(Ex-QPR player, defender Lee Brown has popped up with a few goals for Bristol Rovers)
Again in League Two Port Vale host Burton Albion at Vale Park, the hosts are just four points outside the playoff places whilst Burton are down in 15th position. Port Vale maybe facing financial difficulties off the pitch but on it they are in good form & unbeaten in their last seven league games with four wins & three draws, importantly their home record excluding those in the top six is very good with 7 wins from 10 games & only one defeat. Visitors Burton are having a poor second half of the season & haven't seen a victory since 26th December against bottom of the table Northampton. In 2012 they have lost 7 matches out of 10 & their last three games have all ended in 2-0 defeats. We expect Port Vale to be too strong for a Burton side who have a fragile confidence at odds of Evens with Paddy Power & Bet365.
(Jason Roberts has been getting his career back on track with new club Reading)
To finish off our selections we're going for a bet that might not be original but should be as certain a result as you can get in the Championship with high flying Reading taking on the barely in existence Portsmouth at the Madejski Stadium. Reading had to travel to Millwall at the weekend & endure the hostile New Den atmosphere but picked up another win to make it 6 in a row & 11 from 13 league games & if they can keep going like this they'll have a genuine chance of automatic promotion. Reading tend to share their goals around but January signing from Blackburn, Jason Roberts has come in & made an impact with 3 in his first 6 & they've only conceded once in their last 6 meaning they'd be tough to beat for anyone let alone a struggling Portsmouth side. Pompey have lost 6 from their last 9 with just one win in that sequence & the noises from the administrators are not sounding great with a genuine possibility of them going out of business before the end of the season. With all that's hanging over them any team would want to be playing Portsmouth at the moment & we expect a thoroughly professional performance from Reading & they should be confidently backed at 1/2 to win here.
Bristol Rovers to beat Northampton Town at 2/1 (Bet365 & BetVictor)
Port Vale to beat Burton Albion at Evens (Paddy Power/bet365)
Reading to beat Portsmouth at 1/2 (various)