Our Saturday 3PM accumulator last week did not go well. Only one game picked correctly from the four put up was extremely disappointing. We go five-games deep this week, which is currently priced up at 26/1 as we look to go significantly better…
A couple of games from the Championship start us off, and Rotherham vs Norwich lands the rare double of appearing in the Saturday 3PM BTTS column and this accumulator piece.
The home side have a very poor record so far this season with their only point coming at home to Blackburn, in a game where the Riversiders Sammie Szmodics had one of the most interesting games a player could have. Rotherham lost 6-1 on the road in the EFL Cup in the week and they face a Norwich side whose only dropped points came in that bizarre 4-4 game at Southampton. They beat Huddersfield 0-4 last Saturday and I really like them to win again.
The only one of my four picks a week ago to win was West Brom and I’m going back to the well. Last week I picked them to beat Middlesbrough because I had a strong feeling that Michael Carrick’s side were poor, and this week they welcome in a Huddersfield team whose only point was against Middlesbrough. As noted in the previous paragraph, they lost 4-0 at home last week and I fully expect the Baggies to keep up their 100% record in front of their own fans.
Exeter City have only lost the once in August – a 1-0 reversal at Fratton Park in a game live on Sky Sports. As a Pompey mush, I did indeed watch that game and neither side impressed me much but the loser that evening have bounced back with a win at Carlisle before beating Reading at home thanks to an injury-time winner.
Burton are yet to win although last time out, a 1-1 home draw with Bolton was not a bad result. They were beaten 0-3 by Derby at home earlier in the month and a low-scoring away win feels like the most likely outcome.
A week ago I had top-of-the-table Gillingham beating bottom-of-the-table Colchester as part of my accumulator. I even derided the odds available as I thought 8/11 was crazy big for the league leaders at home. A 0-3 win for the visitors made me look rather stupid but I’m back with the top side in League 2 but this week it is MK Dons. Four wins from five including 3-5 and 2-3 wins away from home have lifted Graham Alexander’s side to that lofty position.
Tricky game on Saturday as Crewe are an early-season draw specialist, having drawn five of seven in all competitions so far. We’ve already seen the visitors can score plenty on the road so a high-scoring away win is what I’m going for.
Last week Queen of the South appeared in my BTTS acca and the fact their defence conceded a 98th minute consolation goal was extremely helpful and led to a 15/1 winner for me. They return home on Saturday to having won three straight following an opening day 3-4 home defeat to Alloa Athletic. They face a Montrose team who have lost three of four and whose only win was against a very poor Annan Athletic side. I like QotS at home to roll.