Wednesday, October 27, 2021

24th October: Saturday’s Football Accumulator – 8/1

With a stacked Saturday of footballing action from across Europe on the cards, we are offered a host of noteworthy contests this weekend. On that note, for those of you looking to stick of a Saturday acca, we have searched far and wide to find you a handful of helpful tips that are worth keeping an eye out for on Saturday.

Saturday 24th October

BST 15:00 Cambridge United vs Bolton Wanderers 

Starting with Saturday’s hosts, putting on what was another rampant display earlier in the week as they landed a deserved 3-1 win against Port Vale on home soil, it really has been a stunning start for Cambridge. While the U’s might have found themselves scrapping it out in the bottom-half of the standings during last year’s interrupted campaign, Mark Bonner’s men should find the mood in their camp at a real high. Opening up this weekend’s fixtures now with their goal difference keeping them at the top of the League Two standings, Cambridge have won their last four matchups on the spin and also have one attacking talisman who has enjoyed his own remarkable start to the 2020/2021 campaign. Putting in a Man of the Match display against Port Vale in midweek, Paul Mullin recorded all three goals on Tuesday night and already has a staggering 10 fourth-tier goals to his name so far this season. Even more impressive, the 25-year-old has notched seven League Two goals in his last three straight appearances and will be hugely confident of extending on that tally this weekend. On the flip side, while Cambridge and Mullin might be enjoying a remarkable start to the New Year, Bolton find themselves in the midst of a real blip. While the former Premier League outfit might have managed to salvage a dramatic 3-3 draw away at League Two debutants Barrow earlier in the week, it does not cover what has been a woeful start to proceedings. Managing to win just one of their 10 competitive contests so far this year, the Whites could be in for another tough afternoon on the road this weekend.

Tip: Paul Mullin to score anytime @ 6/4

15:00 Cheltenham Town vs Mansfield Town 

From one League Two high-flyer to another, Cheltenham have really made a thumping return to winning ways since what was a shock defeat at home against Grimsby earlier in the month. With it appearing that their defeat at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium was just a minor blip for Michael Duff’s men, the Robins were last seen earlier in the week landing a deserved 1-0 win at home against Scunthorpe and the mood in their camp should be at a real high. Managing to collect 15 points from their opening seven appearances so far this season, Saturday’s hosts sit just a single point adrift of climbing to the top of the table and many around Gloucestershire feel that an automatic spot is at the top of their agenda this time around. Also managing to extended on their EFL Trophy adventure with a 2-0 win against Plymouth Argyle on home soil when opening October, Cheltenham also have a real reputation for their rugged displays at the back. Aside from that shock defeat at the hands of Grimsby, Duff’s side have now managed to record a clean sheet in six of their last seven matchups across all competitions. On the flip side, while Saturday’s hosts might find themselves firmly battling it out at the top of the League Two standings, Mansfield find themselves scrapping it out at the other end of the table after what has been a worrying start to the 2020/2021 campaign. While they might have managed to salvage a point away at Morecambe in midweek, the Stags are remarkably yet to pick up a single victory across any format so far this season and were blown away thanks to a thumping defeat against Bradford last weekend.

Tip: Cheltenham Town win & Under five goals @ 5/4

19:45 Lazio vs Bologna

Starting with Saturday’s hosts, while Lazio might have shown some real issues either side of the international break earlier in the month, the Italian giants couldn’t have wished for a better boost in midweek. Opening up their Champions League return with what many felt was an unenviable fixture against Borussia Dortmund on home soil, Simone Inzaghi’s men put in what was a thumping display as they secured a deserved 3-1 win against the Bundesliga heavyweights on Tuesday night. Now looking for a Serie A response after a stunning defeat at the hands of Sampdoria last weekend, fans around the Stadio Olimpico will be hoping that their midweek European performance can be a real platform for them to kick-start their campaign. With attacking MVP and Italian international Ciro Immobile finding the net against BVB earlier in the week, Lazio should also be boosted by their most recent meeting against Saturday’s guests. When they previously welcomed Bologna to Rome back in February, the Eagles picked up a 2-0 win on Serie A duties and it should also be noted that Inzaghi’s men are unbeaten against the Greyhounds on home soil since 2012. Throwing away the lead in almost comical fashion last weekend, Bologna shipped three goals in the final 25 minutes at home against Sassuolo and have now been hit with back-to-back Serie A defeats. WIth their recent issues highlighted by a shock 1-0 loss against top-flight returners Benevento prior to the international break, we’re backing a home victory on Saturday night.

Tip: Lazio win @ 7/10

Our Saturday Accumulator:

Cambridge United vs Bolton Wanderers – Paul Mullin to score anytime @ 6/4

Cheltenham Town vs Mansfield Town – Cheltenham Town win & Under five goals @ 5/4

Lazio vs Bologna – Lazio win @ 7/10

Place a £10 bet on our accumulator with 888sport and pocket £95.96 if all predictions are correct.

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Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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