I WAS hoping for a Derby winner last week but ended up with a losing treble.
This weekend I'm starting my search for a treble with West Brom in the Premier League at home to Crystal Palace.
West Brom have been impressive for most of the season and won at Old Trafford of course. Last week they were well beaten by Liverpool but by all acccounts they played well and were undone by a Luis Suarez masterclass.
The Baggies are still mid-table which is in stark contrast to Crystal Palace who are rooted to the foot with only win all season. They played better against Arsenal last weekend under caretaker boss Keith Millen but still lost 2-0.
Palace have only netted twice in the road and have beaten in all of their games so West Brom should get us off to a flier.
Steve Clarke has doubts over midfielders Morgan Amalfitano and Scott Sinclair while Millen has no fresh injury concerns.
Next up look at Coventry who are at home to managerless Notts County. Coventry have overcome a 10-point deficit and having to play home games at Northampton to move within touching distance of the play-offs.
Steven Pressley's doing a good job and his side's last three results have been a 1-0 win at Walsall, 3-1 defeat of leaders Orient and 1-1 draw against Wolves – cracking results against sides better than County who will have development manager Steve Hodge in charge after boss Chris Kiwomya's departure.
The visitors ended a run of three defeats by beating Oldham at home last week but on the road have just one point from seven games so could struggle here despite a new man at the helm.
One that stands out for me are Berwick who should win with a few goals to spare at Culter who went down at home to Ashfield in the Scottish Junior Cup last week.
I saw my team Clydebank beat Ashfield 8-0 in another cup contest earlier in the season so I have to fear for Culter although they did hold Partick Thistle at home in terrible conditions a few seasons back.
Berwick should score three or more – as Ashfield did – but Culter do have a hotshot striker in the shape of Jamie McAllister, brother of Peterhead's Rory, who will need watching.
Most bookies will have prices on Berwick but if not take Oxford or side with them if you don't fancy a 2pm kick-off.
Pays an enhanced 3-1 at Betway