This weekend sees the busy Christmas football period get underway, so there’s plenty of football betting opportunities to get stuck into. For this weekend’s lower league accumulator bet, we’ve found a near certain treble that currently pays 6.73 (5.73/1) with Bet365 – that’s a return of £134.60 from a £20 stake. What a Christmas cracker!
1 – Millwall vs Barnsley
First up in this week’s lower league football accumulator bet are Millwall of the Championship. The men from The Den finally slipped up in the league against Ipswich recently, ending an impressive run of 13 matches without losing, but they bounced back this weekend with a victory over high flying, big spending Leicester City. Currently a best price of 1.73 with Coral, Millwall seem far more likely to deliver the goods than Santa this festive period.
That statement is particularly true of this weekend, as they face a dreadful Barnsley outfit who are destined for relegation under Keith Hill. No Championship side has scored fewer goals this season and you have to go back to October to find their last league victory. If Millwall don’t beat Barnsley on Saturday, I will name my first-born child Ebeneezer Scrooge. Even if it’s a girl.
2 – Brentford vs Stevenage
We drop into League One for the next two legs of this Saturday’s lower league football accumulator bet, starting off with Brentford, who currently occupy the second of the automatic promotion spots after beating Notts County last weekend. The Bees are in terrific form, having lost just once in sixteen league matches and having claimed the scalps of Sheffield United, Milton Keynes and Swindon in recent games, along with that victory over County.
Stevenage are good side, but they aren’t the same side that took the division by surprise last term. They lack a certain something that was present in the squad last year and teams are beginning to expose them. They have recently been beaten 4-1 by both Sheffield United and Preston, while their only victory in the last six matches came against bottom side Hartlepool. Brentford’s current price of 1.83 with Paddy Power looks like an early Christmas gift and they’re an absolute must for your football accumulator bets this weekend.
3 – Coventry City vs Preston North End
Preston are on a dismal run in League One at the moment, having won just once in their last eight league games. They aren’t losing many, it’s true, but losing to Crewe and Leyton Orient, while failing to beat the likes of Carlisle must leave their supporters with a bitter taste in their mouths going into the festive period. Well, it’s that or the sprouts.
Mark Robins has turned Coventry’s fortunes around since his appointment and the Sky Blues are shooting up the table. They have lost just once in their last eight League One matches now, a run that includes six victories, the last of which was a 4-1 demolition job away at promotion chasing Doncaster Rovers. The current odds of 2.20 (Bet365) about a side in such good form stick out more than Rudolph’s red nose in the fog on Christmas Eve and they must be a serious consideration for anyone’s accumulator bets this weekend.
Bet365 is the place to bet on this weekend’s lower league football accumulator bet, as they currently offer odds of 6.73 (5.73/1) about our treble. This is fractionally better than Pinnacle, who are beaten to the top spot this week offering just 6.68 (5.68/1) about our accumulator.
Millwall vs Barnsley @ 1.70
Brentford vs Stevenage @ 1.80
Coventry City vs Preston North End @ 2.20
Accumulator Odds: 6.73 (5.73/1)
£20 returns: £134.60