Saturday Night League One & Two Final Day Multi
We say goodbye to another League One and Two season with this bumper $22* five-leg multi!
Oldham v Northampton - League Two
We have two League Two matches to get through before we get stuck into League One, starting at Boundary Park, where I’m backing Oldham to beat Northampton.
Though it’s essentially a mid-table dead-rubber, victory for Oldham does give them the opportunity to sneak into the top half; they’ve also lost just once at home in 2019 (winning three of their last four), so I do think they’re well equipped to take the points on Saturday.
The Cobblers have just one point from their last three on the road—against ten man, relegation zone-occupying Notts County—which is why I like the look of Oldham here.
Stevenage v Cheltenham - League Two
Stevenage still have very, very, very faint play-off hopes (they essentially need four teams above them all to drop points, one way or another), but regardless of that, I expect them to beat Cheltenham at home.
The Boro come into this on the back of 13 points from their last five matches, and are seeking to end their season on a high in front of their own fans.
Cheltenham’s last away game ended in a 4-0 defeat against Morecambe, so Stevenage’s momentum may be a little too much for them.
Charlton v Rochdale - League One
If Oldham and Stevenage to the business for us, we head into League One, where we have three results to bank on.
First, I have Charlton to beat Rochdale.
The visitors’ outstanding recent form has steered them away from relegation danger at the perfect time, but Charlton—who still have 3rd place in their sights—have won 11 and drawn three of their last 14 at The Valley; a run which I can’t see Rochdale disrupting.
With the possibility of avoiding Sunderland and Portsmouth in the play-off semi-finals still a possibility, you can be sure The Addicks will go all out here.
Bristol Rovers v Barnsley - League One
There’s always a risk when backing promoted sides, but the League One title is still up for grabs for Barnsley, and I expect them to beat Bristol Rovers away from home.
Daniel Stendel’s men have to better Luton’s result to become champions, but the Hatters face an in-form Oxford United side, which is why I have a sneaky feeling Barnsley will pip them.
The Gas have lost two of their last three at home, while Barnsley have won four on the trot.
There won’t be any hangovers in the Barnsley camp on Saturday.
Bradford v AFC Wimbledon - League One - 17:30
My final pick is for AFC Wimbledon to beat relegated Bradford away from home – securing their own safety in the process.
Bradford have just a single point from their last four outings at Valley Parade, while Wimbledon are unbeaten in seven away matches (winning four), which is an incredible record for a relegation-battling side.
The assignment is simple for Wally Downes’ men: beat Bradford and guarantee safety. And I expect them to.