Odds shown as:
Bet Slip 0

Saturday's Football Tips: 40/1 acca for the opening day of the season

Southampton had the third best away record in the 2019/20 Premier League season
Southampton had the third best away record in the 2019/20 Premier League season

Domestic football returns this weekend after the shortest pre-season in history, with both the EFL and Premier League setting sail across the sea of uncertainty that is now the world we live in. There’s only one 3pm kick-off in the Premier League on Saturday with Crystal Palace hosting Southampton.

However, with their being a full card in the EFL I’ve gone through the Football League and picked out a nice 40/1 accumulator for you to settle down and watch Jeff and the boys (or girls) on the first Soccer Saturday of the season.

Football Tips

As mentioned above, Southampton are the only team to kick off at 3pm this Saturday as they travel to the capital to take on Crystal Palace. The Saints were superb on the road last season and if the table was to be based on away results alone, they would have finished third! If Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side can maintain the high press and intensity they showed away from home last season, I have every faith that they can overcome a rather dull Crystal Palace.

The problem last season for Palace came in front of goal. They just simply did not score enough and Norwich were in fact the only side to score less than them - they are just 2/1 to go down in the Premier League relegation market. New signing Eberechi Eze is a doubt for the game although the England under-21 international has been back in training this week. He may well be the key to giving Palace some flair when going forward but I see Southampton coming out on top at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Dropping down into the Championship and the first of two sides I’m backing here for the win is Neil Harris’ Cardiff. I thought Harris did a fantastic job when coming in as manager last season to replace Neil Warnock in November. 

He managed to propel the Bluebirds up into the play-off places and was unlucky to lose out to eventual winners Fulham in the semi-final stage. Cardiff only lost six times under Harris last season and they take on a Sheffield Wednesday side who travel to Wales starting the season on -12 points due to breaking profitability and sustainability rules in 2019-20. The Owls have it all to do and I think it will be a tough opening day trip for them here with Cardiff clinching the spoils come full-time.

Norwich were relegated from the Premier League just a few months ago with a disappointing second-half to the season after a bright start to the campaign when they beat Manchester City and Everton. They’ve managed to hang on to most of their players, with the only significant loss being Jamal Lewis to Newcastle. The addition of Jordan Hugill from West Ham could also prove to be a shrewd move bringing in a striker with his proven record in the division.

They travel to Huddersfield on Saturday - a team who finished just three points from safety last term. The club have got rid of manager Danny Cowley after just ten months in charge and have replaced him with Carlos Coberan who worked alongside Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds. I don’t think Huddersfield have enough Championship quality to grind this one out and their lack of activity in the transfer window brings some cause for concern - my verdict is a win for the Canaries.

Bet £10 & Get £30 In Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus

Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+ begambleaware.org

Moving onto League 1 and I fancy Joey Barton and Fleetwood to enjoy a successful coming season. They host Burton on the windy Lancashire coast this Saturday and cast your minds back to last season and before the season was rudely cut short by the ‘C’ word and the Cod Army had gone 12 games unbeaten.

Joey Barton really had his side performing with wins over Ipswich, Wycombe, Peterborough and Portsmouth all coming in their last seven games of last season. Burton only won once in their last ten games of last season, with that solitary win coming against relegated Southend. Nigel Clough still remains at the helm but I see the home side coming out on top here with a home win for Fleetwood.

The final selection of this opening day accumulator comes from League Two where Cheltenham see the visit of Morecambe. Manager Michael Duff boasted one of the most consistent teams in the EFL last season and the route of that was because of their solid defence. The club from the Cotswolds only conceded just 27 goals in 36 games in 2019/20 - a record that any team in professional football would be proud of.

They went on to eventually be beaten in the play-offs after throwing away a two-goal advantage from the first leg against Northampton. I’m confident that they can push for the automatic places this coming season, though, and kick things off with a win against a Morecambe side who finished 22nd last term. The Shrimps conceded a whopping 60 goals in 35 games in the last campaign and if they don’t address that this season they could well drop out of the Football League. At 10/11 I’d have Cheltenham as my banker of the weekend.

40/1 accumulator

  • Southampton to beat Crystal Palace

  • Cardiff to beat Sheffield Wednesday

  • Norwich to beat Huddersfield

  • Fleetwood to beat Burton

  • Cheltenham to beat Morecambe

Free Bets
Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets
New customers using Promo Code P30 only, min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15 (30 days expiry), free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 & Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus
Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Welcome Offer
Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code ‘100BET365’ can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. 18+ begambleaware.org.
£20 Risk Free First Bet Money Back In Cash
New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €/£20. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Up to £30 in Free Bets
New Customers deposit and bet up to £30 at odds of 2.0 or greater within 7 days of registration, Cashed out bets excluded. Matched bonus paid in free bets; 7 day expiry. Offer valid from 09:00BST on 26/05/2020. Card payments only. Geo Restrictions and T&Cs. 18+ | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
Bet £10 Get £30 + 30 Free Spins
You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £5 Get £20 In Free Bets
Min £5 bet on the SBK. Rewards valid for 7 days. Free bets must be placed at min odds of 1.5. Exchange free bet limited to certain markets. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
£25 Bet Bundle
18+. UK Customers (Excluding NI) only. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Cashed out bets will not qualify towards your average stake. One free bet offer per customer, household or IP address only. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
Money back As A Bonus Up To £40 If Your First Racing Bet Loses + £10 Casino
New customers only. 18+, BeGambleAware.org. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Racing 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), Casino 35x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Racing bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in.
Bet Slip
Log In
Open
Settled
Bet Placed
Retain Selections
Clear Slip
Free Bets
Bet Slip 0
| Join Now
Balance: £0.00
Refresh
Log Out
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Go to Paddypower website Remove All
Singles
Click a price to add a selection
Multiples
To view multiples
Multiple options are restricted for the highlighted selections
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Accept Changes
Total Stake:
£ 0.00

Estimated Returns:
£ 0.00
£ Place Bet
New To Paddypower?
PPB Counterparty Services Limited, having its registered address at Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, St. Venera, SVR 1851, MALTA, is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority under Licence Number MGA/CRP/131/2006 (issued on 01 August 2018).
For customers in the UK, PPB Counterparty Services Limited is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission.
Betting Odds is an officially endorsed Paddy Power betting partner. All bets are placed securely via our API link-up with Paddy Power and no data or transactional information is sahred with or accessible by Betting Odds. Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's Rules and Terms and Conditions.