With the international break putting the stoppers on Europe's top divisions, Christian Crowther focuses on matters Football League...
"Coventry are the next visitors to the County Ground and the Sky Blues are displaying the classic signs of rejuvenation after appointing a new manager."
Lay Swindon to beat Coventry @ [1.83]
With no Championship shocks available to predict this weekend thanks to World Cup qualifying, it is necessary to dig a little deeper to maintain this column's recent success. Never fear though as there are plenty of banana skins to be found in the lower leagues. There is no doubt that Swindon are enjoying another fine season under their eccentric Italian but a recent home loss to Colchester revealed slight chinks in their armour. Coventry are the next visitors to the County Ground and the Sky Blues are displaying the classic signs of rejuvenation after appointing a new manager. This galvanising effect has led the visitors to record an unbeaten sequence of three games in League One - winning two - and Mark Robin's side arrive in Wiltshire full of beans after pummelling York 4-0 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
Lay Carlisle to beat Notts County @ [2.46]
This game comes down to the home and away form book. For Carlisle, it's very much their form at Brunton Park which is the source of their troubles this season. The Blues have only won once in their own stadium in five attempts in League One and that was way back in August when they beat a Portsmouth side still in disarray after relegation and completely restructuring their squad. Notts County on the other hand are yet to taste defeat on their travels and are becoming to some extent away draw specialists. County have earned impressive points at both Bramall Lane and stadiummk in their last two road trips and will have fond memories of doing the double over their hosts last season.
Lay Torquay to beat Accrington @ [2.2]
Torquay maybe unbeaten at Plainmoor this season but the Devon side have hardly been convincing either. The Gulls have drawn three out of their five home fixtures in League Two and had to come from 3-0 down against Aldershot to pull off the most unlikely of victories in their last game at home. Martin Ling's side have since gone on to lose at Wycombe and now entertain an Accrington side who seem to save their best work for the road. Stanley sit two places above their hosts mainly courtesy of an impressive away record of three wins from five blemished by just one defeat.