Ollie's predictions: Burton Albion to come a cropper at Millwall
Last Updated: 28/03/16 8:42am
Ian Holloway previews a busy Football League fixture list and provides his selections for the £250,000 Super 6 jackpot, with it being a Sky Bet League One special on Easter Monday.
AFC Wimbledon v Portsmouth, Monday, Sky Sports 1 HD, 12.45pm
I can't wait to watch this one, and I'll think there will be goals. Neal Ardley is doing a brilliant job at Wimbledon, and they've got a super spirit. They are nicely placed at the moment, four points off the play-offs, and they could do with beating Pompey to keep things going, but I don't think they will. Kingsmeadow is a tough place to go, and I think Portsmouth will be happy with a draw.
OLLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds 9/2)
Millwall v Burton Albion, Monday, Sky Sports 1 HD, 7.45pm
Burton could be about to have a funny little blip. When you're that clear at the top, everybody else raises their game. Millwall have lots of goalscorers, led by Lee Gregory at the minute with 16 goals, but don't forget Steve Morison with 14, and in stark comparison, Burton's top scorers have eight each in Lucas Akins and Mark Duffy.
They must have a right good team spirit there, but I think they'll come a cropper at The Den. Millwall will be smarting after losing to Bradford because that was a right kick in the doobies, but they will bounce back.
OLLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (Sky Bet odds 17/2)
Bury v Gillingham, Monday, 3pm - (Super 6 fixture)
Gillingham should have too much for Bury, and I think they'll sneak a result. Both teams have a few players out injured but I fancy Gillingham to get the win. Rory Donnelly is having a brilliant season, I think he'll get on the scoresheet at Gigg Lane.
OLLIE PREDICTS: 0-2 (Sky Bet odds 12/1)
Crewe v Bradford, Monday, 3pm - (Super 6 fixture)
I can only see this going one way, and I fear for Crewe now because Bradford are on a roll after that win over Millwall. If you look at Crewe's league position, they're desperate for a win but I just don't think it will come in this game. Steven Davies is back on the goal trail for Bradford and when you get one, they come along like buses.
OLLIE PREDICTS: 0-2 (Sky Bet odds 13/2)
Doncaster v Blackpool, Monday, 3pm - (Super 6 fixture)
Shock! Nothing against Doncaster, but I'm going for Blackpool. Danny Philliskirk is a very good goalscorer - his dad Tony was a real good player too - and he'll start popping in the goals. Blackpool need it because it's looking pretty bleak and they have to win this.
Donny started the season really well and have dropped off, but if I was them I wouldn't be panicking too much. If they win their game in hand they're out of the relegation zone, and once you get out, you can start climbing. This is a massive game for both teams, but I'm going with Blackpool, and that's my heart talking rather than my head.
OLLIE PREDICTS: 0-1 (Sky Bet odds 8/1)
Oldham v Chesterfield, Monday, 3pm - (Super 6 fixture)
You can raise your game against the top teams when you're down at the bottom, but Chesterfield requires a totally different mindset to Burton. Have Oldham got that in them? Lee Novak and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake have got going now, and I think this will be a really tough one for hosts.
OLLIE PREDICTS: 0-2 (Sky Bet odds 14/1)
Port Vale v Barnsley, Monday, 3pm - (Super 6 fixture)
Barnsley were knocked out of the play-off places on Good Friday, so they'll be chomping at the bit here. As for Port Vale, they will still feel they can make up the difference to sixth, but they have to win this game. Unfortunately for them, I'm going for a sneaky away win because when you're at home and you need to victory, the fans can put extra pressure on you, especially if you concede first.
Pagey [Rob Page] has done a fantastic job at Port Vale, but Barnsley will have a little bit too much in the boots of Sam Winnall. He is having a great season and deserves another goal.
OLLIE PREDICTS: 0-1 (Sky Bet odds 15/2)
Scunthorpe v Swindon, Monday, 3pm - (Super 6 fixture)
I can't separate these two, and if you look at the table, there's only three points between them. There should be goals, though, and I think Swindon will score first through striker Nicky Ajose, a wonderful young player, before they get pegged back.
OLLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds 11/2)
Ollie's Super 6 predictions
|Super 6 game||Ollie's tip|
|Bury v Gillingham||0-2|
|Crewe v Bradford||0-2|
|Doncaster v Blackpool||0-1|
|Oldham v Chesterfield||0-2|
|Port Vale v Barnsley||0-1|
|Scunthorpe v Swindon||1-1|
Wigan Athletic v Rochdale, Monday, 1.30pm
Wigan will keep marching on and I don't think they'll drop out of the automatic places now. Will Grigg is a great signing, and he's in top form so he could be the difference on the day. Rochdale are having a fantastic season themselves, and you look at Ian Henderson with 13 goals and the job Keith Hill as done, but Wigan at home could be too difficult. Rochdale will look at this as a chance to get one point off the play-offs, but Wigan are on the march.
OLLIE PREDICTS: 1-0 (Sky Bet odds 11/2)
Plymouth Argyle v York City, Monday, 3pm
Plymouth's little blip will galvanise them and get them going again. They are maybe a little young and perhaps it's a lack of experience because they haven't done it before. But they have a brilliant strike-force and they'll come back - they are too good. York? Good God, look at them. They are almost dead and buried, I'm afraid.
OLLIE PREDICTS: 3-0 (Sky Bet odds 9/1)