Cod Army to march on

  • Last Updated: August 21 2014, 16:04 BST

Fleetwood and Bristol City are backed for wins in our Sky Bet League 1 preview package.

Fleetwood can celebrate victory again
Fleetwood can celebrate victory again

We have Nick Hext's best bets for the weekend's action in Sky Bet League 1. Match-by-match score verdicts and team news will follow on Friday.

Back Fleetwood to beat Chesterfield

League 1 leaders Fleetwood host Chesterfield this weekend and fully deserve to be backed at 6/4 with Sky Bet. The Cod Army have won all three of their first matches in the third tier of English football and already look like a side to be reckoned with. Chesterfield were promoted alongside Graham Alexander's men last season and can also be expected to stay out of trouble. The Spireites are a good side but Fleetwood are on a roll and can win again.

Back Bristol City to beat Rochdale

Rochdale were big winners against Crewe in midweek but I expect Bristol City to bring them back down to earth. The Robins sit third in the early standings and look one of the class sides in League 1. They will also be buoyed by the impressive acquisition of Kieran Agard from Rotherham, which provides further firepower to an attack already containing Sam Baldock and Aaron Wilbraham. Rochdale lost at home to Peterborough on the opening day of the season and I'd expect a similar result against another of the division's fancied sides.

Team news & score verdicts will appear here on Friday...