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Back Bristol City to climb further away from League One trap-door

| 25.03.2014

Port Vale are set to visit Ashton Gate still harbouring faint play-off ambitions, however expect their charge to the top six to be permanently halted when they face a resurgent Bristol City outfit.

The Robins are now unbeaten in five matches following their weekend draw at Colchester and given their recent form against Vale they should be backed to continue that run.

Carlisle, Crewe, Leyton Orient and Wolves are the other four hosts who can collect maximum points with a £10 bet on this accumulator paying an enticing £275 with Ladbrokes.

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Bristol City to beat Port Vale @ Evens

The hosts haven’t lost to their opponents in their previous six meetings, winning five of those contests, and they look good value to extend that sequence here.

Port Vale have suffered defeat in 11 of their 18 league matches on the road so far this term and face a City side who have been transformed in recent weeks.

Three wins in their last five games has seen the Robins escape the bottom four scrap and another victory would go some way to ensuring they don’t suffer the ignominy of a second successive relegation.

Carlisle to beat Shrewsbury @ 6/4

Both of these struggling teams are in desperate need of collecting all three points but it’s Graham Kavanagh’s Cumbrians who get the nod on this occasion.

The home side need to react positively to Saturday’s 4-1 drubbing at bottom dwellers Notts County with the visit of Shrewsbury the perfect opportunity for them to do so.

Michael Jackson’s Shrews have only managed three away victories in League One this season and enter this match-up having failed to score in three of their last four on their travels.

That’s ominous form going into this clash, with Carlisle proving much steadier opposition on their own patch, collecting seven of their 10 wins this term at Brunton Park.

Crewe v Notts County @ 6/5

Notts County’s brief fillip could be short-lived when they travel to Gresty Road with the Magpies in desperate form away from Meadow Lane.

Shaun Derry’s men have shipped 17 goals in five consecutive defeats as the visiting side and look vulnerable here.

Crewe striker Chucks Aneke is in fine form and he can further exploit any of the visitor’s defence weaknesses and add to his haul of seven goals in his last eight games.

Leyton Orient v Oldham @ 5/6

Leyton Orient desperately need a win over Oldham if they’re to have any hope of snatching the second automatic promotion place from Brentford with games fast running out.

The visitors claimed their first win in six outings at the weekend but they remain perilously close to the relegation zone and have notched just one victory in their last nine away matches.

By contrast, Orient have lost just one of their last eight in the league and will be all too aware they have little margin for error in their promotion assault.

Wolves v Colchester @ 4/11

League leaders Wolves continue to march towards a quick-fire promotion back to the Championship and they can enjoy another routine victory against Colchester.

Unbeaten at Molineux since December, Wolves have been especially ruthless of late, recording five wins in their last six games on home turf.

During that sequence the Black County side have scored 12 goals with only one in reply and they should have too much for a U’s team who’ve won just three away games this season.

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.