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Potential Carabao Cup 2nd round shocks

Aug 20th, 2017 at 23:15 Other Football 8 comments

The League Cup has gone through plenty of sponsors since the now defunct Milk Marketing Board became the first sponsor in the 1981/82 season. This year it's the turn of Carabao Energy Drink from Thailand to sponsor the event which is now known as the Carabao Cup. This week sees those Premier League teams who haven't qualified for Europe enter the competition in the 2nd round. A popular train of thought …

Ante-Post betting across Europe

Jun 21st, 2017 at 23:14 Other Football 0 comments

It's no secret that I like to look at stats when it comes to my betting. Statistics play a major part in sport nowadays and everywhere you turn it seems someone is throwing some sort of stat at you (some useful and others less so). The idea of this blog is to take a look at some of the markets offered on the major European football leagues and see if …

A look at the Champions League & Europa League Qualifying rounds

Jun 21st, 2017 at 22:22 Other Football 0 comments

It was only a few weeks ago that Real Madrid were lifting the Champions League Trophy at the end of the 16/17 season but the 17/18 season is just around the corner, and the draws for the opening qualifying round of the Champions League and Europa League took place earlier this week, with the 1st legs to be played next week. I'm not going to pretend to know anything about …

Weekend Accumulator: Spurs to end 22 year wait to finish above Arsenal by beating their North London rivals

Apr 27th, 2017 at 19:36 Other Football 0 comments

Another week with two of three selections coming in and it was Liverpool who let me down, falling victim to the resurgence of Crystal Palace. Leagues One, Two, and the National League come to a close this weekend so this will be the final accumulator of the season and for the second year in a row, the blog has ended in profit overall. It will be nice to go out …

Weekend Accumulator: Crystal Palace to miss Sakho in visit to Liverpool

Apr 20th, 2017 at 22:28 Other Football 0 comments

After have just one team let me down last Saturday, I had just one team let me down on Monday as Dagenham & Redbridge blew a 2-0 lead at home to Sutton. At 14 points in profit with just a few weekends left of the season, the blog is going to end up in profit, but another winning bet or two wouldn't hurt as the season draws to close. Leagues …

2017 A League Playoff Tips & Trends

Apr 19th, 2017 at 23:05 Other Football 3 comments

The A-League is now in its 12th season and with the regular season over, the playoffs are just around the corner. The current playoff format was introduced in the 201/13 season and sees the top six teams extend their season. The top two teams in the regular season receive a first round bye and a home game in the semi-finals. The first round of the play-offs sees the third placed team host …

Bank Holiday Accumulator: Rotherham's away woes to continue

Apr 16th, 2017 at 22:00 Other Football 0 comments

Games are running out and now that we've reached Easter, we have just a few of these blogs left for the 2016/17 season. It was close but no cigar again at the weekend as Nottingham Forest let me down for a winning four-fold, and with all the leagues bar the Premier League back in action on Bank Holiday Monday, I have a bonus treble on the blog. Running Totals Singles: 70/122 (57.38% …

Weekend Accumulator: Everton to continue their push for fifth with another strong home performance

Apr 12th, 2017 at 20:44 Other Football 0 comments

Just a treble last week but it was always going to be an uphill struggle once Barrow were reduced to ten men and whilst they battled back for a 2-2 draw, it wasn't to be and it was another ‘close but no cigar' moment. Once again, I can't come up with anything from League Two, but there's a four-fold to get stuck into, starting with the Good Friday action in …

Weekend Accumulator: Can Tottenham to put pressure on Chelsea with yet another home win?

