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Beat the Bookies: Week 24

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 11/01/2006

LAST weekend was almost bereft of genuine cup upsets. There were a few draws, but unfortunately Beat the Bookies' tip of Arsenal v Cardiff was not one of them!

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It seems an eternity since Town's last game, an unfortunate defeat at home to in-form Carlisle, since when the Mariners have slipped down to third place. The prospect of a makeshift defence at home to Mansfield on Saturday does not make's 8/11 for a home win look especially attractive. Mansfield have struggled this season in the league, but have put together a few surprise results this season including a win at Oxford on New Year's Eve. The Stags are 10/3 with I'd plump for a home win at those odds only with the established back four.

One market worth contemplating is the first goal scorer. With JPK in Egypt with the Simbas in the African Nations, the mantle of penalty taker is probably still in the hands of Tom Newey, despite his miss last week against Carlisle. have Newey at 20/1 to score the first goal, or 5/1 to score during the game. Not bad considering he also takes most free kicks, although to be fair his scoring record has been moderate so far this season.

Carlisle are the division's form horse at the moment, however. and the Cumbrians this week head off to Shrewsbury. The Shrews have only lost once at home this season, but Carlisle are flying right now and could prove too strong for the Shropshire club. rate a Carlisle win 7/5, which is this week's tip.

Carlisle to beat Shrewsbury

Previous Bets (around £10 per week)

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
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
11/10England v Poland total goalsbought at 2.6
actual 3
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
16/11Tommy Mooney to score against Grimsby5/4-£10.00
23/11Carlisle v Wycombe: buy total goalsbought at 2.9
actual 1
29/11Grays to beat Mansfield9/5-£10.00
06/12Bristol Rovers to beat Grimsby7/2+£35.00
14/12Wycombe to beat Bury6/5-£10.00
20/12Various Xmas Upsetsvarious-£11.50
29/12Hull to beat Leeds4/1-£10.00
04/01Arsenal not to beat Cardiff9/2-£10.00
Total +£51.80

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