£5 Saturday acca pays £835
Frank Monkhouse | 11 March 2017
Small stakes for big returns this weekend
The FA Cup quarter-finals take centre stage this weekend, but there’s also matches from the Premier League, Championship and Scottish divisions, plus plenty more, for domestic fans to get stuck into. We have picked out an ambitious eight-fold, created to inject some life into your betting balance.
Every £5 down returns £835.40, with prices and returns correct at the time of writing. Read on as we pick through the teams, or click here to build a big-price football acca of your own.
West Ham beat Bournemouth
A meeting of two hard-working sides, and The Cherries are no pushovers on their own patch, but we’re giving West Ham a chance at a decent price. The Londoners have been in better form, with Bournemouth winless in the league in 2017 – a run of five defeats and three draws. That makes our 9/5 The Hammers look value.
Everton beat West Brom
The Toffees were beaten in a cracker by Spurs last weekend at White Hart Lane, and it’ll be interesting to see how they come back from that. It shouldn’t take away from the fact the Goodison Park side have been in stunning form for the most part of this season. The Baggies’ defeat to relegation threatened Crystal Palace last time doesn’t do much to inspire. 7/10.
Man City beat Middlesbrough
City seem to have their season back on track and that dramatic win over Monaco in the Champions League would’ve got everyone believing again. They’re unbeaten in six in the top-flight, sit in joint-second, have every chance of going through in Europe, and will want to add an FA Cup win. The first leg of a massive triple-header for City, and we go in at 4/9.
Leeds beat QPR
QPR have been seen improving of late, winning four of their last five. If they had found their feet a bit earlier, they may have had a chance to shoot for the play-offs, but The Hoops have little to play for. Opponents Leeds are aiming for a strong finish to cement their top-six finish and give them a real chance at a return to the Premier League. Leeds at evens.
Huddersfield beat Brentford
It’s difficult not to be impressed by how The Terriers have gone about their business this season, and they sit in third, having won seven and drawn one of their last nine. They’ve been unlucky that Newcastle and Brighton have been so consistent, as their form looks worthy of a crack at the top-two. Huddersfield beat Brentford 2-1 earlier in the season, and we keep faith at 17/10.
Doncaster beat Cheltenham
League Two leaders Doncaster must be taken against a Cheltenham side who are down in 18th, and simply running down the clock. Doncaster haven’t made a habit of winning of late, getting lazy out in front, but with Plymouth just four points behind, they really need to put this title race to bed. 4/6 does a job.
Aberdeen beat Motherwell
In the Scottish Premiership and Well are in a hole, losing four of their last five, conceding 18 goals in that period. Aberdeen lost last time to Hamilton in an upset, but they have complete control over second-place, with Rangers toiling, and can stretch their lead as The Gers go to Celtic Park on Sunday. 2/7 Aberdeen tells the story of that one.
Falkirk beat Ayr United
Falkirk have climbed to second in the league, unbeaten in eight. They have already beaten Ayr United twice this season, and are more than capable of doing the hat-trick at 11/10. The Honest Men go in down in the relegation zone.