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1Portsmouth463987
2Plymouth462587
3Doncaster463085

4Luton462777
5Exeter461971
6Carlisle46171
7Blackpool462370

8Colchester461069
9Wycombe46569
10Stevenage46467
11Cambridge Utd46866
12Mansfield46466
13Accrington Stanley46365
14Grimsby46-462
15Barnet46-757
16Notts County46-2256
17Crewe46-955
18Morecambe46-2052
19Crawley Town46-1851
20Yeovil46-1550
21Cheltenham46-2050
22Newport County46-2248

23Hartlepool46-2146
24Leyton Orient46-4036

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Will you attend any Checkatrade Trophy games next season?

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Beat the Bookies: Week 13

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 24/10/2005

WOKING came up trumps last week beating Nottingham Forest in a thrilling 3-2 LDV Game at Kingfield. Unfortunately their fellow conference club Morecambe beat the Mariners but that is another story...

Home > 2005-2006 Season > Beat the Bookies > Week 13


The early rounds of the cups often see good value for money as the so-called stronger teams field weaker sides (as happened with Derby v Town in Round 1), but the bookies' prices tend to still reflect the reputations of the respective teams.

However, Newcastle's league position means the Carling Cup offers probably their best chance of silverware and entry into Europe next season. That and the Mariners' high-profile defeat of a full strength Tottenham side in the previous round, means there is no chance of Graham Souness playing a significantly weakened side.

The Magpies' squad, though, has been decimated by injuries this season, and Souness is far from able to play his first choice XI, including a big question mark over star striker Michael Owen. Likewise Russell Slade who could have 2 or 3 first choice players missing, or perhaps playing but not 100% fit.

All that said of course in principle Grimsby should lose to Newcastle; they have no chance on paper, we all known that. But evening cup matches especially at Blundell Park over the years have seen many a big name club go packing. In one of the first matches I ever witnessed live two Mike Brolly goals saw Everton go crashing out of this competition (unfortunately I was too young then to have placed a bet).

Now for the prices. bet365.com make Town 6/1 to win over 90 minutes, with the draw rated 11/4, and a Newcastle victory ranked 1/2.

The first (Grimsby) goalscorer prices see Rob Jones at 20/1 with bet365.com, and Michael Reddy at 9/2. Both are tempting, our two most dangerous players against a Premiership defence.

This week's recommendation is quite simple. If Town raise their game, and Newcastle have an off day then Grimsby can once again triumph in this competition. In 90 minutes of course!

RECOMMENDED BET OF THE WEEK:
Grimsby to beat Newcastle

Previous Bets (£10 per week)

DateBetOddsProfit/Loss
27/07Rushden to get relegated5/2In progress
03/08Sell Lincoln in League Two 60 Index13In progress
10/08Rob Jones to score v Chester12/1£0.00
17/08Buy Scunthorpe in the Mini Performance Index vs Forestbought@16
actual 35
+£11.97
24/08Rob Jones to score v Derby33/1-£10.00
31/08Northampton to beat Wycombe2/1-£10.00
13/09Carlisle to beat Cheltenham2/1+£20.00
19/09Grimsby to beat Spurs5/1+£50.00
26/09Hull to beat Norwich16/5-£10.00
05/10Grimsby v Wycombe total goalsbought at 2.8
actual 1
-£9.00
11/10England v Poland total goalsbought at 2.6
actual 3
+£4.00
17/10Woking to beat Forest11/4+£27.50
Total +£74.47

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