Apr 7th, 2017 at 08:05 Other Football 0 comments

It definitely felt like April Fool's Day last weekend as the accumulator fell way short with just one winner from the five picks. There's no point dwelling on a poor week though and the action comes thick and fast at this time of the season. League One and League Two have been too tight to call most of the season and I can't find anything I like this weekend so …

Weekend Accumulator: Chelsea to continue their march to the title against London rivals

Mar 29th, 2017 at 21:05 Other Football 0 comments

Just a double last week but it came up short as Torquay frustrated Wrexham, and probably deserved to win the game. The International break is over and this week's blog has found a decent priced five-fold to get stuck into.... Running Totals Singles: 64/110 (58.18% strike rate), 0.42 pts profit (0.38% roi) Accumulators: 5/27 (18.52% strike rate), 18.11 pts profit (67.07% roi) The idea is to pick one bet of the week for each …

Weekend Double: Portsmouth to strengthen their promotion hopes and send Newport a step closer to the drop

Mar 23rd, 2017 at 21:19 Other Football 0 comments

It's rare that an accumulator will win without a bit of luck and I returned to the winner's circle last week after receiving more than my fair share of luck. Whilst Everton, QPR and Doncaster all record comfortable wins, I got a 90th minute winner from Gateshead whilst Bolton survived thanks to a disallowed Northampton goal in the 96th minute! That brought the singles back into profit whilst the accumulators …

Weekend Accumulator: Hull & Rotherham's away woes to continue

Mar 17th, 2017 at 20:52 Other Football 0 comments

A short priced treble came up just short last week as a Norwich red card cost them the victory and this blog, the treble. Back to it this week with a five-fold as I'm opposing some teams who are in rotten form.... Running Totals Singles: 58/103 (56.31% strike rate), 2.17 pts loss (-2.11% roi) Accumulators: 4/25 (16.00% strike rate), 8.89 pts profit (35.56% roi) The idea is to pick one bet of the week …

Weekend accumulator: Can Liverpool strengthen their grip on 4th place?

Mar 9th, 2017 at 20:51 Other Football 1 comments

It was a big priced acca last week and it performed admirably with three winners and two scoreless draws. But it still goes down as a loss and it's onto this week. I can't find anything I like in League One or the National League for this weekend so it's just a short priced treble on the table...... Running Totals Singles: 56/100 (56.00% strike rate), 2.74 pts loss (-2.74% roi) Accumulators: 4/24 (16.67% …

Weekend accumulator: Leicester to continue to improve without Ranieri

Mar 1st, 2017 at 21:45 Other Football 0 comments

If ever there was a week to win the acca then this is the week with odds of over 30/1. Last week was another dud with just two winners from the five selections bringing another loss to the singles, however, the blog is still showing a profit over the course of the season and hopefully I can add to that profit this weekend...... Running Totals Singles: 53/95 (55.79% strike rate), 4.08 pts …

Weekend accumulator: A perfect ten at home for Chelsea?

Feb 23rd, 2017 at 21:43 Other Football 0 comments

A week to forget last week as only one winner could be found from the three matches, an early Dagenham & Redbridge red card effectively ending any chances of the acca coming in. It's back to a full house this week with a decent priced five-fold from all five leagues..... Running Totals Singles: 51/90 (56.67% strike rate), 2.47 pts loss (-2.74% roi) Accumulators: 4/22 (18.18% strike rate), 11.89 pts profit (54.05% roi) The idea …

Weekend accumulator: Who will come out on top in the League One top of the table clash?

Feb 16th, 2017 at 20:24 Other Football 0 comments

Another week with three winners from the five picks and a small loss on the singles with the three shortest selections being the ones that obliged. The FA Cup returns to action this weekend so there's no Premier League whilst I can't find anything in League Two that takes my fancy so this week's acca is reduced to a short priced treble..... Running Totals Singles: 50/87 (57.47% strike rate), 1.02 pts loss …

Weekend accumulator: Arsenal to bounce back from a tough week

Feb 8th, 2017 at 22:20 Other Football 0 comments

Another losing acca last week but three wins from the five picks, including Watford's win over Burnley gave the singles a small profit to bring it closer to showing an overall profit for the season. After a successful Christmas, the accumulators are still showing a healthy profit and I look to add to it with another five-fold this weekend...... Running Totals Singles: 47/82 (57.32% strike rate), 0.54 pts loss (-0.66% roi) Accumulators: 4/20 …

