Football accumulator tips: Boro dream could disappear at Deepdale
Four football accumulator tips for Saturday
The Championship and League Two seasons conclude on Saturday when there are still promotion issues to be resolved before the play-offs get under way.
There are two play-off spots up for grabs in the second tier, while in League Two five teams can still qualify for automatic promotion, with three places still to be filled to complete the top seven.
We get our four football accumulator tips under way at Deepdale where Middlesbrough are 8/13 to beat Preston.
Preston v Middlesbrough
Seventh-placed Middlesbrough head to Lancashire knowing they must pick up three points if they are to stand a chance of finishing in the play-offs and also hope either Sheffield United or Luton fail to win against Fulham and Reading respectively.
Boro are two points adrift of those clubs and have a superior goal difference than the Hatters, so even a draw against the Royals would be enough should Chris Wilder’s side win at Preston, who bounced back from defeats against Fulham and Blackburn by winning 3-1 at Barnsley last weekend.
📽️ Manager Ryan Lowe was pleased his side could repay the travelling fans for their support with three points. 💙
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— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) May 1, 2022
The Lilywhites are unbeaten at home against all the teams in the top six this season and following the win at Oakwell, manager Ryan Lowe told the club website: “The lads have given us a reaction from the last couple of losses and I said I want to finish the season on a high and certainly that’s what we’ve started from today and hopefully we can continue next week.”
Boro have won their last two games, but were beaten 2-1 by Preston in November and so we’ll take 21/20 on the hosts to win or draw as the first of our football accumulator tips.
Swansea v QPR
The Swans conclude their season against QPR, who will be looking for a new manager for the start of next season after chief executive Lee Hoos revealed that Mark Warburton would leave the club.
QPR were pressing for automatic promotion at the end of January, but just three wins in their last 17 matches have left them hanging on to the top half of the table.
Swansea were hammered 5-1 by Nottingham Forest last time out which ended their nine-game unbeaten run, so in general their form has been good.
Their last six matches have involved goals at both ends, too, so we’ll go for the Welshmen to win and both teams to score at 12/5 as the next of Saturday’s Football League tips.
Barrow v Northampton
In League Two, barring a win for Bristol Rovers against relegated Scunthorpe by at least seven goals, Northampton will confirm promotion with victory at Barrow on Saturday.
⚽️With a number of sides still fighting for third place going in to the final day of the season, manager Jon Brady says he is not surprised by how close League 2 has been this season https://t.co/fxfvVnGGzJ
— Northampton Town (@ntfc) May 4, 2022
The Cobblers are in decent form having taken 10 points from a possible 12, although they were just 19 minutes away from beating promoted Exeter last time out.
Barrow have played many of the teams in the top seven in recent weeks and lost 2-1 at Exeter and Swindon in their last two games, so we’ll go with Northampton to win and over 1.5 goals at 21/20 for the next of our football accumulator tips.
Walsall v Swindon
We wrap up Saturday’s footy acca at the Bescot Stadium where Swindon can secure a place in the play-offs with victory against Walsall, a team they battered 5-0 in February.
The Robins have won their last three matches which all involved three match goals, including a 2-1 victory over promoted Forest Green.
Walsall have a decent home record and recently beat Port Vale 2-0, but they have generally struggled against the promotion-chasers in front of their own fans, so Swindon to win and over 2.5 goals at 8/5 could be the way to go.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication