Last week it was top-of-the-table Aveley of the National South that scuppered us, losing on the road to 22nd-placed Slough Town. That 17/1 fourfold therefore was a loser but we go again with a 21/1 shot, once more going four games deep…

Saturday Accumulator Tips – 16 September, 2023

  • Back Brighton & Hove Albion to Win in Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion @ 2/1
  • Back Preston North End to Win in Preston North End vs Plymouth Argyle @ Evens
  • Back Ipswich Town to Win in Sheffield Wednesday vs Ipswich Town @ 19/20
  • Back Swindon Town to Win in Swindon Town vs Walsall @ 19/20
  • Overall Odds – 21/1

Our biggest price in this fourfold comes from Old Trafford where I’m backing the visitors to upset the Red Devils. It has been a tumultuous few weeks for Manchester United and seeing the free-scoring Brighton roll up into town is not the ideal matchup.

The South Coast club did the league double over Erik ten Hag’s side last season beating them 1-0 down at the AmEx and 1-2 up in Manchester. Roberto De Zerbi’s side have really impressed early on in the 23/24 season winning three of four, including dismantling Newcastle last time out.

Evan Ferguson got a hat-trick that day and despite an injury forcing him out of international duty, all signs point to the 18 year-old being fully fit for Saturday. Should the teenager indeed start, I really fancy the Seagulls to go back down to Sussex with three points firmly in their back pocket.

Top-of-the-table Preston North End have quietly had an exemplary start this time around and are riding a four-game winning streak. Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday, Swansea and Stoke have all tasted defeat at the hands of Ryan Lowe’s men.

You can still back PNE at 8/1 to be promoted with us here at Betfred, clearly the traders and the market do not expect their fine form to continue.

On Saturday they welcome in a Plymouth side who have struggled on their travels. The Pilgrims have been very strong at Home Park but they lost at Birmingham along with a goalless draw at Watford. This of course will be personal for the Preston manager, having swapped the south coast for Lancashire back in 2021. I like the home side to roll in a low-scoring affair.

Next up is yet a second away win but the traders here at Betfred have the visitors very much as the favourites.

Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town are enjoying two very different starts to their Championship season’s following promotion last time around. The home side decided that Darren Moore’s vision wasn’t for them as they parted ways with their manager. In came Xisco Munoz who has earned a solitary point from their first five games.

In the other dugout on Saturday afternoon will be Kieran McKenna, who is certainly enjoying life in the second tier. Four wins from five is a great start to the campaign. The Tractor Boys have already taken maximum points on their travels, tasting victory at both Loftus Road and the Stadium of Light.

This is a matchup of two teams with clearly differing ambitions for the next few months. One is looking upwards towards a potential promotion push whilst the other is already firmly staring at a relegation battle. Give me the better side to continue their strong early season form.

Our final game comes from the County Ground where Swindon Town entertain Walsall on the back of scoring 11 times in their previous two games at home. The Robins are averaging over three goals per 90 minutes so far this season, which isn’t too shabby.

I have to level with you with the fact that I’ve bet against The Saddlers twice in this column already this season and both times they showed me, beating Stockport and drawing with Crewe. This is the third and final time until at least the turn of the year should they surprise me again but it is tough to bet against Swindon at home given their recent scintillating form.

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