The weekend is finally upon us, and that means it’s time to start contemplating who does and who doesn’t make it into your accumulators.
With twists and turns up and down the English football pyramid, we fancy there’s plenty of value to be had this Saturday, so we’ve put together a tidy little five-fold.
So, let’s crack on.
Rich Marsh – Stoke to beat Crystal Palace
I just can’t work out why Stoke are above Evens here. Palace were appalling last weekend, and though they are better on the road than at Selhurst, the Potters have only lost three times at home.
The Potters have excelled at picking up wins against teams in the bottom half over the last few seasons.
Even though we should expect a response from Palace, Stoke will be ready, prepared and organised.
William Geldart – Carlisle to beat Blackpool
The Cumbrians’ promotion push has stalled somewhat since the turn of the year with just one win from six matches in 2017.
However, they’ve only lost two games in that sequence and last week’s victory away Leyton Orient will have given Keith Curle’s side fresh impetus.
The hosts have won eight, drawn five and lost just once at Brunton Park this term and I fancy them to kick-on against a Blackpool side stuck in mid-table mud.
Dave Burin – Huddersfield to beat QPR
David Wagner’s men are enjoying quite the purple patch right now, with last weekend’s 2-1 victory over Leeds United their fourth successive win in all competitions – and they were excellent against Brighton.
They’ve also conceded just two goals during that run. By contrast, the R’s have been poor in 2017, especially on their own turf.
Having lost five of their last seven games at Loftus Road, you can expect that to become six from eight when the Terriers arrive in west London this weekend.
Alex Apati – Leicester to beat Swansea
I know, I know. The stats tell me I’m an idiot. Swansea have won three of their last five while Leicester have lost four on the bounce. But, Ranieri rested a handful of key players in the week against Derby, so it tells you where his priorities lie.
And in Swansea, he faces a team who’ve won just three of their 12 games at the Liberty, scoring 16 goals.
The Foxes are the outsiders, and nobody will be fancying them to do anything. But that’s a tag which has suited them just fine in the past, if my memory serves me correctly…
Kyri Demetriou – Ladbrokes Social Media – Leeds to beat Cardiff
Leeds are starting to turn Elland Road into a fortress.
Garry Monk’s men have picked up six straight wins, scored 11 times and haven’t conceded any!
They look like a team pushing for promotion and with January’s Player of the Month Chris Wood firing on all cylinders I can only see one winner.
The Whites are also unbeaten in their last three against Cardiff, with the visitors failing to score on each occasion.
So, there you have it. Our five-fold acca comes in at 70/1!
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