5 Football League picks for Tuesday night's action
Start your week off with this tasty accumulator from the Championship, League One and League Two.
Aston Villa to beat Sunderland –
Aston Villa made it an impressive return from the international break with a 2-1 win away over QPR on Saturday.
That was their seventh victory in 10 league games and leaves them fifth in the Championship, three points clear of seventh-placed Leeds.
Bottom-of-the-league Sunderland had to come from behind to draw at home to Millwall and are now without a league win in 15.
Brentford to beat Burton –
Brentford’s 2-0 defeat at Cardiff on Saturday shouldn’t put you off backing them, given Dean Smith’s side had 70 per cent of the ball and registered 25 attempts on goal.
The Bees had also won three on the spin prior to that loss and are unbeaten in seven league games at Griffin Park.
Burton were beaten 3-1 by Sheffield United on Friday and the 22nd-placed side have now lost six out of eight.
Shrewsbury to beat Bury –
Bury were hammered 3-0 by Blackburn on Saturday, keeping them bottom of League One and five points from safety.
That was the Shakers’ second consecutive 3-0 defeat, having lost to National League Woking in the FA Cup in midweek, and sixth defeat in nine.
Top-of-the-table Shrewsbury scored a 95th-minute winner away to Rotherham on Saturday, despite playing 37 minutes of the second half with 10 men.
That was their third league victory in four, and they are fantastic value to win again.
Blackburn to beat Oxford –
Oxford bounced back from four consecutive defeats to thrash relegation candidates Plymouth 4-0 on Saturday, but this game won’t be as straightforward.
The U’s were beaten by fourth-bottom Northampton last time out at the Kassam Stadium and have won just once in eight at home.
Blackburn beat bottom club Bury 3-0 at the weekend, which extended their unbeaten run to five league games and left them sixth in the table.
Notts County to beat Yeovil –
Notts County reclaimed top spot in League Two with a 3-1 victory over Cheltenham last time out.
That was their fourth league game without defeat and second win in three.
Yeovil were beaten 2-1 at home to promotion-chasing Swindon and have now lost back-to-back matches.