League Two Accumulator: Backing the new Crazy Gang makes sense

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Saturdays just haven’t been the same without our weekly dose of lower league football and here at Ladbrokes we’ve been working hard to put together the kind of accumulators dreams are made of.

This week’s offering doesn’t disappoint either with home wins for Wimbledon, Burton and Oxford United along with an away day surprise for Southend offering odds of just under 30/1!

The Dons were unlucky not to win on the opening day in Torquay, with a late Aaron Downes goal spoiling the visitor’s party in the 90th minute.

It should be a different story at Kingsmeadow, with the Londoners boasting a solid home record in League Two that saw them lose just one of their last 11 league games there at the back end of last season.

These teams drew 2-2 on their last meeting in Wimbledon, with a late Wycombe goal rescuing a point for the visitors. They may not be so lucky this time round.

Burton Albion to beat Rochdale @ 5/4

Rochdale may have made the brighter start to the current campaign but Burton remain among the favourites to go up and should be fancied to get a result here.

Albion opened the season with a battling score draw away at another of last season’s play-off losers Cheltenham Town and followed that result up with an impressive win against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in the League Cup.

The Brewers have also beaten Dale in each of their previous four meetings and after winning 17 of their 23 league games at the Pirelli Stadium last term, a repeat could be on the cards.

Oxford United to beat Bury @ 5/6

If the arrival of ex-Premier League striker Dave Kitson was a signal of intent from Oxford United, their 4-1 demolition of Portsmouth away from home sent a clear message that the Us will be ones to watch this term.

Carrying over from last season, the Yellows have now won four on the bounce in the league and face a Bury team still likely to be reeling from a 2-0 home defeat to Chesterfield.

The Shakers have won just one of their last 13 league games away from home and despite resolving their off-field problems, the misery looks set to continue here.

Southend to beat Hartlepool @ 2/1

The Phil Brown revolution is gathering pace at Roots Hall with the Shrimpers enjoying a positive start to the current campaign courtesy of a solid 1-0 home win over Plymouth last weekend.

More could follow against newly-relegated Hartlepool United with the Monkey Hangers fresh from a 3-0 mauling at the hands of Rochdale.

Only three teams had a better away record than Southend in League Two last season and the Seasiders look likely to carry through their earlier season momentum against a team still struggling to find form.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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