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This midweek we will start off our Football League Hotpicks by sifting through the games remaining in the Football League in both Leagues One and Two and picking out some of the better options for those of you whose knowledge of the two lower divisions of the pyramid isn’t perhaps up to scratch.

This week sees us pluck out five home bankers – three in League One and two further in League Two.

Huddersfield Town head across the Pennines to take on moneybags Manchester City, probably knowing their best chance of causing an upset against Pep Guardiola’s side came and went at the John Smith’s Stadium a week or two ago, prior to the original game going to a replay after a 0-0 draw.

Three huge Championship games to come this midweek, and it's got to the time now where every point counts. There's a lot riding on our trio of clashes on Tuesday evening, none more so than the battle of the top two in Sussex. We've got play-off chasing Derby tackling Blackburn, whilst two sides struggling for form in Aston Villa and Bristol City meet at Villa Park.

This time last year everyone was behind Leicester City in their quest to win the Premier League. What a difference a year makes then for the Foxes, both on and off the pitch. Just a few days after sacking Claudio Ranieri they take on Liverpool, with everyone now keeping their fingers crossed that the Foxes suffer relegation following reports of Leicester players stabbing their Italian manager in the back.


 

It’s been a pretty busy week for us all @sevenbarrows as the countdown to the Cheltenham Festival really hits fever pitch and some of our big guns paraded in front of the press on Wednesday and put their best smiles on for the cameras.

It’s been a pretty busy week for us all @sevenbarrows as the countdown to the Cheltenham Festival really hits fever pitch and some of our big guns paraded in front of the press on Wednesday and put their best smiles on for the cameras.

The first trophy of the season is up for grabs on Sunday as Manchester United and Southampton tackle each other at Wembley for the EFL Cup Final in London, and both sides have pieces of fairly recent history at the national stadium There's a lot riding on this for both bosses as Mourinho loves silverware and Claude Puel still has to win over 100% of the Southampton fanbase...


 

The #ContinentalBreakfast makes a welcome return to your screens and it's fair to say this week's clashes are a bit more intriguing than last week's trio of clashes we picked out across Europe. We've two hotly contested derby games to come as Real Betis and Sevilla clash in Spain, whilst in France it's time for Le Classique, with Marseille looking to put an end to six years of hurt.

After a week off to patch-up the walking wounded The Six Nations returns.  

The action will be fast and furious, so join our touch judge at HQ as he brings you his unique insight into this week's games, plus a couple of well-placed tips.

Blimey, don't these weeks fly by - unless you're an Arsenal fan!

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