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Football Accumulator Tips – Tuesday 9th April 2019

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Tottenham v Man City (Away win)
Bolton v Middlesbrough (Away win)
Bristol City v West Brom (Away win)

Best Odds : 9.83/1 with

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Tottenham are a good side and are playing in their new stadium. They aren’t in great form and that Kane just hasn’t hit his stride since returning from injury. The key players in Son, Kane and Eriksen are out of form right now and that’s just not good. City look imperious right now, the blip they had at the turn of the year seems well and truly behind them and they look fully focused on winning all 4 competitions. Aguero is expected to return here and goals for Sane will keep the pressure on Bernado Silva and Sterling. If Spurs play their best and City don’t turn up the home side has a chance, but I can’t see it here.

To say Boro are out of form is a understatement. The potential automatic candidates now look likely to miss out on the play-offs. Lack of goals has been there main issue and it’s not surprising when you look at the style enforced by Pulis. They are playing a Bolton side who are in financial distress and are looking like relegation candidates. This is a game between two poor, out of form sides but Boro do have the better quality. It’s always hard backing a side this out of form, but it’s a must win game if they have a hope of reaching the play-offs and they should edge this tight fixture.

West Brom are secure in the play-offs and a 7 point deficit to the automatic places looks too large to overcome at this stage of the season. They are looking to maintain their good form into the play-offs and try to go off through the lottery. Bristol City are vying for the last two play-off spots with Derby and Villa, it’s not quite a must win fixture but would be a huge result in their play-off hunt. Unfortunately West Brom are in great form, have the confidence and security to play without fear, and that should be enough to claim all 3 points.

Football Accumulator Tips – Saturday 6th April 2019

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Bournemouth v Burnley (Home win)
Huddersfield v Leicester (Away win)
Norwich v QPR (Home win)

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Bournemouth may have one eye on their summer holidays this season but the players will want a top half finish. Some quality and consistency up front has been the key for the Cherries this season with Fraser, Brooks, King and Wilson all playing a crucial role. The defence is still frail but that firepower has blitzed a number of good sides this season. Burnley somehow pulled a victory out the bag over Wolves after a pretty dreadful performance. They lack creativity and are heavily reliant on Dyche’s organisation. They’ve been turned over a number of times this season and Bournemouth will fancy themselves here.

Leicester are on a decent run of form and will be looking to compound the misery of relegated Huddersfield. The side looks better organised under Rodgers and with Barnes, Tielmans & Vardy they look dangerous going forward. Huddersfield struggle to score goals and although resilient at the back if you don’t score you don’t win. This should be a comfortable win for Rodgers.

Norwich are 5 points clear at the top of the league and are playing one of the sides who’ve massively underperformed this season. A win here would give them a 7 would see them solidify a 7 point gap to 3rd place at worst with just 6 games left to play. They’ve scored plenty of goals this season and will be looking to hit QPR for 3 or more. QPR fans will be hoping the sacking of McClaren will give them a new manager bounce, but with just 1 win in the last 11 fixtures it seems unlikely. They shouldn’t have the quality to stop Norwich here.

Football Accumulator tips – Saturday 18th August 2018

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Saturday’s accumulator is a win-draw-win treble at 11/1. It features 2 home wins and a draw which is decent odds for a small selection of Premier League fixtures. If you like the bet let us know on Facebook or Twitter.


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Chelsea v Arsenal (Home win)
Everton v Southampton (Home win)
Leicester v Wolves (Draw)

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Football Accumulator tips – Saturday 11th August 2018

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The Football season is back and that means we’ve got some football accumulator tips for you. There is only one way to start the season and that’s with a longshot treble.


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Wolves v Everton (Home win)
Crystal Palace (Away win)
Watford v Brighton (Draw)

Best Odds : 22/1 with

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Wolves looked the part in the Championship last season. They purchased and loaned Premier League players and have only strengthened over summer. They’ve kept a solid core but have brought in quality to bolster the squad. Everton have a new manager and have bought a decent amount of new players, it’s going to take time for them to gel and play a vastly different style of football. Wolves have the home advantage, the confidence from walking the Championship and are good value to cause an upset here.

Palace travel to Fulham and have managed to keep hold of their star player in Zaha. They will look to build on the foundations Hodgson built last season and many of the players should be fit and well rested. They are a much better side than last year showed and a top half finish is a realistic target. Fulham have invested heavily over summer and managed to keep Sessegnon, which is a huge bonus. The new additions to the squad may take time to settle and they are facing a decent Premier League side in Palace. The new boys could be in for a surprise here.

Brighton set up very defensively away from home and will be very hard to beat. Watford have lost some key players in summer and ended last year particularly poorly. They may lack the firepower here and could struggle to create chances against an organised defence. A draw here is the most likely outcome.

Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Southgate!’

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Gareth Southgate and all of the England players they’ve had the easiest run to a World Cup final in decades but still fell short. They faced two real tests in the tournament, against Belgium and Croatia, failing to beat either side. The victories over Colombia (penalties), Tunisia (last minute) and Panama (minnow) showed the warning signs that this side was not Champions elect, but none of that matters they have done the nation proud.

Before the tournament England fans looked at the squad and discussions were about making it out of the group. Walking down the street you wouldn’t have found a single person expecting us to top the group, Tunisia were ‘probably going to do us’ and Panama was ‘Iceland all over again’. The prevailing feeling was that the tournament came at the wrong time for a young inexperienced squad and a manager still trying to find his feet on the world stage.

