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Beat the Bookies: Week 38

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 19/04/2006

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.

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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 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.

Lincoln to draw with Leyton Orient (9/4)

Previous Bets (around £10 per week)

27/07Rushden to get relegated5/2In progress
03/08Sell Lincoln in League Two 60 Indexbought at 13
sold at 7
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
11/01Carlisle to beat Shrewsbury7/5-£10.00
18/01Grimsby to beat TorquayEvens-£10.00
24/01Cheltenham to beat Newcastle5/1-£10.00
31/01West Ham to beat Sunderland8/15+£5.33
09/02Carlisle to win League Two11/2In progress
17/02Rochdale to beat Grimsby7/40.00
22/02Peterborough to beat Bristol Rovers5/6-£10.00
01/03Fulham to beat Arsenal11/5-£10.00
07/03Lincoln to beat Rushden4/6-£10.00
15/03Rushden to beat Leyton Orient9/5+£18.00
22/03West Ham to beat Wigan11/4+£27.50
29/03Wrexham to beat Grimsby10/3-£10.00
05/04Carlisle to beat GrimsbyEvens+£10.00
11/04Rushden to beat Rochdale6/5-£10.00
Total +£54.63

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