Football Accumulator Tips – Saturday Afternoon’s Coupon

Football accumulator tips for a busy Saturday afternoon on the domestic front. Despite the presence of the International Break, there are a large quota of matches across the lower leagues. We've picked out the best bets for them. 



Football Accumulator Tips 

Airdrieonians v Dunfermline – Dunfermline Draw No Bet 

This is 2nd vs 3rd in Scottish League One and I'm backing the higher ranked team to come out on top. Dunfermline are unbeaten since the 12th September when they came unstuck at home to current leaders Ayr United. Since then they've won 4 and drawn 3 and only conceded one goal in that time. They have a resolute defence that isn't going to succumb easily to any Airdrieonians pressure and although the away side have drawn their last 2 matches 0-0 and will be looking to re-discover their shooting boots, I think they should be able to get the better of their opponents here. There's been mixed form on offer from Airdrieonians who have won 2 of their last 7 games, the last one being against out of from Forfar Athletic and they also beat bottom club Brechin City. They won 4 consecutive matches between the end of  August and the middle of September which probably seems a long time ago now. The home side average just 1 goal a game, which is poor for a side so high in the table and with the visitors not conceding in their last 5 games and only letting 8 past them all season, it's going to be a tough afternoon for Airdrieonians. 


Colchester v Coventry – Over 2.5 goals 

Colchester are a funny team although if you're a U's fan, you're probably pulling your hair out as opposed to grinning from ear to ear. They look sensational going forward, but just can't keep the goals out at the back. Their season was typified by the 4-4 here at the Western Homes Community Stadium against Walsall last time out. They were 2-0 down at HT and then came back, but still weren't able to keep the Saddlers out. They hit 6 at the weekend in the FA Cup with Macauley Bonne hitting 4 and keeping the match ball. It sounds impressive, but somehow they conspired to concede twice to Wealdstone and their backline still looks far from assured. Coventry, Tony Mowbray and Adam Armstrong wlll be licking their lips in anticipation at taking on the Colchester back 4. The Sky Blues have gone made recently, after keeping 5 clean sheets in 6 games, they have had a 2-2, 3-2 and 4-3 in their last 3 games. They are still scoring plenty of goals, but their back 4 has been struggling since the loss of Reda Johnson. The aforementioned Armstrong is back after sitting out of the FA Cup tie and he'll be looking to continue his goalscoring run. They put 4 past Barnsley, so shouldn't find the Colchester backline too stoic. I think there will be goals here. 



Gillingham v Bury – Both Teams to Score? Yes 

Bury used to be the away specialists in the division as they went on their unbeaten run on the road. That's lapsed a little lately as they've struggled to keep the mometum up on their travels, but you certainly can't accuse them of not going for it and it'll be interesting to see how they get on against in-form Gillingham. The Gills have been sensational this season under Justin Edinburgh and I fancy them to pick up a play-off spot come the end of the season. They're unbeaten at home this season and despite losing the topsy turvy clash with Walsall by  3 goals to 2, they will expect to bounce back here. They've only failed to score once this season, that was away at Barnsley and they have plenty of striking options, particularly with Cody McDonald coming back from injury. They lost to Yeovil in midweek in the JPT, although that was on penalties and they still managed to score during the 90 minutes. Bury have failed to score twice this season, once at home to Rochdale (that game often tends to end goalless) and then somewhat surprisingly away at Shrewsbury. They were also involved in a crazy match last time out, beating lowly Blackpool 4-3 with Chris Hussey causing chaos with his deliveries. They hit 4 past Wigan in the FA Cup to set up another match with Rochdale and I fancy them to get on the scoresheet again here. 


Southport v Cheltenham – Cheltenham win 

Cheltenham are on a good run of form under Gary Johnson in their quest to immediately bounce back to the Football League. They bounced  back from their FA Cup disappointment by putting 5 past Guiseley at Whaddon Road on Tuesday and they looked convincing. They travel to Merseyside for this Saturday afternoon encounter against Southport who have been a little inconsistent under Paul Carden. They sit 22nd in the table and are still in danger of relegation, which is partly due to their poor start to the season, not picking up 3 points until their 7th match. Haig Avenue hasn't been a happy hunting ground for them winning just once at home all season 19th place Altrincham, who oddly enough are the only team that Cheltenham lost to on their travels this season. Southport are the lowest scorers in the league, netting just 15 times in 19 games and that's been a real issue. Cheltenham have kept 2 clean sheets in their last 2 games and will be a hard obstacle to pass. The Robins are scoring for fun at the moment and I would imagine they'll put a couple more past Southport. 



Halifax v Braintree – Braintree win

Poor old Halifax, very much the whipping boys of the National League this season, they had 7 put past them by Cheltenham and Grimsby this season and new manager Darren Kelly has been able to do little to turn the ship around. Just two wins all season and they sit rock bottom of the division. They face Braintree here, who are a decent away side, they have the 4th best record on the road. They don't score many, but have the best defence in the division. They've only conceded 15 goals in 20 games so far and that's pretty good considering Bromley who are next to them in the table have conceded double that amount. Halifax do score goals, 22 in 19 games so far, but they just can't keep them out at the other end. In fact, they've netted more than their opponents, but they just find defending a problem. This one could be tight and I can see the away side edging it. Even with a lack of goals in their side, they must be able to find a way past Halifax. They beat Eastleigh 2-0 away and recently held free-scoring Cheltenham to a 1-1 draw. 


Football Accumulator Tips 

Dunfermline Draw No Bet 

Colchester v Coventry – Over 2.5 goals 

Gillingham v Bury – Both Teams to Score? Yes




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