it’s that time of the week again, time to stop scoffing your kids’ trick or treat sweets, put down the firework instructions and have a think about which football teams are going to make the accumulator this weekend.
Ben’s Bets has come up with a usual treble which could be worth looking into.
Starting as always in the Championship and my first thought was going to be back against Leeds, who sit rock bottom of the form table, but with a manager in place who the players actually want to perform for, don’t be surprised if Cardiff get a shock.
So, we look elsewhere and my selection comes from Saturday’s live evening kick off.
Bournemouth host Brighton and while the home side are sitting pretty in the play offs, the away side are looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone.
The Cherries are in stonking form both in the league and cup, they dumped Premier League West Brom out of the Capital One Cup despite resting 10 from the weekend.
Their last league outing saw them put no further than eight past Birmingham and they’ve also won their last three at home.
As for Albion, they haven’t won away in their last five, can’t stop drawing and they lost in midweek in their cup match.
This might not be another 8-0, but I can see Bournemouth getting a few again in a comfortable home win.
Bournemouth to beat Brighton at 19/20
League One now and this week is full of difficult fixtures to try and predict, teams in good runs of form meet each other – Bristol City and Oldham for example, while in Yeovil and Chesterfield match, both have forgotten the sweet taste of victory in a while.
So, we’ve had to do a little digging and I’m throwing in Fleetwood Town.
At home to Gillingham this might not jump out as a banker but the stats speak for themselves.
The Gills lie 23rd in the form table, six without a win away from home, six without a win anywhere for that matter.
Fleetwood have won their last two on home soil and drew the four previous to that, their away form is shocking so home comforts have really been important this season.
So, I’ll put Fleetwood in to each three points closer to the play offs.
Gillingham could be bottom if other results go against them.
Fleetwood to beat Gillingham at 7/10
Finally then, into League Two and York City have been on a horrible run of form of late.
They, like Gillingham in the league above, lie 23rd in the form table and just cannot seem to buy a win.
They’ve only taken all three points once this season; they’ve drawn nine times already.
They face a Cheltenham side comfortably in mid table, but who have only lost once at home.
Cheltenham have beaten Cambridge and Northampton recently and look to have turned a corner following their slump in form back in September.
York need to get their season going and fast, but I just don’t see it happening this weekend.
It’ll be close, but at 6/4 Cheltenham represent value and so I’ll take a scrappy last minute winner for the home side here.
Cheltenham to beat York at 6/4
Combined these all pay out at over 7.5/1 – that means a fiver return £41.44.
Games involving Yeovil and Chesterfield have already seen a combined total of 75 goals this season, so I’m expecting goals galore.
Over 2.5 goals at 5/6 is a certainty, but that doesn’t represent value.
Combine that with a Yeovil win (we’re always positive at YTFC.net) and suddenly it’s 6/1!
Yeovil to win with over 2.5 goals in the match – 6/1
Need I say any more?
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