Easter Monday EFL tips for Monday afternoon’s fixture list. We’ve picked out three selections from across the three divisions, and we’ve included the reasons for each pick and a £30 sign-up bonus to spend on the action.
The first of our EFL betting tips for Easter Monday comes from Pride Park as Derby host QPR. The Rams drew 2-2 with Birmingham on Good Friday, and are always more formidable on home turf. With Mason Mount and Harry Wilson combining, Derby are more than a match for any side, and I think they can claim three points.
They still harbour play-off hopes, and they will see this as a very winnable game.
They won three of their last five games at home, sticking six past Rotherham, and four past Bolton. They’d also beaten Wigan 2-1 earlier in 2019. They are flat-track bullies against relegation-threatened sides here, and although QPR are safe, they aren’t much better than the aforementioned collection of teams.
The R’s couldn’t build upon their Swansea success, conceding twice to Blackburn on Good Friday, and the West Londoners just cannot seem to get any consistency to their season at the moment. John Eustace’s men have lost three of the last five on the road, and have conceded at least two goals in six of their last seven Championship away days.
Derby are understandably short at 4/6, but we can increase that to 8/11 by simply backing them to score Over 1.5 Team Goals in this game. Rangers lost 2-0 during their last trip to this ground in November 2017, and a similar outcome is expected here.
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The second of our EFL predictions comes from Roots Hall as struggling Southend host in-form Burton. The Brewers have been superb in recent weeks, and they almost picked up a draw against Portsmouth on Good Friday. Only a late Matt Clarke strike denied them a useful point, but they will be confident of bouncing back here.
It’s been a frustrating season for Southend fans, and they will be concerned that Kevin Bond is failing to get a tune out of this group of players. Injury problems haven’t helped, but they are now deep in the relegation mire.
They were the better side against Walsall, but failed to finish the Saddlers off, and paid the ultimate price in stoppage time. It’s a hugely disappointing result to bounce back from, and this is not an easy game.
Burton swept aside Scunthorpe just last week, and they will fancy their chances of repeating the trick on Monday. Only Charlton have beaten the Brewers since December 22nd (when they lost at Kennilworth Road), and they’ve since picked up useful points at the Stadium of Light and Oakwell.
Burton look contenders next season, and they are still pushing for a play-off position. The Brewers should be able to come out on top.
The third of our EFL betting tips comes from League Two with in-form Stevenage hosting Exeter. Dino Maamria’s side are in terrific goalscoring form, and come off the back of hitting four past Port Vale in their own backyard. Ilias Chair has been absolutely excellent since arriving at the club, and he’s certainly helped them in the final third.
I would fancy them to win this game, but I find Exeter bafflingly unpredictable this season, and I don’t want to completely write the Grecians off for that reason.
Exeter conceded three times at home to Crawley on Friday, but January signing Ryan Bowman is finally getting amongst the goals, and could be a contender for next season’s top scorer in League Two.
Exeter hold the last play-off spot, but Stevenage can overtake them with three points here, and it’s hard to imagine the Hertfordshire side sitting back.
Neither side can afford to drop points, with Colchester, Carlisle and Newport all still able to reach those magical play-off spots, and I think we should see a few goals at the Lamex.
Over 2.5 Goals looks value in this one.
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