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Bristol Rovers (7.00pm)
Things are about to get a bit more interesting at the Memorial Stadium with the appointment on Monday of Joey Barton as the new boss. Paul Tisdale left after an awful run of results in his short time in charge but a 3-1 win over Portsmouth under caretaker manager and director of football Tommy Widdrington suggests there’s enough for Barton to work with to get The Gas out of trouble.
A home match against second bottom Wigan presents a perfect opportunity for Barton to start with a win. The Latics have lost six of their last seven and are in bad way on and off the park.
Bradford City (7.00pm)
The Bantams are the form team in League Two at the moment and have lost just once in their last eleven. It’s resulted in the club appointing Mark Trueman and Connor Sellars as permanent joint managers on Monday. The pair have overseen the club picking up 24 points from 11 matches, winning seven, drawing three and losing only once.
They’re up to 13th in the table and host Leyton Orient, who, despite being two points better off, are heading in the opposite direction. The O’s are winless in five and their goal in the 1-1 draw at home to Port Vale on Saturday was their first in five.
Crawley Town (7.00pm)
Things are pretty grim at Grimsby who prop up the League Two table.
The Mariners are another club who hoped to change their fortunes with a change of manager when Ian Holloway departed in December, to be replaced by Paul Hurst. But results haven’t improved in Hurst’s second spell in charge. They’ve yet to win in 2021, winning just one point from a possible 18 and extending their winless run to nine matches.
Crawley can take advantage of Grimsby’s lack of confidence and boost their own points tally. The Reds returned to winning ways with a much-needed, last-gasp win over Colchester on Saturday.
Altetico Madrid (8.00pm)
Chelsea have made a solid start under new boss Thomas Tuchel but he’ll need a transfer window or two to stamp his own authority on the squad.
A 1-1 draw at Southampton might have brought a dose of realism to proceedings after a run of five wins since his appointment. But those wins came against Burnley (15th), Spurs (9th), Sheff Utd (20th), Barnsley (Championship) and Newcastle (15th) so we’ve yet to really see if Tuchel can get more out of this squad than predecessor Frank Lampard.
⚽️ Read our full Atletico Madrid v Chelsea Match Preview
Atletico have hit a bit of a blip in La Liga, dropping seven points in their last four matches but they’re still the top team in Spain this season and if this match was to be played in Madrid then Diego’s Simeone’s men would be a fair bit shorter than the 17/10 available.
As it is the game will be played at the Arena Naţională in Bucharest but Atletico look real value at that price.