When watching the Tunisia game ‘we’d seen it all before’. England dominated the game and Tunisia never looked like scoring, until a soft penalty gave them an opening. Struggling to create chances it looked like the start most of us expected, then the winds of change started to blow with Hurri-Kane scoring that last minute header. Queue elation and disbelief.

The Panama game came and many were expecting another nail-biting affair. The South Americans had played so well against Belgium in first half, they showed their defensive capabilities and that was a concern for a side that struggled to break down Tunisia. England went on to produce the best half of football many fans will have ever seen. The team created chances, caused riots in the box and devastated a side who were far less competent than it first appeared. Hope was sparked and we’d made it out of the groups.

The Round of 16 began to fall into place and it was clear that one side of the draw was going to be stacked with the top seeds. Finishing second in the group would provide the path of least resistance to the final, but wait, England have won just 6 knockout fixtures since 1966. It was a free hit for Southgate, lose and end up in the weaker side of the draw, win and maintain the momentum. It was a defeat between two ‘B’ teams.

England’s route was set, there were some beatable teams on the way and it started with Colombia. The South Americans were a good side, but missing playmaker Rodriguez they looked to stifle England by hook or by crook. It almost worked, but the England set piece specialists held a 1-0 lead until the dying seconds. Southgate had looked to solidify the defence with the introduction of Dier, but it invited more pressure until it eventually told. England collapsed in the final minute, ‘we’ve seen it all before’ rang round pubs across the land.

Penalties loomed and it was another knock-out game against a beatable team that England were going to lose against, and on penalties again, pints of beer swapped for glasses of whiskey. Henderson missed the first penalty and the defeat seemed inevitable. A couple of inches and the crossbar gave England a door back into the game, Trippier drew the scores level. A young lad from Sunderland recently mocked for being too short had a chance to make himself a hero, and he did just that. What a save, what a moment, Can we? Can we really win this? On penalties. We could as Dier slotted home. Elation.

England fans went to the stratosphere, you could feel the weight lifted off millions of shoulders, this young side given little chance had not only won a knockout game, they’d won on penalties in a World Cup, for the first time ever. The nation united in singing ‘it’s coming home’. Whether or not people believe it at that point it was a rallying cry. Men, Women, Girls, Boys, those who watch football, those who don’t, all caught in England mania.

Sweden were next in the way, a professional outfit that lacked a clinical edge. Each kick of the ball held with bated breath. Even as the clock ticked the final seconds away it was hard not to shake the feeling that it’s still going to go wrong. All those years of disappointment as an England fan triggering their ‘PTSD’, but it didn’t. The game went as smoothly as was possible, a comfortable 2-0 win.

Could football really be coming home? The sun has been shining for months, we’d won on penalties and now we’d won two knockout matches. The stars seemed to be aligning and ‘we still believe’.

Croatia was always going to be the toughest test of England and Trippier got us off the best start possible. He’s arguably been England’s player of the tournament, robust defensively with a quality set piece delivery. He epitomised the defensive heart of England the togetherness of the Northern lads holding together, reluctant stars, they played for the shirt and for each other. Not for money or fame.

Missed chances stacked up and at half time England should have been comfortable but they weren’t. The Hurri-kane looked as if it had been downgraded to a tropical storm. The lack of goals from open play looked as though it could come back to haunt us. Southgate had taken and average side and got them playing as a team greater than the sum of their parts. He was learning on the job, but unfortunately for England is was not quick enough.

Henderson had a great tournament but faltered here, playing backwards too often, or his delivery failing him when trying to exploit the killer pass. Alli and Lingard pressing too high and not collecting the ball from the defence leading to too many long balls and turnovers in possession. Modric and Rakitic began to collect the ball from the defence and control the play, stretching England and tiring the wingers.

The removal of Sterling stopped the counter-attacking threat and the defenders of Croatia began to focus on attacking rather than defending, the wingbacks causing more and more danger. Unable to stop crosses the scores were finally brought level, lax defending by Walker letting Perisic sneak. The legs started to go as England were run ragged. Croatia were in the ascendancy, captain Kane unable to get involved in the action with lack of service and composure.

The Mandzukic goal in extra time was always coming and we were never likely to score with just 10 minutes to go. The lack of playmaker such as Modric in midfield was the difference between the sides. It was a harsh lesson for Southgate to learn but much needed, creativity is key and it’s something he needs to be able to incorporate into his sides’ identity.

This England side is young and inexperienced but it has been forged in the fire of tournament football and it will come out harder, stronger, better. These young players have shown that we don’t have to rely on experience and with Lewis Cook, Phil Foden and Lewis Baker coming through the academy, all with international glory at U21, U19 level the future looks bright. Perhaps Southgate will be able to find a round peg to fit the round hole in midfield.

It’s the first time England fans have had hope in a generation, for many the first time they’ve been proud of a side who plays for the shirt & each other. Many have sacrificed the spotlight of the top teams to play lower league football, they’ve sought to earn their way into the national side rather than rely on reputation and potential. That drive to take the path less travelled is engrained in their determination to succeed and will lay the road for any youngster who wants to become the best footballer her can be, not just the richest.  The togetherness of players from all over England, different races and backgrounds epitomises everything England wants to be and all led by a gentleman of the highest order.

We are all disappointed but we’ve had 4 weeks of excitement and enthusiasm. The atmosphere around the country has been fantastic and it’s reignited many peoples passion for football. The World Cup may not be coming home, but Football’s already arrived. Bring on 2022 and get your waistcoat ready.