturday of the month brings with it a bumper day of EFL action, with 11 games scheduled in the Championship and a full programme in Leagues One and Two.

Best bets

Norwich to beat Sunderland /
Sheffield Wednesday to beat Rotherham /
Walsall to beat Doncaster /
Forest Green double chance v Grimsby /

Accumulator odds 14/1

Norwich vs Sunderland (15:00)

Norwich seem to be hitting form at just the right time and are now just three points off the playoff places, with the return of Josh Sargent a huge reason for their upturn in results.

The American has scored five goals in his last five matches, and the Canaries have lost just two of the 14 games he has featured in this term, suggesting he can help continue his side’s playoff push by leading them to a routine win over Sunderland. 

The Black Cats are in turmoil off the pitch and have not been much better on it, as they are currently on a three-game losing run that has seen them beaten by bottom-eight sides Huddersfield, Birmingham and Swansea.

Norwich have won their last four home matches and have not lost at Carrow Road since November, suggesting Sunderland’s fortunes are unlikely to change anytime soon. 

Rotherham vs Sheffield Wednesday (15:00)

A few months ago, this would have been deemed a six-pointer, but Sheffield Wednesday have since pulled 13 points ahead of their hosts, with Rotherham looking doomed. 

The Millers have lost six games on the spin, have just one victory in their last 23 outings and are rooted to the bottom of the Championship, 16 points from safety. 

In contrast, Wednesday have put together a decent run of form since appointing Danny Rohl and are showing signs of improvement week-on-week, unlike Rotherham. 

The Owls have won three of their last four games, only losing to the league leaders Leicester in that run, and they won 2-0 at the Den in their previous away fixture, suggesting they should have no issues in compiling the Millers’ misery even further at the New York Stadium. 

Walsall vs Doncaster (15:00)

Walsall are enjoying an excellent run of form, winning four on the bounce in a sequence that began with a well-earned 2-1 victory over league leaders Mansfield and are now firmly in the League Two playoff picture. 

Doncaster are also on a decent run, having avoided defeat in their last five games. However, their wins in that run have come against bottom-half sides Tranmere, Grimsby and Wimbledon. 

The opposition Walsall have beaten in their sequence is far stronger than that Rovers have triumphed over, suggesting the Saddlers – who also won the reverse fixture – could enjoy a smooth ride on their way to three points at the Bescot Stadium. 

Grimsby vs Forest Green (15:00)

Unsurprisingly, Forest Green have looked a much better side since replacing rookie manager Troy Deeney with the vastly experienced Steve Cotterill, and their upturn in results could be set to continue in Grimsby. 

Rovers held Wrexham to a draw in the week and have beaten Barrow and Tranmere in their last four games, and that form is much better than anything their hosts have managed lately. 

Grimsby are on a seven-match winless run that has seen them lose home matches 6-1 and 5-1 to Walsall and Doncaster respectively. 

The Mariners have lost five of their last six home matches, including all of the previous three, suggesting Cotterill’s improving Forest Green side should manage at least a point on Saturday.