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Beat the Bookies: Week 16

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 16/11/2005

TOWN finally recorded a home win last weekend which was good news for everyone, but bad news for Beat the Bookies!

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This weekend sees Town face highly tipped Wycombe at Adams Park. The Chairboys, like Grimsby, have a superior away record to that on their own pitch . Although they have not lost any of their games this season, Wycombe have drawn 6 out 9 matches at home so far. bet365.com make Town 13/5, Wycombe 10/11 and a draw 9/4. Although Wycombe have lost top scorer Nathan Tyson to Forest, Tyson didn't play in the 1-0 Wycombe win at Blundell Park, but Wycombe on the day still looked the best side we have played so far this season even without him.

Wycombe's not so secret weapon is of course the ubiquitous Tommy Mooney, who will be looking for his tenth career goal against Grimsby. bet365.com make Mooney 9/2 to score the first goal in the game, 9/2 to score the last goal in the game or 5/4 to score at all. With Mooney's record against Town, he would seem certain to score against the Mariners at some stage, especially with Rob Jones still missing in the heart of Grimsby's defence.

Finally a mention must go to Wigan, the surprise package in the Premisership this season. The Latics, despite being the form horse and at home, are an amazing 7/2 to beat Arsenal on Saturday with bet365.com. How many times this season have we seem the bookies favour reputations over form?

RECOMMENDED BET OF THE WEEK:
Tommy Mooney to score against Grimsby

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
24/10Grimsby to beat Newcastle6/1-£10.00
02/11Bristol Rovers to beat Grimsby10/3+£33.33
08/11Macclesfield to beat Grimsby7/2-£10.00
Total +£87.80

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