Predicting the outcome of March fixtures
Today I`ve decided to look ahead to our March fixtures, predict the outcome of each match, and see where that could take us.
We kick off the month with a midweek tie at the Macron as we welcome Reading. They`ve, like us, been in a bit of a dry patch of form and will be hoping for something out of this match. They suffered defeat to the hands of Dougie Freedman`s impossibly good Nottingham Forest. This game will also see the likes of Madejski favourites, Adam Le Fondre and Matt Mills try to get one over their former employers.
2-0 Bolton, with Clough and Moxey to score.
Then, comes a visit to Ewood Park, whom we stunned in December with Emile Heskey starring the show with his debut goal. We will be looking for a similar game against the mid-table side who will be without Alex Baptiste and Jay Spearing who cannot play against their parent club. They have goal threats such as Rudy Gestede and Jordan Rhodes within their ranks.
1-1 with Le Fondre to score for us.
Next up is a visit from Millwall, whom we beat in December I expect more of the same from us against the relegation-threatened Lions. I feel that our last encounter could have seen us win by a larger margin. Now we have the home advantage, Zach Clough and Adam Le Fondre. I can see them throwing a lot at us, though and our defence isn`t quite what it was a few months ago.
3-2 with Clough, Wheater and Feeney scoring.
After beating Millwall, we take a trip down to Portman Road to face Ipswich Town- a very well-drilled side who have gone slightly off the boil recently. However, they are a good team with a top Championship manager. This will not be an easy tie, and the likes of David McGoldrick, Daryl Murphy and Tommy Smith are quality players. I can`t see us winning this one.
Then we get to visit the DW Stadium to play Wigan Athletic, who face almost imminent relegation. Their new manager Malky Mackay has failed to lift his team, and things are not looking good for the Latics. I expect a win, and one of the larger variety?
4-1 Le Fondre to score two; Clough, Dervite and McNaughton each to get one.
Imagine if any of the above actually happened. 10 points sounds pretty good?