Port Vale make the trip to the Proact Stadium this weekend and Sky Bet offer their odds for the match and the rest of the League 1 action.
Barnsley v Yeovil Town
Barnsley are favourites to add to Yeovil's increasing Sky Bet League 1 relegation worries on Saturday. The Tykes are 7/5 with the Glovers 9/5 and the draw is available at 23/10. Barnsley head into the match after successive defeats to nil, while bottom club Yeovil last won in the league at Oldham in early December but have a decent record on the road. The sides drew 1-1 at Huish Park back in August and a repeat of that outcome is available at 5/1 while a draw and both teams scoring is available at 3/1. Both sides have struggled to find the next recently so under 2.5 goals in the match is certain to prove popular at 4/5.
Top Tip: Half-time correct score 0-0 at 7/4.
Bradford City v Rochdale
In-form Bradford City are favourites ahead of their Sky Bet League 1 clash with ninth-placed Rochdale. The Bantams (23/20) head into the match on the back of a seven match unbeaten league run that has seen them jump up to fifth place in the table and seen their odds cut by the League sponsor to 12/1 to secure promotion. Rochdale, in contrast, have lost their last two league matches but did dump Championship side Nottingham Forest out of the FA Cup and have also won six of their 11 away league matches so head to West Yorkshire with some confidence. But Bradford have won three of their last four league matches to nil and are 11/4 to extend that sequence or 21/20 to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1. However, Dale have scored 26 league goals on the road this season, more than any other side in the division, and will receive plenty of backers at 9/4 to take three points.
Top Tip: Both teams to score at evens.
Bristol City v Notts County
Sky Bet League 1 title favourites Bristol City are odds-on shots to maintain their challenge with victory over Notts County. City are as short as 4/9 to extend their recent run of one defeat in five league matches but they can't afford to take Saturday's visitors lightly. County have lost only once on the road this season taking 20 points from the 33 on offer and are certain to attract plenty of support at odds of 6/1 with the League sponsor. The Robins did record a 2-1 win when the sides met earlier in the season and a repeat outcome is available at 7/1. In fact, the last five meetings between the sides have been extremely close with no more than three goals being scored so under 2.5 goals in the match is certain to attract interest at 10/11. Aaron Wilbraham is 100/30 to net first for the hosts, with Garry Thompson the shortest priced of the County players at 10/1.
Top Tip: Both teams to score at 10/11.
Chesterfield v Port Vale
Port Vale are playing well enough but will be wanting to up their form in front of goal away from home if they’re to shrug off odds of 3/1 to beat Chesterfield away on Saturday. Robert Page’s men have netted just 13 in 12 away games, while Chesterfield’s home record is 16 goals in 11 games. Those figures suggest that a 1-1 draw could be on the cards and that’s on offer at 11/2 with Sky Bet. Although they’re the 17/20 favourites, a draw wouldn’t be the worst result in the world for the Spireites, who only need to avoid defeat to stay ahead of the Vale.
Top tip: Draw and under 2.5 goals at 100/30
Crawley Town v MK Dons
MK Dons are strong 4/7 favourites to maintain their Sky Bet League 1 promotion push with victory at lowly Crawley. The Dons are currently fourth in the table just four points behind leaders Swindon Town but with a game in hand, while the Red Devils are sitting just three points off the foot of the table. Crawley head into the match without a win in 11 matches in all competition and are 9/2 with the League sponsor to end that sequence with a victory on Saturday. The Dons have been a little inconsistent of late and have lost their last two matches without scoring and Sky Bet are offering 9/2 for that trend to continue. Four of the five meetings between the sides have ended in a 2-0 scoreline and it's 6/1 for the visitors to win by that margin while Crawley are a huge 28/1 to secure the same result.
Top Tip: MK Dons to win and both teams to score at 9/4.
Crewe Alexandra v Gillingham
Crewe are expected by the bookmakers to leapfrog Gillingham in the Sky Bet League 1 table as they’re 7/5 favourites when the pair meet at Gresty Road on Saturday. The Gills, who have just two wins in 12 on the road in the league this term, are available to back at 9/5 for the win and 12/5 to draw. With two wins in their last three, the case for backing the hosts is fairly strong, particularly as the Gills head into the game after back-to-back league defeats.
