Anytime Notebook | 4th October 2014

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THE man that gives us winners, Gavin Horsfall (@GHorsfall) returns with three more Anytime Goalscorer picks.

Coventry v Crawley | Saturday 15:00

How you doing guys? As most of you will know I’m a big Coventry fan and I was at the Ricoh last week to watch us lose to Preston. One thing that concerned me was the amount of space available to exploit on the left hand side. Our own Ryan Haynes is a proper left wing-back, great going forward but not so good when it comes to defensive duties and this was where the problems arose last week. Fair play to Simon Grayson for focussing on that weakness last week and I expect John Gregory’s Crawley to do exactly the same on Saturday. The man who I expect Gregory will look to for that role will be Gwion Edwards. He came from Swansea’s youth set-up and while he doesn’t have an excellent goalscoring record I expect he’ll find space and chances coming his way on Saturday.

Oxford v Newport County | Saturday 15:00

It’s not been an easy start for Michael Appleton, but Oxford seem to have the kind of fan-base that gives managers time. I think this is an ideal week for them to face Newport, as County are the kind of side that likes to sit back and soak up the pressure. That approach will give Appleton’s men a platform to be more bold and grab the game by the scruff of the neck. I was surprised at top scorer Danny Hylton’s price here as I thought he might be around the 13/8 mark, but Betfair have gone 19/10 so I’ll be getting involved with that.

Preston v Colchester | Saturday 15:00

I was really impressed by Preston last week at the Ricoh. They had a solid team spirit and look full of goals, as do their opponents Colchester to be fair. Obviously I took some notes watching North End last week and what I garnered was that Alan Browne gets a lot more forward than I expected him too. He looks the kind of player who should be going off around the 7/2 mark in the same vein as the likes of Josh Brownhill and Chris Humphrey. But in fact he’s available to back at 6/1 and that looks a great angle to exploit this weekend.

Best Bets

Coventry v Crawley – Gwion Edwards to score anytime (5/1 BetVictor)

Oxford v Newport County – Danny Hylton to score anytime (19/10 Coral)

Preston v Colchester – Alan Browne to score anytime (6/1 Bet365)

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After a misspent youth spent sneaking into Midland’s racetracks with his Dad without paying, Gavin caught the betting bug early. While the betting landscape may have changed, it’s still all about solving puzzles and although edges have got smaller, there are still profitable angles for punters lower down the football pyramid. When not watching his beloved Coventry City, he’s watching games in Leagues 1 and 2, on the lookout for goalscoring defenders, penalty taking midfielders and in-form strikers for his Anytime Notebook.

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