Something for the weekend
Matt Briggs seeks out the early value for next weekend's football in his regular Monday column and says Coventry's price is worth snapping up.
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With the international break now upon us, it's League One and League Two which are the focus this week.
With 10 games gone, the league tables are starting to take shape and punting should now become a lot easier with form lines available to study! That's the hope anyway after a slow start to the season and this weekend I'm going to mark your card with some home 'bankers'.
Coventry would be seventh in League One had they not had a 10-point deduction. They have won three of their five 'home' games and at evens they shouldn't be missed against misfiring Sheffield United on Sunday.
Callum Wilson (nine) and Leon Clarke (six) have 15 goals between them and they will pose a real threat to David Weir's Blades, who will be without George Long, Sean McGinty and Marlon King who are all on international duty. Striker King netted the Blades' first goal in four games in their 1-1 draw with Crawley at Bramall Lane and his absence will be a huge blow.
The South Yorkshire club's performances have not been as bad as their 22nd position suggests but, ironically, the display in the draw with Crawley wasn't one of their best, despite the valuable home point. Weir's men are struggling to score goals and they will be up against at Sixfields - the temporary home of the Sky Blues - and the evens on Coventry won't last long against a side who have lost all five of their away games thus far.
Bradford are another side in action on Sunday and it's no surprise whatsoever that the initial 8/11 quoted about them beating Tranmere has gone, with 8/15 now the price.
Nobody in the third tier has a better home record than Phil Parkinson's men with four wins and a draw and their good early-season form has seen them surge into fourth spot. The Bantams are likely to be without top goalscorer Nahki Wells, who has an ankle injury, but they showed in the win over Shrewsbury and the 2-0 victory at Walsall last time out that they have more than one match-winner.
Kyel Reid, nominated for League One player of the month for September, scored in both those games along with Wells' strike partner James Hanson and Bradford look well capable of adding to their 14 home goals, having scored in every league game this season.
Tranmere have lost four of their five away games and have only managed one clean sheet away from Prenton Park - a 1-0 win at Oldham.
Speaking after the 1-0 defeat at Swindon, a result I managed to pick last week, Ronnie Moore said: "We have to stop conceding and try and nick a goal."
And that is likely to be their philosophy at Valley Parade, but while that might well have paid dividends against the Bantams in recent seasons, the current crop of players have got a track record of beating teams who arrive in Yorkshire with a defensive mindset and they should be good enough to sink Rovers.
AFC Wimbledon are worth giving another chance to after last weekend's shock home defeat to Northampton.
Dons boss Neal Ardley has demanded a response after the hosts gave up their 100 per cent home record to the struggling Cobblers and this weekend they host another struggling side - bottom-of-the-table Accrington, who have collected just two points all season.
Stanley boss James Beattie called his side's defending 'kamikaze' after their 2-1 home defeat to Dagenham, but he remains condfident the Lancashire side can get out of trouble. That might well be possible, but their revival will have to start after the trip to the capital because Wimbledon look well equipped to win the game and a decent bet at 8/11.
Exeter (17/20) are another side who look good value to chalk up a home win and follow up last weekend's 3-1 success over Plymouth.
The Grecians are flying high and put in a dominant display to sink local rivals Plymouth 3-1 last weekend and they should make it three wins on the spin against Hartlepool.
Pools haven't been too bad away from home this season and their recent 4-1 success at Mansfield was impressive but the 350-mile trip south might just take it out of Colin Cooper's men.