Football Accumulator Betting Tips – 5th April
The season is drawing ever closer to its climax and the intensity is increasing by the week.
For teams at either end of the table, every game is a cup final and there is no time for an off day. Here are three teams that we think will perform on Saturday:
Cardiff City V Crystal Palace
A last-gasp equaliser at the Hawthorns provided Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men with a share of the points against West Brom. Much more importantly, though, it gives them a genuine hope of survival.
If they can follow last week’s draw with a win at home to Crystal Palace, Cardiff could be level with West Brom by the end of play. After Saturday, the Bluebirds’ next four matches are Southampton, Stoke, Sunderland and Newcastle – a set of fixtures that Solskjaer will be confident of claiming points from.
Tony Pulis has worked wonders at Selhurst Park and the shock win over Chelsea last weekend means that they are now in the driving seat to retain their Premier League status. However, their form away from home is shocking and the Eagles have picked up just two points on the road since Christmas.
Cardiff have won 19 of their 26 points in front of their own supporters and their form in Wales will be key to their survival. A match against one of the teams around them is a great opportunity to record a seventh win of the campaign, it is imperative that they do.
Charlton Atheltic V Reading
In the Championship, a run of three wins in five matches has seen Chris Powell’s Charlton climb out of the bottom three. However, they’ll have to be at their very best to claim any points against a Reading side who are still hopeful of an instant return to the Premier League.
Nigel Adkins’ side are hanging onto the final play-off spot for dear life after picking up just one point from their last two matches. The Royals are strong on their travels, though, and only league leading Leicester have enjoyed more away wins.
Charlton don’t tend to ship that many goals (19 in 17 matches) at the Valley, but their problems lie in attack as their return of 13 home strikes is the worst of any team in the division. This trend will suit Reading perfectly as they have very little trouble scoring away from home (27 in 19 matches) , but do concede their fair share (24) too.
The Addicks have played less games than any other team and should retain their Championship status regardless of what happens on Saturday. A Reading win would pile on the pressure, though. Unfortunately fort Charlton, that’s a very real possibility.
Torquay United V Scunthorpe United
The Football League’s bottom team are sinking without a trace and face the prospect of another tough battle with Saturday’s visit of high-flying Scunthorpe.
A run of three straight defeats has seen Torquay slip further adrift and the Gulls are now seven points below the safety line. With only six games remaining, it does not look good for Chris Hargreaves’ men. If they lose to Scunthorpe it will almost certainly be curtains for the Plainmoor side.
Conversely, Scunny are aiming for the title. Even if they don’t overtake Rochdale, automatic promotion should be a certainty as the Iron boast a seven point gap over fourth-placed Fleetwood. Three points against the division’s worst side will be another huge step towards League One.
Scunthorpe have scored 29 more and conceded 19 fewer than Torquay this season and ,in Steve Winnall, they additionally boast League Two’s leading scorer. The Iron have picked up more points on the road than anyone else in the division this term, whilst the Gulls have the worst home record.
On paper their should only be one outcome.
A £10 treble returns £115.