We’re back with another…
Well, last week marked a slow improvement. The week prior, as we’re sure you’ll remember, we landed zero-out-of-three in our treble hopes.
Last weekend, we managed to get one-out-of-three, so sing along if you know the words, *clears throat*…
“Saturday Footie Treble, we’re on our way back…”
Not to get carried away or anything. But yes, we’ve dusted ourselves down and we’re ready to land our second treble of the season!
Once again, there’s only four Premier League games on Saturday, so we’re going to dip our toes into the Championship to add some extra value!
Let’s get stuck in!
Reading v Rotherham United
Our first pick comes from the Championship clash between Reading and Rotherham.
The Royals are currently top of the pile in English football’s second tier, and they welcome a newly-promoted Rotherham side who have only won twice in their last 51 Championship games on the road.
Reading are one of just two unbeaten sides left in the division, along with Bournemouth. They’ve won five of their six games so far, also recording five clean sheets.
Rotherham’s record at Reading isn’t one to be admired – they’ve only won once in their last 24 trips to Berkshire.
We think Reading will take this one, at 21/20.
Manchester United v Chelsea
Next up, we’re heading to Old Trafford for the 17:30 kick-off between Manchester United and Chelsea.
Well, what a difference a week makes – 7 days ago United were a club in crisis, and while the problems being pointed out may not have disappeared entirely, the best way to bounce back is to win and that’s what United have done.
They come into this game off the back of a good win at Newcastle and a sensational performance away at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be wary of a hangover from Paris – after the first victory over PSG 19 months ago, United lost their next two games and only won three of their next 12 across all competitions.
Chelsea have been stuttering lately with draws against Southampton and Sevilla, so we think this game is there for the taking for United.
The Blues away form isn’t great either – they’ve have shipped 42 away goals in the Premier League since the start of last season – more than any other club.
United haven’t won at home yet this season, but they’re surely due one here – you’d have to go back to February 1979 for the last time the Red Devils lost three consecutive league games at Old Trafford at any stage of a season.
We’re backing Solskjaer’s side at 29/20.
Liverpool v Sheffield United
Our final pick comes from the 20:00 kick-off between Liverpool and Sheffield United at Anfield.
Obviously the headlines this week have been about Virgil van Dijk and his potential absence through injury, but a 1-0 win away at Ajax in the Champions League in midweek, will do wonders for the confidence levels of that Liverpool back line.
Also, Jurgen Klopp’s side ate back on their home turf where they have an incredible record – they’re are unbeaten in 61 league games at Anfield.
Sheffield Utd have only got one point to their name so far this season, and look a shadow of themselves, so we don’t see any problems for Liverpool here.
The Reds to take all three points at 1/4.
Reading to beat Rotherham United
Manchester United to beat Chelsea
Liverpool to beat Sheffield United