Bradford to win and Fleetwood to win or draw: £10 at 7/5*

There’s less football than usual this weekend, so I’ve reverted to one £10 double in an attempt to get back to winning ways.

Plymouth have picked up recently, but their only away victory this season was at AFC Wimbledon, so I expect them to lose at third-place Bradford.

MK Dons have won just two home matches in the league this term, so will fail to beat Fleetwood, who have only lost to top-of-the-league Shrewsbury in their last nine.



Spain (-1) to beat Costa Rica

If you’re looking for an exciting selection, then this isn’t it. After several near-misses, this weekend is all about landing a winner.

Spain have won three of their last four matches by a margin of three or more goals. Costa Rica suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to USA last time out.

Friendlies can be unpredictable, but this looks a safe bet.



Bradford, Accrington and Coventry all to win: £10 at 8/1*

I’ve now dropped into negative figures after a few hard luck stories, so there’s no messing around this week.

Third-placed Bradford take on bottom-of-the-league Plymouth at Valley Parade and should come out on top.

In League Two, Accrington are flying and Coventry have the fourth-best home record in the division.

At odds-against, neither are to be sniffed at.



Gillingham and Swindon both to win: £10 at 4/1*

After dipping into the red for the first time in months, it’s time to play it slightly safer.

Gillingham have won four out of six in all competitions under interim manager Steve Lovell and ought to continue that promising run at home to Bury, who have lost their last four in the league and are officially the division’s worst travellers.

Swindon are also starting to string together a bit of consistency with seven wins out of nine in all competitions and should improve on an admittedly patchy home record against bottom club Chesterfield, who have taken six points from the last 39 available.



Scunthorpe to win, Aldershot v Fylde BTTS and Switzerland v Northern Ireland under 2.5 goals: £10 at 4/1*

A weekend without the Premier League isn’t ideal given that I’m desperate for a win, but perhaps a dip into the unknown will bring in some much-needed profit.

Scunthorpe are good value to win at home to a Bristol Rovers side that have lost five of their last six away games in the league.

Aldershot and Fylde are two of the National League’s five highest-scoring sides, so goals at both ends looks likely at The Rec.

The same can’t be said of the second leg of Switzerland’s play-off tie against Northern Ireland, where the hosts will surely play safe and shut out the Green and White Army, who don’t present much of an attacking threat.