SATURDAY BETTING ACCUMULATOR
With a full set of football league fixtures complimented by the FA Trophy matches, there’s a lot of options for Saturday punters to sink their teeth into this week.
Here’s a 4 selection accumulator that I like the look of, and it pays 14/1 with Bet365.
BLACKPOOL V SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
Paul Ince’s men have endured a tough time as of late but will be confident of getting back on track with their home match against the relegation threatened Owls.
Wednesday did show promise of improvement with four consecutive 1-1 draws before that emphatic 5-2 victory over Reading. However, back-to-back defeats have seen them return to the form that has left them in the bottom 3 and it is hard to picture them claiming the spoils at Bloomfield Road.
The televised defeat to Huddersfield verged on embarrassing for the Owls as they struggled to impart any real impact on proceedings until the outcome was already decided. A repeat performance at Blackpool will result in only one winner.
Six draws in their last ten matches has seen Blackpool fall from title contenders to play-off hopefuls but the fact remains that they remain an incredibly tough side to beat. Against the much weaker opponents, they should be able to record their 8th win of the campaign.
This match is also Ince’s return to the touchline following a five-match stadium ban from The FA and you’d expect this to galvanize fans and players alike. Home win.
COALVILLE V GRIMSBY
In the FA Trophy, Conference National side Grimsby Town travel to Coalville in what should be one of the easier challenges of the season.
The home team are 3 divisions below a Grimsby side who are going strong in the Conference and the gulf in class should prove too much. The Mariners could go 2nd in the league providing they win their games in hand and are rightfully placed as strong favourites in this one even if they are playing away from Blundell Park.
At 4/7, many will think the price is too short but Grimsby really should be comfortable winners here even if manager Paul Hurst decides to rest some of his first-choice players.
Shock results are why we all love a cup competition. Unfortunately for Coalville, I can’t see there being an upset here.
MK DONS V COVENTRY
At the Stadium:mk it’s a battle between two of League One’s most unpredictable sides as Coventry are the visitors. Whilst results have been erratic for both teams, the one thing that has been consistent is the frequency of goals.
After 17 games, MK Dons fans have witnessed their team score 27 and concede 26 in what has already been an action packed season. In the last two games alone there has been 9 goals and it could be another goal-fest against Coventry.
The Sky Blues may have troubles off the pitch, but in front of goal they’ve been superb. 38 strikes in 18 matches means that only Leyton Orient have scored more times in League One and this rich vein of form from their strikers has seen Coventry move up to mid-table despite the 10 point deduction.
Were it not for that penalty, Coventry would be in the play-off place so clearly they are doing the business on the pitch. Having said that, their defence does leak goals for fun and only Crewe have a worse defensive record. Sky Blues games have seen more action than any other team in League One and hopefully it’ll be another exciting one for the neutrals on Saturday.
PETERBOROUGH V WOLVES
After a very promising start, Peterborough have hit a rough patch and find themselves slipping out of race for automatic promotion. That fantastic start means that they still remain inside the play-off spots but five straight defeats will definitely have the alarm bells ringing at London Road.
Conversely, Wolverhampton are growing from strength to strength and look destined to storm to the League One title. Should they achieve this it would signal an end to a traumatic couple of years that have seen the Midlands based Wanderers fall from the Premiership to the third tier courtesy of successive relegations.
It has been a difficult time for Wolves but Kenny Jackett has certainly steadied the ship and his side look unbeatable at home and equally strong away from home. Peterborough have only scored 3 in their last 6 and may find it tough against a defence that has only conceded 10 all season. Meanwhile, you’d have to fancy the away side to at least score once.
Peterborough haven’t suddenly become a bad side but you cannot question the credentials of Wolves and the price of 8/5 is too generous to turn down.
A £10 accumulator with Bet365 returns £149.30.