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12Newport County21531
13Cambridge Utd21-829
17Crawley Town21-424
19Port Vale21-1021

23Forest Green21-1720

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Beat the Bookies: Week 19

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 18/12/2007

LAST week's win for Brentford meant that Beat the Bookies is back in profit again for the season, but only just and with four bets still outstanding. With a busy Xmas period ahead of us there is plenty of money to be made or lost.

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Coincidentally this weekend sees nearly every match in League Two as a home banker, not least being Stockport who welcome Grimsby to Edgeley Park. Stockport are in a midtable position at the moment, but have a good record against Grimsby in recent seasons. Anyone looking for evidence of a Town win would look at County's recent home form, though which is poor: the Hatters had lost to Lincoln, Hereford and Peterborough in consecutive league games before the 6-0 spanking of Wycombe in their last match in front of their own fans broke the spell. Town, who have scraped past two poor sides in their last two games, are 3/1 to win the game against a much stronger outfit, which sounds about right. 12/5 for a draw is probably the best value of the three outcomes, with 4/5 for a home win the other option.

With so many unfancied away teams from the lower reaches of the table this week the challenge is to find one of whom who can cause an upset against a higher ranking home side. Longest odds of all is Brentford who head north to leaders MK Dons. Brentford, minus the departed Terry Butcher managed a win last week away from home at Wrexham, but can they do the impossible and win at the leaders? are offering a very tempting 8/1 on a win for the Bees, against an MK Dons side who do occasionally slip up at home. 8/1 is worth a punt on any team in this division beating any other in our view, and Brentford looked a reasonable side short of confidence against Town in Butcher's final game in charge.

In brief the other matches worthy of consideration are Chesterfield v Mansfield (local derby, 9/2, Mansfield wretched form), Accrington Stanley v Shrewsbury (2/1, Shrewsbury terrible away form), Chester v Bury (10/3, both teams lacklustre of late), Hereford v Morecambe (4/1, Morecambe always lose when we back them, Hereford flying), Peterborough v Bradford (Posh strong at home, City struggling again), Rochdale v Barnet (3/1, Barnet wretched form against a solid Dale side), Rotherham v Wrexham (Wrexham only 1 win in 10), Wycombe v Macclesfield (good win for Wycombe last week after recent blip).

Of all the above games the pick of the bunch for an upset is Chester v Bury as it is the only game (with the possible exception of ours - oh and Morecambe but we're sick of backing them to win and losing) where the away team has any decent sort of form.

Recommended Bets

  • 1. Bury to beat Chester (10/3, bet365).
  • 2. Brentford to beat MK Dons (8/1, bet365).

Previous Bets (1 or 2 bets, around £10 per week each of Rob's own money)

06/08Accrington to be relegated7/2Ongoing
06/08Wycombe to be promoted10/3Ongoing
17/08Sunderland to beat Wigan2/1-£10.00
21/08Shrewsbury to beat MK Dons11/4-£10.00
21/08Bury to beat Wycombe10/3-£10.00
29/08Grimsby to beat Shrewsbury11/4-£10.00
29/08Chester to beat Rotherham3/1-£10.00
05/09Mansfield to beat Peterborough3/1-£10.00
05/09Mulligan or Bennett first goal v Accrington3/1-£5.00
11/09Stockport to beat Grimsby13/8-£10.00
11/09Lincoln to beat Darlington4/1-£10.00
18/09Lincoln to draw with Grimsby11/5-£10.00
18/09Morecambe to beat Peterborough5/1-£10.00
25/09Hull to beat Chelsea6/1-£10.00
25/09Notts County to draw with Chesterfield9/4-£10.00
04/10Grimsby to beat Peterborough4/1-£10.00
04/10Barnet to beat Stockport3/1+£30.00
11/10Bury to beat Notts County5/2+£25.00
11/10Grimsby to be relegated9/1Ongoing
16/10Russia to beat England11/5+£22.00
16/10South Africa to beat England2/5+£4.00
23/10Bury to beat Macclesfield21/10-£10.00
23/10Wrexham to beat Notts County5/2-£10.00
01/11Bradford to beat Brentford5/4-£10.00
08/11Carlisle to win by 2 or more goals13/10-£10.00
08/11Dagenham to get relegated4/1Ongoing
15/11Grimsby to beat Morecambe13/10-£10.00
15/11Barnet to beat Shrewsbury9/4-£10.00
19/11Carlisle to beat Grimsby13/10-£10.00
19/11Croatia to beat England9.6+£81.71
28/11Havant and Waterlooville to beat Notts County6/1+£60.00
06/12Brentford to beat Grimsby11/10-£10.00
06/12Wrexham to beat Dagenham2/1-£10.00
11/12Morecambe to beat Wycombe5/2-£10.00
11/12Brentford to beat Wrexham5/2
Total £12.71

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