With no matches in the top two divisions, football fans will be turning their attentions to the ‘real’ EFL this weekend, scouring League One and Two for their accumulators.
Not all fans know too much about the lower divisions and we’re here to help. Having perused the fixtures, we’ve come up with three fixtures that make perfect sense to include this weekend, although you might not have realised it.
Without further ado, here are the games you should be looking to add with the outcomes and an explanation of why.
Blackpool v Rotherham AWAY WIN
Rotherham are 13th and Blackpool 5th, to many gamblers this might seem like an obvious home win. We don’t think so; we believe that the Millers are ready to spring a surprise on the high-flying Seasiders.
Firstly, if the Millers were to win their matches in hand, they’d have more points than their rivals. That’s how tight the division is, so whilst there looks to be a gulf between the two teams, they are actually much closer than you’d think.
Blackpool are not in the best of form; they started brightly against Lincoln City a week ago and ended up winning 2-1, but not before spending the second half well and truly under the cosh. This week they struggled to a 0-0 draw with whipping boys Bolton, unable to find the keys to unlock a stubborn defence.
With Sulley Kaikai, Nathan Delfouneso and Joe Nuttall all injured, they’re short of attacking options and come up against a Rotherham side in fine form. They hammered Coventry City 4-0 this weekend and could use that as a springboard after a tough start to life in the third tier.
The Millers have won 50% of their games away from home this season, whilst Blackpool were recently hammered 3-0 at Bloomfield Road by MK Dons.