Dyche's fine start to continue

  • By: Craig Chisnall
  • Last Updated: November 16 2012, 16:20 GMT

Craig Chisnall expects another win for Sean Dyche's Burnley as he previews the Championship and League One action.

Dyche: Can collect three more points

Sean Dyche has made a dream start to life as Burnley boss at Turf Moor and I'd back the Clarets to make it three wins on the trot on their own patch against Charlton.

The former Watford manager won the race to be named Eddie Howe's successor at the end of October and couldn't have asked for more from his first two matches.

Both Wolves and Leeds were seen off without a goal conceded and that made it three successive victories at home - all with clean sheets.

It can only help of course that the Clarets have England's form striker in Charlie Austin, who is sure to be one of the hottest properties in the January transfer market.

The former bricklayer has already passed 20 goals for the season and has had scouts flocking to East Lancashire.

Austin has scored in seven of Burnley's eight home games this term and with such a predator at their disposal I'd take advantage of the 11/10 on offer in several places for Dyche to enjoy another home win.

Huddersfield came up trumps for me at a big price last weekend (8/5 away at Barnsley) and they are almost 2/1 again to beat fellow high-flyers Brighton at home this time around.

Simon Grayson's were my tip for a surprise package at the start of the season following their promotion and I've seen nothing to shake that belief.

It's testament to the strength of their squad and the chequebook of owner Dean Hoyle that Town have barely noticed the departure of star striker Jordan Rhodes to Blackburn for £8million.

The loan signings of Jermaine Beckford from Leicester and Reading's Simon Church point to their ambition and the pair combined on their first outing to see off the Tykes at Oakwell.

With Lee Novak and James Vaughan to call on up-front Grayson has an embarrassment of riches in attack.

They are 15/8 with BetVictor to beat the Seagulls and that looks another juicy price to invest in.

Staying with home wins, leaders Crystal Palace and promotion-hopefuls Nottingham Forest aren't worth backing as singles so I'd go with them in a double.

The arrival of Ian Holloway has galvanised the Eagles to new heights and with much-hyped Wilfried Zaha looking unstoppable they should see off Derby.

Big-spending Forest have faltered of late but they have too many good players to maintain that run and the arrival of Sheffield Wednesday couldn't come at a better time.

The Owls have won just once on the road this season and are just two points above the drop zone so Sean O'Driscoll's men will be desperate to get back to winning ways.

In League One three teams stand out at short prices so join Bournemouth, Crawley and Swindon up in a home treble.

The Cherries have been irresistible since Eddie Howe returned from Burnley with 16 points from a possible 18, including a win at 8/5 for us at Doncaster last weekend, and buoyed by that confidence they should see off Oldham.

Crawley haven't won in three but with Walsall upset by Conference outfit Lincoln in the week in their FA Cup replay I'd take Richie Barker's men to come out on top.

And while Swindon haven't hit the home heights of earlier in the season recently they have the quality to edge past Yeovil.

One big price that has caught the eye in League One is Scunthorpe to beat Notts County at Glanford Park.

Returning boss Brian Laws has already made quite an impact with much-needed wins at Walsall and Scunthorpe.

They have toughened up at the back with the addition of experienced goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall proving crucial and in striker Leon Clarke Laws has a proven goalscorer to help fire the Iron up the table.

Scunny are 19/10 with Boylesports to continue their upturn and upset the high-flyers - it's a price well worth considering.


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