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Beat the Bookies: Week 25

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 17/01/2007

WALSALL won both halves on Monday, ensuring that Beat the Bookies saw a profit for the week, even if it was at the expense of another woeful Grimsby performance.

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This weekend Grimsby take on Darlington at the currently rare time of 3pm on a Saturday afternoon. After several weeks of taking on in-form sides, for once Town face a side with an almost equally bad recent record to themselves. The bad news however is that Darlo are on of our bogie sides. The bookies even make Town favourites with bet365.com offering 11/8 for a Grimsby win and 17/10 for Darlo.

My advice is to steer well clear of this game as there are several much more tempting matches around League Two, with a handful of matches seeing teams offered at long odds for away wins, many of whom have fairly decent form.

Firstly, Shrewsbury v Rochdale. Rochdale have won this fixture for the last two years, and their recent form is pretty good, with the exception of last week's 1-0 defeat at home to Bristol R. Rochdale are 3/1 to win.

Then there is Notts Co v Torquay. Torquay's recent form has been awful, but County's is pretty bad as well. They have in fact lost their last four home games. Teams at the bottom always seem to start improving around this stage of the season, and Torquay could well come away from Meadow Lane with three points. The Gulls are 7/2 to win.

Peterborough have lost six games on the spin, but are still strong favourites to beat Stockport at home! County have lost their last three on their travels, but their recent home form is good. Keith Alexander has been sacked this week but 11/5 for a Stockport win still looks good odds.

Bristol R are playing well at home, but Chester unbelievably have won five games on the trot on their travels! For that reason alone 12/5 for an away win has to be considered.

Finally two form horses face each other in the form of MK Dons v Barnet. The Bees are flying at the moment with 15 points from 6 games, and 15/4 again has to be good value.

So there you are! There are five great away win bets in League Two this week. I wouldn't be surprised if several of them come in, and it may well pay to back all 5. Or you could even bet on a 5-fold accumulator for odds of 929/1! Unfortunately my system allows for just two single bets, so these are they.

Recommended Bets

  • 1. Stockport to win at Peterborough (11/5).
  • 2. Torquay to beat Notts Co (7/2).

Previous Bets (1 or 2 bets, around £10 per week each)

DateBetOddsProfit/Loss
30/07Hartlepool to be promoted7/2Ongoing
30/07Barnet to be relegated10/3Ongoing
04/08Boston to beat Grimsby13/5-£10.00
04/08Grimsby to be relegated14/1Ongoing
10/08Bristol R to beat Grimsby13/8£16.25
10/08Darlington to beat Boston6/4-£10.00
16/08Mansfield to beat Grimsby13/5-£10.00
16/08Aston Villa to beat Arsenal12/1-£10.00
23/08Bury to beat Grimsby8/5£16.00
23/08West Ham to beat Liverpool11/2-£10.00
29/08Wales to beat Czech Republic8/1-£10.00
05/09Grimsby to draw with Walsall11/5-£10.00
05/09Aston Villa to beat West Ham5/2-£10.00
13/09Grimsby to beat Chester19/10£19.00
19/09Lincoln to beat Wycombe11/4£22.75
19/09Tottenham to beat Liverpool7/2-£10.00
23/09Hartlepool to beat Grimsby13/5£26.00
23/09Benfica to beat Man Utd5/2-£10.00
03/10Hartlepool beat Lincoln15/8-£10.00
11/10Reading to beat Chelsea13/2-£10.00
16/10Bury to beat Tranmere9/4-£10.00
16/10Peterborough to beat Wycombe11/4-£10.00
24/10Whitley Bay to beat Gainsborough6/1-£10.00
24/10Aston Villa to beat Liverpool11/2-£10.00
02/11Bury to beat Rochdale17/10£17.00
09/11Grimsby to beat Northampton9/2-£10.00
14/11Grimsby to beat Wycombe4/1-£10.00
14/11Northampton to beat Scunthorpe11/4-£10.00
24/11Town to beat Accrington by 2 goals11/4£27.50
28/11Wrexham to beat Scunthorpe13/2£65.00
08/12Grimsby to beat Shrewsbury11/10£11.00
08/12Macclesfield to beat Notts County9/2£45.00
12/12Grimsby to beat Lincoln3/1-£10.00
12/12Macclesfield to beat Accrington Stanley11/10-£10.00
12/12Whittle to score first/last goal against Lincoln80/1-£2.00
19/12Lincoln to beat Peterborough2/1£20.00
19/12Hull to beat Leeds11/5-£10.00
24/12Wrexham to beat Rochdale19/10-£10.00
24/12Macclesfield to beat Chester13/5£26.00
28/12Macclesfield to beat Torquay6/4£15.00
28/12Boston to beat Rochdale15/8-£10.00
31/12Rochdale to beat Grimsby11/4£27.50
31/12Charlton to beat Arsenal12/1-£10.00
04/01Brighton to beat West Ham7/1-£10.00
04/01Rochdale to beat Wycombe4/1-£10.00
10/01Walsall to win both halves3/1£30.00
10/01Macclesfield to beat Barnet9/4-£10.00
Total £91.00

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