Swindon are this week's Saturday Seven Nap
Swindon are this week's Saturday Seven Nap

Football tips and nap: Saturday Seven acca selections, October 16

After landing six out of seven selections last weekend, including the Saturday nap, Michael Beardmore returns with his best BTTS (Both Teams To Score) and 1X2 (W-D-L) acca options.

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2pts Swindon to beat Rochdale at 11/8 (Sky Bet) (Nap)

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This weekend’s absolute standout price has to be SWINDON at home to Rochdale in Sky Bet League Two, the massive 11/8 available on the Robins somewhat of a head-scratcher.

The third-placed hosts have lost just once in 11, winning six of those, including a mightily impressive victory at leaders Forest Green last week – a complete contrast to visitors Rochdale, who have lost five straight and have issues off the field too.

Entertainment has not been in short supply with MANCHESTER UNITED this season, both teams finding the net in seven of the Red Devils’ 10 games in all competitions.

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE has also landed in five of LEICESTER’s past six Premier League games and with just one league clean sheet apiece, this is a solid addition to any BTTS acca.

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Hull City returned to the Sky Bet Championship with a bang in August, winning 4-1 at Preston on the opening day but the bubble quickly burst and their record since is W1 D3 L6.

In fact they have failed to score in all four away games since that opening-day win, which does not bode well for a trip to a capable HUDDERSFIELD side sitting just a point outside the play-offs.

Fellow promoted side Peterborough’s away record is even worse than Hull’s – five defeats from five, losing 3-0, 1-0, 6-2, 3-1 and 3-0.

Hosts MIDDLESBROUGH sit 15th but should be six places higher according to Infogol’s Expected Goals metrics and they beat Sheffield United at The Riverside two weeks ago. This should be far easier.


IPSWICH have been my personal “go-to” side for BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE accas all season, with nine of their 11 Sky Bet League One involving goals for each side.

I see no reason to deviate from that strategy when the Tractor Boys visit a CAMBRIDGE outfit whose past seven matches have featured two 2-2 draws, a 4-1 win and a 5-1 defeat.

WYCOMBE have been excellent this season, sitting second in League One, and the only points they have dropped have come against other sides in the top seven: Wigan, Sunderland, MK Dons, Oxford.

Bottom side Doncaster have shown some signs of improvement recently but the Chairboys have won four of their past five in the league and should have too much for Rovers.

MK DONS boast one of the best BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE ratios in the third tier – and their travels have been particularly fruitful on that front, with all five games featuring both teams hitting the net.

Saturday’s hosts SHREWSBURY are on a run of seven successive BTTS matches in all competitions. Say no more.

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