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1Doncaster383178
2Plymouth381872
3Portsmouth382565

4Stevenage381261
5Luton382060
6Carlisle38059
7Exeter381658

8Blackpool382057
9Mansfield38355
10Wycombe38155
11Colchester38354
12Cambridge Utd37653
13Grimsby38-251
14Accrington Stanley37-148
15Barnet38-548
16Morecambe38-1346
17Yeovil38-945
18Crewe38-1145
19Crawley Town38-1645
20Notts County38-2343
21Hartlepool38-1541
22Cheltenham38-1439

23Newport County38-2033
24Leyton Orient38-2632

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Beat the Bookies: Week 17

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 10/12/2009

ANOTHER week, another couple of close games but not quite the right results for our tips to come in. Like Town, Beat the Bookies is finding it difficult to pick a winner at the moment.

Home > 2009-2010 Season > Beat the Bookies > Week 15


Notts County v Accrington Stanley. Notts County's plans are in tatters after being put up for sale and it must be a bitter blow to everyone associated with the club. They've still got lots of good players but a lot of them must be wondering about their future. They are facing one of the division's in-form teams are quite simply Stanley are a must bet at 7/1 with Sky Bet. Selection: Accrington

Macclesfield v Hereford. Macclesfield are on a Town-like run, rarely winning and picking up quite a few draws. Hereford are inconsistent but usually dispatch the weaker teams in this division. The bookies make Macclesfield the favourites, which feels a little bit wrong. You can back the bulls at 7/4 Selection: Hereford

Shrewsbury v Grimsby. Shrewsbury and Grimsby nearly always draw, Grimsby nearly always draw. It's got to be a draw! What's more you can get 13/5. You can't turn it down. Can you? Selection: Draw

Torquay v Darlington. Torquay have a big cup game in midweek following this fixture. On paper the Gulls should win, but they are bound to have the thoughts on getting into the FA Cup 3rd round. Darlo may just spring a surprise. The Quakers are 5/1 on Sky Bet. Don't miss out. Selection: Darlington

Chesterfield v Cheltenham. Chesterfield have lost their last three games and Cheltenham's recent results suggest they are a team on the up. 9/2 is worth a sniff. Selection: Cheltenham

This season we will again be trying out three different betting strategies:

  • Fixed Odds
  • Spread Betting on the Mini Performance Index with IG Index (25 points for a win, 10 for a draw, 10 for a goal)
  • The Monkey (betting on Town to win each game 3-1, i.e. the complete absence of any betting strategy). The Monkey lost every bet last year.


Recommended Fixed Odds Bets

  • 1. Accrington to beat Notts County. . (7/1, Sky Bet)
  • 2. Darlington to beat Torquay. . (5/1. Sky Bet)

Recommended Spread Bet

  • Sell Macclesfield mini-performance (24 at extrabet.com)

The Monkey's Bet

  • Grimsby to win 3-1, 66/1 Bet365

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

DateBetOddsProfit/Loss
03/12Grimsby to beat Dagenham5/2-£10.00
03/12Shrewsbury to beat Bournemouth15/4-£10.00
20/11Grimsby to beat Lincoln11/4-£20.00
13/11Grimsby to beat Northampton9/2-£10.00
13/11Torquay to beat Shrewsbury7/2-£10.00
05/11Darlington to beat Barnet11/2-£10.00
05/11Bradford to beat Notts County4/1-£10.00
22/10Accrington Stanley to beat Rochdale11/2+£55.00
16/10Grimsby to beat Rochdale3/1-£10.00
16/10Bradford to beat Dagenham7/2-£10.00
08/10Barnet to beat Rochdale10/3-£10.00
08/10Torquay to beat Notts Co8/1-£10.00
02/10Accrington Stanley to beat Chesterfield15/4-£10.00
02/10Shrewsbury to beat Morecambe6/4-£10.00
25/09Grimsby v Darlington - Under 2.5 goals4/5+£8.00
25/09Morecambe to beat Dagenham5/1-£10.00
17/09Man City to beat Man Utd5/1-£10.00
17/09Port Vale to beat Bury6/5-£10.00
10/09Bradford to beat BurtonEvens-£10.00
10/09Lincoln to beat Bournemouth4/1-£10.00
03/09Bradford to beat Shrewsbury5/2+£25.00
03/09Chesterfield to beat Rotherham11/4-£10.00
27/08Bury to beat Rochdale21/10-£10.00
27/08Lincoln to beat Dagenham10/3-£10.00
20/08Grimsby to beat Bury7/5+£45.00
20/08Dagenham to beat Notts County5/1-£10.00
14/08Accrington v Lincoln. Under 2.5 goals8/11+£7.27
14/08Bournemouth to beat Rotherham7/5+£14.00
05/08Bradford to beat Notts County3/1-£10.00
05/08Bournemouth to beat Bury12/5+£24.00
01/08Bournemouth to win League Two (£5 EW)16/1Open
01/08Morecambe to be relegated11/1Open
Total -£72.73


Previous Spread Bets (Around 1 bet per week each of Rob's own money)

DateBetPriceBuy/SellActualProfit/Loss
22/10Chesterfield v Burton Albion: Sell Chesterfield mini-performance30/td>S75-£45.00
16/10Darlington v Shrewsbury: Sell Shrewsbury mini-performance28S10+£10.00
25/09Notts County v Port Vale: Buy Port Vale mini-performance15B10-£5.00
17/09Torquay v Grimsby: Buy Grimsby mini-performance21B45+£24.00
27/08Chesterfield v Morecambe: Sell Chesterfield mini-performance33S20+£13.00
20/08Morecambe v Macclesfield: Sell Morecambe mini performance28S30-£2.00
14/08Barnet v Shrewsbury: Sell Barnet mini performance23S30-£7.00
Total +£6.00

Previous Monkey Bets (£10 per week of the Monkey's pretend money)

DateBetOddsProfit/Loss
28/11Grimsby to win 3-1??/1-£10.00
24/11Grimsby to win 3-1??/1-£10.00
21/11Grimsby to win 3-1??/1-£10.00
13/11Grimsby to win 3-1??/1-£10.00
10/11Grimsby to win 3-180/1-£10.00
05/11Grimsby to win 3-111/1-£10.00
30/10Grimsby to win 3-133/1-£10.00
22/10Grimsby to win 3-180/1-£10.00
16/10Grimsby to win 3-120/1-£10.00
08/10Grimsby to win 3-120/1-£10.00
06/10Grimsby to win 3-166/1-£10.00
03/10Grimsby to win 3-140/1-£10.00
30/09Grimsby to win 3-140/1-£10.00
25/09Grimsby to win 3-114/1-£10.00
17/09Grimsby to win 3-133/1-£10.00
10/09Grimsby to win 3-122/1-£10.00
03/09Grimsby to win 3-133/1-£10.00
27/08Grimsby to win 3-150/1-£10.00
20/08Grimsby to win 3-150/1-£10.00
18/08Grimsby to win 3-118/1-£10.00
15/08Grimsby to win 3-118/1-£10.00
11/08Grimsby to win 3-1??/1-£10.00
05/08Grimsby to win 3-133/1-£10.00
Total -£230.00

Every month I try and beat the bookies but now you can try and beat me - with pretend money. Just sign up and join the Grimsby Town team at OLBG.

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