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Football accumulator tips: Rivals out to pip Pompey

| 08.05.2021
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Football League preview for Sunday

It is the final round of regular-season matches in the Football League and Sunday’s games in League One are the focus for our football accumulator tips.

While the automatic promotion and relegation places have already been settled, the race for play-off spots has gone down to the wire.

There are 12 fixtures in the EFL on Sunday and three of them involve teams battling for sixth place. Here we preview five of those matches for our football accumulator tips and highlight the latest odds.

Portsmouth v Accrington

Portsmouth start the day in sixth and are the only team currently occupying a play-off place who can be dislodged.

Beat Accrington and Danny Cowley’s side, who are priced at 4/7 to do so, will join Blackpool, Sunderland and Lincoln in the battle for a spot in the Championship next season.

Accrington have long been assured of a mid-table finish and are 24/5 to leave Fratton Park with all three points.

Both teams netted in stoppage time as the reverse fixture finished 3-3 last month and another draw is priced at 3/1, while a repeat of that scoreline is available at 55/1.

Portsmouth have won three of their four homes games since Cowley took charge – all by a single goal – and a 1-0 Pompey victory is on offer at 6/1.

Oxford v Burton

Karl Robinson, Oxford

Should Portsmouth slip up, seventh-placed Oxford are best placed to pounce. Karl Robinson’s side have a better goal difference and are only a point behind Pompey, so know that bettering the south coast side’s result should be enough.

The U’s, who have won five of their last six to keep their promotion hopes intact, are 4/6 to beat Burton.

The Brewers, available at 4/1, went on an impressive run under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to avoid relegation but have tailed off slightly in recent weeks, winning just one of their last five.

Three of those games have finished as draws, with the teams to share the points at 29/10.

Burton are unbeaten on the road in 2021 and are 6/5 to avoid defeat at the Kassam Stadium.

Charlton v Hull

Charlton beat Lincoln in midweek to keep their play-off hopes alive but face the toughest task of the three sides in contention for sixth as they welcome champions Hull.

The Addicks are 13/10 to get the win they need to put pressure on Portsmouth and Oxford, although they would still need results elsewhere to go their way.

Grant McCann’s side have sealed the title with an unbeaten 14-match run and are 21/10 to return to the Championship on a winning note, with the draw 23/10.

Hull have scored two or more goals in 12 of their last 14 games and have conceded at least once in their last four outings, with 4/1 available for a Hull victory with over 2.5 match goals.

Doncaster v Peterborough

Peterborough sealed automatic promotion with a dramatic late equaliser at Lincoln last weekend.

Darren Ferguson’s side are 19/20 to continue the celebrations with a win at Doncaster, with the hosts’ form having nosedived since the departure of Darren Moore.

Rovers have won two and lost 10 of their last 16 games and are 11/4 to end the campaign with a victory, while the draw is 13/5.

Posh striker Jonson Clarke-Harris has 19 goals in his last 22 appearances and is 11/4 to net first, or 10/11 to score at any time.

Lincoln v AFC Wimbledon

Lincoln are already assured of a play-off place but with just one point separating third and fifth, the Imps are still jostling for position and a potentially easier semi-final tie.

Michael Appleton’s side have won four of their last seven and are 21/20 to go into the play-offs on a high.

Wimbledon have drawn twice and lost once since a run of four wins on the bounce all-but assured them of safety, and with only pride to play for are 13/5 for victory, with the draw 5/2.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.