Although there is break in domestic football this weekend, that does not mean that you need to take a break from placing an accumulator as there is plenty of international action taking place. If we take a quick look at last week and how my tips went last week. The key is to make it quick as well. In the first one, which was more risky, I got three results correct out of six. Then, for the more 'sure thing' if there is such a thing, it was 50% again with two games that ended as draws letting me down. Onto the next one! Right, now is the time to look forward and to the week ahead. International matches can be strange ones, especially in qualifiers as you often have huge favourites that don't have the best value. However, there is always a chance of one of the big teams dropping points and if you pick the right match, your winnings could be huge. England are of course in action and I fully expect them to put on a professional display in Moldova and...
It is that time of the week again. It is time to look ahead to the weekend's action and decide on which football accumulators to put on.
In the first instalment of this section last week, I mentioned that we would look back at how close my accumulators where. Well, although it might hurt me a little bit, let's do that to begin with.
The first accumulator was a big one. Returns of over £7,000 meant that I was hedging my bets with ten games across five leagues.
In the end, I predicted five results correctly, so was a little way off. These things happen and there is no doubt that my hopes were killed fairly early on as Everton stormed to a 3-0 lead at Aston Villa.
I actually had more success in the lower leagues, so will be taking this into consideration this week.
Make Soccer Saturday a fun afternoon! One of the best ways to enjoy betting on football at the weekend is without doubt with the use of an accumulator. You can predict the outcome – win, lose or draw – of a certain number of matches and if they come in you could be quid's in. The beauty of accumulators is that you end up going crazy when a team you have no affiliation with grabs a last-minute equaliser. It makes watching Soccer Saturday even more epic than usual too, because so many results matter. With this in mind, I tend to do an accumulator across all leagues and this is what I will be going for this week. Let's keep it nice and neat for now and go for two teams from the Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two and Scottish Premier League. Everybody has different selections though and that is part of the fun. You can get together with a group of mates, betting slip in hand and watch the results come in. Let's try and recreate this feeling with GYBO as the middle man!...
This weekend I am going for a quadruple accumulator – a £10 bet returns £70.78. Here are your games: 1. Sunderland V Man Utd. Man Utd need to win this one to have any chance of winning the premiership and I don't see them slipping up here. Sunderland have had an excellent season since appointing O'Neill but they have run out of steam lately and United are unbeaten in the last 19 games against the black cats. 2. Swansea V Liverpool If Liverpool continue to play where they have left off since coming so close to dragging their way back into the Cup Final they will win easily at Swansea. Liverpool still need to show the fans that they are improving and I expect them to put on a good show here. 3. Tottenham V Fulham Clint Dempsey is out for Fulham's trip to Spurs and his goals will be badly missed but a win here would give them their highest points total in the Premiership. I don't see that happening though...
The FA Cup Final is upon us but not as we know it Jim.
A 5.30PM kick off? And what's this? More league games to be played after it. What is the world coming to?
The FA Cup is the Blue Riband event of the season and as such we want it to be the last game of the season.
Considering Liverpool's dire league form we have even more reason for wanting tomorrows game to be the last!
Some final thoughts on the Cup Final:
I don't think Carroll and Suarez will start for Liverpool. It will be Suarez upfront with a five man midfield. Drogba will start for Chelsea with Torres coming from the bench.
This weekend there are plenty of options for building a nice accumulator.
The focus in the premiership is going to be on the relegation strugglers with both QPR and Blackburn playing away at Chelsea and Tottenham on Sunday.
Skybet are offering 15/2 that both the away teams manage to scrape a draw or more unlikely take all three points which is a tempter.
But with Chelsea's current form you would have to think that QPR are going to be lucky to eke out a draw here.
Skybet are also offering a nice 9/1 on Everton, Arsenal, Sunderland and Swansea to win. Four home wins?
Sunderland are missing three key players so that could be your weak link for this bet but 9/1 is a good price and another tempter.
Whilst it is technically not the weekend I am going with both sides to score 2 or more goals at 4/1 in the mouth watering Monday night Manchester derby.
Three home wins and a dead cert banker!
So far we are 0 from 2 with two very near misses but of course you don't get anything for that so our bankroll is -£20 on football accumulators so far.
This weekend's accumulator:
Aston Villa, Blackburn and Bolton all to win 9/1 at Skybet.com
A £10 bet returns £100.
Aston Villa V Sunderland.
The Villains have been in poor form recently and they have not been helped by a lengthy injury list. Last time out they were given the run around by Man Utd. It's going to be tough for them against an in form Sunderland side but home advantage is on their side.
Bash The Bookies!
The six nations is already in the history books and the boat race will soon be upon us quickly followed by the Grand National and then summer sport will be in full flow.
And boy, are we going to be spoilt this summer.
Let's hope the weather puts in an above average performance this year to make it a vintage one.
This weekend I'm taking the lead from Skybet with a "bash the bookies" accumulator coming in at 10/1.