Footy Accumulators is back with our Weekend Acca, where we combine all the stats and recent history to put together the best-priced acca out there for this weekend’s action.
Football Accumulator Tips: Our Weekend 7-Fold Acca
The Weekend Acca
Aston Villa v Burnley
Aston Villa’s form under Dean Smith was alarming and a relegation fight could well have been on if form continued. Now, with Steven Gerrard in charge, the club have won four games, lost only two, and considering these defeats came to the high-flying champions, Manchester City, and Liverpool, they are now one of the league's most in-form sides.
Moreover, the trip to Anfield was the only time they’ve failed to score since Smith left his role, and against a Burnley side still sitting in the drop zone, we’re backing Villa’s excellent new lease of life to continue.
Rangers v Dundee
Rangers are often in our Bet of the Day, with them flying high in Scotland once more and following a sensational 40 goals and only 14 conceded. Now, once again, we have them in our weekend acca against a Dundee United side who have let in 34 and scored just 17 from 18 games.
Rangers eased past St. Johnstone in midweek, which now makes it seven games without defeat, which involves a recent draw in France against Lyon, a brilliant 2-0 win over Hearts, and an easy victory over the other Dundee representatives in the SPFL, Dundee F.C.
Given the form of the Scottish champions, we’re backing another win for Giovanni van Bronckhorst as his form in charge of the Gers looks set to continue.
West Ham v Norwich
Despite Norwich City’s form looking much better under Smith, the club are still only boasting two wins, have lost 11, conceded 34, and have now returned to the root of the table once again. West Ham United, however, put up a resilient display away to Arsenal and although this has put into doubt their top-four quest, the 2-0 defeat was not the most telling result given they played with 10 men for much of the second 45.
David Moyes’ men still boast excellent form in the grand scheme of things, and we’re backing them to get win number nine this season, which to put in perspective, is only bettered by Chelsea, Liverpool, and City.
Sheff Wednesday v Accrington Stanley
Sheffield Wednesday are now 12 games unbeaten in League One, and although they have 10 draws compared to their nine wins, the club still boast 30 goals and just 21 let in at the other end, and they remain just one gameweek away from entering the play-offs again if other results go in their favour.
At the same time, Accrington Stanley continued to operate in topsy-turvy form after they returned to winning ways against Bolton Wanderers, just a week after losing 2-0 to 17th-placed Wimbledon.
Wednesday’s form looks too good, and for a club their size, we predict them to get these kinds of results under their belt and march towards the top end of the table once more.
Forest Green v Mansfield Town
Forest Green have featured regularly in our BTTS Bets and our goalscorer bets due to the fact they have been a part of an astonishing 63 goals in only 20 games so far this season. Moreover, in one of the games of the season across England, the club played out a 5-5 draw with Oldham Athletic last weekend.
Despite their 43 goals scored and their 20 conceded, the club are comfortably sat top by four points, plus a game in hand, as the former non-league outfit chase down their League One dream.
Mansfield Town, however, are slumped into mid-table with 24 goals scored and 26 let in, plus only eight wins and eight losses - it perfectly sums up a topsy-turvy season from any Football League side. Now, we’re backing the Gloucestershire outfit to score and for their opponents to get a goal too, following that stunning 10-goal game against Oldham.
Northampton Town v Barrow
The other title challengers for League Two, Northampton Town, will welcome a Barrow side fighting for life in the Football League as they have only claimed four points from their past five games. It now leaves them potentially one gameweek away from the relegation zone if other results go against them. Here, we're indeed backing this game to go against them.
Northampton have the best defensive record in League Two so far, as they've managed to let in only 17 goals from 21 games. Their 29 goals need slight improvement, but given how Barrow have scored only 22 and let in 24, we're backing the second-placed side to get another win here.
AZ Alkmaar v Willem
AZ Alkmaar are looking to get back towards the top three with a win over Willem this weekend as the home side look to extend their unbeaten run to six games, with four of their past five fixtures all being wins that have seen them score 12 goals and let in just four.
It's been 10 games without a win for the away side, however, which includes five defeats on the bounce for the side sitting in 11th and only six points above the drop zone. In fact, with 31 goals conceded now, Willem are now having to sit with the second-worst defensive record in the league - only Fortuna Sittard have let in more. With such stats in mind, it goes without saying that Alkmaar should win again here.