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5th December: Saturday’s Football Accumulator – 7/1

With a stacked Saturday schedule from across England this weekend, we certainly have a string of eye-catching meetings from up and down the country. On that note, for those of you looking to stick on 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.

Saturday 5th December

BST 15:00 Oxford United vs Hull City

Starting with Saturday’s guests, while they might have left it extremely late at home against Doncaster earlier in the week, Hull managed to pick up a dramatic 2-1 win at the KCOM and they do find themselves enjoying a real purple patch. Although the Tigers might have sacrificed their Championship status in worrying fashion over the summer, Grant McCann’s men already find themselves holding a four-point buffer at the top of the League One table. Seen as the leading pick to book a second-tier return at the first attempt this season, Hull have now won each of their last four third-tier contests on the bounce and the mood in their camp should be at a real high. With leading marksman Mallik Wilks racking up eight goals this season, Saturday’s guests also have a growing reputation for their clinical displays in the final third. Once again bagging a pair of strikes in midweek, Hull have scored over 1.5 goals in each of their last four victories and it should be noted that they hold the best-attacking record in the division. Collecting 12 points from their last five League One contests on the road, the Tigers will be confident of extending on that tally this weekend. On the flip side, managing to salvage a point against an Ipswich side in freefall earlier in the week, Oxford firmly find themselves battling it out in the drop zone. Managing to win just one of their last five third-tier appearances, it’s also worth highlighting that the hosts have collected just a single point from their previous four matchups on home soil.

Tip: Hull City win @ 13/10

15:00 Bolton vs Port Vale

While Bolton might have opened the 2020/2021 campaign in the midst of what was a hugely worrying run of form, the Whites have certainly managed to bounce back in an eye-catching fashion. Last picking up what turned out to be a routine 3-0 romp at home against leading relegation scrappers Southend on home soil, the Whites have skyrocketed their way up the League Two table and are enjoying by far their brightest run in recent memory. Desperate to secure a third-tier return at the first attempt this season, new boss Ian Evatt finds his side enjoying a five-match winning run across all formats and they suddenly find themselves sat within striking distance of breaking into the play-off positions. With the attacking duo of Eoin Doyle and Nathan Delfouneso already recording 12 strikes between them so far this season, the former Barrow boss has also seen his squad make a string of much-needed alterations on home soil. Including that thumping 3-0 victory against Southend last time out, the Whites have won each of their last three straight appearances at the University of Bolton Stadium and they will be hugely confident of cashing in on their recent purple patch this weekend. As for Saturday’s guests, hit with a 3-2 defeat against Leyton Orient on home soil last time out, Port Vale find themselves enduring a real crisis. Freefalling down the League Two table, the Valiants have lost each of their last five straight contests on the bounce, including back-to-back defeats on the road.

Tip: Bolton win @ 13/10

15:00 Tranmere Rovers vs Walsall 

From one League Two high-flyer to another, Tranmere have also managed to shock many across England’s fourth-tier after their own sluggish start to the New Year. Despite opening up the 2020/2021 campaign by failing to win any of their five matchups across formats, Keith Hill’s men have certainly bounced back in nothing short of rampant fashion. With the mood in their camp undoubtedly at the highest it has been in recent memory, the Whites were last seen earlier in the week picking up a 1-0 victory away at a resurging Oldham. Skyrocketing their way up the League Two table and opening this weekend’s fixtures with just their goal difference keeping them from breaking into the play-off spots, the former Bolton boss now finds his men enjoying a stunning eight-match winning run across all competitions, a run that stems back to October 31st. Also managing to extend on their FA Cup adventure, Tranmere also have a growing reputation for their rugged displays at the back. Managing to record a clean sheet against Oldham earlier in the week, Saturday’s hosts have gone almost 400 minutes without picking the ball out of their own net. On the flip side, while Hill’s side might be flying-high, the same cannot be said for a Walsall side really seeking a bounce. Having to settle for a point in back-to-back appearances against Stevenage and Newport, they have failed to win any of their last six matchups on the bounce, losing four of those fixtures. Without a win on the road so far this season, Walsall should face another stern test on Saturday.

Tip: Tranmere Rovers draw no bet @ 4/6

Our Saturday Accumulator:

Oxford United vs Hull City – Hull City win @ 13/10

Bolton vs Port Vale – Bolton win @ 13/10

Tranmere Rovers vs Walsall – Tranmere Rovers draw no bet @ 4/6

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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