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Beat the Bookies: Week 39

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 24/04/2007

LAST week's prediction of a Barnet win at Blundell Park could not have been more wrong! That plus an early sending off for Chester at Boston meant it was a poor weekend from a betting point of view, but it was more than made up for by a 5-0 win for the Mariners.

Home > 2006-2007 Season > Beat the Bookies > Week 39


This weekend Grimsby host Lincoln in a match that the bookies cannot split the sides with both teams being priced 6/4 to win. Avoid betting on this game!

The real issues - other than the pride for local stake at Blundell Park - are who will get the final two play-off places, and who will get relegated. The relegation battle is very close especially. Boston have to play Torquay (who are already relegated) at home and Wrexham (who are in good form but still down there) away. With Accrington and Macclesfield (both 2 points ahead of Boston) playing one another on Saturday at Accrington, it means Accrington must avoid defeat as their final games is MK Dons away. If Accrington lose at home on Saturday (where admittedly they have won their last 4 games), they could well go down. Their current price of 10/1 to get relegated is well worth a punt as Boston should beat Torquay at home on Saturday. Accrington getting relegated is still unlikely but I think the odds are better than 10/1.

At the other end of the table Shrewsbury, Bristol Rovers and Stockport are all fighting for the last two play-off places. Stockport look to have by far the easiest two fixtures and are 4/1 to get promoted.

Recommended Bets

  • 1. Accrington to be relegated (10/1).
  • 2. Stockport to be promoted (4/1).

Previous Bets (1 or 2 bets, around £10 per week each of Rob's own money)

DateBetOddsProfit/Loss
30/07Hartlepool to be promoted7/2£35.00
30/07Barnet to be relegated10/3-£10.00
04/08Boston to beat Grimsby13/5-£10.00
04/08Grimsby to be relegated14/1-£10.00
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
17/01Stockport to win at Peterborough11/5£22.00
17/01Torquay to beat Notts Co7/2-£10.00
26/01Millwall to beat Scunthorpe7/2-£10.00
26/01Grimsby to beat Torquay9/5-£10.00
31/01Hartlepool to beat Swindon2/1£20.00
31/01Rochdale to beat Walsall5/1-£10.00
07/02Bristol R to beat Grimsby9/5-£10.00
07/02Notts County to beat Wycombe3/1-£10.00
14/02Hartlepool to beat TorquayEvens£10.00
14/02Chester to beat Wrexham2/1-£10.00
22/02Grimsby to beat Macclesfield15/8-£10.00
22/02Darlington to beat Torquay11/8£13.75
28/02Wrexham to beat Barnet10/3£33.33
28/02Bristol Rovers to beat Shrewsbury11/4-£10.00
06/03Stockport to beat Barnet23/20-£10.00
06/03Wrexham to beat BuryEvens-£10.00
16/03Accrington to beat Torquay12/5-£10.00
22/03Rochdale to beat Stockport15/4£37.50
28/03Boston to beat BuryEvens-£10.00
28/03Shrewsbury to beat Swindon10/3-£10.00
04/04Wrexham to beat Macclesfield11/5-£10.00
04/04Shrewsbury to beat Wycombe2/1-£10.00
13/04Grimsby to beat Accrington5/2-£10.00
13/04Wrexham to beat Lincoln10/3£33.33
19/04Barnet to beat Grimsby5/2-£10.00
19/04Chester to beat Boston5/2-£10.00
Total £96.91

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