Bet on us for an autumn double

We were very disappointed to come away from Southend last weekend without anything in the shopping bag after a good all-round performance, and It is my belief that we will win the next two games on the bounce, starting with tomorrow's visit of Cheltenham.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 27th September 2007, 5:10 pm
Updated Friday, 28th September 2007, 10:41 am

Looking elsewhere in League One, Bournemouth entertain Carlisle United. Carlisle have been doing well at home and the question is: can they show the same form on the road?

It is a long way to Bournemouth. Chances are they set off on Monday only to arrive Thursday evening - it’s that far! But I know Carlisle are going to be well prepared, and I can see them grabbing a win.

Bristol Rovers take on Leyton Orient who came unstuck last week against Hartlepool. Promoted Rovers have started very well and I fancy it will be honours even.

Gillingham entertain Leeds. The way that Leeds are going at the moment they should be up and ready to go at Gillingham, who are still struggling without a manager.

Leeds’ run is reminiscent of the run that they had in the 70s where they went so many games unbeaten under Don Revie.

Hartlepool United have done brilliantly since getting promoted and Danny Wilson should be proud.

They play lowly Walsall – who we play on Tuesday evening. Hartlepool are a strong side and they had a very good win last week against Orient. With the confidence that must come from that I can’t see Hartlepool losing. Hopefully they will soften up Walsall for us in the process.

Huddersfield play host to Luton Town. Sean O’Driscoll went to watch Luton midweek in the Carling Cup. He felt that they were an excellent side and that they had played very well on the night.

But the way Huddersfield are playing I feel Luton will prove too strong for them and that they will l win.

Millwall play Wiltshire side Swindon Town. I think that Swindon have the potential to go to the New Den and come away with a result after collecting a terrific victory, nspired by great performance from Billy Paynter, last week. It’ll be a hard game for them, but I fancy a draw.

Two very similar teams Oldham and Crewe clash at Boundary Park.

Both clubs have been up-and-down away from home so I am going for a draw.

Port Vale, who play Southend, are now without a manager after Martin Foyle left the club. Southend came out on top against Rovers last weekend and they will be up for the game.

They are an ex-Championship side and they will be too strong for Vale and I see them returning with three points.

Swansea play Brighton at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea are a very good side and I think that they will be too strong for Brighton and will seal a conclusive win over the Seagulls.

Tranmere face Northampton at Prenton Park. Tranmere are playing very well at the moment under Ronnie Moore. They have been near the top of the table for most of the season so far and will want to keep it going. I think that Northampton will struggle and that Tranmere will come out on top.

The match-of-the-week for me in League One is Yeovil Town versus Nottingham Forest at Huish Park.

Forest are starting to put things together now and as they have a very strong side, so they should.

The players are starting to get to know each other now and are starting to bag some goals.

But Russell Slade has put together a very strong side at Yeovil and the players work very hard. I feel that the Glovers will pull something out of the bag and will edge it.