Saturday's Football Acca Tips: 25/1 accumulator for Soccer Saturday
It’s gameweek four in the EFL and Premier League this weekend as well as being the last full weekend of domestic fixtures in England before the dreaded international break. There’s just one 3pm kick-off in the Premier League on Saturday with Everton hosting Brighton at Goodison Park looking to make it four wins from four.
However, with their being a full round of fixtures in the EFL, I’ve gone through the card and picked out a 25/1 accumulator for you to enjoy on Saturday afternoon. There’s five teams involved and I’d recommend using bet365 as they offer a bonus based on the amount of selections you include, - in this case, with five selections, an extra 12% on the winnings.
25/1 accumulator - 0.5pts bet365
(H) Everton to beat Brighton
(H) Blackburn to beat Cardiff
(H) Hull to beat Plymouth
(H) Crawley to beat Southend
(H) Harrogate to beat Bolton
Followers of my column may have noticed that this is now the third Saturday in a row that I’m including Everton in my accumulator tips for BettingOdds.com. The Toffees have been excellent so far in their run of three wins from three in the league. They take on Brighton on Merseyside this weekend and despite backing Ancelotti’s side for the win I think this will be a tough test.
The Brazilian duo of Richarlison and Allan are both doubtful for the game but there’s still plenty of reason to believe this game will result in a home win. In Dominic Calvert-Lewin they have a striker who is growing in confidence game by game. He’s scored back-to-back hat-tricks at Goodison Park, the first player to do so under Carlo Ancelotti since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2013/14.
James Rodriguez played in all four of those games involved with hat-tricks and he’s been another key addition to the Everton squad. The Colombian has created 15 chances in four games in all competitions this season, more than any other player in the Premier League. I don’t think this will be a rout, but I do think Everton will have a little too much quality for a hard working Brighton side, resulting in a narrow win for the home side.
Moving down to the Championship and the second team going into this 25/1 shot is Blackburn Rovers, who take on Cardiff City at Ewood Park. I’m rather surprised to see Blackburn priced at 6/5 to win this encounter after scoring nine goals and keeping two clean sheets in their last two games.
Tony Mowbray’s side have scored 11 goals in the league this season, that’s five more than any other team in the entire division! Five of those 11 goals have come courtesy of the ‘Angel of the North’, Adam Armstrong. The 23-year-old has been in fine form over the last year and Rovers will do well to hold onto him this season. Tyrhys Dolan is a youngster who has been promoted into the first eleven and at the age of just 18 has produced three excellent league performances with two goals and an assist. His trickery and ability to run with the ball has allowed Rovers to go forward with fluidity and I’m fancying them for the three points against Cardiff on Saturday
After being relegated from the Championship in 2019/2020, Hull City have made a bright start to life in League One. The Tigers have won all three of their league fixtures so far and have been efficient in doing so. 2-0 victories away at Northampton and Gillingham as well as a 1-0 win over Crewe have been the results so far and this will be their toughest test so far as they take on Plymouth.
The Pilgrims will make the 684 mile round trip to Humberside on Saturday and they are actually unbeaten so far with a win and two draws. I see the home side coming out on top, and the key angle here is how strong Hull have been at the back. Grant McCann has his side well drilled keeping three clean sheets from three. Plymouth conceded four goals in a 4-4 thriller at Wimbledon in their most recent away game and the home side should be able to score a few at the KCOM on Saturday afternoon.
Dropping down into League Two and the first of two teams I’m backing from the division is Crawley, who host Southend. John Yems' side sit fourth in the table and come into the game off the back of two league wins. Those victories came at home to Scunthorpe before an impressive 3-2 away triumph over Oldham.
Southend on the other hand sit bottom of the Football League. They have lost all three of their league games so far, and are yet to even score a solitary goal. The most humiliating of those losses came on the opening day at home to newly promoted Harrogate in a 4-0 demolition job. Things could get a lot worse for Southend before they get better and I can only see this one resulting in a victory for the hosts.
Round off this quintet of teams for you to cheer on whilst watching Soccer Saturday is Harrogate who entertain troubled Bolton Wanderers. There’s an element of sadness when seeing a team like Bolton slip down the divisions, however the show must go on and where there’s muck there’s brass and I’m backing Harrogate to take all three points in West Yorkshire.
The hosts have taken five points from their opening three matches including that 4-0 away win on the opening day. 6/4 looks quite generous here against a Bolton side who are yet to score this season and have lost all three of their league games.
Putting these five together pays around 25/1 at the time of writing but as mentioned earlier, I’d recommend using bet365 for their accumulator bonus if the bet wins. There’s also an early pay-out on teams who go two goals up during the game which can help bolster our chances.
Best of luck to those following, please gamble responsibly.