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3pts Ollie Watkins to score anytime in Brentford v Reading at 37/19

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Brentford v Reading

Sky Bet Championship, Griffin Park, 1500 BST

Ollie Watkins: The Brentford striker draws his side level v Stoke
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They have hit a bit of a bumpy patch in recent weeks, but expect Brentford to get back to winning ways when they welcome struggling Reading to Griffin Park.

The Bees were defeated by Arsenal in the Carabao Cup last time out, but Alan Judge's strike landed a 17/2 winning tip as part of our preview for Wednesday's action.

Another goalscorer worth backing in this one is Ollie Watkins, with the forward a key part of the attacking element of this Brentford side.

With some firms offering odds-on that he strikes anytime, a best price of a shade under 2/1 is available - which looks fantastic value on track record.

Neal Maupay has been the main source of goals for the hosts this season, scoring eight and assisting a further three despite a three-match suspension already.

Watkins though is a player who has four on his tally, with 17 shots on goal highlighting how he isn't afraid to try and score when the opportunity is presented to him.

65% of those shots have been on target, that's despite playing the majority of the season on the wing. Given the fact that Brentford have scored eleven in four home games this season, expect them to find the net again here.

The 11/10 available on Brentford to win and over 2.5 goals shows that, it's a game where Watkins should have more than one opportunity to score.

Best bet: Ollie Watkins to score anytime at 37/19


Millwall v Sheffield United

Sky Bet Championship, The New Den, 1500 BST

Sheffield United's Chris Wilder
Sheffield United's Chris Wilder

It's a clash between two sides at the opposite ends of the Sky Bet Championship form table, which should set the visitors up for victory here.

Sheffield United have been in great form in recent weeks, beating Bolton, Aston Villa and Preston while picking up a point against Birmingham.

Millwall have seen the opposite, losing to Swansea, QPR and West Brom alongside defeat in the Carabao Cup at home to Fulham.

You'd expect these two runs of form to continue on Saturday, with the hosts doing little to suggest that they are going to improve.

The Blades know that victory could see them sit in the top two of the standings by the end of play, which is extra incentive given how competitive it already is at the right end of the table.

A best price of 7/5 looks great value given results so far this season, and it's potential a result that could boost the odds on your Saturday acca.

Best bet: Sheffield United to win at 7/5


Burton v Scunthorpe

Sky Bet League One, The Pirelli Stadium, 1500 BST

New Scunthorpe boss Stuart McCall
New Scunthorpe boss Stuart McCall

Scunthorpe have seen a revival since the appointment of Stuart McCall, and they are equipped to continue their good run here.

The Iron have picked up nine points from their last possible 15 and are unbeaten in the five games since McCall was made their new manager.

What is of interest is both teams to score here, given the fact that four of the last five games for both of these sides has seen the net struck at both ends.

Scunthorpe are a play-off capable side, with the right man now in the dugout, and a victory away at Burton will make the rest of the division sit up and take notice if they haven't already.

The form charts highlights the visitors' impressive run of results. They sit in fifth, with Burton just inside the top-half. It's also boosted their position in the league too, having moved up to 11th after flirting with relegation at the early stages.

A huge 7/1 is available on a Scunthorpe win with both teams scoring, which looks massively overpriced when you factor in recent weeks.

Burton may have won their last two home encounters in all competitions, but they are vulnerable to defeat to sides in-form with Walsall leaving the Pirelli with all three points at the beginning of September.

Best bet: Scunthorpe to win and both teams to score at 7/1


Macclesfield v Forest Green

Sky Bet League Two, Moss Rose, 1500 BST

Macclesfield conceded eight goals against West Ham
Macclesfield conceded eight goals against West Ham

They were hammered 8-0 away at West Ham in the Carabao Cup in midweek, and Macclesfield's misery should continue when they welcome Forest Green.

In most circumstances, you could probably say that Premier League opposition means you're always likely to be heavily beaten, but the fact that they have conceded 18 goals this season highlights that they are a side who will struggle.

Town welcome a Forest Green side who sit fifth in the away standings, scoring nine goals in the four games they've played on the road.

Rovers have enjoyed playing sides at the wrong end of the table, particularly away from home. They scored three against Notts County and four against Grimsby - Both join Macclesfield in the bottom three of the standings.

A price of 4/1 is available on them to score three or more goals here, which based on recent showings, looks too big.

The hammering at the hands of the Hammers only goes to further damage their chances of improving. Speaking after the 8-0 loss, Macclesfield boss Mark Yates told the club's official YouTube channel that: "I'm bitterly disappointed with the goals that we conceded.

"It's not what we needed but that's where we are. I think you saw the gulf in class and you can see we are a little bit low in confidence.

"Obviously it's not the result we were looking for and not the performance we were looking for."

Forest Green are a side capable of exploiting the opportunities presented to them - and they can secure another big win here.

Best bet: Forest Green to score three or more goals at 4/1


Odds correct at 1320 BST (27/09/18)

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