As you are sure to know by now, Thursday afternoon is the time to look ahead to the weekend’s fixtures and try to make a bit of money with a football accumulator.
Last time out I was very close to a winner, with a couple of late goals really costing me. That is the way that football works though I’m afraid and after being let down by teams giving away leads a number of times now, I think a change of strategy is in order for my first bet.
So, I am going to do something I have done earlier in the season and that is head into the both teams to score market. It says it all in the title really, if you select a game and the two sides find the net - you win. The more games you have on, the better your odds get – no exactly rocket science and it can provide some very handy cash.
I think heading into this market at this time of year is good as well because the games are coming thick and fast, the points are precious and players could become fatigued in the closing stages, so there could be plenty of late goals.
So here are the five games where I fancy both teams to score:
Queens Park Rangers v Fulham
Stoke City v Everton
Blackpool v Blackburn Rovers
Millwall v Leicester City
Leeds United v Ipswich Town
These are all games that are extremely tough to call and match betting for them would be very difficult.
As I have said before, for the BTTS market, it is good to sometimes back a game where the away team is slightly stronger – or in the better form – so that is what I have done here.
At the moment, Fulham, Everton, Blackburn and Leicester all sit above their opponents this weekend, whereas Ipswich have won their last three.
Now, for all you that love an outside punt, you might like the look of this fivefold that returns a very handy some of cash.
As much as I like the BTTS market, I don’t think it is the way to go to make some big money, so that is why I am heading back in match betting for this one.
Liverpool v Aston Villa – Liverpool @ 2/5
Manchester United v Sunderland – Manchester United @ 1/5
Stoke City v Everton – Everton @ 11/8
Birmingham City v Crystal Palace @ 8/5
Bolton Wanderers v Charlton Athletic – Charlton Athletic @ 3/1
£5 here would return £204.57, which is cracking value for a fivefold that involves two teams that are odds-on.
I feel as though Liverpool and Manchester United will be too strong for their opponents on home soil and Everton’s win over Tottenham last weekend would have boosted their confidence.
Then, Crystal Palace are tough to ignore at their current price and Charlton are the risk of the weekend that really bump the potential winnings up. What you we think? Easy money? Let’s hope so.
I called a 3-2 in the Manchester derby last weekend, but I went for City rather than United. Hopefully you clicked the wrong button or thought Sir Alex Ferguson’s side were the better price and ended up with big winnings!
For Newcastle United v Manchester City this weekend, I am going for a 2-2 draw at 16/1.
Good luck with your bets this weekend, let us know at GYBO how you got on, especially if you bashed those bookies!
Accumulator Tip #17 – Sometimes, you have to accept defeat. If you lose your bet on a Saturday, don’t go chasing your money back in the evening games with teams at poor odds, it is simply not worth it!