I'M giving this another go this weekend after picking two out of three correctly last time out.

Southampton and Liverpool produced the goods but I was let down by Bristol Rovers who drew a blank at home to York then hit four at Dagenham a couple of days later.

Taking Southampton at home to Chelsea surprised some but they had two goals in the bag early on having netted three at home to Liverpool and Man City.

On the road Mauricio Pochettino's men haven't enjoyed the same success, drawing 0-0 at Norwich on their last away trip but hitting two at Newcastle in a 4-2 defeat.

However, boosted by that superb display against Chelsea I can see them going to Reading and picking up the points. It's Nigel Adkins against his old side and although the Saints stars were disappointed to see their old boss leave they'll be keen to show they've moved on.

Reading conceded four at Arsenal in Adkins' first game in charge last weekend and have let in two or more in all but one of their last six games. The exception was at Old Trafford where Man United seemed happy to win 1-0.

My second pick are possibly a surprise and I'll say straight away if you don't fancy them put in Motherwell at home to St Mirren instead.

I'm going with Aston Villa who travel to Stoke needing the points to get them back out of the bottom three. Villa seem to play better on their travels, enjoying the counter attack and have players such as Christian Benteke, Andre Weimann and Gabriel Agbonlahor who can score goals.

Most of Paul Lambert's problems have come at the other end and although Stoke's a tough place to go Tony Pullis's men have netted just once in five games and are heading in the wrong direction.

In fact Villa will close the gap on their hosts to one point with a win and that will set alarm bells ringing at the Britannia. Villa bagged two on their last away trip to Reading and can do so again.

Complete the line with Championship form dogs Nottingham Forest who remain unbeaten under Billy Davies. Late goals against Brighton and Burnley kept that record intact and they should get back to winning ways against Blackpool.

The Tangerines ended their own poor spell by beating Crystal Palace but the Eagles themselves have gone off the boil so it wasn't a big surprise.

At home Forest have been superb under Davies and scoring plenty of goals so I'm confident they'll net at least two.

This was of course the Five to Follow feature but it's been trebles for weeks now so I've dropped that. And remember you can vote for the market you want me to cover next weekend with a comment at the end of this article.

To score 2+


Aston Villa

Nottm Forest

Pays a biggest £124.20 to a £10 stake at Skybet

To score 3+ pays a biggest £180 to a £1 stake at Skybet

  1. robbie d 11 years ago

    Like the three of them. Might add Motherwell and perm it

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Robbie d, got to fancy Well. As I say Villa’s probably the risky one but we’ll see.

  2. Hammy 11 years ago

    Motherwell been good for this last few games

  3. John 11 years ago

    I think one of the bets of the weekend could be Everton to beat Spurs, which pains me as i’m a Spurs fan, no Bale, Moyes voted manager of the month and the club still got their sights on European football, not sure of best price but it’s one to look at

  4. robbie d 11 years ago

    John, before yesterday, you could get Everton for 3/1. I think they’ve been cut slightly. I’ve put a small single on them. Don’t see Spurs winning on Sunday

  5. robbie d 11 years ago

    Actually, just read Everton have Fellaini, Pienaar and maybe Mirallas out

  6. David M 11 years ago

    Actually, just read Everton have Fellaini, Pienaar and maybe Mirallas out

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      David M, some bookies name the bet different for example over two team goals.

  7. Asem 11 years ago

    Bristol rovers,galling ham,forest, Motherwell all to score2+ ,10 for 150 accumulator@skybet.

  8. Mr H 11 years ago

    I’ll be on Hull,gillingham and Motherwell 2+ goals

  9. Striker 11 years ago

    Nice one Mr Fixit, I swore to myself never to bet on any more Championship teams so I took Motherwell instead of Nott Forest, very glad I did.

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