Don't Speculate: 5 football tips for Saturday's EFL matches
From 4pm on Friday, we'll be boosting the price of these football tips from the Championship, League One and League Two.
Wigan to beat Rotherham
Rotherham’s 3-1 loss at Everton in the EFL Cup on Wednesday made it three defeats from three away games this season, having already lost 2-0 at Leeds and 5-1 at Brentford in August.
That unenviable run means the Millers have claimed just two points in their last 27 away games in the Championship.
A trip to Wigan, who have taken four points from Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest in their opening two league games at DW Stadium, is unlikely to improve that record.
Barnsley to beat Gillingham
Gillingham’s four-match winless run has seen them knocked out of the EFL Cup and pick up just one point in three league games.
Steve Lovell’s side were hammered 4-1 at home to Sunderland in that run. They could suffer a similar result against Barnsley, another relegated side that have transitioned well to life in League One.
The Tykes have earned 11 points in their opening five matches, and they should record their fourth win of the campaign at Oakwell on Saturday.
Portsmouth to beat Plymouth
Portsmouth’s 100 per cent start was halted by a 0-0 draw at Doncaster last week, but they still boast 13 points after five matches.
Fears of a lack of firepower were allayed by the arrival of Aston Villa loanee Andre Green in midweek. He comes into an attack that includes three-goal Ronan Curtis and David Wheeler.
Plymouth have won just two points so far this season and sank to the bottom of the table after their 5-1 home defeat to Peterborough last Saturday.
Luton to beat Wycombe
Luton have won back-to-back matches after earning just one point from their first three league games against the current top three.
The Hatters won 2-1 at Adams Park in League Two last season and should earn their third straight league win this week.
Wycombe earned their first league victory of the season against struggling Bradford last time out, but had lost back-to-back matches prior to that.
Forest Green to beat Notts County
A run of four straight league defeats was enough for bottom-of-the-league Notts County to sack Kevin Nolan as manager this week.
The Magpies have shipped three or more goals in each of their last five matches in all competitions and their woeful defence is unlikely to have improved sufficiently before Saturday.
Forest Green have made an unbeaten start to the league season and, despite drawing their last four, are a great price to exploit their hosts’ situation.
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