This weekend’s fixtures have got punters scratching their heads according to data from AccaTracker, the mobile app that helps users keep track of their multiple bets.
Bets are being very evenly spread around on the Saturday, with the top five matches very close in terms of the number of bets they appear in. This may be down to the fact that the Premier League ties are tricky to call with any kind of confidence, with tricky matches for usual bankers Arsenal at home to Everton and Chelsea away at West Ham.
In fact the main banker this weekend would appear to be in the Championship, where high flying leaders Brighton welcome struggling Preston North End.
On Sunday the three Premier League matches attract most of the action, with Liverpool’s match against Southampton top of the pile ahead of the Manchester Derby, but Barcelona’s game against Eibar is also a popular choice for punters’ football accumulators.
Team FA marketing director Tim Pindar commented: “The selections on the Sunday by our AccaTracker users are most interesting. There is a strong trend in people backing Liverpool to put one over on Southampton, which is interesting given the form that the Saints have been showing this season.
However in the Manchester Derby all the money is going on Manuel Pellegrini’s mean to roll over United, who have had to travel back from their midweek match in Moscow. There is also a lot of interest in the both teams to score market, suggesting that ‘overs’ will be one to investigate as well.”
Matches selected by individual AccaTracker users and the percentage of accumulators that incorporate those matches
|Leicester City vs Crystal Palace||9%||9%|
|Brighton & Hove Albion vs Preston North End||9%||9%|
|West Ham United vs Chelsea||8%||8%|
|Arsenal vs Everton||8%||8%|
|Stoke City vs Watford||8%||8%|
|Gillingham vs Southend United||6%||5%|
|Norwich City vs West Bromwich Albion||4%||5%|
|Aston Villa vs Swansea City||5%||5%|
|Queens Park Rangers vs Milton Keynes Dons||5%||5%|
|Hull City vs Birmingham City||4%||4%|
|Liverpool vs Southampton||12%||14%|
|Manchester United vs Manchester City||13%||13%|
|AFC Bournemouth vs Tottenham Hotspur||12%||13%|
|Barcelona vs Eibar||12%||12%|
|Borussia Dortmund vs Augsburg||11%||10%|
|Celtic vs Dundee United||10%||9%|
|Sunderland vs Newcastle United||8%||9%|
|PSG vs Saint-Etienne||9%||8%|
|Juventus vs Atalanta||7%||7%|
|Atletico Madrid vs Valencia||5%||5%|
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