GW 36 – Ones to Watch

Ally: The midweek round certainly lived up to its reputation and put the proverbial cat amongst the pigeons with a few somewhat unexpected scorelines that gave a pretty mixed bag of results that has shaken up and condensed the leaderboards.

My first pick this week is unlikely to cause too many surprises, but I’m going for League One leaders Luton Town who have a tempting looking home fixture against struggling Gillingham. The Hatters are far and away the division’s leading home goalscorers, racking up an impressive 44 in their 18 league matches at Kenilworth Road. Only second placed Barnsley have managed to shut out the free scoring hosts this season, and while The Gills’ away form is arguably better than their home form they still have just 3 clean sheets to their name on the road. Second placed Barnsley’s impressive recent form has restricted Luton’s lead at the top to 5 points, and should hopefully be enough incentive for Luton to get amongst the goals and push for another 3 points.

My second tip is another fairly common sight on these pages, but I’m going to Scottish League Two for a meeting of the best attack versus the worst defence, which sees Peterhead travel to ninth placed Berwick Rangers. Peterhead have recently overhauled long time leaders Edinburgh City at the top of the league, while Berwick are battling with Albion to avoid bottom spot. The Blue Toon are more prolific on the road than at home, and have amassed an impressive 31 goals in their 13 away matches this season, while Berwick have conceded 32 times in 14 games at home, and their goals against tally is likely to be further increased this Saturday.