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Beat the Bookies: Week 21
By: Rob Sedgwick
ACCRINGTON Stanley's win over Mansfield ensured a winning week last weekend for Beat the Bookies, and the other tips did well too. It's a special Saturday this weekend with the FA Cup Third Round taking place. Can you find yourself a winner?
Town travel to fourth place Chesterfield on Saturday who are in sparkling form, even if it looks like top scorer Jack Lester is not playing. Grimsby have not done well against the top sides, with the exception of the last game against Chester, and we'd be looking for longer odds than the 4/1 on offer with BetDirect for an away win before seriously considering it. 4/6 for a Chesterfield win looks a reasonable odds-on bet in fact.
Elsewhere in League Two Notts County have started to plummet down the league table and this weekend they take on Stockport at Meadow Lane. Notts County have lost 4 out of the last 6 at home, and Stockport have won 4 out of the last 6 away. That makes the 13/8 on offer for a Stockport win worth a punt.
Brentford have improved since we played them, and in truth they looked a decent side lacking confidence that day. Shrewsbury are strong at their new ground, but the Bees are capable of snatching all three points, being a good counter-attacking side.
The most likely upset in the FA Cup in our opinion is Bristol City v Middlesbrough. Boro's form and confidence is low, whereas City are flying in the Championship, currently sitting proudly in third place in the Football League. You can bet on City at 2/1 to win over 90 minutes.
- 1. Stockport to beat Notts County (13/8, bet365).
- 2. Bristol City to beat Middlesbrough (2/1, bet365).
Previous Bets (1 or 2 bets, around £10 per week each of Rob's own money)
|06/08||Accrington to be relegated||7/2||Ongoing|
|06/08||Wycombe to be promoted||10/3||Ongoing|
|17/08||Sunderland to beat Wigan||2/1||-£10.00|
|21/08||Shrewsbury to beat MK Dons||11/4||-£10.00|
|21/08||Bury to beat Wycombe||10/3||-£10.00|
|29/08||Grimsby to beat Shrewsbury||11/4||-£10.00|
|29/08||Chester to beat Rotherham||3/1||-£10.00|
|05/09||Mansfield to beat Peterborough||3/1||-£10.00|
|05/09||Mulligan or Bennett first goal v Accrington||3/1||-£5.00|
|11/09||Stockport to beat Grimsby||13/8||-£10.00|
|11/09||Lincoln to beat Darlington||4/1||-£10.00|
|18/09||Lincoln to draw with Grimsby||11/5||-£10.00|
|18/09||Morecambe to beat Peterborough||5/1||-£10.00|
|25/09||Hull to beat Chelsea||6/1||-£10.00|
|25/09||Notts County to draw with Chesterfield||9/4||-£10.00|
|04/10||Grimsby to beat Peterborough||4/1||-£10.00|
|04/10||Barnet to beat Stockport||3/1||+£30.00|
|11/10||Bury to beat Notts County||5/2||+£25.00|
|11/10||Grimsby to be relegated||9/1||Ongoing|
|16/10||Russia to beat England||11/5||+£22.00|
|16/10||South Africa to beat England||2/5||+£4.00|
|23/10||Bury to beat Macclesfield||21/10||-£10.00|
|23/10||Wrexham to beat Notts County||5/2||-£10.00|
|01/11||Bradford to beat Brentford||5/4||-£10.00|
|08/11||Carlisle to win by 2 or more goals||13/10||-£10.00|
|08/11||Dagenham to get relegated||4/1||Ongoing|
|15/11||Grimsby to beat Morecambe||13/10||-£10.00|
|15/11||Barnet to beat Shrewsbury||9/4||-£10.00|
|19/11||Carlisle to beat Grimsby||13/10||-£10.00|
|19/11||Croatia to beat England||9.6||+£81.71|
|28/11||Havant and Waterlooville to beat Notts County||6/1||+£60.00|
|06/12||Brentford to beat Grimsby||11/10||-£10.00|
|06/12||Wrexham to beat Dagenham||2/1||-£10.00|
|11/12||Morecambe to beat Wycombe||5/2||-£10.00|
|11/12||Brentford to beat Wrexham||5/2+£25.00|
|18/12||Bury to beat Chester||10/3||-£10.00|
|18/12||Brentford to beat MK Dons||8/1||-£10.00|
|27/12||Rochdale to beat Macclesfield||6/4||-£10.00|
|27/12||Accrington Stanley to beat Mansfield||15/8||+£18.75|
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