Weekend accumulator: Burnley & Rotherham's away woes to continue

Feb 2nd, 2017 at 21:37 Other Football 0 comments

The successful Christmas period is a long way in the distance now and there was another loss for both the acca and the singles last week with a 2-2 split. With no Premier League action last weekend, we're back to a full house this week a five-fold at a tasty price..... Running Totals Singles: 44/77 (57.14% strike rate), 1.17 pts loss (-1.52% roi) Accumulators: 4/19 (21.05% strike rate), 14.89 pt profit (78.37% roi) The …

Weekend accumulator: The FA Cup isn't the only action this weekend

Jan 25th, 2017 at 23:34 Other Football 0 comments

An improvement over the week before but still just the three winners from five picks and with them all being short prices, there was a loss on the week on the singles. It's the FA Cup fourth round this weekend but there are still plenty of league games to choose from and whilst the Premier League takes a break, the blog has still produced a four-fold at a very tasty …

Weekend accumulator: Chelsea to pile on the road misery for Hull

Jan 19th, 2017 at 21:23 Other Football 0 comments

After a successful run over Christmas, it was a rough weekend last week with four of the five bets falling short. But there's no time to chew over a poor week with another five-fold to look forward to this week... Running Totals Singles: 39/68 (57.35% strike rate), 0.03 pts profit (0.04% roi) Accumulators: 4/17 (23.53% strike rate), 16.89 pt profit (99.35% roi) The idea is to pick one bet of the week for each …

Weekend accumulator: Spurs to end draw streak against West Brom

Jan 11th, 2017 at 21:19 Other Football 0 comments

This blog has really turned a corner since Christmas and it's produced three winning multiple bets from four whilst fifteen of the seventeen singles selections have won. Last weekend saw a winning treble and with the FA Cup out of the way, the five-fold returns for this week.... Running Totals Singles: 38/63 (60.32% strike rate), 3.70 pts profit (5.87% roi) Accumulators: 4/16 (25.00% strike rate), 17.89 pt profit (111.81% roi) The idea is to …

Weekend accumulator: FA Cup free zone

Jan 5th, 2017 at 21:38 Other Football 0 comments

What a Christmas period for the blog as two winning accumulators from three and twelve winning selections from fourteen sees the blog return a healthy profit as we head into the second half of the season. This weekend sees the third round of the FA Cup take centre stage but that doesn't mean I haven't found a nice treble from the lower leagues........ Running Totals Singles: 35/60 (58.33% strike rate), 0.54 pts …

Bank Holiday accumulator: City to bounce back from Anfield loss

Jan 1st, 2017 at 21:05 Other Football 0 comments

After a Boxing Day win, it wasn't all bad to end 2016 with three winners and two draws from the five-fold. Those two draws can be considered unlucky with Huddersfield dominating Blackburn and Cambridge conceding a 90th minute equaliser at Leyton Orient. As is traditional at this time of year, there's little rest and the top four leagues all return to action on January 2nd...... Running Totals Singles: 31/56 (55.36% strike rate), …

New Year's accumulator: Burnley's home form key to survival chances

Dec 28th, 2016 at 23:42 Other Football 0 comments

It was a very merry Boxing Day as the curse of the early kick-off failed to strike with Aldershot 4-0 by half-time and the other four selections duly obliging for a second winner of the season and a nice 16.7/1 winner. The games come thick and fast at this time of year, as do the bets and this weekend sees another five-fold spread out over Friday, Saturday and Sunday....... Running Totals Singles: …

Boxing Day accumulator: 12 in a row for Chelsea?

Dec 23rd, 2016 at 20:43 Other Football 0 comments

Another tough week last week with just three winners as the blog couldn't produce a winner to boost the Christmas coffers. There's no football on Saturday this week with it being Christmas Eve but as is the tradition in England, there's a Boxing Day bonanza with a full house and the blog has another five-fold worth looking at..... Running Totals Singles: 23/46 (50.00% strike rate), 6.68 pts loss (-14.52% roi) Accumulators: 1/12 (8.33% …

Weekend accumulator: Liverpool to hammer the hammers?

