Good Friday EFL tips for Friday 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.
Millwall have let us down at recently, but we’re backing them to pick up three points here. The Lions are the first of our EFL betting tips for Good Friday, and they should have enough to see off poor travellers Brentford.
The Lions will undoubtedly be buoyed by their last-gasp equaliser against Sheffield United, and I expect them to kick on. They are still fighting relegation, and they will be expected to collect three points in this tie.
The Bees were defeated here last season, and they come off the back of an away defeat at another relegation-threatened side – Reading. The Bees have won just one in their last seven in the Championship, and that came against now-relegated Ipswich.
Thomas Frank’s side have plenty to look forward to next season, but their easy-on-the-eye football isn’t always effective against the division’s more battle-hardened sides.
They’ve picked up some decent draws on the road, but wins have been few and far between. They’ve netted just once in their last four away trips, and I expect them to struggle to get past a Millwall defence which has excelled since Alex Pearce has come into the side.
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The second of our football betting tips comes from the televised League One tie between Burton and Portsmouth. The Brewers have been excellent in recent weeks, and it’s help them keep their play-off dream alive. With Donny’s recent form, it looks unlikely, but they are already being spoken about in hushed tones for next season’s promotion race.
Nigel Clough’s men were slow off the mark this season, and were also understandably distracted by their cup exploits. As a result, they’ve dropped some silly points over the course of the campaign, but they are now really starting to motor.
They’ve won four on the bounce, and were just far too good for Scunthorpe last weekend. They’ve also netted eleven goals in their last three home matches, and also found the net at the Stadium of Light. They are playing on the front foot, and are creating chances.
Portsmouth won’t make this easy, with Pompey on a winning run of their own. However, Kenny Jackett’s side have only played sides embroiled in the relegation zone recently (admittedly, that is half of the division), and this will be much tougher for them.
The visitors have kept just one clean sheet since early November, and that came against a side who created numerous chances, and really should have scored. It’s just two shutouts since early October, and I can’t see Burton drawing a blank in this one.
Both Teams to Score looks a cracking pick in this potentially entertaining fixture.
The third of our Good Friday EFL predictions comes from League Two, and it’s another BTTS market. Cheltenham are a formidable force at home, and they’re always dangerous going forward. Credit must go to the job that Mike Duff has done since arriving at the club, and next season, they could potentially challenge for the play-offs.
They are hard to beat the Johnny Rocks stadium, and haven’t been defeated here since January 12th (vs Tranmere). They’ve also netted in every game since November 27th, and will be expected to hit the target again here.
Even though they are a great home side, they often have to score two or three goals in order to win a game, as they rarely keep clean sheets. They managed three consecutive shutouts back in February (vs Port Vale, Cambridge and Yeovil), but they’ve failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last four.
With just four clean sheets at home all season, Oldham will fancy their chances of finding the back of the net here, and the Latics have been in imperious form recently. Pete Wild’s return has inspired them to a notable pick up in results, and they were involved in an entertaining 2-2 draw last weekend.
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