This week’s Acca from Sporting Life for New Year’s Day

Liam Manning has really started to change BRISTOL CITY Since leaving Oxford to replace Nigel Pearson, they missed Friday’s goalless draw at Birmingham which denied them a fourth successive win.

Even before his arrival, the Robins had been fairly reliable at home, winning five of their last seven games at Ashton Gate. Millwall may have won their last two home victories against QPR and Norwich, but these were the Lions’ first wins since Joe Edwards’ opening game, ending a seven-game winning streak.

QPR may not be jumping the gun, but Marti Cifuentes has taken a team destined for the first division and given them a fighting chance. Their recent winning streak has largely come from difficult encounters and they should be confident after becoming the first team to stop Ipswich scoring in a home league game since October 2022.

After a good start to the season, Cardiff have now suffered five out of eight defeats. Both victories during this time were close, lucky and came over weak teams.

There was one defeat out of 13 BARNSLEY Take part in the Sky Bet League One promotion race. No team has picked up more points away from home, but Neill Collins’ side also appear to have finally found a rhythm in their last five home games (W3 D2), having lost four of their first six at Oakwell.

Wigan have won just twice in eight games, with those victories coming over the two teams currently supporting the division.

Oxford’s injury-time goal on Boxing Day sealed their first defeat for CAMBRIDGE in the five games since Mark Bonner’s departure, with all three home games ending in wins.

They also go into this game fresher than Leyton Orient after their Friday game against Stevenage was postponed. Orient have won just twice in 12 league games, one of them by two last-minute goals against a Cheltenham team that played 72 minutes with 10 men.

MK DONS were modified by Mike Williamson. Having been unbeaten in nine Sky Bet League Two games (W7 D2) and winning their last four games, they now face a team in completely opposite form.

Doncaster have won one in eight games (W1, D2, L5) and have conceded twelve goals in their last four games, scoring just one goal.

Odds are correct at 1630 GMT (12/30/23).

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