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Make the most of this weekend’s 3pm kick-offs

| 28.02.2015

With the impending introduction of Friday Night Football and TV stations airing early and late games on a Saturday, not to mention Super Sunday and midweek fixtures the tradition of the Saturday 3pm kick-off is fading fast.

Football doesn’t have to be beamed into pubs and living rooms across the country to carry meaning though and we’ve put together an accumulator with a difference to prove just that.

Read on to see why this 22/1 acca could have you listening to the car radio (or tuning in to Soccer Saturday at least) this weekend.

Burnley v Swansea – Danny Ings to score anytime @ 21/10

With speculation mounting as where the Clarets striker will be playing next year Ings will want to maintain his current hot streak to ensure the interest in his signature doesn’t die down.

Swansea may be on a high after completing a double over Manchester United but with five goals in his last eight games you can count on Ings to make life tough for the Swans.

Manchester United to beat Sunderland @ 2/5

United manager Louis van Gaal was left with egg on his face last week after claiming his side were the best in the league shortly before they were put to the sword at the Liberty Stadium.

Chances to bounce back won’t come much easier than Sunderland at home though, with the Black Cats winning just once in their last 23 trips to Old Trafford.

Newcastle to beat Aston Villa @ 10/11

Villa may have been boosted by the arrival of Tim Sherwood, while the managerial future at St James’ Park remains somewhat unresolved.

However, Villa have failed to win any of the last seven meetings between these two and with the Toon Army in full voice the shot-shy Villans look doomed once again.

Stoke v Hull – -2.5 goals @ 8/13

Games between these two sides are invariably tight affairs with just one of the last 10 being settled by more than a single goal.

The last four have produced under 2.5 goals so the advice is to back another low-scoring encounter at the Britannia Stadium.

West Brom v Southampton – BTTS – NO @ 3/4

Given the stats surrounding this game it’s probably a good thing it’s not on TV.

The last five clashes between the Baggies and the Saints have seen just one side score and with Albion drawing a blank last timeout an extension of  that run could well be on the cards.

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

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Author

James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.