Football League Treble: Revenge for Ipswich plus few goals in Bury and Sheffield

With a full Championship schedule and a handful of League One and Two games to choose from this evening, Al Hain-Cole has come up with three tips for a treble worth over 6/1
Football League Treble
Ipswich Town
Crystal Palace
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
Tip: Ipswich to win at 13/8 (2.63) with William Hill

Crystal Palace ran out 5-0 winners when these two teams met back in November, in Ian Holloway's first game in charge.

However, since then, the Tractor Boys have become a vastly different proposition under Mick McCarthy, whose tenure was in its infancy during that Selhurst Park clash, while Palace are struggling to replicate their consistency of earlier on in the season.

Saturday's 2-1 home defeat against an excellent Hull side saw McCarthy's men concede a goal for the first time in six games, and they will be confident of bouncing back against the out-of-form Eagles.

Without a win in five, the visitors are particularly struggling on the road, where they have lost five of their last seven Championship fixtures, failing to score in each defeat.

William Hill's odds of 13/8 (2.63) look very generous on the hosts picking up their sixth win in eight home games, against a side who have won just once in their last 13 away from home.

Kick off: 19:45 GMT
Tip: Under 2.5 goals scored at 7/10 (1.70) with William Hill

Things are looking bleak for Bury, who followed up last week’s urgent warning of potentially imminent administration with defeat against Oldham on Saturday that saw them relegated to League Two.

In truth, Shakers fans have had little to be optimistic about all season, watching a side who have scored the second fewest number of goals in the division, and who have only managed seven in their last 14 games.

It is not much better for visitors Scunthorpe, who have hit the back of the net just six times in their last eight fixtures, and are looking increasingly likely to follow their hosts into the fourth tier.

The Irons have made particularly difficult viewing for the hardcore of travelling support, who have now gone six games without witnessing so much as a single goal to cheer about.

A bet on under 2.5 goals would have paid out in eight of the last nine at Gigg Lane, and looks like a safe bet at 7/10 (1.70) against the league’s most toothless away attack.

Sheffield United
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
Under 2.5 goals scored at 8/13 (1.62) with William Hill

Eyebrows were raised when Danny Wilson was relieved of his services at Sheffield United last week, with the side sitting six points adrift of automatic promotion with two games in hand and just a fraction of the season left to play.

However, caretaker manager Chris Morgan began justifying the decision by leading the side to an important 2-0 win over fellow promotion-chasers Swindon, overseeing their first goals at Bramall Lane in five games in the process.

This lack of firepower has undoubtedly been the main factor in derailing The Blades’ promotion push, as it is impossible to fault a defence that is the second tightest in the league.

The combination of blunt attacking and watertight defending means that there have been under three goals scored in nine of the Yorkshire side’s last 10 games, and this trend looks likely to continue against a Brentford side with the worst away goalscoring record of any team in the top half.

The last three meetings between these opponents have featured under 2.5 goals, while Uwe Rosler’s men have also stuck to that limit in each of their last five on the road, so odds of 8/13 (1.62) look too good to pass up on no more than two being scored here.

Football League Treble
Backing all three selections pays 
31/5 (7.20) with William Hill

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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