The Big Saturday Multiple: The Football League Edition

The Bradford fans are enjoying better times again
The Bradford fans are enjoying better times again

It's that time of the weekend where Paul Robinson selects a home win, an away win, a match to go over 2.5 goals and a match to go under 2.5 goals. Here are his selections:

"Back Bradford @ 1.5 (1/2)

Back Plymouth @ 2.15 (23/20)

Back Over 2.5 Goals in Swindon v Scunthorpe @ 1.75 (3/4)

Back Under 2.5 Goals in Blackpool v Doncaster @ 1.65 (13/20)

The Multiple pays approximately 9.31 (17/2)"

Bet 1: Bradford (HOME) @ 1.5 (1/2)

We begin in League One for what should be a formality for Bradford as they welcome bottom of the table, Crewe, to Valley Parade.

The hosts are pushing for the play-off places and come into this fixture on the back of a six match unbeaten run in the league, four of which were victories. They were 1-0 victors on their last start on this ground and Phil Parkinson's side have taken seven points from a possible nine in front of their own fans of late.

Opponents, Crewe, have been in dreadful form this term and that is why they are 24th of 24 teams in the division. They were even knocked out of the FA Cup by Eastleigh last weekend and in their most recent away match, Steve Davis' men were turned over by the struggling, Blackpool.

Bet 2: Plymouth (AWAY) @ 2.15 (23/20)

We drop a division now as Plymouth look like excellent value to cement their position at the top of the table by earning another three points at York City.

The hosts are third from bottom having picked up just a dozen points from their opening 16 games. They haven't won in 10 in the league and since their last match in League Two, they have been knocked out of the FA Cup and the Football League Trophy.

The Minstermen have already been beaten in half of their eight home fixtures this year and conceded an average of almost two per match - 15 in eight.

Plymouth also exited both cups recently but their main goal will be promotion back to League One. They have a five point cushion at the top of the table and they have won six of their last seven in the league - including away wins at Wycombe, Notts County and Luton Town.

Bet 3: Swindon v Scunthorpe (Over 2.5 goals) @ 1.75 (3/4)

If it's goals you're after - and that's exactly what we want - then look no further than the County Ground as Swindon entertain Scunthorpe in League One this afternoon.

I will concentrate solely on the goal stats for this one and, with 20 scored and 27 conceded so far this season, Swindon's matches are averaging 2.94 goals each time. A total of 10 of their 16 outings have seen over 2.5 backers paid out - six of which came in front of their own fans, including their last four in a row.

It's a similar story for Scunthorpe as their matches are averaging 2.44 goals per 90 minutes. Over half of their 16 have finished with the net bulging three or more times and if that's not enough to convince you, then how about their scorelines on the road this season - 2-1, 3-0, 2-2, 2-1, 2-1, 2-4, 2-1, 0-3.

Bet 4: Blackpool v Doncaster (Under 2.5 goals) @ 1.65 (13/20)

To the other end of the spectrum now as I can't see too many goals when Doncaster travel to Blackpool.

Again, we are interested in the goal stats so I won't delay. Blackpool are the third lowest scorers in the division this year, but when it comes to defending, there are only 12 other teams with a better record than them.

That has led to 11 of their 16 outings seeing this selection land and their last five at Bloomfield Road have all finished with two or fewer being scored.

Doncaster have an even lower average at the 2.19 mark, and like their opponents, 10 of their 16 have rewarded under 2.5 backers. Darren Fergunson's men have fired half a dozen blanks from eight away games this year and while they have been conceding plenty at the other end, The Seasiders are one of the worst attacking forces in League One.

Recommended Multiple

Back Bradford @ 1.5 (1/2)

Back Plymouth @ 2.15 (23/20)

Back Over 2.5 Goals in Swindon v Scunthorpe @ 1.75 (3/4)

Back Under 2.5 Goals in Blackpool v Doncaster @ 1.65 (13/20)

The Multiple pays approximately 9.31 (17/2)

Multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.

2015 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 26pts
Returned: 18.81pts
P/L: -7.19pts

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