Dec 7th, 2016 at 20:59 Other Football 1 comments

It took a long time, and needed an injury time winner, but the blog finally produced a winning accumulator last weekend (although it was just a short priced treble). Can I make it back to back winners this weekend? With the FA Trophy 1st round scheduled, there's a four-fold on offer from the top four leagues...... Running Totals Singles: 18/37 (48.65% strike rate), 6.28 pts loss (-16.97% roi) Accumulators: 1/10 (10.00% strike rate), …

Weekend accumulator: Tranmere to continue their good form under Micky Mellon

Nov 30th, 2016 at 21:11 Other Football 0 comments

After a couple of weeks of hitting the bar, it was a poor show last week as just two of the five picks won with both Newcastle and Plymouth seeing long win streaks come to an end. It's the FA Cup 2nd round this weekend so there's no League One or League Two picks in this week's acca but there's still a nice treble to look forward to as I …

Weekend accumulator: Moyes' Anfield misery to continue

Nov 23rd, 2016 at 20:16 Other Football 0 comments

They say never to put your own team in an accumulator and that was something I fell foul of last week as only Everton let me down in the five-fold as it ended up being another agonising week. Profit was made in the singles but the wait for a winning accumulator goes into the ninth week...... Running Totals Singles: 13/29 (44.83% strike rate), 5.51 pts loss (-19.00% roi) Accumulators: 0/8 (0.00% strike rate), …

Weekend accumulator: Everton to bounce back from Stamford Bridge Horror Show

Nov 17th, 2016 at 23:36 Other Football 0 comments

Another frustrating weekend as the ‘banker' let the accumulator down with Eastleigh being held at home to York to make it just two winners from the three picks. However, it was a slight profit on the singles as I look to bring this blog back into profit...... Running Totals Singles: 9/24 (37.50% strike rate), 7.31 pts loss (-30.46% roi) Accumulators: 0/7 (0.00% strike rate), 7.00 pt loss (-100.00% roi) The idea is to pick …

Weekend accumulator: Exeter's woeful home form to continue

Nov 9th, 2016 at 22:36 Other Football 0 comments

The less said about the start to the season the better. Another bagel last week with all three picks failing to win, including Sunderland's first win of the season. It's the international break this week so there's no pick from the top two divisions but there's still a treble to look forward and hopefully some winners..... Running Totals Singles: 7/21 (33.33% strike rate), 9.57 pts loss (-45.57% roi) Accumulators: 0/6 (0.00% strike rate), …

Weekend accumulator: Bournemouth to pile on the misery for Sunderland & Moyes

Nov 3rd, 2016 at 21:36 Other Football 0 comments

A rough start to the season got even worse last week with yet another losing week which saw one winner and three draws. It was such a poor week that even Rotherham picked up their first away point of the season. It's FA Cup Round One weekend this week so there's no League One or Two bet meaning I' going with a treble as the Premier League makes its first …

Weekend accumulator: New manager, same old rubbish from Rotherham

Oct 27th, 2016 at 22:01 Other Football 1 comments

After hitting the bar the previous two weeks, things went South last week with just one win from the four-fold and that was the shortest priced selection, Forest Green. Back to the drawing board this week with another four-fold.... Running Totals Singles: 6/14 (42.86% strike rate), 4.22 pts loss (-30.14% roi) Accumulators: 0/4 (0.00% strike rate), 4.00 pt loss (-100.00% roi) The idea is to pick one bet of the week for each of …

Weekend accumulator: Forest Green to continue their impressive comeback from promotion heartache

Oct 20th, 2016 at 21:31 Other Football 2 comments

After going close the week before, I hit the bar again with two winners from three last week as Plymouth couldn't get the win against Portsmouth. There's no Premier League bet again this week but the National League return from their FA Cup break to make this week's acca up to a fourfold Running Totals Singles: 5/10 (50.00% strike rate), 1.58 pts loss (-15.80% roi) Accumulators: 0/3 (0.00% strike rate), -3.00 pt loss …

