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April 7th: Friday’s Football Accumulator – 7/1

With what looks set to be a stacked Bank Holiday schedule from across Europe, we have a host of interesting contests that are worth keeping an eye out for. So, for those of you looking to place a Friday accumulator, we have found a handful of helpful tips that are worth taking note of.

Friday April 7th

BST 15:00 QPR vs Preston

Making an immediate return to winning ways when marking their return from the international break last weekend, Preston should find the mood in their camp at a red-hot high. Storming their way to a 3-1 romp at home against relegation scrappers Blackpool, Alex Neil’s men are riding what has been a stellar wave of momentum. Skyrocketing their way up the Championship table, the one-time Norwich boss also finds his side sat in pole position to claim a top-half finish this season. Although the Lilywhites might know that they are in need of a minor miracle if they are to claim a famous play-off spot in 2023, Saturday’s guests have lost just one of their last nine straight appearances – a run that stems all the way back to February 11th. With their recent upturn in fortune highlighted by a 2-0 victory at home against Cardiff, Neil’s men should be relishing a trip to west London this weekend. With QPR marking their return from the fortnight interval with what could turn out to be a costly 1-0 loss at the hands of Wigan, the Hoops have only continued on a nightmare spell since appointing Gareth Ainsworth. Now holding just a three-point buffer from slipping into the drop zone, the ex-Wycombe boss has seen his side remarkably lose eight of their last nine appearances against Championship opposition. Likewise, with claiming just a single victory on home soil since opening 2023, an away draw no bet can be found at appealing odds here.

Tip: Preston draw no bet @ 5/4

15:00 Bristol Rovers vs Charlton

Opening April with a stunning display on home soil, Charlton are in the midst of what has become a recent purple patch. Putting in a season-best performance as they cruised their way to a 6-0 romp at home against Shrewsbury, Dean Holden’s men are unbeaten in each of their last six straight League One appearances. With their eye-catching flurry stemming back to March 4th, the Addicks have also found quite the clinical edge in the final third. Including a 4-1 victory away at Morecambe last month, Saturday’s guests have bagged 14 strikes on their five-match unbeaten run. Likewise, claiming back-to-back League One wins away from the Valley, Holden will be calling on the red-hit Miles Leaburn to spearhead their charge here. Bagging a brace in last weekend’s 6-0 win against Shrewsbury, the 19-year-old has now notched five strikes in just his last four appearances. Finding a route into the top-half of the table, Charlton should be smelling a golden chance on Saturday afternoon. Watching Bristol Rovers suffer a 2-0 defeat at home against Portsmouth last time out on March 18th, the Pirates have continued to show some major inconsistencies. Recording just a pair of wins from any of their last 12 straight contests, Joey Barton’s side have quickly come tumbling down the third-tier standings. It should also be noted, on what has quickly become a nightmare rut at the Memorial Stadium, the ex-Fleetwood boss has seen his side muster just two points from their previous seven appearances on home soil.

Tip: Charlton draw no bet @ 21/20

18:00 Lecce vs Napoli

Suffering what was a season-worst display at home against AC Milan last weekend, Napoli will be desperate to prove that was nothing more than a minor blip. Despite eventually getting hit with a 4-0 drumming in Campania, Luciano Spalletti’s men are in the midst of a history-making campaign. Still holding a remarkable 16-point buffer at the top of the Serie A table and only continuing to gain a string of plaudits from across Italy, the Azzurri also punched their Champions League quarter-final ticket last month. Breezing their way to a 5-0 aggregate romp against German outfit Eintracht Frankfurt, the one-time Inter Milan boss has also seen his side gain a reputation for their extended purple patch on the road. Last seen on their travels claiming a 4-0 victory against Torino on March 19th, Napoli have won each of their last seven straight showdowns away from the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Likewise, losing just a single Serie A away appearance so far this season, Lecce will be bracing themselves for a monumental challenge on Friday evening. Marking their return from the international break with a toothless 1-0 loss away at Empoli, Marco Baroni’s side are enduring a real Serie A nightmare. Now firmly looking over their shoulder at a looming relegation scrap, the Wolves have now lost each of their last five meetings against top-flight opposition – a run that stems all the way back to February 19th. Likewise, failing to muster a single strike on that five-match losing run, we are backing a fairly routine away win here.

Tip: Napoli win & Under 4.5 goals @ 5/6

Our Friday Accumulator:

QPR vs Preston – Preston draw no bet @ 5/4

Bristol Rovers vs Charlton – Charlton draw no bet @ 21/20

Lecce vs Napoli – Napoli win & Under 4.5 goals @ 5/6

Place a £10 bet on our accumulator with 888sport and pocket £84.56 if all predictions are correct.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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