With the FA Cup taking center stage this weekend, we should have what is a stacked schedule from across England on Saturday afternoon. So, for those of you who are looking to stick on a weekend acca, we have found a handful of helpful tips that are worth keeping an eye out for.
Saturday January 8th
BST 15:00 Leicester City vs Watford
Starting with Saturday’s hosts, while Leicester might have shown some real inconsistencies so far this season, there is no doubt that the Foxes will be boosted by the way that they signed off 2021. Eventually managing to claim an eye-catching 1-0 win at home against former Premier League champions Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers’ men should be smelling another chance here. Looking to keep up their recent momentum when they turn their attention back to FA Cup duties this weekend, the one-time Watford boss will be boosted by his side’s continued success on home soil. Including an action-packed 4-2 win against Saturday’s guests at the King Power back in November, Leicester have won each of their last four home fixtures across all formats. With their sights firmly set on making a top-six charge, a struggling Watford could be in for another tough test here. Last seen on New Year’s Day when getting hit with a last-gasp 1-0 defeat at home against Tottenham, the Hornets are in the midst of a real relegation scrap. With many tipping them as a leading pick to be hit with an immediate Championship return, former Leicester hero Claudio Ranieri has seen his side lose each of their last six matchups. Likewise, losing eight of their previous nine contests, we’re backing what could be a routine home win on Saturday afternoon.
Tip: Leicester City win by 2+ goals @ 6/4
15:00 Oldham vs Sutton
While Sutton might have only made their Football League debut this season, the U’s have continued to impress many across England’s fouth-tier. Last seen earlier in the week picking up a 2-1 win against Colchester and extending on their EFL Trophy adventure, Matt Gray’s side will find the mood around Gander Green Lane at a red-hot high. Opening 2022 with an eye-catching 2-1 win against Exeter on home soil, the Londoners find themselves firmly leading the chase to secure back-to-back promotions. Finding a way into the top-three, Sutton have now managed to win each of their last three matchups across all formats. Likewise, suffering just a single fourth-tier defeat since November 20th, it’s also worth noting that the Yellows have scored over 1.5 goals in four of their previous five contests. On the flip side, blown away earlier in the week as they were hit with a 6-0 drumming against Wigan on home soil, it is fair to say that Oldham are dealing with a host of issues both on and off the pitch. Sat rock-bottom of the League Two table, Saturday’s hosts have failed to win any of their last six matchups across all formats. In a battle between two sides scrapping it out at opposite ends of the table, Sutton should be handed a real chance here.
Tip: Sutton draw no bet @ 4/6
15:00 Dover vs Notts County
Putting in what was a hugely impressive display as Notts County opened the New Year with a thumping 3-1 win against Wrexham on home soil, the Magpies should find the mood in their camp at a red-hot high. Sat in pole position to clinch another play-off spot this season, Ian Burchnall’s men have skyrocketed their way up the National League table. In the midst of what has quickly become a stellar purple patch, Saturday’s hosts have won each of their last four fifth-tier matchups on the spin. Handed what is a golden chance on the road this weekend, it should also be noted that Notts have lost just one of their last 10 National League fixtures, a run that stems all the way back to October 5th. Continuing to impress with their performances in the final third and bagging 11 strikes on their four-match winning run, the Magpies have also lost just one of their last six contests away from Meadow Lane. Knowing that three points here could burst them into the top-three, a struggling Dover will know that they face another huge task. Last seen getting hit with a 3-1 defeat away at Dagenham & Redbridge, the leading relegation scrappers have now lost each of their last six straight matchups. It’s also worth highlighting, Saturday’s hosts have failed to pick up a single victory so far this season in what has become a real nightmare.
Tip: Notts County to score in both halves @ 11/10
Our Saturday Accumulator:
Leicester City vs Watford – Leicester City win by 2+ goals @ 6/4
Oldham vs Sutton – Sutton draw no bet @ 4/6
Dover vs Notts County – Notts County to score in both halves @ 11/10
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