Luton v Huddersfield - Championship

I do love some 3PM EFL action; last weekend’s offering romped home, so let’s make it two from two.

Four picks from me this week, starting with Luton to beat Huddersfield.

Both sides have somewhat struggled this season, but back-to-back victories for the Hatters—against Barnsley and at Cardiff in the EFL Cup—feels like a corner turned, and I can see them registering their first home league win on Saturday.

Huddersfield, having parted ways with Jan Siewert, look a mess, and four straight defeats in all competitions isn’t ideal preparation for this tricky trip to Kenilworth Road.

Luton - 1pt @ 6/5

Wigan v Barnsley - Championship

Wigan are another side who have seriously struggled, but despite losing their last five matches, I have them beating Barnsley at the DW.

The Latics have always enjoyed home comforts under Paul Cook – winning 11 matches at home last season compared to just two on the road. This season, they’ve beaten Cardiff and lost to Leeds (after being reduced to 10 men after 21 minutes) in their only two home matches.

I’m expecting them to return to winning ways against a Tykes outfit who were soundly beaten in their two away games against Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham, and are now without a victory anywhere since the opening day.

The disparity between Wigan’s home and away form is huge, and 5/4 is a good price for them to show this.

Wigan - 1pt @ 5/4

Burton v Bristol Rovers - League One

Into League One we go, where I have Burton beating Bristol Rovers at the Pirelli.

The Gas are pointless and goalless on the road this season, and this run may well continue against a Burton side who I rate highly, despite narrowly losing both of their home matches against strong Ipswich and Rotherham sides.

The Brewers won this fixture 1-0 last year, and they’re a much better side than their points haul suggests, and the momentum they’ve gained over their last three matches should serve them well on Saturday.

Burton - 1pt @ 9/10

Rotherham v Tranmere - League One

With four defeats from their five matches this season—the one exception being a 5-0 hammering of Bolton’s kids—Tranmere are a side who have somewhat surprisingly struggled so far.

I’m expecting them to lose against a strong Rotherham side fresh from tough away victories against Shrewsbury and Burton in the league.

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Rotherham - 1pt @ 3/4