Weekend accumulator: Norwich looking good for a quick return to the Premier League

Oct 11th, 2016 at 23:04 Other Football 0 comments

Close but no cigar last week as despite comfortable wins for Rochdale and Sutton United, Grimsby stumbled to a 0-0 draw to ruin the acca. Still, it was a small profit on the singles and some encouragement as we head into a new weekend and a new acca. Running Totals Singles: 3/7 (42.86% strike rate), 1.69 pts loss (-24.14% roi) Accumulators: 0/2 (0.00% strike rate), -2.00 pt loss (-100.00% roi) The idea is to …

Weekend accumulator: International break allows the focus to turn to the lower leagues

Oct 5th, 2016 at 22:47 Other Football 0 comments

It was a disappointing start to the season last weekend with just one winner from the four games on offer. But there were 36 accumulators last season and still seven months of the season left so plenty of time to claw back the losses. It's International break this week so still no Premier League matches in the acca and the Championship is also missing this week..... Running Totals Singles: 1/4 (25.00% strike …

Weekend accumulator: Wigan's joy shortlived

Sep 28th, 2016 at 22:50 Other Football 3 comments

After a successful season last year, I thought I'd bring back the accumulator blog to see if I can make accas pay or whether sticking to singles is the way to go. 2015/16 Final Totals Singles: 92/156 (58.97% strike rate), 4.85 pts profit (3.11% roi) Accumulators: 4/36 (11.11% strike rate), 10.92 pts profit (30.33% roi) The idea is to pick one bet of the week for each of the top five English divisions and …

World Cup 2018 Qualifying - Europe Group A (Updated June 11th)

Aug 27th, 2016 at 14:59 Other Football 0 comments

Following on from the success of OLBG's Euro 2016 blogging assignments, fellow blogger Micko70 came up with the idea of something similar for the European World Cup qualifying campaign which gets underway in the first week of September. I've been tasked with looking at Group A and as well as a look at the six teams involved, this blog will be updated before each matchday to identify any new long …

Name the Euro 2016 semi-finalists

Jun 6th, 2016 at 14:45 Other Football 3 comments

As the name suggests, the Name the Semi-finalists bet requires all four Euro 2016 semi-finalists being correctly picked. You can check the most popular team tips and add your own in the Euro 2016 Tips Section. As far as odds go, the winning combination will have decent returns with the current favourites of England, France, Germany and Spain at 40/1 going all the way through to the likes of France, Germany, …

Weekend accumulator: Will Braintree relegate Altrincham this weekend?

Apr 28th, 2016 at 21:57 Other Football 0 comments

After two straight winning weeks, it was back down to earth last week as Liverpool blew a 2-0 lead at home and Forest Green's struggles continued. Nevertheless, this blog will end the season in profit and with the National League ending this weekend, this will be the last blog of the 15/16 season. Let's hope it goes off on a high note............... Running Totals Singles: 88/152 (57.89% strike rate), 3.72 pts profit …

Weekend accumulator: Will Liverpool spoil the return of Rafa?

Apr 21st, 2016 at 22:46 Other Football 0 comments

After waiting so long for a winner to come along, two accumulators have won in the space of as many weeks and ensures that this blog will end the season in profit. With the season winding down, finding suitable games is getting more difficult with so many teams have little to play for. But I've managed to find five short prices to combine as I look to make it three …

Weekend accumulator: Short prices all round doesn't necessarily mean there's no value

Apr 14th, 2016 at 19:20 Other Football 0 comments

Hallelujah! After weeks without an acca win and far too many close calls to care to remember, last week I got the luck as all five came in, taking both the singles and accumulators back into profit as we head into the final handful of games this season. With about one month left though, there's still time for at least one more acca to hit and hopefully it'll be back …

