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Beat the Bookies: Week 23

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 16/01/2008

ACCRINGTON Stanley failed to beat Stockport last week although with a lot of upsets in League Two at the weekend there was plenty of money to be made by backing the long odds teams, just not the one we selected this time!

Home > 2007-2008 Season > Beat the Bookies > Week 23


Grimsby head to Dagenham this weekend with five wins under their belts and confidence sky high against a Dagenham side whose recent record is poor and now undeniably facing a desperate relegation struggle. Surprisingly Daggers are favourites to win at Victoria Road, a home win being available at 6/4, and a Grimsby win a best priced 8/5 with bet365. Admittedly some of Town's recent results have flattered them, but with Dagenham's recent record being so poor, it seems odd to make Daggers the favourites to win what would have been a six pointer a few weeks ago.

Last week's opponents Wrexham have considerably strengthened their side in recent days and their miserable run of form is surely due to improve soon. Do the bookies take this into account, or do they just look at recent results? They nearly got something from the game on Saturday, and this week face leaders MK Dons at home. MK Dons lost at home to Barnet last weekend and will face an onslaught in front of the passionate Welsh crowd at the Racecourse. William Hill are offering 9/2 on the Red Dragons grabbing three points. At the time of writing this is quite a bit adrift from the rest of the bookies, so grab it while you can!

The big match at the top this weekend is Chesterfield v Hereford, presumably televised as it is on Monday night. Chesterfield have slipped up recently, losing their last three games starting off when we beat them! Hereford on the other hand are going from strength to strength and look destined for an automatic promotion place as well as the FA Cup fourth round. Hereford are generally available at 2/1 to see the Spireites lose their fourth successive game.

Recommended Bets

  • 1. Wrexham to beat MK Dons (9/2, William Hills).
  • 2. Hereford to be Chesterfield (2/1, bet365).

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

DateBetOddsProfit/Loss
06/08Accrington to be relegated7/2Ongoing
06/08Wycombe to be promoted10/3Ongoing
17/08Sunderland to beat Wigan2/1-£10.00
21/08Shrewsbury to beat MK Dons11/4-£10.00
21/08Bury to beat Wycombe10/3-£10.00
29/08Grimsby to beat Shrewsbury11/4-£10.00
29/08Chester to beat Rotherham3/1-£10.00
05/09Mansfield to beat Peterborough3/1-£10.00
05/09Mulligan or Bennett first goal v Accrington3/1-£5.00
11/09Stockport to beat Grimsby13/8-£10.00
11/09Lincoln to beat Darlington4/1-£10.00
18/09Lincoln to draw with Grimsby11/5-£10.00
18/09Morecambe to beat Peterborough5/1-£10.00
25/09Hull to beat Chelsea6/1-£10.00
25/09Notts County to draw with Chesterfield9/4-£10.00
04/10Grimsby to beat Peterborough4/1-£10.00
04/10Barnet to beat Stockport3/1+£30.00
11/10Bury to beat Notts County5/2+£25.00
11/10Grimsby to be relegated9/1Ongoing
16/10Russia to beat England11/5+£22.00
16/10South Africa to beat England2/5+£4.00
23/10Bury to beat Macclesfield21/10-£10.00
23/10Wrexham to beat Notts County5/2-£10.00
01/11Bradford to beat Brentford5/4-£10.00
08/11Carlisle to win by 2 or more goals13/10-£10.00
08/11Dagenham to get relegated4/1Ongoing
15/11Grimsby to beat Morecambe13/10-£10.00
15/11Barnet to beat Shrewsbury9/4-£10.00
19/11Carlisle to beat Grimsby13/10-£10.00
19/11Croatia to beat England9.6+£81.71
28/11Havant and Waterlooville to beat Notts County6/1+£60.00
06/12Brentford to beat Grimsby11/10-£10.00
06/12Wrexham to beat Dagenham2/1-£10.00
11/12Morecambe to beat Wycombe5/2-£10.00
11/12Brentford to beat Wrexham5/2+£25.00
18/12Bury to beat Chester10/3-£10.00
18/12Brentford to beat MK Dons8/1-£10.00
27/12Rochdale to beat Macclesfield6/4-£10.00
27/12Accrington Stanley to beat Mansfield15/8+£18.75
02/01Stockport to beat Notts County13/8+£16.25
02/01Bristol City to beat Middlesbrough2/1-£10.00
10/01Accrington Stanley to beat Stockport5/2-£10.00
10/01Scunthorpe to be relegated5/6Ongoing
Total +£7.71

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