Big Saturday Multiple: Wolves on the hunt for derby delight

Kenny Jackett takes his side to St Andrews for a local derby
Kenny Jackett takes his side to St Andrews for a local derby

Jonno Turner fancies Wolves to win out the West Midlands derby, Chesterfield to get joy at Oakwell, and Wycombe to end a two-game winless run against bottom side Cheltenham...

Bet 1: Wolverhampton Wanderers (AWAY) @ 2.226/5

Bet 2: Chesterfield (AWAY) @ 2.47/5

Bet 3: Wycombe Wanderers (HOME) @ 1.558/15

Bet 1: Wolverhampton Wanderers (AWAY) @ 2.226/5

It's a fierce local derby in the Championship this afternoon, as Birmingham City welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to St Andrews.

The hosts line up for this encounter sitting 15th in the table, and not troubled by worries or relegation nor fuelled by promises of the play-offs, one senses that they might be looking towards the beach a little.

Just one win from five games indicates that Gary Rowett's side have struggled to find their feet of late, and a 4-2 defeat by AFC Bournemouth last time out suggests that the Blues defence is partial to a leak or two.

Visitors Wolves make this short trip full of beans having stayed unbeaten for their last six, and four wins in a row ahead of this tie will have them revved up for this blood and thunder encounter.

Kenny Jackett has watched his charges notch 11 goals in that time, and with Benik Afobe and Nouha Dicko up top, the Molineux side are more than capable of hitting their hosts where it hurts.

In fact, Wolves are unbeaten in three against Brum - and have won two of those games.

Bet 2: Chesterfield (AWAY) @ 2.47/5

We're off to Oakwell today, as Chesterfield travel up the M1 to face Barnsley in south Yorkshire.

The visitors head into this clash with real momentum following four consecutive victories that have lifted them firmly into the League One play-off picture, and boss Paul Cook will be desperate for his side to churn out another three points here.

The Spireites now find themselves four points clear of seventh place with just five games to go, but they can't afford to rest on their laurels, and will know that victory here and in Tuesday night's meeting with Colchester United could see them with one foot firmly in the play-offs.

They've hit form just at the right time too. Four wins on the trot, three clean sheets and six goals notched suggests that the Spireites are more than capable of grinding out a result against the Tykes, and three wins from their last four away from the Proact Stadium will give them massive confidence of doing just that.

Barnsley line up on their own patch with their own slim hopes of making the top six - although boss Lee Johnson admitted this week that the possibility of that is "about 5%".

The Reds are 11th in the third tier and seven points behind their guests today, and five without a win suggests that they've pretty much imploded with the finish line in sight.

Crushingly, Barnsley lost their last home outing - a local derby with Sheffield United - and that will have knocked confidence in the home camp.

The last time these two sides met, Chesterfield ran out 2-1 victors - and, in fact, the Spireites haven't lost to their hosts in four meetings.

Bet 3: Wycombe Wanderers (HOME) @ 1.558/15

And finally we're dropping to the bottom tier, as promotion chasing Wycombe Wanderers are presented with the perfect chance to get back to winning ways - a visit from bottom of the table Cheltenham Town.

The Chairboys sit third in the table, four points ahead of their nearest challengers Bury, but haven't won in two outings - and that will have boss Gareth Ainsworth desperate for three points to ease the pressure.

Eight games unbeaten previous to that pair of slip ups suggests that the Adams Park side has more than enough in the locker to show their dominance here - and just a single defeat from four on their own patch will give them confidence.

Visitors Cheltenham journey up from the south west within touching distance of safety - just three points - but four defeats on the trot indicates that they might not take that opportunity.

The Robins still sit rooted to the bottom, and haven't even managed a goal in their last three outings, a barren run which boss Gary Johnson will be keen to put right.

But the away side have only won once on the road since October, a total of 13 games. I don't think they'll be any luckier this afternoon.

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