Weekend accumulator: Bolton's relegation to be confirmed this weekend

Apr 7th, 2016 at 19:26 Other Football 2 comments

Another tough week last week with three winners from five games and the other two matches (both featuring teams top of the league) finishing all square. Another week sees another shot at landing the five league accumulator...... Running Totals Singles: 75/137 (54.74% strike rate), 1.44 pts loss (-1.05% roi) Accumulators: 2/32 (6.25% strike rate), 3.29 pts loss (-10.28% roi) A quick recap of the rules I've set myself for this experiment, Rule One No odds are …

Weekend accumulator: Relegation threatened teams set to continue their struggles

Apr 1st, 2016 at 07:52 Other Football 0 comments

Only three picks last week but as has often been the case of late, it was one that let me down and not only was it the shortest priced selection that let me down (Eastleigh) but also the only team to play 65 minutes against 10 men. Of course, Eastleigh proceeded to score within the opening five minutes of their following match but that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. …

Weekend accumulator: International break gives us a chance to look at the lower leagues

Mar 23rd, 2016 at 23:15 Other Football 0 comments

Three out of five last week and it was the two shortest priced selections that let me down with Burnley conceding an injury time equaliser at home to Wolves and Lincoln letting a 1-0 lead slip with less than 20 minutes left. With the international break this weekend, it's just a short priced treble on offer in the blog as I look to start working back into profit as the …

Weekend accumulator: Leicester & Burnley's title charge to continue

Mar 18th, 2016 at 18:54 Other Football 0 comments

Leicester did the job in the Monday Night Football game but unfortunately, it was immaterial to the acca after Hull's draw with the MK Dons on Saturday. That meant it was another close call for the acca with four wins from five and left the accumulators in a loss for the first time this season. Another full house of action this weekend to choose from....... Running Totals Singles: 67/124 (54.03% strike rate), …

Weekend accumulator: League leaders dominate this week's action

Mar 10th, 2016 at 21:43 Other Football 0 comments

It wasn't to be last weekend as just two picks prevailed and it continued my own personal tough stretch of picking winners. Another full house of leagues to choose from although a reduced Premier League schedule due to the FA Cup quarter-finals. This week's acca spreads the entire weekend and with it ending with Monday night's Premier League game, represents a chance to lay assuming the prior selections all come …

Weekend accumulator: Manchester City's troubles to vanish with a visit from the dreadful Villans

Mar 4th, 2016 at 18:21 Other Football 0 comments

A winning accumulator eluded the blog once again last week with just two winners from five although with two 0-0 draws thrown in the mix, it could have looked a little better with just a bit more luck. Another full selection of five games this week as the accumulator portion of the blog goes dangerously close to falling into a loss for the first time this season......... Running Totals Singles: 61/114 (53.51% …

Weekend Accumulator: One away in the last two weeks. Third time lucky this weekend?

Feb 24th, 2016 at 23:24 Other Football 0 comments

Two comeback wins from Bury and Forest Green mattered little last week as the blog came within one win of landing the acca thanks to Plymouth's inability to hold onto a one-nil lead at Crawley. So will it be a case of third time lucky? It's back to a full house of five leagues to choose from so fingers crossed this will be the week.................. Running Totals Singles: 59/109 (54.13% strike rate), …

Weekend accumulator: Promotion hopefuls to keep up the pressure

Feb 18th, 2016 at 21:59 Other Football 1 comments

Close but no cigar last week for the first time in a while and for the second time this season, it was Everton who let me down. Well they do say don't back your own team. The FA Cup is the highlight this weekend so there is no Premier League action but there is still a four-fold accumulator to attempt..... Running Totals Singles: 56/105 (53.33% strike rate), 4.45 pts loss (-4.24% roi) Accumulators: …

Weekend accumulator: The curse of the Friday night game

Feb 10th, 2016 at 21:38 Other Football 0 comments

My personal run of poor form continued last weekend with only two selections from the five winning and Liverpool blowing a late 2-0 lead at home. It's back to it though this weekend and whilst I always like to keep my selections to the Saturday 3pm kick-offs at the earliest, I've included the dreaded Friday night game in my acca at the risk of having it lose before we even …