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Beat the Bookies: Week 5

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 06/09/2012

LAST week saw a small overall loss - but for Robin Van Persie's late show it would have been a tidy profit. The Scunny-to-lose banker reaped its 100% record so far this season. The bookies are beginning to have sussed Scunny out now though and the prices on Iron defeats are dropping as rapidly as the team.

Home > 2012-2013 Season > Beat the Bookies > Week 5

There's not much football this weekend with the International fixtures dominating the schedules. Unless you follow international football they're well worth avoiding as a betting choice with upsets hard to forecast.

Town are favourites to beat Forest Green. The odds look just about right, so we'll have to look elsewhere this week as well.

League Two

  • Northampton v AFC Wimbledon - home win (1.833, Boylesports), AFCW have lost their last four away games and nothing they've done away (or at home) suggests that they are likely to reverse the trend. Northampton's form isn't spectacular this season but it should be enough to see off the Dons.

    Blue Square Premier

  • AFC Telford v Lincoln City - home win (2.2, 888 Sport). Results and morale seem to have plummeted at Lincoln. The opening day win is a distant memory and Telford, who have had a solid start, look likely to inflict another defeat upon the visitors.

    Blue Square South

  • Dover v Hayes & Yeading - home win (1.95, 188 Bet). Dover apart from a midweek blip at home to Chelmsford have been playing well this season. Hayes are yet to settle after the drop last season.


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

    31/08Fleetwood Town v Aldershot - away win5.25£-10.00
    31/08Tranmere v Colchester - home win2.05£10.50
    31/08Hartlepool v Scunthorpe - home win2.20£12.00
    31/08Swansea v Sunderland - away win3.67£-10.00
    31/08Man City v QPR - Draw8.00£-10.00
    31/08Southampton v Man Utd - home win6.80£-10.00
    24/08Lincoln City v Macclesfield - home win3.00£-10.00
    24/08Aldershot v Cheltenham - away win3.10£21.00
    24/08Shrewsbury v Tranmere - away win3.10£-10.00
    24/08Scunthorpe v Yeovil - away win3.75£27.50
    24/08Charlton v Hull - home win2.40£-10.00
    24/08Chelsea v Newcastle - draw4.52£-10.00
    17/08Reading v Stoke - draw3.40£24.00
    17/08Crawley Town v Scunthorpe - home win2.10£11.00
    17/08Grimsby v Nuneaton - Grimsby to win by 3 or more4.80£-10.00
    10/08Lincoln City v Kidderminster - home2.83£18.30
    10/08Southport v Grimsby - home win2.97£-10.00
    10/08Hereford v Macclesfield - home win2.42£14.20
    Premier Total £-16.00
    Champ Total £-10.00
    L1 Total £51.00
    L2 Total £11.00
    BSP Total £2.50
    BSS Total £0.00
    Cups Total £0.00
    Grand Total £38.50

    2012 Summer Record (1 or 2 bets, around £10 per week each of Rob's own money)

    Rugby League Total£43.10
    Tennis Total£-30.80
    Euro 2012 Total-£15.00
    Cricket Total£21.00
    Baseball Total-£10.00
    Olympics Total£27.50
    Grand Total£37.80

    2011-2012 Record (1 or 2 bets, around £10 per week each of Rob's own money)

    Premier Total£-170.60
    Champ Total£-24.90
    L1 Total£4.88
    L2 Total£198.80
    BSP Total£-83.00
    BSS Total£111.80
    Cups Total£21.85
    Grand Total£58.83

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