Saturday Select #7

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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Leicester v Burnley

Burnley’s defensive record is actually very good and they have at least looked committed to the cause and well organised. However, the Clarets have only scored 1 goal in 6 league games so far and just simply can’t get firing in front of goal. In fact they have not scored a goal in over 10 hours of football in all competitions since Scott Arfield’s goal against Chelsea in their season-opener. To compound their problems they have a long, debilitating injury list. Key strikers Danny Ings, Sam Vokes and midfielders Nathaniel Chalobah, Matthew Taylor, Dean Marney and David Jones are all ruled out.

Leicester City have not lost at home yet this season in the league (D2 W1) and have already hit the headlines with an epic comeback win against Manchester United. However, if they needed a reminder that they cannot drop off in their performance levels they certainly got that at Crystal Palace last time out where they were beaten. They have a good fit squad from which to choose with no major injury concerns.

Derby County v Millwall

Derby have been in good form of late and Steve McLaren will be eyeing all three points as they welcome Millwall to the iPro. They have only lost one of their 13 games in all competitions this season. The Rams are unbeaten at the iPro this season in the league and they have not conceded in their last three games.

Millwall in contrast have won only one of their last nine games in all competitions with the last win for the Lions coming 5 games ago. Their bad run of results sees them close to being bottom of the Championship form table. Millwall manager Ian Holloway has come across as a dejected figure but he will need to revitalise himself and his players who will have to find the winning formula they seemed to have at the very start of the season very soon if they are to stop the rot.

Charlton v Birmingham

Charlton are flying at the moment. They have lost only one of their 12 games in all competitions this season. The Addicks are unbeaten in their six home games in all competitions this season, winning four and drawing two. Charlton went to Norwich and beat them 1-0 midweek, a result which really sends out a statement of intent to the rest of the division. Not many teams will have the ability to turn Norwich over at Carrow Road this season.

The Blues meanwhile have won only 1 of their 4 away games this season, drawing two and losing two. They have won 1 game in their last 6; it came in their last outing in a 3-1 win at Millwall. They won’t be pulling up any trees this season and a win for them would certainly be a surprise result.

Southend v Morecambe

Southend have notched up 4 straight wins and have just 1 loss to their name in their last 6 games. They are in good form and have proved tough to take points off at Roots Hall. They welcome the visit of Morecambe this Saturday.

Morecambe are amongst the worst in the division for recent form despite their flying start to their 2014/15 campaign. Just one win in 6 with three losses on the bounce from their last three outings has seen Jim Bentleys men slowly slip down the league table.

Barnet v Eastleigh

Barnet sit two points clear at the top of the Conference and will be looking to extend their unbeaten record to four games at the Hive. Eastleigh known as the Spitfires have got an injury crisis on their hands. Key attacking players Jack Midson and James Constable are among those out injured and will be missed.

Halifax v Altrincham

Halifax are hot on the heels of the league leaders Barnet. They have only lost once in their last seven matches and have conceded only 9 goals in 13 league games. They are unbeaten at home, they have won 5 and drawn 1 of 6 matches at The Shay.

Altrincham registered a good win against a mid-table Macclesfield in their last match to put an end to a dismal run. However they had lost three games on the spin and shipped 13 goals in the three games before that without scoring and sit down in the relegation zone in 21st place in the table. Altrincham have also conceded 29 goals in 13 matches so its hard to see them keeping another clean sheet.

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