New year - new opportunities for bookie bashing!
We have had a bit of a Christmas break, but now it is time to get back into the swing of things and start looking at more ways to win some money from the bookmakers with a football accumulator.
I ended 2012 on a high with a very handy £55.35 just before Christmas, which I hope you were all able to take advantage of.
Now, I am confident of starting the year with another win and this weekend, it is all about the FA Cup. As you know, this compeition is one of the most famous around and when it comes to history – nothing beats it.
You are always likely to see a shock or two, so if you can pick the right matches, then there is some big money to be won.
First up this weekend though, I am going for a treble and backing Premier League sides to win their matches away from home, despite being potential banana skins.
So, here it is.
Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland – Sunderland @ 13/8
Crawley Town v Reading – Reading @ 7/5
Peterborough United v Norwich City – Norwich City @ 21/20
If you put £10 on this one, you are looking at a very good return of £129.15, which is a cracking bit of value.
If these three teams are anywhere near their best, then they should be winning quite comfortably and they are all tough to ignore at such good odds.
Right, now let’s try and make some serious cash to get us all through January, which is always a difficult month for money.
In cup matches, there is no point putting money on a lot of favourites as at least one always lets you down.
What I am going to be placing is a six fold that combines the likely winners and a few shocks for better odds.
Charlton Athletic v Huddersfield Town – Huddersfield Town @ 9/4
Crystal Palace v Stoke City – Stoke City @ 11/8
Fulham v Blackpool – Fulham @ 4/6
Leeds United v Birmingham City – Leeds United @ Evens
Sheffield Wednesday v MK Dons – MK Dons @ 5/2
Southend v Brentford – Southend @ 15/8
I like the look of putting £2 on this one for a big return of £517.80.
If we break it down a bit, you will see that there are of course some risks here in here – MK Dons and Huddersfield being the two that really jump out.
But, Huddersfield have players with the quality to win this one and a cup performance often comes out of nowhere, whereas MK Dons are a side full of confidence and Sheffield Wednesday are not.
You would then fancy the other four sides to claim a victory, so let’s hope it comes in.
For an added little tip this weekend, I am going to go for Javier Hernandez to score the first goal against West Ham United at Upton Park and Manchester United to win 3-2, which has odds of 75/1. Stick a quid on that.