Saturday Football Accumulator Tips: 11/1 Fivefold Acca for the 3PM Games

 | February 23 | 

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I was off last week enjoying some annual leave but if we go back a fortnight, that shock Luton defeat at home to Sheffield United did us in for that column.

We go five matches deep for our Saturday Football Accumulator Tips this week with a price coming in at just below the 12/1 mark...

Saturday Football Accumulator Tips:

  • Back Crystal Palace to Win in Crystal Palace vs Burnley @ 19/20
  • Back Manchester United to Win in Manchester United vs Fulham @ 8/15
  • Back Ipswich Town to Win in Ipswich Town vs Birmingham City @ 1/2
  • Back Sunderland to Win in Sunderland vs Swansea City @ 8/11
  • Back Bristol Rovers to Win in Bristol Rovers vs Carlisle United @ 4/6
  • Overall Odds - 11.91/1

Leg 1 - Crystal Palace vs Burnley - Home Win @ 19/20

If you were Vincent Kompany, there is little doubt that Crystal Palace away was one circled on the calendar as having real potential to get vital points on the road to survival. What the Belgian would not have wanted to see is a new manager bounce and that is exactly what is awaiting him at Selhurst Park.

The Palace faithful seemed to have lost patience with Roy Hodgson a fair while ago. The fact their two outstanding players have been in and out of the line-up with injuries all season long seems to have been put to one side. Had Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze been available for the majority of the campaign, the Eagles would likely be sitting mid-table with no worries about the drop.

Neither are expected back this weekend but the atmosphere in South London is expected to be an awful lot better as fans welcome in the new boss. I’m not expecting Oliver Glasner to turn things around a great deal but he couldn’t have asked for a better opening match than at home against Burnley.

I didn’t watch the majority of Crystal Palace’s 1-1 draw at Goodison Park as I was busy catching up on The Traitors Australia, which was certainly more entertaining having read the match reports. This has a low-scorer written all over it but Burnley are not good and the home team have a new manager in the dugout. This feels like a home win at what I think is a fairly decent price.

Leg 2 - Manchester United vs Fulham - Home Win @ 8/15

I’ll start with a startling statistic. The last time Fulham fans walked out of the stadium having watched their team win a game away from the Cottage was all the way back in October. That match was in the EFL Cup at Ipswich. If you are looking solely at the league, then it was opening day at Goodison Park. Yes, they’ve not won away from home since. Ouch.

I’m still not exactly sold on Manchester United being any good but they keep finding ways to win and their front three are certainly starting to find a bit of a groove.

There is no point writing hundreds of words on this one. Fulham are atrocious on the road and the Red Devils are grinding out results. It might not be easy but I suspect this will be a staple of plenty of accumulators this Saturday.

Leg 3 - Ipswich Town vs Birmingham City - Home Win @ 1/2

A few weeks ago, the two automatic promotion positions seemed to all but be sewn up. Leicester are still nine-points clear but Ipswich have faced a tricky spell, allowing both Leeds United and Southampton to make it a real battle for that second-spot.

Last time out, Kieran McKenna’s side had quite the finish, conceding a 94th minute equaliser to lowly Rotherham United, only to go up the other end and score a 95th minute winner. You can’t say that this team are not entertaining - particularly at home.

That made it three-straight wins and has kept them right on the heels of Leeds United, who are just in blistering form at the moment, heading into their massive game against Leicester City on Friday night.

Birmingham make the cross-country journey to Portman Road having seen their manager Tony Mowbray step away from the role for the best part of the next two months for medical reasons. That will certainly have caused some uncertainty in the camp.

The Blues need to be at their very best to get a result on the road against a promotion-chasing side. Sadly for them, the background issues for the visitors do make me think Ipswich are one of the better bankers on the coupon this weekend.

Leg 4 - Sunderland vs Swansea City @ 8/11

Speaking of managers stepping aside, Sunderland have done the same to Michael Beale, the man who actually replaced Tony Mowbray up on Wearside. Although unlike the Birmingham gaffer, this is because they just wanted him out of the club. What a disaster his 63-day reign was.

All the talk seems to be that the players are not exactly unhappy that time has been called on his position and I fully expect the Mackems to be unleashed. They’ll come out with plenty of fire on Saturday when they take on Swansea.

The visitors make the journey north having lost four of their past five in the league, although that solitary victory was from another long coach trip, when they bettered Hull City 0-1.

With the toxicity around Michael Beale, had he not been given his marching orders, I wouldn’t have touched this game with a bargepole but his departure puts this one firmly in the home win category.

Leg 5 - Bristol Rovers vs Carlisle United - Home Win @ 8/13

Our final pick comes from League 1 and has been selected solely on the form of the away side. Carlisle have now lost seven-straight games (home and away) and when you narrow that down to just games on their travels, that too is a seven-game losing streak.

Paul Simpson’s side are rooted to the bottom of the table and look all but gone in reality. When you are seeing a side such as Cambridge put four past you, that isn’t the type of performance that is going to get them even approaching safety.

Bristol Rovers are a bang-average mid-table side, yet I have no qualms about slinging in him this Saturday Accumulator based on just how poor Carlisle have been playing in recent weeks.

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