After four weeks of being one leg away from landing acca success, we took a step back last time out with just 3/5 getting over the line.
However, our form suggests that the elusive 5/5 is just around the corner, so we march on with confidence this week.
Here are the football accumulator tips revving our engine this weekend:
- Arsenal vs Swansea: Arsenal -1 Handicap (4/7)
- Watford vs Stoke: Watford to Win (Evens)
- Rotherham vs Gillingham: Rotherham -1 Handicap (5/4)
- Port Vale vs Swindon: Port Vale/Draw Double Chance (1/2)
- Yeovil vs Stevenage: Yeovil +0 Asian Handicap (Evens)
- Acca Odds: 19.93/1
Arsenal vs Swansea: Arsenal -1 Handicap
Arsenal beat Everton 5-2 on Sunday, and most of the headlines were written about the Toffees’ dismal start to the campaign and the future of Ronald Koeman – who was duly sacked a couple of days later.
And that’s slightly unfair on the Gunners, who were in breath-taking attacking form at Goodison Park.
Arsene Wenger’s men have now scored ten goals in their last four outings, and since the opening day debacle against Leicester they have since won at home 2-0, 2-0 and 3-0 against West Brom, Brighton and Bournemouth respectively.
Swansea are on a par with those sides, of course, and you do wonder if they have got the firepower to stay up this season following the sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente in the summer. The Swans have failed to find the net in 3/4 away dates this term.
Watford vs Stoke: Watford to Win
We were slightly surprised by the price here, with Watford looking a class above Stoke at present.
The Hornets may have lost 2-4 against Chelsea on Saturday, but make no mistake if Richarlison had taken his shooting boots to Stamford Bridge his side could have bagged four, maybe five goals against the champions.
Also worth taking into consideration is the fact that Watford have scored two or more goals in five of their last six Premier League games.
Stoke have lost four of their last five games and now ‘boast’ the worst defensive record in the top flight; Mark Hughes is running out of ideas and running out of time t the helm.
Rotherham vs Gillingham: Rotherham -1 Handicap
The split between Rotherham’s home form (W6 D0 L1 with a goal difference of +15) and away (W2 D1 L5, goal difference of -6) is extraordinary, and the subtext is we should have no qualms about backing them when playing in front of their own fans.
Gillingham have rallied under caretaker boss Steve Lovell, but their insipid attacking record – just three goals scored in their last six – suggests they could be blown away at the New York Stadium.
Port Vale vs Swindon: Port Vale/Draw Double Chance
Some new managers walk into a job and transform the fortunes of their team instantly – and that’s exactly what has happened at Port Vale.
Club legend Neil Aspin was handed the reins after a dismal start from the Valiants saw them fail to net in five of their opening seven games, with six defeats on the spin duly following.
In came Aspin and, lo and behold, the Vale have won their last three with a goal difference of +6.
Swindon aren’t a bad side but their inconsistency – they’ve lost three of their last six – means that Vale’s 66% chance of not losing this match is probably even greater than that.
Yeovil vs Stevenage: Yeovil +0 Asian Handicap
It’s been a rather tawdry couple of weeks for Stevenage; beaten 1-7 by Luton before being bested by the hapless Forest Green just seven days later. It’s fair to say their form is on the wane right now.
Yeovil are the epitome of inconsistency, but their home form – W3 D3 L1 – is agreeable enough to suggest they will have the upper hand on a Stevenage outfit desperately lacking in confidence.