Question of the Week
Will Paul Hurst stay at Grimsby?
Beat the Bookies: Week 23
By: Rob Sedgwick
MACCLESFIELD once more came up with the goods to see Beat the Bookies move further into profit for the season! Sadly two second half Rochdale goals meant it wasn't to be a Xmas Special double.
Grimsby take on Stockport at Edgeley Park on the back of two away defeats from the Mariners, albeit at two of the better clubs in the division: Lincoln and Hartlepool. It will be an interesting test of Grimsby's realistic prospects of ending in the top 10 this season, against a side in a similar position to the Mariners, and who are likewise strong at home. Stockport are 11/10 favourites, but Town at 11/4 with Ladbrokes is a reasonable price.
But this week we once more turn again to the strange world of League Two, where the teams are the bottom are often near the top of the recent form guide.
Firstly Macclesfield simply must be backed to beat whoever they are playing! This week they are away at lowly Torquay, and are 6/4 to triumph. Torquay passed the ball around well against Town, but looked leaky at the back and lightweight up front, not a combination that augurs well.
Secondly, Boston have found a new lease of life recently and on Saturday they are paired with Rochdale, who are having a torrid time (coming back from 2-0 down last week notwithstanding). Boston have only lost 1 of the last 6; Rochdale have lost 4 of the last 6. Yet Boston are 15/8 to win at Spotland.
- 1. Macclesfield to beat Torquay (6/4).
- 2. Boston to beat Rochdale (15/8).
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|
|24/12||Wrexham to beat Rochdale||19/10||-Â£10.00|
|24/12||Macclesfield to beat Chester||13/5||Â£26.00|
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