Former striker Brett Ormerod enjoyed a playing career lasting more than two decades. In an exclusive chat with bwin, he discusses the recent fortunes and prospects for some of his previous employers, including Southampton, Preston North End, Blackpool and Wrexham.
League One play-off final odds: Extra-time on the cards
Kick Off: 1500, 20/05/2017 Stadium: Wembley TV: Sky Sports The last three meetings between Bradford and Millwall have all ended in a draw and we reckon extra-time will be needed to decide their League One play-off final clash at Wembley. Both regular-season encounters finished 1-1, as did the second leg … Read more
Scunthorpe vs Millwall: Iron appeal on home form
Kick Off: 1830, 07/05/2017 Stadium: Glanford Park TV: Sky Sports 1 Scunthorpe showed plenty of resilience to draw at Millwall in the first leg of their League One play-offs clash and we’re backing the Iron to finish the job off at Glanford Park. Only champions Sheffield United won more home … Read more
Fleetwood vs Bradford: Bantams can confirm superiority
Kick Off: 1830, 07/05/2017 Stadium: Highbury TV: Sky Sports 3 All three of our Bradford vs Fleetwood predictions came in for the first leg and we’re sticking with the Bantams to shade it again in the return fixture at Highbury. Rory McArdle’s 77th-minute header has put City in the driving … Read more
Bradford vs Fleetwood: Bantams to shade tight contest
Kick Off: 1945, 04/05/2017 Stadium: Valley Parade TV: Sky Sports 5 Bradford went through the regular League One season without being beaten at home and are fancied to come out on top when they host Fleetwood in the first leg of their play-off semi-final. The Bantams came from behind to beat … Read more
Millwall vs Scunthorpe: Iron tipped to tame the Lions
Kick Off: 1945, 04/05/2017 Stadium: The Den TV: Sky Sports 1 Scunthorpe powered into the League One play-offs on the back of five straight wins and are rated a value bet to keep that run going when they travel to Millwall for Thursday’s semi-final first leg. Honours were even between … Read more
Trevor Benjamin on Leicester changes and survival bid
Former Premier League striker Trevor Benjamin played nearly 450 games and scored more than a century of goals during a long playing career during which he featured for 27 clubs, most memorably in the Premier League for Leicester. Here, he gives us his thoughts on the Foxes, Cambridge, Peterborough, Hereford and the loan system.
Tuesday accumulator: Five best Football League bets
There are plenty of Championship, League One and League Two games in midweek, so we’ve picked out our five best bets for a near-20/1 Tuesday accumulator. Don’t fret if one of the legs lets you down because our five-team acca insurance ensures we refund minimum £5 stakes as a Free … Read more
Tuesday accumulator: Five top tips from the Football League
There are plenty of Football League betting opportunities for punters to get stuck into on Tuesday night and we’ve picked out our five strongest fancies for an accumulator that will give us a pay-out of almost 14/1 if all are successful. Newcastle let us down for a 10/1 pay-out on … Read more
Former striker Kevin Davies on Chesterfield’s relegation fight
Kevin Davies was part of the Chesterfield team which progressed to the semi-finals of the FA Cup in 1997. After impressing during a short stint at Southampton, Blackburn splashed out a then-club record £7.5million for his services in 1998. Davies returned to Saints a year later and, following a brief loan spell at Millwall, joined Bolton, where he spent 10 years, scoring 84 times in 407 appearances. Davies’ last team was Preston, retiring in 2015, and he also won one cap for England at the age of 33 – as a substitute against Montenegro in 2010.
With Chesterfield fighting against relegation from League One and Bolton gunning for promotion back to the Championship, we caught up with Davies to discuss his former clubs’ chances and well as getting his thoughts on some topical issues in the game.
Saturday accumulator: Boro to shine in five-timer
We’ve been studying the formbook and have picked out our five best bets from Saturday’s FA Cup and Football League action and will be looking at an 11/1 pay-out if they all prevail in our football accumulator. Don’t fret if one of the legs lets you down because our five-team … Read more
Jamie Forrester talks Lincoln and his other former clubs
Jamie Forrester enjoyed prolific spells at Scunthorpe, Northampton and Lincoln during a career which saw him make more than 550 appearances, scoring a goal just over every three games.
Now 42, Forrester played for 10 clubs in England and also experienced life in Europe with Auxerre and FC Utrecht before retiring in 2009.
With a string of his former clubs, particularly Scunthorpe and Lincoln, having successful seasons, we spoke to Forrester about his old employers to get his thoughts and predictions.
New Year’s Eve BTTS acca: Five to follow
We’re hoping teams get into the festive spirit with entertaining games on New Year’s Eve and with that in mind we have picked out five matches in the both teams to score market from the Premier League and Football League. These games will pay a shade over 12/1 if all … Read more
Exclusive interview: Lee Hodges talks Scunthorpe and West Ham
Lee Hodges signed his first professional contract with West Ham in 1995 before going on to make more than 100 league appearances for Scunthorpe. With the Hammers struggling at the wrong end of the Premier League and the Iron sitting top of League One, we talked to the 38-year-old about two of his former clubs.