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EFL football tips: A 12/1 four-fold for Saturday’s matches

15 Dec | BY Dan Childs | MIN READ TIME |
EFL football tips: A 12/1 four-fold for Saturday’s matches

The busy December EFL schedule continues with another jam-packed weekend and Dan Childs has selected a 12/1 accumulator.

Best bets

Leeds to beat Coventry @ 1/2
Wigan or draw v Port Vale @ 7/10
AFC Wimbledon to beat Salford @ 1/1
Grimsby to beat Newport @ 8/5

Leeds v Coventry (15:00)

Championship promotion chasers Leeds were beaten 1-0 at Sunderland on Tuesday but they can bounce straight back by defeating Coventry at Elland Road.

The midweek results could not have been any worse for Leeds, who have fallen 11 points adrift of leaders Leicester and ten behind second-placed Ipswich.

But there is plenty of time to close the gap and Daniel Farke’s side are sure to be targeting maximum points from the pre-Christmas fixtures at home to Coventry and Ipswich.

Leeds are on a run of seven successive home wins and should have too much firepower for the Sky Blues, who are struggling for consistency.

Mark Robins’ side have been defeated on four of their last five road trips and seem unlikely to prosper in one of their toughest fixtures of the campaign.

Port Vale v Wigan (15:00)

Wigan have shrugged aside their eight-point deduction by climbing to 14th in League One and they can move into an even more comfortable position by defeating Port Vale in the Potteries.

Third-tier survival was Wigan’s top priority and they are comfortably on course to achieve that goal with seven points separating them from the drop zone.

The Latics have lost just one of their last nine league games and if they continue picking up points on a regular basis, they might have to start thinking about a play-off push.

Vale were among the front runners in the early part of the season but they were dragged into danger by a run of 11 games without a league win.

Andy Crosby’s side were 1-0 victors at fellow strugglers Exeter last weekend but they have gone seven games without a home success and may fall short against Wigan.

Salford v AFC Wimbledon (15:00)

AFC Wimbledon have climbed into the League Two play-off places with three victories from their last four matches and they look solid favourites to see off fifth-bottom Salford.

The battle for promotion is going to be intense but the Wombles are likely to stay the course.

Johnnie Jackson’s side have registered six successive home wins, including last Saturday’s superb 4-0 victory at home to Swindon.

The Londoners are growing in stature and should be too strong for injury-hit Salford, who are on a six-game winless run.

Newport v Grimsby (15:00)

Grimsby have taken four points from two League Two games under their new manager David Artell, and their upturn can continue with a victory over Newport at Rodney Parade.

The Mariners lost a lot of tight games earlier in the season but they were never a poor side and the arrival of Artell seems to have given them the lift they were looking for.

They began life under the new regime with an impressive 1-1 draw at in-form MK Dons and followed up with last Saturday’s well-deserved 2-1 success at home to fifth-placed Crewe.

Confidence is rising and Grimsby can get the better of 15th-placed Newport, who were beaten 2-1 at Tranmere last weekend.