Late drama at the Racecourse Ground last Saturday saw us turn that frown upside down and come away with a 18/1 winner for this column. That gave us our fourth double-digit acca winner of the season so far across this and our BTTS articles.

For our Saturday Accumulator Tips this week, we visit four different divisions with the final pick seriously boosting the price up to 54/1!

Saturday Accumulator Tips – 21 October, 2023

  • Back Bolton Wanderers to Win in Bolton Wanderers vs Northampton Town @ 8/11
  • Back Charlton Athletic to Win in Charlton Athletic vs Reading @ 4/5
  • Back Oxford United to Win in Oxford United vs Blackpool @ 8/11 
  • Back Stockport County to Win in Stockport County vs Grimsby Town @ 8/15
  • Back Chesterfield to Win in Chesterfield vs Gateshead @ 4/5
  • Back Montrose to win in Cove Rangers vs Montrose @ 11/4
  • Overall Odds – 54/1

Leg 1 – Bolton Wanderers to beat Northampton Town @ 8/11

We start our sixfold at the Toughsheet Stadium where the home side are still very much in the thick of the promotion race. Last time out however they suffered a surprise defeat to Carlisle due to a Jordan Gibson hat-trick. The Lilywhites are certainly up and down in front of their own fans, having been thrashed 4-0 by local rivals Wigan earlier in the season.

Before that reversal however, Ian Evatt’s side were rolling with a three-game win streak, including giving Manchester United’s youngsters a bit of a pasting, 8-1 in the EFL Trophy. 

I’m not expecting two dud performances on the spin and if they are genuine candidates to jump up to the Championship at the end of the season, you can’t keep dropping points at home to sides fighting to avoid the drop to League 2. Northampton are no great shakes despite winning two of their past three, against two sides woefully out of form in Exeter and Reading. Give me the home side in a bounceback game.

Leg 2 – Charlton to beat Reading @ 4/5

Speaking of Reading, that is a club that looks completely listless and struggling to get back on an even keel. We’ve seen several former Premier League sides slide down the divisions but the Berkshire club might be the one who look furthest away from getting back there anytime soon.

Here are their results away from home so far this season, 1-0, 2-1, 1-0, 4-1, 3-1 and 2-1. Six games, no points. Not exactly great is it?

On the other side of the coin, after a sluggish start to the season where they lost their first two games at The Valley, Charlton have been balling out in front of their own fans, taking ten points from a possible 12 in their past four games. 

When a team that has such a good home record takes on a side who are putrid away from home, I think the play is obvious.

Leg 3 – Oxford United to beat Blackpool @ 8/11

Oxford and Portsmouth are starting to pull themselves away from the pack in League 1. It is still relatively early in the season but the cream seems to be rising to the top. Neither side are as good as the likes of Ipswich, Sheffield Wednesday or Plymouth Argyle from a year ago but both look pretty darn decent.

The home side here have won five straight in the league and have come away with all three points on nine occasions from just 11 matches. That is a good ratio. 

On Saturday they face one of the tougher tests in the division as Blackpool make the trip down south. The visitors have only tasted defeat three times so far this season at Lincoln, Wycombe and at home to Derby County. 

Sometimes you just have to have faith that the better team will win, even if it is a tough game. This is very much one of those occasions. 

Leg 4 – Stockport County to beat Grimsby Town @ 8/15

The shortest price of this sixfold comes from Greater Manchester where the home side are in scintillating form. They were part of our winning 18/1 accumulator last week when they went on the road at odds against to beat a good Harrogate Town side. Dave Challinor’s side have now won nine straight in all competitions.

Grimsby are yet to come away from their travels with the full haul of points, with three draws being their best returns on the road in league play. It would be one of the more impressive and notable results on Saturday should they get something from Edgeley Park. I wouldn’t bank on it however. Better team wins.

Leg 5 – Chesterfield to beat Gateshead at @ 4/5

Our second bet in a row where it is the top-of-the-table side at home being backed. You can’t go too wrong when betting on good sides beating middle-of-the-road ones in front of their own fans.

Paul Cook’s side got one of the best draws in the FA Cup as they will welcome in two-time winners Portsmouth in the First Round proper, which will mean the gaffer taking on one of his former clubs. That will be a fun day for the supporters but the goal for the season is to return to the fourth-tier of the football pyramid.

The Spireites are ahead of where Wrexham were after 15 games a year ago, which shows just how well they are playing early on in the campaign. P15, W12, D2 and L1 is their record and only Oldham Athletic have come away from the SMH Group Stadium with even a point.

Gateshead are a good side and will be very much in the mix for the playoffs but it does look like Chesterfield are the class of this division and getting them to beat anyone at 4/5 at home feels good to me.

Leg 6 – Montrose to beat Cove Rangers @ 11/4

Talk about leaving the best price ‘til last. I was scouring the markets looking for a big odds-against number to really boost the price and this is what I landed on.

Montrose have won six of their past seven in all competitions with only a 3-2 defeat at first placed Falkirk being a blot on their copybook since the calendar turned over to September. One of those victories was at the Balmoral Stadium in the Scottish Challenge Cup, where they beat Cove Rangers 0-2.

The home side are in middling form, with one win, one defeat and three draws from their past five games. They did beat their opponents in the league earlier in the season, winning 0-3 on the road in August but Stewart Petrie’s side are a much better unit these days. Cracking price that boosts this from a 13/1 shot all the way to 54/1!

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