NTT20 Saturday Football Acca: No fun at the seaside for Blades in 7/1 treble

Sheffield United boss Slavisa Jokanovic
Slavisa Jokanovic's Blades could have a tough time at the seaside

It's a 7/1 Saturday treble for the NTT20 Podcast team this week as they expect Blackpool to keep surprising in the Championship against Sheffield United...

"The 8/13 about Sheffield United is mightily disrespectful of what the likes of Jerry Yates have done in recent weeks and has to be taken on."

Blades to be blunted at Blackpool

Sheffield United vs Blackpool
Saturday, 15:00

Before last weekend's 3-2 win over Barnsley, Sheffield United had won four league games this season and failed to follow each one with another three points. Slavisa Jokanovic will be hoping to bring that run to an end, but they will face stiff opposition in the form of Neil Critchley's Blackpool.

After a difficult start to life back in the second tier, The Seasiders have been in great form recently, notably beating arch-rivals Preston last weekend at home for the first time since 1997. They will be in confident mood to cause an upset against a Sheffield United side who are yet to find the winning knack, nearly squandering a three-goal lead on Sunday against a side who hadn't scored in open-play since August.

The 8/13 about Sheffield United is mightily disrespectful of what the likes of Jerry Yates have done in recent weeks and has to be taken on.

Back Blackpool or Draw (Double Chance) @ 13/10

Two attacking sides to produce goals

Oxford vs Morecambe
Saturday, 15:00

Herbie Kane's arrival at Oxford United was met with much excitement from Yellows fans, and the games that have followed have certainly lived up to that billing. Kane, mostly deployed in a holding midfield role, offers creativity and a fine range of passing but lacks the positional sense and tough tackling of Alex Gorrin, the man he has replaced.

Oxford's recent games against Plymouth Argyle and Burton Albion have shown how end-to-end games tend to be when deploying a midfield three of pure ball-players, with James Henry and Cameron Brannagan either side of Kane. Liquid football going forward but susceptible on the break seems a trade-off Karl Robinson is happy to make, and their opponents on Saturday also rank high on the entertainment scale.

No team has conceded more goals than Stephen Robinson's side and just three have scored more, and in this tussle between two attacking sides set up to go forward at any opportunity, it would be a huge surprise if there were not plenty of goals.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ 8/11

Baptism of fire for new Carlisle boss

Northampton vs Carlisle
Saturday, 14:00

Carlisle have this week appointed a new manager as Keith Millen was unveiled as their new boss and he will be in the dugout for the first time on Saturday for the visit to Sixfields. It's a tough opening task, with Cobblers having won their last three games to nil, racking up seven goals in the process.

Jon Brady's side have had an up-and-down start to the season, but he finally looks to have found the perfect balance, starving the opposition of goalscoring opportunities while being dangerous themselves both from open-play and from set-pieces, with centre-backs Fraser Horsfall and Jon Guthrie already racking up three goals each this season.

Kion Etete is impressing up front during his loan spell from Tottenham, with his goal on the weekend likely to be a sign of things to come for Cobblers fans. Millen may well improve Carlisle in time, but this is a tough first assignment and you'd have to take a leap of faith to think he can stop this well-oiled winning machine.

Back Northampton to win @ 17/20

Get a £5 Free Bet – Every Day

Stake £20 on multiples over the course of a day, and, after the bets have settled, you'll get a free £5 to use on multiples. Bets must settle within 48 hours. No opt-in required, T&Cs apply.

Get a Free £/€20 Exchange Bet

  • Join Now - Open account using promo code VAL225
  • Bet - Place a £/€20 Bet on the Exchange
  • Earn We'll Refund You £/€20 If the Bet Loses

T&Cs apply.

Read past articles