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An Accumulator For the Weekend: Week 3

September 25, 2009
An Accumulator for the Weekend

An Accumulator for the Weekend

Success! For the first time this season I got a return on one of my accumulators and a quite decent one at that! What’s more, I think I know why.

The teams and results are becoming more stable and finally form is kicking in to make the accumulator choices a little easier for me to pick, at least for the English leagues. With Spain and Italy a few games behind us so to speak, I reckon a couple more weeks before those results become stable. That said Barcelona and Read Madrid have already asserted their dominance upon La Liga, already notching up relatively easy wins and thus far earning maximum points.

Definitely something to think about.

Liverpool Over Hull -1 Handicap

A relatively predictable selection for my first pick. Liverpool are on relatively decent form at the moment, whereas Hull are struggling and I think will continue to struggle all season.

The first consideration has to be the opposing league positions. Liverpool currently reside in 3rd place, with Hull helping Portsmouth hold up the bottom of the table in 19th.  Liverpool have won all but one of their home games this season (but that was to the mighty Villa, so that can be perfectly understood haha), as well as having a fairly decent away record, only losing out to red-hot Tottenham Hotspur during the first week of the new season. Hull on the other hand have yet to notch up an away win this season and as stated before, look a little shaky. I doubt it’d take much to beat them at the moment imo.

This is set in stone a Liverpool win, or at least I hope it is.

Tottenham Over Burnley

Despite Tottenham’s wobble last weekend against Chelsea, they came blazing back from the defeat midweek away to Preston North End, netting five goals and basically dominating the game. True enough, even when all of their back four line-up were fit they did concede too many goals, but as they’ve proven already this season, they can generally outscore their opponents without too much difficulty.

Burnley are undefeated at home this season in the Premier League, but have also yet to win away from Turf Moor. They are a tough side to play against, especially with Nugent find a little bit of form, but I seriously think the Spurs strike force to be too overwhelming for them to resist.

Real Madrid Over Tenerife

As previously posted, Real Madrid are on awesome form at the moment proving to be every bit a match for Barca and so they should be with the likes of Ronaldo and Kaka becoming the stable of their team. What does concern me about Real is Manuel Pellegrini’s promise to rotate the squad. Yes, they have quality in depth but sometimes rotating the squad can cause lack of consistency in play and almost guarantees there’ll be a slip up somewhere down the line.

I just hope this isn’t it.

West Brom Over Crystal Palace

West Brom are in superb form at the moment, strolling to a 5-0 victory at Middlesbrough last weekend and basically dominating the Championship at the moment. Whilst I do think the bubble will burst at some point and fixtures will invariably become more and more difficult, I don’t think it’s going to start tomorrow against Palace.

So that’s my 4 for this week, let’s hope I get a little of the same luck from last week! Good luck all!

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