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QPR, Doncaster and Sheffield Wednesday Feature In This Weekend's Football Treble

Friday 14th February 2014
The Premier League takes a break this weekend but there are still plenty of matches to look forward to in the FA Cup and the lower leagues. As always at this time of the week, we have been scouring the weekend's football coupon looking for a potentially lucrative treble bet for punters to take advantage of. We have found a great looking treble (on paper at least) which pays out a very nice return of £188.60 from just a £20 stake with Paddy Power. We have one match from the FA Cup and a couple from the Championship on the betting slip as we look to pay for Valentine's Day!

Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton Athletic – Home Win @ 21/20

Our first port of call this week sees us head to Yorkshire for the FA Cup Fifth round tie between Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic. Neither side are pulling up trees in the Championship this season but both are presented with this opportunity to make into the last eight of the FA Cup. Wednesday have home advantage here and they do go into this game in decent form with just two defeats in their last ten league games. Their new manager Stuart Gray has done a great job since taking over Hillsbrough hot seat and the home fans will be expecting to progress in the cup this weekend. Charlton on the other hand are in a terrible run at the moment with four successive league defeats to their name and the club in disarray. They sold star striker Yann Kermorgant to Bournemouth during the window and with that in mind, the odds against price available about a home win here offers some excellent value.

Doncaster v Barnsley – Home Win @ 13/10 with

Our second selection this week sees us stay in Yorkshire but this time it is the Championship clash between Doncaster and Barnsley that catches the eye. Once again, neither side has particularly impressed so far this season with both looking over their shoulders at the moment as they look to avoid relegation. This a massive local derby and it is Rovers who have taken our eye at a rather attractive looking 13/10 with Paddy Power. They are in the better form of the two teams at the moment having lost just once in their last five games, including two good home wins during that period. Barnsley have struggled all season with just four wins from their 28 games to-date and with just one win in their last ten games, it is Doncaster who are taken to pile the misery onto their neighbours and claim all three points at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

QPR v Reading – Home Win @ Evens

The third and final match on our coupon this week sees us head to London and the match at Loftus Road between Queens Park Rangers and Reading on Sunday. This is another quality Championship fixture with both sides dreaming of making the return to the Premier League next season and as such, both are desperate for the three points here. QPR have home advantage and we are taking them to bounce back from a disappointing defeat at Derby on Monday night to claim the win. They are currently three points off of an automatic promotion spot and a win here could see them inch closer to a return to the hallowed grounds of the Premier League. They suffered a blow recently with the news that Charlie Austin will be out for a long period of time but even taking that into account we like them to pick up the win with new signing Kevin Doyle set to lead the line. Reading are currently in sixth place but they too are coming off of a defeat having lost 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday last weekend and they are under pressure heading to Loftus Road. It should be a tight affair but given their home advantage, it is QPR who make most appeal at even money with Paddy Power to round off our treble bet in positive fashion.
Mick Bates

Mick is a passionate fan of Coventry City and has watched from the sidelines (and had the privilege of seeing the inner workings during an exciting two years in corporate sales there) to see the once mighty Sky Blues fall from the Premier League, then fail to sparkle in the Championship, relegated from League One and wind up in League Two before winning the most important fixture in football competitions - The Checkatrade Trophy final followed by a heart-stopping promotion back to League One.

As well as supporting the Sky Blues, Mick appreciates all levels of football and loves a good book to keep himself entertained as well as a few hours on FIFA or Football Manager as time allows.

He also keeps an eye on all the major English leagues and regularly enjoys a flutter looking for that elusive treble! 

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