Football Accumulator Tips: 24th March 2018

That’ll do nicely. We secured out second acca win in the space of four weeks last time out, with a payout a shade under 8/1 helping to top up the bankroll as we head into the business end of the season.

It was bizarrely easy too, with four away winners and Wolves doing a number on Burton. If only it was always that straightforward!

The international fixtures this weekend leave us with rather limited options as far as this week’s football accumulator tips, but we’re in decent enough form to give it a bash regardless!

  • Bradford City vs Gillingham: Gillingham/Draw Double Chance (3/4)
  • Bury vs Wigan Athletic: Bury +1.50 Asian Handicap (4/9)
  • Portsmouth vs Oxford United: Oxford +1.00 Asian Handicap (1/2)
  • Carlisle United vs Cambridge United: Carlisle -0.25 Asian Handicap (9/10)
  • Stevenage Borough vs Colchester United: Stevenage/Draw Double Chance (1/2)
  • Acca Odds: 9.70/1

Bradford City vs Gillingham: Gillingham/Draw Double Chance

After being firmly ensconced in the top six of League One for a long time, something has gone badly wrong at Bradford City.

The Bantams’ last win came on New Year’s Day, and since then they have lost eight of their last ten outings in the league. They are now sat in mid-table and the sacking of club legend Stuart McCall no looks rather premature.

No such problems for Gillingham, who have found their way since employing stalwart Steve Lovell as manager.

The Gills were in the relegation zone just before Christmas, and now they are eight points off the play-offs with a game in hand! They’ve lost just two of their last fifteen, and for this selection to fail it would take a huge reversal in fortunes for both teams.

Bury vs Wigan Athletic: Bury +1.50 Asian Handicap

Following their game against Walsall on Wednesday night, Wigan have now played five matches in the space of just 17 days.

Paul Cook has a strong squad at his disposal but it is being tested to the limit, and at some point the cost will become obvious.

Perhaps accumulative fatigue will kick in against Bury, not that the hosts will mind given their travails at the wrong end of the league table.

The Shakers have avoided defeat in seven of their last ten games however, and of the trio in which they lost only one was by a deficit of more than one goal. They are hanging on in there, and could give a tired Wigan squad a tough examination on Saturday.

Portsmouth vs Oxford United: Oxford +1.00 Asian Handicap

Here’s a curious statistic: Portsmouth are without a win in six matches at Fratton Park.

We can assume that it’s more than a simple anomaly in that they have lost four of those, and with a play-off place hanging by a thread you can expect the home supporters to be restless on Sunday.

Oxford have nothing to play for, which can be a blessing or a nuisance. They won their first game under caretaker boss Derek Fazackerley last week, and that was an impressive 2-1 victory over Peterborough. Their mission now is to finish as high up the table as they can.

Carlisle United vs Cambridge United: Carlisle -0.25 Asian Handicap

Carlisle are sniffing a play-off place: they are five points off the play-offs having embarked on an unbeaten run of six League Two matches (W4 D2 L0).

The Cumbrians have scored two or more goals in four of those two, so with a goal in mind and some in-form attacking talents they really are a force to be reckoned with.

Cambridge’s season is tapering out rather quietly. Without a win in four, they are the proverbial mid-table outfit dreaming of their summer holidays already.

Stevenage Borough vs Colchester United: Stevenage/Draw Double Chance

Answers on a postcard as to why both of these teams can be backed at 13/8 to win this match.

Stevenage, with a formline of W1 D3 L2, are hardly in the best of spirits but they have lost just three of their eighteen home matches this term. They have lost just one of their last eleven in front of their own fans.

It’s hard to get excited about Colchester’s form (W1 D2 L3), and the fact that their last away win actually came back in 2017 gives punters some indication of the U’s problems. They have failed to score in four of their last five, and simply hold no appeal here.