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Saturday EFL acca: Middlesbrough, Luton and Barnsley looking strong

Planet Sport scrutinises Saturday’s EFL fixtures list and comes up with a three-leg acca from the Championship and League One.

Suggested acca

Middlesbrough, Luton and Barnsley all to win

Verdict

Middlesbrough (8/11) look good to get the points against struggling Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. Boro have won eight of their last 10 in the Championship with Michael Carrick managing to sprinkle some magic dust on Teesside.

No team has scored more (33) than Carrick's men away from home and they have won nine times on the road and won three of their last four away from The Riverside.
Huddersfield boss Neil Warnock is yet to work out how to block up their leaky defence. After his first win in charge over Birmingham, Town shipped four goals in defeat at Burnley and then more worryingly at home to Coventry.

They have since drawn 1-1 at home to Norwich in which they did not register a shot on target and they will struggle to outscore a Boro side who are marching towards promotion.

A lot of the focus at Kenilworth Road on Saturday will be on Luton Town manager Rob Edwards. And that could well be good news for the hosts, who take on his old club Watford looking to extend their six-match unbeaten run.
Edwards initially started the season in charge of Watford, but after he was axed in September he took over at Watford's bitter rivals in November and he has a 52% win ratio.

But with the limelight on Edwards, Luton can get on with chalking up another home win having won four of their last seven at home.

One of their slip-ups did come against leaders Burnley, however Watford struggle to score on the road. The Hornets have been blanked on five of their last eight away trips and one goal might be enough to sink them.
Barnsley were shocked by Exeter in League One in midweek despite having 16 shots on target. Their 3-1 defeat was their first since losing at Charlton in mid-January.

At home, though, they have been unstoppable, winning their last six and disposing of the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Derby and Plymouth. Thirteen home wins from 18 games is promotion form and Morecambe will not pose too much of a problem.

The limited Derek Adams will arrive in Yorkshire without a win in nine games and with just one win on the road all season.

They have scored just 12 goals away from home and it's hard to see how the Shrimps can compete with the Tykes here and the home win (1/3) looks one to hang your hat on.

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