(Welsh loanee Jake Cassidy has scored 4 goals in 5 games for Tranmere)
(Cardiff stopper David Marshall will hope to keep stuttering Leeds at bay)
Here's one for you: in 7 of Cardiff City's last 8 games there have been two goals or less; for Leeds that figure is less than two goals in 10 of their last 12; in their early kickoff game on Saturday the odds for under 2.5 goals are 5/6 - all we can say is wow! This is a game where a win will confirm Cardiff's playoff place whereas a loss could leave Middlesbrough right on their tail so Malky Mackay will be determined to keep things tight & not lose. Over the whole season there have been plenty of total goals at the Cardiff City stadium but not over the past few weeks as their success has been built on a solid base & relying on some high quality midfield & forward play to nick the goals they need to keep grinding out the results. Leeds haven't kicked on with manager Neil Warnock's tenure & now they'll surely already be looking to next year & could take this as an opportunity to field some players that haven't had much recent action to see what they can do. We can certainly see a Cardiff victory here & it's likely to be a low scoring one, back the under 2.5 goals with confidence & a small wager on Cardiff 1-0 at 13/2 is worth a punt too.
(Rotherham boss Steve Evans embarks on a new challenge after a successful spell with Crawley)
As an additional little 3 odds on team treble we like the look of Bristol City (5/6), Notts County (8/15) & Reading (2/5) to win their respective games. Bristol City have had an upturn in fortunes & are unbeaten in 6 whilst opponents Barnsley haven't won away to them in over 20 years (12 attempts). Whilst Bury have been playing well of late they tend to be a much better home team & look up against it at Notts County who have only lost to the sides in 1st, 2nd & 3rd at home plus one blip to 20th placed Leyton Orient, they should weep the Shakers away here. The Reading pick speaks for itself, they are in incredible form & if they win here will become champions whereas Crystal Palace look to have little motivation to go all out for this one.
Tranmere Rovers to beat Hartlepool at evens (Paddy Power/Ladbrokes)
Cardiff City v Leeds United under 2.5 goals at 5/6 (Coral & Bodog)
Cardiff City to beat Leeds United 1-0 at 13/2 (Coral & William Hill)
Rotherham to beat Morecambe at 4/5 (various)
Tasty Treble: Bristol City, Notts County & Reading all to win pays £39.30 to a £10 stake