Another jam-packed EFL schedule features 32 Saturday fixtures and Dan Childs has selected a 16/1 accumulator.
Burton v Charlton (15:00)
Charlton’s League One playoff hopes have faded after eight games without a victory but the Addicks have scope to improve over the next few months and can take a small step forward by defeating Burton at the Pirelli Stadium.
Another season of disappointment looks likely for Charlton, who are a long way away from regaining the Championship status they lost in 2020.
However, the Londoners have shown ambition in the January transfer window and there was an upturn in performance during last Saturday’s 2-1 loss at home to highflying Peterborough.
Charlton’s second half display against the Posh was the best they have played for several weeks and it featured a promising debut for midfielder Tyreeq Bakinson, who has arrived on loan from Sheffield Wednesday.
The Addicks had to digest a tenth league loss of the campaign but they played at a level which should cause problems for the majority of third tier sides.
A return to winning ways should not be far away and there is every chance of success over Burton, who are two points worse off in the table.
The Brewers were beaten 3-2 at Derby on Monday and are unlikely to fare any better this weekend.
Peterborough v Shrewsbury (15:00)
Peterborough’s 2-1 victory at Charlton was hard-fought but they should have an easier time when taking on struggling Shrewsbury at London Road.
Darren Ferguson’s side are the leading scorers in the division with 52 goals and they have put together an unbeaten sequence of 11 League One games.
They have emerged as strong contenders for automatic promotion and their slick football will ask lots of questions of 17th-placed Shrewsbury, who are getting sucked into the relegation scrap.
Shrewsbury have lost nine of 13 away league games, scoring just three goals in the process, and they could be brushed aside by potent Posh.
Notts County v Stockport (15:00)
Stockport have led the League Two standings since October but they have not played like champions in recent weeks and could suffer a setback when taking on promotion rivals Notts County at Meadow Lane.
Injuries have been mounting for Stockport, who have failed to win any of their last six away matches.
The Hatters were 3-1 victors at home to Walsall last Saturday but they face a tougher challenge against the Magpies, who are the division’s top scorers with 60 goals.
County drew 5-5 at Grimsby last weekend, but they usually play with greater control on home soil and can return to winning ways.
Swindon v Tranmere (15:00)
Gavin Gunning is getting ready for his third stint as Swindon’s interim manager and he can make a strong start by leading the Wiltshire side to a League Two victory over Tranmere.
Swindon are winless in three but they are likely to raise their performance levels under Gunning, who has presided over two victories and a draw during previous short stints in the Robins’ dugout.
There is untapped potential in the Swindon dressing room and some of it could be seen against Tranmere, who are set to suffer a third successive defeat.