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Beat the Bookies: Week 38
By: Rob Sedgwick
RUSHDEN let Beat the Bookies down last week when they could only draw with Rochdale. Oh well, if Diamonds get relegated Beat the Bookies will win some money.
There are only three matches that matter this weekend. Grimsby v Cheltenham, Lincoln v Leyton Orient and Oxford v Northampton. Arsenal v Tottenham? Forget it.
All three games are fascinatingly poised with a huge amount at stake for the six participating clubs. Grimsby, playing first, have to win, although it's not inconceivable that all three clubs could drop points. If I had to bet on it (and I do) I think Grimsby will win (4/5), Lincoln draw (9/4) and Northampton win (13/10). A Cheltenham away win bet365.com offer 3/1 for, which it has to be said is tempting, although the Robins' recent form is not fantastic (but neither is ours).
All said and done I don't feel confident about any of the three games and would gravitate towards draws simply because of the importance of the games. It was noticeable at Orient how both teams were relatively happy with a draw.
Of the three clubs Leyton Orient will be happiest with a draw because they know Grimsby and Northampton have yet to play each other. They have a decent defence and most of their games are low scoring. Expect another 0-0 at Sincil Bank.
RECOMMENDED BET OF THE WEEK:|
Lincoln to draw with Leyton Orient (9/4)
Previous Bets (around Â£10 per week)
|27/07||Rushden to get relegated||5/2||In progress|
|03/08||Sell Lincoln in League Two 60 Index||bought at 13|
sold at 7
|10/08||Rob Jones to score v Chester||12/1||Â£0.00
||17/08||Buy Scunthorpe in the Mini Performance Index vs Forest||bought@16|
|+Â£11.97||24/08||Rob Jones to score v Derby||33/1||-Â£10.00||31/08||Northampton to beat Wycombe||2/1||-Â£10.00||13/09||Carlisle to beat Cheltenham||2/1||+Â£20.00||19/09||Grimsby to beat Spurs||5/1||+Â£50.00||26/09||Hull to beat Norwich||16/5||-Â£10.00||05/10||Grimsby v Wycombe total goals||bought at 2.8|
|-Â£9.00||11/10||England v Poland total goals||bought at 2.6|
|+Â£4.00||17/10||Woking to beat Forest||11/4||+Â£27.50||24/10||Grimsby to beat Newcastle||6/1||-Â£10.00||02/11||Bristol Rovers to beat Grimsby||10/3||+Â£33.33||08/11||Macclesfield to beat Grimsby||7/2||-Â£10.00||16/11||Tommy Mooney to score against Grimsby||5/4||-Â£10.00||23/11||Carlisle v Wycombe: buy total goals||bought at 2.9|
|-Â£9.50||29/11||Grays to beat Mansfield||9/5||-Â£10.00||06/12||Bristol Rovers to beat Grimsby||7/2||+Â£35.00||14/12||Wycombe to beat Bury||6/5||-Â£10.00||20/12||Various Xmas Upsets||various||-Â£11.50||29/12||Hull to beat Leeds||4/1||-Â£10.00||04/01||Arsenal not to beat Cardiff||9/2||-Â£10.00||11/01||Carlisle to beat Shrewsbury||7/5||-Â£10.00||18/01||Grimsby to beat Torquay||Evens||-Â£10.00||24/01||Cheltenham to beat Newcastle||5/1||-Â£10.00||31/01||West Ham to beat Sunderland||8/15||+Â£5.33||09/02||Carlisle to win League Two||11/2||In progress||17/02||Rochdale to beat Grimsby||7/4||0.00||22/02||Peterborough to beat Bristol Rovers||5/6||-Â£10.00||01/03||Fulham to beat Arsenal||11/5||-Â£10.00||07/03||Lincoln to beat Rushden||4/6||-Â£10.00||15/03||Rushden to beat Leyton Orient||9/5||+Â£18.00||22/03||West Ham to beat Wigan||11/4||+Â£27.50||29/03||Wrexham to beat Grimsby||10/3||-Â£10.00||05/04||Carlisle to beat Grimsby||Evens||+Â£10.00||11/04||Rushden to beat Rochdale||6/5||-Â£10.00||Total||+Â£54.63|
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