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Beat the Bookies: Week 22
By: Rob Sedgwick
LAST weekend was not a good time for most Mariners' fans, and Beat the Bookies was as short of luck as Town were at Sincil Bank, especially with the late Accrington equaliser at Macclesfield!
Grimsby have a must win game at home on Saturday against the division's least in form team, Torquay United. The Devon side have not won for ages in the league, although they did have a good win away at Leyton Orient in the FA Cup last week. The league's fixture computer has not been kind to the Gulls either, throwing up Friday away at the start of Xmas weekend. With two away games coming up, Grimsby will be looking to pick up all three points and Bet 365.com have made Town odds-on, but only just at 4/5. Torquay are available at 3/1. I'd go for Town without hesitation but generally avoid odds-on bets, so will look elsewhere this week.
Elsewhere in League Two Boston are at home to league leaders Walsall. The relegation-threatened Pilgrims have improved considerably in recent weeks but have a stern test at home in the shape of the Saddlers. However York Street is not an easy place to visit and Boston are a fair priced (2/1) to cause an upset.
The big match in League Two is probably Keith Alexander's new side taking on his old one when Lincoln head to Peterborough. City had a good result last week against Town, and the win could kick start their season. With their players and fans being doubly up for the game against Posh, it being a Xmas and a local derby, I'd expect Lincoln to have a chance of taking all three points. A City win is available at 2/1.
Finally, Hull travel to Elland Road buoyed by a superb result against Cardiff at the weekend. Leeds' recent form is poor, whereas City have just sacked their manager and caretaker Phil Brown is enjoying a honeymoon period. What's more Hull are 11/5 to beat Leeds.
- 1. Lincoln to beat Peterborough (2/1).
- 2. Hull to beat Leeds (11/5).
Previous Bets (1 or 2 bets, around Â£10 per week each)
|30/07||Hartlepool to be promoted||7/2||Ongoing|
|30/07||Barnet to be relegated||10/3||Ongoing|
|04/08||Boston to beat Grimsby||13/5||-Â£10.00|
|04/08||Grimsby to be relegated||14/1||Ongoing|
|10/08||Bristol R to beat Grimsby||13/8||Â£16.25|
|10/08||Darlington to beat Boston||6/4||-Â£10.00|
|16/08||Mansfield to beat Grimsby||13/5||-Â£10.00|
|16/08||Aston Villa to beat Arsenal||12/1||-Â£10.00|
|23/08||Bury to beat Grimsby||8/5||Â£16.00|
|23/08||West Ham to beat Liverpool||11/2||-Â£10.00|
|29/08||Wales to beat Czech Republic||8/1||-Â£10.00|
|05/09||Grimsby to draw with Walsall||11/5||-Â£10.00|
|05/09||Aston Villa to beat West Ham||5/2||-Â£10.00|
|13/09||Grimsby to beat Chester||19/10||Â£19.00|
|19/09||Lincoln to beat Wycombe||11/4||Â£22.75|
|19/09||Tottenham to beat Liverpool||7/2||-Â£10.00|
|23/09||Hartlepool to beat Grimsby||13/5||Â£26.00|
|23/09||Benfica to beat Man Utd||5/2||-Â£10.00|
|03/10||Hartlepool beat Lincoln||15/8||-Â£10.00|
|11/10||Reading to beat Chelsea||13/2||-Â£10.00|
|16/10||Bury to beat Tranmere||9/4||-Â£10.00|
|16/10||Peterborough to beat Wycombe||11/4||-Â£10.00|
|24/10||Whitley Bay to beat Gainsborough||6/1||-Â£10.00|
|24/10||Aston Villa to beat Liverpool||11/2||-Â£10.00|
|02/11||Bury to beat Rochdale||17/10||Â£17.00|
|09/11||Grimsby to beat Northampton||9/2||-Â£10.00|
|14/11||Grimsby to beat Wycombe||4/1||-Â£10.00|
|14/11||Northampton to beat Scunthorpe||11/4||-Â£10.00|
|24/11||Town to beat Accrington by 2 goals||11/4||Â£27.50|
|28/11||Wrexham to beat Scunthorpe||13/2||Â£65.00|
|08/12||Grimsby to beat Shrewsbury||11/10||Â£11.00|
|08/12||Macclesfield to beat Notts County||9/2||Â£45.00|
|12/12||Grimsby to beat Lincoln||3/1||-Â£10.00|
|12/12||Macclesfield to beat Accrington Stanley||11/10||-Â£10.00|
|12/12||Whittle to score first/last goal against Lincoln||80/1||-Â£2.00|
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