15:00 Saturday

Middlesbrough to beat Reading 

Middlesbrough have been transformed since Chris Wilder came in as manager and it’s no surprise given his successful CV. Boro have won six of their last seven and have kept a clean sheet in four of those.

They face a Reading side in turmoil. The Royals have lost eight of their last 13 and were unceremoniously dumped out the FA Cup by sixth tier Kidderminster recently. They followed that up with a 7-0 home drubbing against Fulham. They’ll be bang up against at the Riverside and the hosts can continue their fine form.

15:00 Saturday

Wigan to beat Doncaster 

Wigan are simply irresistible on the road this season. The Latics have won eight of their last nine away games in the league and are well fancied to dispatch lowly Doncaster on Saturday afternoon.

Donny have lost eight of their last nine and face a seriously uphill task if they are to survive this season. Defensively they’ve been shoddy against the better teams and no side has scored fewer goals than them in the league.

15:00 Saturday

Tranmere to beat Rochdale 

The Wirral-based outfit have sneaked up to 2nd in the league on the sly and despite them been far from entertaining they’re a side who just know how to grind out results under Micky Mellon. 

Their home record is exemplary, winning 9/12 at Prenton Park and amazingly they’ve conceded just six goals at base. They could get another win to nil as they host a Rochdale side who have recently lost their best two players in Aaron Morley and Jake Beesley to Bolton and Blackpool respectively.

15:00 Saturday

Mansfield to beat Walsall

Mansfield have motored on throughout winter after an underwhelming start to the season. The Stags are now only outside the play off places on goal difference after winning eight of their last nine games in the league. 

Nigel Clough has seen his side score two or more goals in seven of those eight wins and they can outscore a distinctly average Walsall side who have lost their last three on the road.