For this weekend’s lower league football accumulator bet, we have lined up a really strong fancy; a treble that currently pays 7.50 (6.50/1) with BetVictor. We particularly like Bournemouth (pictured) who are like a different side since the return of manager Eddie Howe. For the rest of our accumulator tips, read on…
1 – Doncaster Rovers vs Coventry City
Coventry have found a bit of form since the arrival of Mark Robins and they have climbed to 15th in the table. Credit must go to the manager for bringing a degree of confidence back to the Sky Blues, and it’s true that you can only beat what is in front of you, but when you look at their recent form in a little more depth, you can see that they’ve only really been beating the dross in League One, such as Colchester, Hartlepool and a hopelessly out of form Walsall.
Doncaster will be an entirely different proposition. Currently on an unbeaten run of five matches (four wins), they have the best defence in the division and they can find the net often enough when the circumstances are right – just ask Scunthorpe and Carlisle. The squad has been hit with a virus recently, but it looks as though they are now over that (they battled to a 1-1 draw away at Swindon last time out) and the current best price of 2.50 (Bet365) about a home side that are currently second in the division looks positively enormous. Into your weekend accumulator bets they must go.
2 – Bournemouth vs Colchester United
Regular readers will know of my disdain for Colchester United and not much has altered in recent weeks. They are now on a run of just one win in seven (and that came against lowly Bury) while the good sides in League One – like MK Dons the other week, for example – have been thumping in the goals. They will lose again this weekend, but not just because of how dreadful they are – their opponents are in terrific form.
Bournemouth came in for plenty of stick from this column earlier in the season but since the return of Eddie Howe to Dean Court, the Cherries look like an entirely different side. They are now ten matches unbeaten in League One and are scoring plenty of goals. Their home record is quite strong and I’ll be very surprised if a side as poor as Colchester can overcome them. Their current best odds of 1.57 (Ladbrokes) are too good to be true, so into our accumulator bet they go.
3 – Chesterfield vs Burton Albion
New Spireites boss Paul Cook seems to be turning around the fortunes of last season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy winners, after they made a dreadful start to life in League Two. Now on a run of four straight wins (including away to high flying Port Vale) Chesterfield find themselves just a couple of points outside of the play-off spots.
Burton too are in and around the hunt for the play-off spots, but their form is not so good. They have lost three of their last five matches, including really disappointing defeats to Aldershot (22nd) and Wycombe (19th) and I think a trip to the Proact Stadium, where a resurgent Chesterfield await Gary Rowett’s men, is going to be a tough one. Chesterfield’s best price of 2.00 (BetVictor) looks a fair one to me, so they’re going into this weekend’s recommended football accumulator bet.
This weekend’s lower league football accumulator bet should be placed with either BetVictor or Bet365, as both firms are currently offering odds of 7.50 (6.50/1) about our treble – the best available at the time of writing. Twenty quid with either of these firms will return a juicy £150.
Doncaster Rovers vs Coventry City @ 2.45
Bournemouth vs Colchester United @ 1.53
Chesterfield vs Burton Albion @ 2.00
Accumulator Odds: 7.50 (6.50/1)
£20 returns: £150.00