While all the major domestic leagues may have come to a halt for the inaugural UEFA Nations League, that doesn’t mean that we aren’t going to be short of action from across English footballs lower tiers. On that note, we have found a few helpful tips that can boost your weekend acca:
Saturday 8th September
15:00 BST Portsmouth vs Shrewsbury
Although they may have missed out on the playoffs last season, it has been a stellar start to the new campaign for Kenny Jackett’s Portsmouth side and many have them tipped as an early contender. Coming off the back of a very impressive 4-0 win over Gillingham in the EFL Cup in midweek, Pompey are now unbeaten in their last five in all competitions, winning four of those. It will also be their recent record in the final third that is most impressing Jackett, with last years top goalscorer Brett Pitman now fully fit and finding the net on Wednesday, Pompey have now scored 11 in their last three matches at Fratton Park. Up against a Shrewsbury side still searching for a first win in their opening six League One matchups, Pitman and Co should fancy their chances of carrying on their stellar start to the new season. With The Shrews struggling to adjust to life post-Paul Hurst, Saturday’s visitors now sit second bottom of the table and we believe they will have another tough afternoons work against an in-form Portsmouth side.
Tip: Home win @ 19/20
15:00 Southend vs Peterborough
Although Peterborough were only able to secure an eighth-place finish in League One last season, former Rotherham boss Steve Evans has seen his Posh side enjoy a very eye-catching start to the new campaign. While they might be coming off the back of a penalties defeat to MK Dons in the EFL Cup, Peterborough are yet to be beaten in League One so far and they also hold the best-attacking record in the division. Two men to thank for their spot at the top of the table are duo Jason Cummings and Matt Godden. Already scoring 10 combined goals in their opening six League One matches, Cummings has five in his last four and sits atop of the goalscoring charts. As for the hosts, while The Shrimpers did book their spot in the next round of the Cup in midweek, Southend have now lost two of their last three league outings and have also struggled at Roots Hall. In fact, The Blues have won just two of their last seven matches at Roots Hall.
Tip: Away win @ 2/1
15:00 Salford City vs Maidstone United
Famously the pet project of United’s Class of 92, Salford have heavily invested in their squad this summer and despite a slow start to the new season, the hosts have found an impressive run of form. With the arrival of former Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney stealing the headlines over the summer, the 30-year-old has certainly hit the ground running. Scoring in Salford’s 2-0 win over Flyde in midweek, Rooney is currently the National League’s leading goalscorer after finding the net seven times in his opening eight games. Also finding the net four times in his last three appearances at The Peninsula Stadium. With Salford now unbeaten in their last six outings, former Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander should fancy heaping more pressure on a struggling Maidstone outfit. Coming off the back of a 1-0 loss to Sutton, Jay Saunders’ side have now lost their last four matches on the bounce and haven’t kept a clean sheet on the road since April.
Tip: Adam Rooney to score anytime @ 1/1
Our Saturday Football Accumulator
Portsmouth vs Shrewsbury – Home win @ 19/20
Southend vs Peterborough – Away win @ 2/1
Salford City vs Maidstone United – Adam Rooney to score anytime @ 1/1
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