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Beat the Bookies: Week 19

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 28/11/2006

TOWN'S win 2-0 against Accrington last week saw our tip come good, but with no Grimsby game this weekend it is time to look elsewhere for bargain prices. Where better to start than the FA Cup?!

Home > 2006-2007 Season > Beat the Bookies > Week 19

The first port of call for a possible upset is Scunthorpe! The Iron are flying high at the moment but the visit of Wrexham to Glanford Park may knock them off their perches. The Welshmen have not got very good away form, and Scunny have won the last three and are unbeaten in 9 games. Nevertheless, the Red Dragons will be up for the trip to North Lincolnshire are probably better than their current league placing and form. Odds of 13/2 are available for with Betfred for a Wrexham win.

Another "upset" is Tamworth to win at Rushden. Both sides are near the bottom of the Conference, but Diamonds strike me as a club in freefall, and 12/5 is a decent price for a Tamworth win.

Finally, for the mega-optimistic, Town's odds of promotion are now 33/1 with Corals. The Mariners have a lot of ground to make up, being 11 points behind with 27 games to play, which is a mini-mountain to climb, but then 33/1 is long odds. Northampton and Lincoln both put in impressive runs in the second half of last season to lift themselves into the promotion picture, could the Mariners do the same?!

Recommended Bets

  • 1. Wrexham to beat Scunthorpe (13/2).

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

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
Total -£45.50

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