FA Cup first round weekend is one of the highlights of the football calendar but it also presents a super opportunity for betting fans to find some value. Take this four-team accumulator, for example, which could net anyone backing it with the free £25 bet for joining bwin.com £284.25 should they all triumph. And here’s why each one deserves its place on your coupon.
Macclesfield Town to beat East Thurrock United @ 1/2
Macclesfield travel to non-league East Thurrock United on Saturday hoping to avoid a potential banana skin. Town sit in 13th place in League Two and they may see the FA Cup as a welcome distraction following two defeats on the trot. They have picked up away wins against Aldershot and Crewe in recent weeks and should have more than enough against East Thurrock, who have failed to win in their last seven home matches.
Bristol Rovers to beat Corby Town @ 9/20
Despite sitting 16th in League Two, Bristol Rovers have won two of their last three home matches, scoring seven goals in those victories. Corby’s recent form has been good and they are unbeaten in six, but the gulf in class should be too much for the non-league side so expect Rovers to make it to round two with a win – especially given their home advantage.
Stevenage to beat Hartlepool @ 31/20
Stevenage travel to Hartlepool on Saturday in search of a place in round two and so far this season they have amassed a full 12 points more than their rivals in League One. Stevenage have won four and drawn one of their last five matches, while Hartlepool have lost five and drawn one of their last seven. Stevenage have the momentum, then, to beat Hartlepool, who could have a relegation battle to contend with.
Huddersfield to beat Swindon @ 21/20
Both sides come into this clash in good form. Huddersfield dropped two points at the weekend but are on an astonishing 41-match unbeaten run in League One and will fancy their chances at the County Ground. Admittedly, Swindon have not tasted defeat for eight games, but Town are averaging two goals per away game and have beaten better opponents than this already this term on the road.
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