saturday select #6

Saturday Select includes some choice selections that are worth considering for this Saturday’s fixtures however you are looking to bet on the games this weekend. With Premier League to Conference selections check out which fixtures are on the hitlist this time around.

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Chelsea v Aston villa

Unbeaten Chelsea have only dropped two points from five games and under Mourinho, Stamford Bridge will be made a fortress. Only Frank Lampards dramatic late equaliser for Manchester City has stopped Chelsea from maintaining a 100% win record. Diego Costa has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water netting seven times in five games and after being rested due to hamstring problems is expected to start the match. Aston Villa have made a flying start to their premier league campaign under the Lambert-Keane managerial combination and sit third in the table. However at some point they are going to start slipping down the table a few places. They have not conceded away from home in two games played but with just one win in twelve attempts at Chelsea, Stamford Bridge is not a happy hunting ground for the Villains. Another away clean sheet here looks unlikely.

Southampton v QPR

Southampton were expected to struggle after the mass exodus of some of their star players over the summer but new manager Ronald Koeman has replaced their squad with some quality players in the likes of Tadic and Pelle and seamlessly gelled them into a team. The Saints come in to the game with three wins on the bounce and the players have even voluntarily reported in for extra training this week. They are yet to concede at home although they do have a couple of defensive injury doubts. QPR have shipped eight goals in their first two away games of the season and have looked ragged at the back. They had to put in a good performance just to rescue a point against Stoke City and have not scored from open play yet.

Hull v Man City

Man City are on eight points and five points behind league leaders Chelsea already. They will need to start winning in order to bridge the gap and keep on the coat tails of their rivals. After a shock loss to Stoke City they played out draws against title contenders Arsenal and Chelsea. It seems unlikely they will extend to four games without a Premier League win. Hull should provide some stiff resistance but are winless in their last four games having drawn three and lost one.

Ipswich v Rotherham

Ipswich have only lost one of their last six and won their last three games on the spin so are one of the form teams in the Championship at this moment. Rotherham are battling away but look likely to be in the bottom third of the division. They are winless in their last four games.

Nottingham Forest v Brighton

Nottingham Forest are as reliable a team as anyone. They are unbeaten at the City ground and rested a lot of key senior players gave a lot of youngsters a run out in the league cup where they performed admirably against Tottenham Hotspur. The likes of Henry Lansbury and strikers Assombalonga and Michel Antonio who have already hit 13 goals between them will all be back in the starting eleven to boost the home sides prospects. Brighton meanwhile are winless in their last four league fixtures.

Peterborough v Fleetwood

Peterborough are winless in their last three games and have lost their last two in a row. Despite a dip in form they still sit third in the league table and they have a great chance to reverse their poor form against a Fleetwood side that are slowly but steadily slipping down the league table. Fleetwood are winless in six league games with their last win coming back on August 19th although they are hard to beat.

AFC Telford v Torquay United

Torquay United have been on fire in the Conference notching up wins left right and centre. They look defensively sound having not conceded a single goal in their last five matches. Telford meanwhile look out of their depth. They have shipped thirty goals in just eleven games and have not won a match in the conference yet.

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