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Beat the Bookies Xmas Special
By: Rob Sedgwick
LINCOLN City came up with a handy win away at Peterborough at the weekend to see Beat the Bookies move further into profit for the season! With a full Boxing Day set of fixtures there is time for a Xmas Special of Beat the Bookies.
Grimsby take on Hartlepool but it's a match I would steer clear of. Hartlepool are very strong at the moment and are rightly 8/11 favourites, but Town are more than capable of grabbing a point. If you are brave enough to go for a Grimsby win you can get generous odds of 10/3. But I believe there are richer, more likely, pickings in League Two.
Firstly Rochdale entertain Wrexham, with Dale seemingly stuck in a rut of neverending defeat. Amazingly, although Wrexham are not exactly flying in League Two, Rochdale are favourites to win the game. This despite the fact that Dale have lost 8 games out of 10, whereas Wrexham have only lost 3. The Red Dragons are unpredictable but nevertheless are great value at 19/10.
As far as Macclesfield are concerned the league table really is upside down! The Silkmen are flying at the moment but amazingly are 13/5 to win at local rivals Chester. Yes Chester are doing reasonably well but Paul Ince has transformed Macclesfield in recent weeks and at the moment they are a must back club.
The next best bet is 17/10 for in-form Bury to win at relegation-threatened Accrington.
- 1. Wrexham to beat Rochdale (19/10).
- 2. Macclesfield to beat Chester (13/5).
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|
|19/12||Lincoln to beat Peterborough||2/1||Â£20.00|
|19/12||Hull to beat Leeds||11/5||-Â£10.00|
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