Our Saturday football accumulator is an 11/2 treble that comes courtesy of selections from all…
The Football League season might be over but there’s still plenty of action for football fans to sink their teeth into, both in the Premier League and Europe’s other top domestic divisions.
For many teams, it’s now crunch time and every point is vital. We’re looking to take advantage on Saturday with this
Ross County V St. Mirren. 3PM
SPL side Ross County are near enough safe from the threat of relegation and Jim McIntyre’s side will be desperate to take another huge step towards survival with an important win on Saturday. They should fancy their chances against rock-bottom St. Mirren.[quote_center]Bet just £10 and get a £30 free bet when you join Betfred today[/quote_center]
The hosts have hardly sparkled this term but five wins in their last six matches at Jubilee Road will breathe confidence, particularly against an away side that has lost five away games on the spin without scoring a single goal.
Whilst County did lose the last head-to-head meeting here back in January, they did exact revenge with last month’s comfortable 3-0 win at St. Mirren Park. Meanwhile the visitors have notched just 26 goals all season, compared to the home side’s 41. Every aspect points towards a Ross County triumph.
St. Mirren have been awful in recent weeks, expect County to take advantage here.
[quote_center]Ross County Win @ 4/6 with Betfred[/quote_center]
Crystal Palace V Manchester United. 5:30PM
Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils have lost three games on the spin without scoring for the first time during the Premier League era, but they can repair that damage by beating Crystal Palace to virtually guarantee their return to Champions League football.
The predicted return of Michael Carrick from injury will be a huge boost for Manchester United, who have won 72% of matches he’s played, and he’s presence should additionally allow for the likes of Wayne Rooney and co to refocus on what they do best rather than compensating for the absence of the deep-lying playmaker.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace have performed beyond all expectations since the arrival of Alan Pardew in January and will be pleased to have confirmed their Premier League status for another season. However, the Eagles weren’t quite good enough to stop Chelsea last weekend and we think they could suffer a similar fate here.
Manchester United need a win to close in on a top four finish. We’re backing them to rise to the occasion in style at Selhurst Park.
[quote_center]Manchester United Win @ 9/10 with Betfred[/quote_center]
Athletic Bilbao V Deportivo La Coruna. 9PM
Our final selection comes from the late game in La Liga as Athletic Bilbao take on a Deportivo side that simply must win. Sadly for the visitors, their shocking away form means the chances of that happening are slim to say the least.
In addition to their poor away record, Deportivo’s recent form leaves a lot to be desired as Victor Sanchez’s men head to the San Mames Barria without a win in 13 Liga outings. Moreover, their difficulties in finding the target is evidenced by a return of just 10 goals on the road and could be another huge issue against a fairly strong Bilbao.
This isn’t the brilliant Bilbao side of two to three years ago but they’re still one of the best in Spain and remain quite strong on their own patch, losing just five of 17 home games so far. Meanwhile, they boast a natural goalscorer in star man Aduriz and his threat could prove to be the difference against the out-of-form Deportivo.
The visitors are fighting for their lives but could be in for another huge disappointment. Home win.
[quote_center]Athletic Bilbao Win @ 4/7 with Betfred[/quote_center]