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By Rob Cocozza


Fourteen bets, many of which will make your hair curl for their audacity. Let’s hope it doesn’t then all fall out. Here you go:


Note from editor: You will notice that the first two of these bets have already taken place. I hope those of you that follow us on Twitter (@oddy_oddy_oddy for those that don’t) got on Charlton at $4.33 or even bigger.



Fri 20th Feb


Wigan v Charlton

In the battle of Athletics, both of whom belied that epithet until recent improvement, this is an unpredictable fixture; which is why Charlton are a great bet at $4.33 with Bet 365


Accrington Stanley v Cheltenham

Cheltenham had a rotten record under Paul Buckle, who will consequently have plenty of opportunity to tend his garden this English spring. It wasn’t all his fault though, and the Robins aren’t as bad as their results portray. They’re a shade too long at the $3.40 on offer from  Bet 365




Sat 21st Feb


Middlesbrough v Leeds

“The difference between insanity and genius is success”, said Albert Einstein. So let’s see which I am in backing banana republic Leeds at a huge $7.0 to win at super-power Middlesbrough. The layers at Screenshot 2015-01-29 20.29.37 will gladly take your money.






Nottingham Forest v Bolton

Dougie Freeman couldn’t put a foot right as manager at Bolton, and that’s why he’s ended up at Forest – by default. Bolton have shipped goals lately as though they were being sponsored for charity, but should find it easier to be tighter here. Take them at $3.75 with Screenshot 2014-05-03 13.10.10





Wolves v Rotherham

Rotherham keep coming up as a value bet, and there’s probably a built in discount on their price every week because of their unfashionable name and history at this level. So be it. They could well beat Wolves and at $4.0 with Screenshot 2014-05-03 13.10.10  are a temptation too far.






Barnsley v Crewe

Like so many clubs, Barnsley have got rid of their manager. To be fair, Danny Wilson’s post-match comments would have made many a chairman reluctant to pay him. On current form, Crewe are the better side, and shouldn’t be as big as $3.8 as offered by Screenshot 2014-06-13 14.59.08






Bradford v Walsall

Bradford are decent, yes, but quite why Walsall are as big as they are given their away form is absurd. Register your protest with a full stake at $4.0 with Screenshot 2014-05-03 15.52.18






Preston v Scunthorpe

Scunny were flattered by their win at home to Chesterfield on Tuesday, just after Preston had given mighty Man United a decent run-around at home in the cup. But they’ve not performed so well against their peers there of late, and Scunthorpe have a way about them on the road. $6.0 on them is way too big. Take that from Screenshot 2014-06-13 14.59.08






Rochdale v Chesterfield

It might not sound sexy like Juventus v Sampdoria does, but this is a game I’d love to watch this weekend. It’s an even match up of two aspiring and good football teams. $3.20 on Chesterfield with Screenshot 2014-05-03 13.10.10 is value.






Sheffield United v Coventry

Another reason to be fearful in parting with your hard-earned here: one very good team at home to one apparently pretty poor one should mean only one outcome. But some unorthodox, left-handed analysis suggests that it’s a closer call than $6.0 on the away side suggests. Have a stab at Coventry with Screenshot 2014-06-13 14.59.08






Yeovil v Gillingham

Gillingham at $3.60 with Screenshot 2015-01-29 20.29.37






Dagenham & Redbridge v Burton

Two of the basement’s form sides meet in what could be more like an away game for the home side – and they prefer playing away, so I’m with them. To clarify; the bet is Dagenham and Redbridge at $3.83 with Screenshot 2014-05-03 15.52.18






Newport v Morecambe

Morecambe are a value bet at $3.60 with Screenshot 2014-05-03 13.10.10






Northampton v York

Northampton have performed very consistently for a good while now, and York have been erratic for about as long. They’re as good as most in the league on their day though, and seem to be getting there. Fancy them to get the home side on an off day at $3.40 courtesy of Screenshot 2014-05-27 08.55.43

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