Football Accumulator Betting Tips – 8th February
Another Saturday, and another full set of fixtures to bet on.
Here’s a tasty treble with odds of nearly 10/1 to wash away the winter blues. Let’s hope the weather doesn’t cause any postponements.
Leicester City V Watford
Championship leaders Leicester are looking to make it ten wins on the bounce on Saturday and Nigel Pearson’s men will fancy their chances against an inconsistent Watford.
Whilst the Foxes have been faultless since Christmas, the Hornets continue to take one step forward and two steps back as they fall out of play-off contention. Replacing Zola with Sannino hasn’t really done the trick and it looks like another disappointing campaign is on the cards for those at Vicarage Road.
They did beat Brighton last Sunday to record their first win in five, but two victories in ten matches simply won’t suffice for a team who had hoped to gain promotion after falling at the last hurdle in 2012/13. The breathtaking football from the beginning of the season seems a lifetime ago and it’s hard to see them picking up anything from the King Power Stadium.
Leicester are due to slip up, which is a worry, but the Champions elect have been delectable so far in 2014 and should have too much for Watford.
With Nugent, Vardy, Dyer and new addition Phillips, you simply have to fancy their chances in the final third. The Foxes boast a goal difference of +24, that should be extended by at least one here.
LEICESTER Win @ 8/11 with Bet 365
Leyton Orient V Peterborough United
At the Matchroom Stadium, Leyton Orient host Peterborough and Russell Slade’s side are aiming to get back to winning ways following last Saturday’s surprise defeat to Rotherham.
That loss meant that the League One title-chasers dropped out of the automatic promotion places and are now down to 3rd. However, they still have a game in hand and if they can win that then they’ll be back in joint 1st, the Londoners remain confident of reaching the Championship.
Saturday’s fixture sees Orient take on Posh, who are themselves looking for promotion via the play-offs but will need drastic improvements if they are to avoid falling away from the top six. Peterborough were once fighting for automatic promotion but now sit 7th after just two wins from seven matches.
Those back-to-back wins earlier this month temporarily paved over the cracks but the 5-4 loss to Oldham a fortnight ago highlighted their troubles once more. The Posh defence has shipped 40 goals already, twice as many as 2nd placed Wolves, and it isn’t hard to pinpoint where their problems lie.
Another cause for concern is that those two wins came against Tranmere (17th) and Notts County (23rd), with the latter coming via a 4-3 thriller – if Darren Ferguson’s side allow Orient to score three then it’ll be curtains.
Peterborough’s saving grace is their attack. In Britt Assombalonga, Posh possess League One’s most prolific striker whilst 48 goals in 28 games signals a very healthy return.
If Leyton Orient are to win this game they may need to score more than once; fortunately for them, they are League One’s highest scorers and that shouldn’t be a problem.
LEYTON ORIENT Win @ Evens with Bet 365
Wycombe Wanderers V Accrington Stanley
In League Two, struggling Wycombe are desperate to end a seven game winless streak and will be hoping for three points at Adams’ Park. Meanwhile, Accrington will be hoping to pile on the pressure by condemning Gareth Ainsworth’s men to yet another defeat.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that Accrington were languished in the relegation zone but over the last couple of months James Beattie’s men have climbed to safety and head into this weekend’s fixtures in 17th – with games in hand on most of those below them.
In contrast to Wycombe, Stanley are in a rich vein of form. They are looking to complete a hat-trick of away victories at Adams’ Park, following previous heroics at Bristol Rovers and Cheltenham in their most recent two outings.
Accrington aren’t prolific scorers, registering just 32 goals all season. However, considering Wycombe have failed to score in 5 of their last 7, they may not need to be.
Wanderers sit precariously in 22nd, above the drop zone on goal difference only. Of all the teams fighting against relegation, they are in the worst run of form – at such a key point of the campaign, their fans must be fearing the drop.
It seems incredible that I’m tipping Accrington to make it three wins from three on the road but, at those odds, it’s definitely worth a punt.
ACCRINGTON STANLEY Win @ 21/10 with Bet 365.
A £10 treble returns £107.26