There’s a feast of midweek English football action to bet on this week, with a full round of Premier League fixtures unfolding across Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on top of the usual EFL delicacies.
Tuesday night brings us two opportunities to side with promotion chasers at home to lowlier foes, before Wednesday serves up a brace of top-flight underdogs worth a second look.
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Visitors’ away scoring woes unlike to abate against the Trotters
Bolton sit fifth in League One, level on points with sixth-placed Derby and two points ahead of Peterborough in seventh. They have a game in hand on both of those rivals and can go some way to nailing down their playoff berth with a win over Accrington.
Ian Evatt’s side have won seven of their last nine games at the University of Bolton Stadium in all competitions and boast the division’s stingiest home defence, with just 12 league goals shipped in front of the faithful this season.
Accrington have lost their last three away games to nil and scored just once in total across their last seven road games.
Argyle can advance title hopes against Rovers marooned in mid-tablePlymouth (-1) to beat Bristol Rovers @ 21/20
Defiant Forest will show scant sympathy for Brighton FA Cup hangover
Nottingham Forest showed all kinds of fighting spirit in their 3-2 loss against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday and a similarly committed performance should see them glean something from Brighton’s visit to the City Ground.
Steve Cooper’s men have been solid at home for much of the campaign, avoiding defeat in 11 of their 16 league games on the banks of the River Trent. Liverpool lost in Nottingham earlier in the season, while Manchester City were held to a draw when they showed up in mid-February.
Forest held Brighton 0-0 at the AMEX Stadium earlier this season and feel far too big a price to avoid defeat against rivals who played 120 minutes plus penalties on Sunday.
Moody Blues must be opposed while still trading at last season’s prices
Chelsea are pretty iffy-looking odds-on favourites to beat Brentford having won just five of their last 25 matches across all competitions. Frank Lampard’s men have lost their last four matches coming into the clash and they’re also winless in five at Stamford Bridge.
Comfortable in mid-table, the Bees are winless in six themselves but proved they weren’t quite ready for deckchair mode when ending Aston Villa’s five-match winning streak at the weekend.
Thomas Frank’s side drew 0-0 with the Blues at the GTech Community Stadium earlier this season and must have every chance of at least another draw here with their opponents’ form yet to improve.