This weekend, most of England and Scotland’s lower league football teams are engaged in the FA Cup, but there is a full programme in Championship plus plenty of Non-League action to get stuck into in search of a football accumulator bet. After a near miss last week, we’ve put together a tempting treble that pays out a sizeable £364.60 for a £20 stake (BetVictor) – those are odds of 18.23!
1 – Birmingham City vs Ipswich Town
Birmingham are the first of our tips for this weekend’s lower league football accumulator bet, as their opponents Ipswich have been really poor so far this term. At the time of writing the Tractor Boys still don’t have a manager, while four straight defeats – including a 3-0 thrashing at home to fellow strugglers Sheffield Wednesday – and no win in the league since August 21st are stats that make for grim reading. I just can’t see where their next points are coming from.
Birmingham have hardly set the Championship alight this season, but this accumulator recommendation is more about how bad Ipswich are than how good the Blues might be. That said, they picked up a credible point away at Leicester recently, fought back from 3-0 down against a free-scoring Millwall and beat Leeds at Elland Road in their last match. They clearly have enough about them to see off Ipswich and at a current best price of 1.91 with Stan James, they look like bankers for our accumulators on Saturday.
2 – Charlton vs Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough were great value in their last match and they were one of last week’s accumulator tips (they won 2-1 at home to Bolton, pictured), but it seems the bookmakers are still underestimating them. Just look at the evidence; third in the Championship after a run of four straight victories; they have beaten some useful teams away from home like Blackburn and Brighton – both sides that are clearly better than Charlton; and they aren’t conceding too many goals.
Charlton are the lowest scoring outfit in this year’s Championship with just 14 goals in 13 games and they have won just once in their last six games. I’m not sure how they can be seen to be favourites for this tie and Boro’s current best price of 3.00 (BetVictor) is baffling. They represent a great value addition to your football accumulator bet this weekend.
3 – Gateshead vs Woking
Dipping into the Blue Square Conference, Woking also look like a good value play, currently priced up at 3.30 with Boylesports to beat Gateshead away. Woking have been up and down this season but still find themselves hovering around the edge of the Play-Off spots and as joint top scorers in the league. Their last match saw them travel to the league leaders Newport and win 3-2 and in their last ten matches, they have only failed to score two or more goals twice. That kind of firepower more than makes up for any defensive deficiencies and with a bit of luck, they should get a result.
Gateshead are no mugs and sit 13th in the table, but they have only managed to outscore four other teams in the league, which is clearly going to be a problem against free-scoring Woking. Their recent form is poor too, with no wins in eight and far too many draws. Their price seems much too short and therefore Woking are value, so into this weekend’s accumulator bet they must go.
BetVictor is the way to go for this weekend’s lower league football accumulator bet, as they currently offer odds of 18.23 about our recommended treble. Next best are Boylesports at 17.51, with Stan James offering 17.38. A £20 bet with BetVictor returns £364.60 – that would be nice, with Christmas looming large on the horizon!
Birmingham City vs Ipswich Town @ 1.87
Charlton vs Middlesbrough @ 3.00
Gateshead vs Woking @ 3.25
Accumulator Odds: 18.23 (17.23/1)
£20 returns: £364.60