Charlton v Birmingham - Championship

Saturday’s acca is a monster: two picks from the Championship and two from League Two.

First up, I have Charlton beating Birmingham at The Valley.

The Addicks have made an absolutely superb start to the season – winning four of their first six and drawing the other two. It’s a run that’s surprised everybody, and I can see them continuing their successful spell against a Birmingham side who struggle on the road.

Their opening day 1-0 defeat of Brentford at Griffin Park (despite an xG of 0.03) was fortunate to say the least; the consecutive 3-0 defeats against Nottingham Forest and Swansea is a better indication of how they’ve fared on the road thus far.

Charlton are on Cloud Nine so far, and I have a good feeling about them against the Blues.

Charlton - 1pt @ 27/20

Stoke v Bristol City - Championship

Bristol City are a massive 13/5 to beat hapless Stoke City away from home, and I think they’ll do it.

Nathan Jones’ side have just one point from their opening six outings, while the Robins have won three of their last four, including good away wins at Derby and Hull.  

Bristol City picked up more points on the road than at Ashton Gate last season, and a similar pattern is already emerging this time around.

The Potters look utterly lost under Jones, and the visit of a strong Bristol City side who are good travellers isn’t ideal for the under-fire manager to turn things around.

Bristol City - 1pt @ 13/5

Crewe v Cambridge - League Two

My first League Two pick is for Crewe to get the better of Cambridge.

The U’s come into this on the back of four straight defeats, while Crewe have won five of their last six in the League, and have the look of a very impressive outfit.

Crewe won this fixture last season, and looking at the way both sides have performed of late, I’m confident of a repeat.

Crewe - 1pt @ 3/4

Exeter v Leyton Orient - League Two

My final pick is for Exeter to beat Leyton Orient.

The Grecians have also made a brilliant start to the campaign, and they’ll be keen to maintain their place at the top of the division following the arrival of Orient.

The visitors have been a little inconsistent this season, and it’s hard to really judge their quality from what I’ve seen so far, but it’s a tough ask for them to get the better of an Exeter side with four straight wins in all competitions.

It’s worth backing the hosts at 21/20.

Exeter - 1pt @ 21/20