Football: Five matches to consider for your weekend acca
The Premier League takes a back sit this weekend as the Nations League, Football League and National League take on the mantle of filling our accumulator.
This is a season like no other, so whether you fancy goals, draws, away wins or surprise results, we’ve picked out five matches to potentially stick in your acca.
Here is how you can add some crunch to those weekend selections…
Crewe Alexandra v Peterborough (Sat, 15:00)
Crewe have a tough job on their hands as they host the league leaders who have won eight of their eleven league matches so far this season.
The Alex have lost their last three matches and with only three wins in League One, it’s no surprise that The Posh kick-off as 23/20 favourites to win.
The home side have failed to score in each of those last three defeats and expect the top scorers in the league to do the business.
Torquay v Boreham Wood (Sat, 15:00)
The Gulls have been flying in the National League and are on a five-game winning streak in the league.
Torquay have won their last three National League games by a combined score of 11-1 and face a Boreham Wood side with just two wins from six matches in the league.
Wood’s form has been patchy of late. They could be in for a tough afternoon away from home, despite their recent FA Cup first round triumph over Southend United.
The league leaders are 11/10 to extend their winning run at home.
Portugal v France (Sat, 19:45)
Both sides rested star players during the midweek friendlies and we can expect them all to return in what should be a cracking match between two of the leading sides in international football.
Fernando Santos’ men will be full of confidence following their 8-0 demolition of Andorra and they face a French side looking to bounce back from a surprise 2-0 defeat to Finland.
With a plethora of talent on show for both sides with players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann a close game is expected.
Will both teams cancel each-other out? A draw is 21/10.
Wales v Republic of Ireland (Sun, 17:00)
Wales will be looking to keep hold of top spot in their Nations League group when they take on Republic of Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday.
Wales are yet to concede in their four Nations League matches and Stephen Kenny’s Irish side have found goals hard to come by with only one goal in their four games. Wales are 11/10 to win.
Wales rested their star players during their 0-0 draw with USA too and The Dragons will be raring to go for this one!
Belgium v England (Sun, 19:45)
Can England do the double over Belgium? The Three Lions managed to beat the number one ranked side in the world last month and we fancy them to do the business away from home at 2/1.
Gareth Southgate’s men brushed aside a lacklustre Republic of Ireland on Thursday but will face much tougher opposition here with the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne to keep quiet.
Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Jordan Henderson could all return for England, however, -with the likes of Jack Grealish and Dominic Calvert-Lewin both pushing for a start after impressing in midweek.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.