Football Accumulator Tips: 14th – 15th March 2020

Match Recommended Bet Odds
Brighton vs Arsenal Brighton/Draw Double Chance 4/7
Manchester City vs Burnley Burnley +2.25 Asian Handicap 4/5
Newcastle United vs Sheffield United Newcastle/Draw Double Chance 4/7
Norwich City vs Southampton Norwich/Draw Double Chance 8/15
West Ham vs Wolves West Ham/Draw Double Chance 8/15
All Five Results as an Accumulator 9.74/1
  • Brighton vs Arsenal – This is the first match – but probably not the last – that we have selected where the coronavirus is a factor. Arsenal’s players and staff have been self-isolating after coming into contact with a sufferer, and that has meant that some have missed a week’s worth of training. The Gunners have defensive issues anyway and their away form – W0 D5 L0 – does not hint at a side brimming with confidence on the road. Brighton (W0 D4 L1) are desperate for points and are, at least, difficult to beat.
  • Manchester City vs Burnley – Man City might be priced at 1/8 to win this game, but they haven’t been producing 1/8 level performances for a while – they have only won one of their last six league games by a margin of two goals or more. Aymeric Laporte is injured again, and Pep Guardiola also has a Champions League tie with Real Madrid on Tuesday to factor in. Sean Dyche will relish this challenge, and a two-goal head start for a side currently W4 D3 L0 – in which they’ve beaten Leicester and Man Utd and taken points off Tottenham and Arsenal – is simply too good to miss.
  • Newcastle United vs Sheffield United – Odds make bets, and it’s hard to make a case that Newcastle should be as long as 12/5 here – despite the Blades’ obviously brilliant campaign to date. The Magpies are W5 D6 L3 on home soil this term, and were outstanding in victory against Southampton last time out. Sheffield United, meanwhile, are W4 D7 L2 on the road, and the performance data suggests they were rather fortunate to beat Norwich last time out. Should they be as comfortable a favourite here?
  • Norwich City vs Southampton – Some pundits believe that Norwich are one of the best teams that could ever finish bottom of the Premier League table, and they showed in victory over Leicester and in playing Sheffield United off the pitch last week that they have plenty of quality. We’d make them a narrow favourite here, so are happy to gobble up a generous Double Chance price against a Southampton side flattering to deceive. The Saints have lost four of their last five, but more than that they were soundly beaten by average outfits in Newcastle and West Ham.
  • West Ham vs Wolves – A Europa League trip to Greece on Thursday is a major inconvenience for Wolves, especially as opponents Olympiacos have been embroiled in a coronavirus scare courtesy of their owner. They won’t roll over at West Ham on Sunday, but they will meet a Hammers side that has improved of late. Victory over Southampton was well deserved, and they gave a good account of themselves in defeat to Arsenal last time out too.