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Stevenage vs Accrington – Borough backed for promotion

| 14.05.2011

Play-off semi-finals can be tight and tense affairs but we could be in for a thriller at Broadhall Way on Sunday evening.

These two sides have met eight times in their history and with 27 goals in those eight games, backing over 2.5 goals looks the best value bet at 11/10.

Match Odds

Accrington Stanley may be on a 13 match unbeaten run but they travel to a ground that has witnessed just one defeat in their last 13 games and Stevenage are the 11/10 favourites to win.

In February Stanley made a miraculous comeback, salvaging a point despite trailing 2-0 with two minutes to go, and the draw is available at 23/10.

It’s tough to see Accrington taking the spoils considering they’ve never won at Broadhall Way and punters should steer clear of the 5/2 for an Accrington win.

The away side has never won when these two sides meet and Stevenage offer plenty of value at 4/5 to qualify for the play-off final with a home win likely on Sunday.

Total Goals

28 goals in eight games is a quite remarkable record and Stevenage have scored 15 of those to Accrington’s 13.

Accrington can boast a trio of players all on 13 goals for the season and Stevenage will have to score twice to win, something they have done on 11 of their last 15 home games.

Jose Mousinho has been ruled out so the pressure will fall on Byron Harrison to get the goals and he is 11/2 to get the first goal.

A 3-1 scoreline in favour of Stevenage is 18/1 while a 2-1 win is available at 8/1, although the real value is in backing both sides to score at 5/6.

Stevenage will be confident of taking a lead into the second leg of the play-off and they are 4/5 to qualify.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.