Roar on the Rovers
Craig Chisnall previews this weekend's Sky Bet Football League action and tips up Blackburn, Leyton Orient and Plymouth.
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My tip for the title have got off to an horrendous start to the Championship season - and with injuries mounting I can't see things getting any better for Bolton at Blackburn this weekend.
After finishing last season with a flourish and recruiting impressively I expected Dougie Freedman's men to start with a bang this term. That certainly hasn't happened.
Wanderers have yet to win in the league, have lost their last two to QPR and Nottingham Forest and were knocked out of the League Cup by Tranmere in midweek.
They've also got a mounting injury list with David Wheater, Marc Tierney and Craig Davies the latest to pick up knocks ahead of the trip to Ewood Park for this Lancashire derby and that makes the 8/5 on the home win look a big price.
Rovers also got their season going with a 5-2 trouncing of Barnsley last weekend with Jordan Rhodes getting off the mark as well with a double. This one will be tight but at almost 2/1 Rovers are difficult to ignore.
In League One Leyton Orient's stunning start to the campaign is showing no signs of abating and they look tasty at 6/4 to make it five wins from five at Colchester.
The U's themselves have had a decent enough start, taking eight points from a possible 12, but Russell Slade's men have banged in 12 goals on their march to top spot with attacking trio Kevin Lisbie, David Mooney and Dean Cox all in great form.
They've also not conceded since the first day when they hammered Carlisle 5-1 and pushed Premier League side Hull all the way in the League Cup on Tuesday before losing 1-0 in extra time.
With a bumper following making the short trip to Essex I believe they will maintain their 100 per-cent record.
In League Two I really like the look of the 12/5 offered on Plymouth as they make the long trip to Morecambe.
John Sheridan recruited well in the summer after guiding the Pilgrims to safety last term and the signs in recent weeks are that they are a club on the up after a difficult couple of years on and off the pitch.
In strikers Marvin Morgan and Reuben Reid they have a pairing as potent as any at this level.
They've both scored in impressive recent wins over fancied sides Cheltenham and Rochdale and Sheridan is already talking up a promotion push.
With Morecambe also having a demanding Capital One Cup tie against Newcastle on Wednesday while Argyle have had a free week, I fancy Plymouth to raise the hopes of their huge support that this could be their year with a third straight win.