Saturday afternoon football accumulator tips from our team of expert tipsters who have picked out the best bets from the 3pm kick offs across the UK.
Saturday afternoon football accumulator tips:
Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday – Sheffield Wednesday to win
'The experiment' which saw Brentford owner Matthew Benham replace Mark Warburton with Marinus Dijkhausen is yet to pay dividends, but he isn't helped by a huge crippling injury list this weekend for the visit of Sheffield Wednesday. They haven't been able to pick up 3 points as often as they would have liked. Just 2 wins all season, one of which was last week against Preston, but they've also lost to Middlesbrough, Burnley and drew with Leeds. Sheffield Wednesday have also only won twice, but they've looked much better this season and there will be many players pushing for places following the 1-0 victory over Newcastle in midweek where Ricardo Carvalhal made 10 changes. Lewis McGugan scoring the only goal will be hoping for a starting berth, but Sheffield Wednesday have a bigger squad at their disposal and Brentford's injury crisis might just catch up on them here.
Ipswich v Bristol City – Ipswich to win
Ipswich had a slightly rocky period which involved their 5-1 loss to Reading, but they seem to have come through that now with a 1-0 win over Leeds and creditable 1-1 draw with Birmingham where they had more than enough chances to win it. Bristol City haven't started the season and continued their momentum as they would have liked, Steve Cotterill already seems like a man on the edge and he is going to struggle to take 3 points from Portman Road. Mick McCarthy is not a man who lets his teams standards drop and he won't be accepting any excuses here if they don't pick up 3 points.
Swindon v Colchester – Colchester win
Colchester have suddenly picked up performances of late and it is no surprise that a couple of key loan signings have coincided with this improvement. Marvin Sordell has a presence up front and Callum Harriott arrives from Charlton with bags of pace and tricks and it's paying off and taken the pressure off manager Tony Humes. George Moncur is a man benefitting from having some quality players alongside him and is reaping the goalscoring rewards. They look good value to overcome an inconsistent Swindon side who are having their usual recovery period from the team demolition in the summer after selling a lot of their best players.
Fleetwood v Port Vale – Fleetwood win
Fleetwood are pretty formidable opponents at Highbury. Not so much on the road, but they don't lose often on home soil. They welcome the visit of Port Vale to the Lancashire coast and they should take 3 points here. Vale are yet to win away from home, usually losing 1-0, just as they did against Bury at the weekend. They will have a fairly solid season and won't be anywhere near the relegation pack come May, but they need to sort out their travel sickness. Yes, Fleetwood have drawn 3 of their 4 home games, but they don't lose very often and I think Graham has such a young side that they are capable of winning here.
Carlisle v Newport – Carlisle win
The Cumbrians came so close to getting their name in the hat for the 4th round of the League Cup, but missed out on penalties to Liverpool. They did themselves tremendous credit and although they faced an onslaught of Liverpool attacks, they survived and if they can show similar spirit here, they should easily overcome bottom club Newport. They may also be backed by a larger than usual following after they took 6000 to Anfield. Jabo Ibehere was kept relatively fresh by making a cameo appearance on Wednesday and he should fit and firing against the men from South Wales
Crawley v Accrington – Accrington win
Crawley are in trouble, they are going to struggle this season. They lost 1-0 at home to Yeovil last week and then were demolished 4-1 by Notts County in midweek and suddenly Mark Yates has a big job on his hands. Since the sale of Izale McLeod, they have been struggling for goals and they may not get anything from this match. Accrington are better than people give them credit for and with Josh Windass in their side, they have a midfielder who is capable of winning a game on his own. They score plenty of goals and should get a few here.
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