Top tip: Crewe to win and under 2.5 goals to be scored in the match at 4/1.
Leyton Orient v Fleetwood Town
Leyton Orient appear to be on the up now and are even-money favourites to beat Fleetwood at home on Saturday. The O’s have registered back-to-back wins in Sky Bet League 1, scoring seven goals with just one in reply in the process. They’re 9/1 to produce a winning margin of three or more goals for the third league game running. Fleetwood, who are in fair form themselves having suffered just one defeat in their last five, are available to back at 14/5 to win or 23/10 to draw.
Top tip: Leyton Orient to win and over 2.5 goals at 9/4.
Oldham Athletic v Doncaster Rovers
The odds do not reflect the form book as Oldham, who have lost three games on the bounce, are favourites (6/5) to beat Doncaster on Saturday. At 23/10, Rovers look a fair price to beat the Latics, with the visitors having suffered just one defeat in their last seven league outings. Oldham’s odds of 6/5 appear far from inviting, particularly as two of those three defeats have come in the form of 4-0 and 7-0 defeats. Doncaster are 25/1 to produce a winning margin of at least three goals in this game.
Top tip: Doncaster to win and over 2.5 goals at 9/2.
Peterborough United v Colchester United
Peterborough are odds-on with Football league sponsor Sky Bet to get back to winning ways when Colchester visit on Saturday. The Posh are 10/11 to secure a first win in four with the U’s 14/5 and a draw priced at 13/5, as the two sides meet for a third time this season. Colchester prevailed 1-0 in the FA Cup last month and a repeat of that win is 10/1, while Peterborough are 14/1 to replicate their 3-1 victory in the league back in August. Both sides drew their last Sky Bet League 1 fixtures 0-0 and another goalless affair here is priced up at 11/1. Kyle Vassell heads the first goalscorer market at 5/1, with Freddie Sears considered the visitors’ biggest threat at 6/1 to net first.
Top tip: Under 2.5 goals at 10/11.
Sheffield United v Preston North End
Sheffield United are 7/5 with Football league sponsor Sky Bet to replicate their Cup form in the League, with Preston 2/1 to keep up their fine recent spell with another victory. Both sides head into the clash inside the play-off places but the Lilywhites sit 12 points ahead of their hosts, having collected 14 from the last 18 available while the Blades have picked up just two. That form sees the visitors being 100/30 third favourites to win Sky Bet League 1 while their hosts are 40/1 for the title and 9/2 for promotion. The first goalscorer market is wide open, with favouritism shared between Jose Baxter, Mark McNulty, Michael Higdon and Jermaine Beckford at 6/1 apiece.
Top tip: Both teams to score at 10/11.
Walsall v Scunthorpe United
Walsall are Sky Bet’s even-priced favourites to pick up all three points on Saturday with Scunthorpe 14/5 to maintain their impressive form.
The Iron have collected 14 points from the last 18 available to pull three points clear of the drop zone, prompting their relegation odds to drift to 5/1.
Meanwhile, the Saddlers, who are four points better off, can mathematical climb into the play-offs with a victory but are still considered at 11/1 for a top-six finish.
Tom Bradshaw is the clear favourite in the first goalscorer market, having found the net 14 times in all competitions this season, while Paddy Madden is considered the visitors’ biggest threat at 13/2.
Top tip: Bradshaw and Madden both to score in the match at 6/1.
Coventry City v Swindon Town
Swindon are 13/10 favourites with Sky Bet to collect all three points on Saturday, with Coventry 2/1 outsiders with the Football League sponsor. Despite their impressive form, winning seven of their last nine, the high-flying Robins headed into the weekend as fourth favourites for promotion, while the Sky Blues are 10/1 outsiders to even make the play-offs.
The two sides played out a 1-1 draw back in August, which is considered the most likely scoreline again at 5/1, followed by a Swindon 1-0 win (6/1). Robins duo Michael Smith and Andy Williams head the first goalscorer market at 5/1 apiece, while Gary Madine is considered the hosts’ biggest threat at 13/2 to net first.
Top tip: Draw and both teams to score at 3/1.