There’s never a dull moment in League One and League Two but amidst the unpredictability, Oxford United, Bradford City and Notts County look good bets for home success.
Oxford have made a great start to the campaign and Notts County and Bradford appear more than capable of beating a Plymouth team with a poor record on the road and an AFC Wimbledon side coming into this game on the back of a woeful away display against Burton Albion.
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Now that all the technical stuff is out the way, let’s get down to business – here’s why Bradford City, Oxford United and Notts County are the ones to watch.
Oxford United to beat Plymouth @ 67/100
Chris Wilder’s Oxford United have made a great start, beating Bristol Rovers 2-0 away from home before marking their first game at the Kassam Stadium this season with another 2-0 win.
While the goals have been flying in for the Us, they have also benefitted from some excellent defensive displays and have yet to concede in three games this term – including their recent outing in the Capital One Cup.
Plymouth meanwhile have started the season as they finished the last one – struggling. The Pilgrims have yet to score this season, having lost to Aldershot and drawn with Dagenham and Redbridge.
Their away form remains particularly poor, with Plymouth now without a win on the road in six league games. The club’s last visit to Oxford proved to be one to forget too, with the home side handing out a 5-1 thrashing to the visitors.
With odds of 67/100 on another Oxford win, this one looks a banker.
Bradford City to beat AFC Wimbledon at 39/50
Bradford City have made a solid, if unspectacular, start to the current campaign, beating Notts County in the Capital One Cup before losing away to Gillingham.
The Bantams fared better in their last game though, picking up a 1-0 win against Fleetwood Town in their first match at Valley Parade this season.
Home form remains key to the team’s success with Bradford currently on a run of four games unbeaten in Yorkshire. The arrival of AFC Wimbledon – a team with one of the worst away records in the division – could not be much better timed.
The Crazy Gang appeared to suffer a bout of temporary insanity in their midweek away game with Burton Albion, crumbling to a humiliating 6-2 defeat.
This result marked the team’s 11th consecutive league game without a win.
Bradford will be boosted by memories of the last time the two teams met at Valley Parade in an FA Cup tie which saw the hosts walk away with the spoils.
At 39/50 they look good for a repeat performance here.
Notts County to beat Walsall @ 18/25
Keith Curle’s Notts County team look to be dark horses for a promotion push into the Championship this season after impressing in their opening two games.
An away win at Crewe Alexandra was swiftly followed up by a comfortable win over Hartlepool at Meadow Lane.
They will be eager to maintain their 100 per cent record against a Walsall team they beat both home and away last season and there is every reason to think they can, with the visitors enduring an abject start to the campaign.
A 3-0 home drubbing at the hands of Doncaster Rovers set the tone, with a subsequent 1-1 draw with Oldham failing to ease concerns among fans.
Walsall have now won just one of their last nine games away from home in the league, while Notts County have won four of their last five at Meadow Lane and look good at odds of 18/25.