Some crazy results last weekend thoroughly shafted our acca, the most annoying of which was probably Wigan who after a season of me willing them to do well have left me with a slight hatred after that loss to Doncaster. So yea, Wigan won’t be featuring here in the acca this week. But I’ve been scouring the top 5 English leagues and have picked a little bet from each for our Match Odds Acca!
Man City v Stoke
We’re a bit thin on the ground in terms of Premier League action this Saturday, but I’m going to be brave and back the early kick off with the hope that I don’t screw this up before we’ve even started!
Man City are juggling priorities at the moment, needing that 3rd place in the league but also knowing that they have to travel to Madrid ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash. I expect Pellegrini to make a couple of changes here, but I have a lot of respect for the likes of Iheanacho if he was to play anyway so I’m not too concerned.
Stoke come into this on the back of crushing losses against Liverpool and Spurs, conceding 8 goals in those 2 games and they won’t be relishing a trip to The Etihad where they have lost 7 of their last 8 visits. The price for a City win is a little on the short side, but should fit nicely in our acca.
Man City to win at 1/3 with BetVictor
Charlton v Brighton
If there was a time for Charlton to start their last minute escape, it was in the week against an already relegated Bolton, but not only did they fail to win, they failed to even score, and they deserved to be relegated as a result. So now with nothing to play for and life in League One on the horizon, they face a Brighton side who’s season is far from over.
The visitors come here after impressive 5-0 and 4-0 wins over Fulham and QPR respectively and are arguably the form team going into the final few games. They’re hot on the heels of Burnley now and sit 3rd only by virtue of an inferior goal difference, which is also being shortened by the week.
In their last 7 games, Brighton have won 6 with their only draw coming against the aforementioned Burnley back at the start of April. 4 wins on the bounce since then and 3 on the bounce on their travels says to me they should comfortably dispatch a dodgy Charlton.
Brighton to win at 1/2 with BetVictor
Oldham v Crewe
A win for Oldham this weekend will guarantee their survival in League One and I think they should be able to capitalise on a decent run of form against an already relegated Crewe.
Oldham come into this game with only 1 loss in their last 7 games and 4 wins from their last 5 here at Boundary Park. More impressively, they have kept a clean sheet in each of their last 3 home games here, all of which came against better sides than Crewe.
The visitors will be looking to put this season behind them, that’s for sure. Relegation to League Two was confirmed some time ago and with 6 losses in their last 7 games and 4 away losses in a row in which 12 goals have been conceded, I really don’t see them getting anything from their trip to Manchester this weekend.
Oldham to win at 1/2 with BetVictor
AFC Wimbledon v Leyton Orient
Top of the form table with 16 points in their last 6 games and now 4 points clear in 7th, a win for AFC Wimbledon this weekend will guarantee their spot in the playoffs and pretty much tie up the remaining loose ends in League Two.
The hosts come into this game in stunning form having won 4 on the bounce in the league and though Leyton Orient can technically still achieve a playoff spot, it looks very unlikely that they will overturn a 5 point deficit at this stage of the season. It looks even more unlikely though when you consider that they have lost 4 of their last 6 games, collecting just 4 points from a possible 18.
In their last away game Orient suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of 15th placed Barnet and I don’t seem them causing Wimbledon any problems this weekend.
AFC Wimbledon to win at 6/5 with BetVictor
Toruqay v Barrow
Having won only 4 of their opening 25 league games, nobody at Plain Moor could have surely dreamt that Torquay would now sit 17th in the league, 6 points clear of relegation with the knowledge that just a point this weekend can guarantee their safety.
It’s been a rocky road to say the least but Torquay come into this fixture with only 3 losses in their last 15 games and 4 wins in their last 5.
As for Barrow, their season is pretty much over now and they lie firmly in mid-table which has to be considered as a decent performance given that it’s their first season at this level.
That being said, I’m going to take Torquay to finish their season in style here in front of their home fans by guaranteeing safety, although I will be on the cautious side and back the Draw No Bet, in the knowledge that we’ll get a refund if the game ends all square.
Torquay Draw No Bet at 4/6 with BetVictor
The acca pays 10/1 with BetVictor