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Bank Holiday Betting Tips

Swindon Town v Tranmere Rovers

A good run of form recently has found Swindon Town moving into the automatic promotion places – the highlight being a 3-0 victory away to Leeds last weekend. The form of Billy Paynter will make him difficult to stop.

Tranmere are fighting to avoid relegation, lying in 20th position in League 1, and battling hard. They should eventually get the points to save themselves, but not in this game.

As I said, Tranmere should rack up enough points to stay in the division, but they shouldn’t get anything from a strong Swindon team fighting for automatic promotion.

Bet: Swindon to win @ 1.53

Norwich v Stockport

Norwich have pulled out a nine point lead at the top of the league, although suffered a shock defeat against Tranmere last weekend. However, they should easily have sufficient quality to see off Stockport, and will be looking to take out some of their frustrations on them.

Stockport are long-since doomed to relegation, with only 5 wins in their 39 games this season and a goal difference of -42. They were hammered 5-0 in their last away game against Millwall, and I can see another big defeat coming up for the dying side.

Norwich should be looking to put a few past this poor Stockport side and the handicap is one to look closely at.

Bet: Norwich -1.5AH @ 1.64

Luton Town v Grays Athletic

Luton are the form team in the Blue Square Premier Division right now, having won at league-leaders Stevenage at the weekend, closing the gap to two points. Before that, 18 goals in 3 games with only 1 conceded suggest they are scoring for fun.

Grays are already relegated and adrift at the bottom of the table. Winless away from home so far this season, having conceded 43 goals in 19 games, it seems inconceivable that they will get anything from this game.

Whether Luton win is not the question – it is simply a matter of how many they win by. They have been in stunning form recently, but the safest option is to take them to win with a -1 handicap

Bet: Luton to win (-1 handicap) @ 1.4

Newcastle United v Sheffield United

Newcastle can seal their return to the Premiership with victory at St James Park today. They have been the best side in the division all season, and the likes of Andy Carroll, Peter Lovenkrands and Kevin Nolan have shown themselves to be too good for this level. The opportunity to celebrate promotion in style in front of their own fans will be a huge incentive for the team.

Sheffield United lie in 10th place and, realistically, have little to play for. They have had a terrible season with injuries, hampering any chance of pushing for the playoffs. Sometimes the lack of pressure allows the players to play a more expansive game, but against a team with the quality and motivation that Newcastle possesses, it will be difficult for them.

Newcastle will want to celebrate promotion in front of their own fans and victory against a Sheffield United team with little to play for should be likely.

Bet: Newcastle United @ 1.44


  1. What things do you look for when choosing what to bet on? Just form? What types of bets do you like? Handicap from what I see?

  2. Form is probably one of the main things I look at, as well as any team news that stands out as affecting either side. Most of the time I just do simple win bets, unless I expect a very one-sided game in which case, I look at the handicaps.


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