IF there's one game Sean O'Driscoll wants to win this season – it's against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
The Bristol City boss faces the side who sacked him against fans' wishes late last year. His replacement Alex McLeish lasted just seven games before saying he couldn't work with the owners and a once proud club seem to be in a mess.
Not that O'Driscoll will worry too much. His focus is on Bristol City and so far he's doing a decent job with the club off the bottom and five points adrift of safety after successive home wins against Watford and Ipswich.
His men crashed at in-form Blackburn last week but fancy their chances at home to a Forest side who won just once under McLeish and failed to add the signings the Scot wanted in the transfer window.
Billy Davies has returned for a second stint at the club but won't start work until Monday. His presence in the stand may lift players but there are serious problems at the club and City look a decent bet for me at 7-4 with Betway.
Too often short-priced favourites have let me down with the treble and although my Wednesday line came up there were many surprises.
So I'm changing tact slightly this weekend and taking three teams I like – even if they are long odds and make it the biggest trio I've ever tipped up.
To City add Yeovil who we all wanted on at Oldham on Tuesday before that game was called off. Yeovil, with five wins in six, travel to a Coventry side hammered 3-0 at home to Crewe in the Johnstone Paint Trophy on Tuesday – and no one can tell me the Sky Blues didn't fancy a trip to Wembley.
Coventry have been hit and miss recently and Yeovil have every chance of picking up the points if star man Paddy Madden can maintain his scoring form. The on-loan Carlisle hitman has netted 14 in 19 games, including doubles in his last three outings.
Yeovil have beaten Brentford, MK Dons and Sheffield Utd in their last three outings and that's impresive stuff. Play like that and they can see off a Coventry side who have lost five at home this season. Yeovil are 14-5 with Betway.
Complete the line with a St Mirren side who are absolutely flying after signing a guy who is obviously too good for the SPL.
Esmael Goncalves arrived on loan from Portuguese side Rio Ave on deadline day and has taken to Scottish football with four goals in three games.
Inspired by the big hitman the Buddies have beaten Celtic to reach the League Cup Final, won against Inverness in the SPL then dumped St Johnstone out of the Scottish Cup.
Danny Lennon's men head to an Aberdeen outfit whose fortunes have hit reverse gear. The Dons haven't won in five and scored just one goal in their last four – missing penalties against Hibs in the SPL and as they crashed out of the Scottish Cup at Easter Road last week.
All is not well at Pittodrie once again and if Goncalves packs his shooting boots Saints can pack the points on to the bus for the long trip home. They are nicely priced at 17-10 with Betway.
This treble pays more than 37-1 so consider that when deciding whether to back it. If you don't like this tactic then look at Chelsea, Port Vale and Alloa that returns £43.80 to a £10 stake at Betway.
Pays £386.60 to a £10 stake at Betway