Number Game

Numbers Game: Daggers can dig out win

Friday 27th January 2012 11:46

Dagenham: Tipped to beat Millers

Dagenham: Tipped to beat Millers

TEAMtalk's Matty Briggs pinpoints a 15/8 Value Bet, a 10/11 Banker for your accumulators and an 11/4 FA Cup shock in this week's Numbers Game.

Sky Bet dug @MattPBriggs Numbers Game out of a hole last week with two nuggets in the Traders' View and two winning Steamers. The online layers told us to steer clear of Chelsea (4/7) and Everton (8/15) and they both failed to win - drawing against Norwich and Blackburn respectively. Sky Bet also informed us there was money for Birmingham (4/6) and Barnet (8/5) and both teams delivered with victories. Elsewhere, on a barren weekend the Treatment Room tipped up Blackpool (4/5) and Famous Last Words managed a 13/10 winner as Wycombe defeated Rochdale.

The column is back this week with Dagenham & Redbridge (15/8) tipped to see off Rotherham, while Huddersfield (10/11) are put up as the Banker and Brighton are fancied to progess past Newcastle in the FA Cup fourth round.

STEAMERS

Sky Bet have seen money for Shrewsbury, who have been backed in from 5/4 to evens to win at strugglers Hereford

Cheltenham have also been backed. They were as big as 13/10 earlier in the week and are now into 11/10 to get three points at Macclesfield.

BANKER

Huddersfield to beat Tranmere at 10/11.

The Terriers were not at their best last week, but still defeated Brentford 3-2. Gary Roberts is out so Danny Cadamarteri is likely to start and Damien Johnson and Calum Woods return to a strong-looking squad. Tranmere are five without a win and are missing defender David Raven.

WHO'S HOT

Carlisle (7/5) are seven games unbeaten in all comps and travel to Hartlepool (15/8).

Swindon (9/2) have won their last four league games and travel to Leicester (4/7).

Torquay (8/11) have won their last four League Two games and host Northampton (7/2).

Crewe (2/1) have won their last three League Two games and travel to Barnet (13/10).

Barnet (13/10) have won their last three League Two games and host Crewe (2/1).

Charlton (10/11) have won their last three in League One and travel to Exeter (3/1).

Huddersfield (10/11) have won their last three in League One and travel to Tranmere (3/1).

AFC Wimbledon (11/8) have won their last three League Two games and host Aldershot (2/1).

Birmingham (8/5) have won their last four games and travel to Sheff Utd (8/5).

Brighton (11/4) have won their last three in the Championship and host Newcastle (evens).

Derby (9/4) are unbeaten in six games and host Stoke (6/5).

WHO'S NOT

Arsenal (4/7) have lost their last three league games and host Aston Villa (9/2) (Sun).

Middlesbrough (4/1) have lost their last three Championship games and travel to Sunderland (4/6) (Sun).

Tranmere (3/1) are five games without a win in League One and host Huddersfield (10/11).

Macclesfield (5/2) have lost their last four League Two games and host Cheltenham (11/10).

Rochdale (7/5) are eight games without a win in League One and host Bury (15/8).

Dagenham (15/8) have lost their last three in League Two and host Rotherham (11/8).

Watford (6/1) have lost their last three Championship games and host Spurs (4/9) (Fri).

TRADERS' VIEW

Sky Bet are happy to take on Chelsea again at 4/7 as they travel to QPR.

"Chelsea struggled at Loftus Road earlier in the season in an ill-tempered affair and with Rangers sprit seemingly lifted since the arrival of Mark Hughes Rangers will be a tough nut to crack."

The layers will also be happy to take on Leicester at home to Swindon.

"We would avoid including Leicester on your coupons at 4/7. Swindon proved in the last round that they are more than up for the FA Cup and will be all out to cause an upset against a Leicester side that have struggled at home in the league."

BOGEY TEAMS

Sheff Weds (14/5) are unbeaten in their last five matches v Blackpool (10/11).

Watford (6/1) and Spurs have met four times in the FA Cup and Tottenham (4/9) have won all four games (Fri).

Everton (evens) have won the last 18 home league games against Fulham (11/4), but in four FA Cup matches at home they have drawn twice and lost twice (Fri).

Southampton (7/5) are unbeaten in their last nine meetings with Millwall (15/8).

Bolton (7/5) are unbeaten in eight meetings at home to Swansea (9/5).

Sheff United (8/5) have won three of their last four at home to Birmingham (8/5).

Swindon (9/2) have won only one of their last seven meetings with Leicester (4/7).

Huddersfield (10/11) have won four of last five v Tranmere (3/1) and won 2-0 on last three visits to Prenton Park.

Peterborough (11/10) have failed to win any of last six v Portsmouth (11/5) - all of them were draws.

Shrewsbury (evens) have won their last four games v Hereford (11/4).

Bradford (9/4) have lost last eight at Bristol Rovers (6/5) and never won away at Rovers.

VALUE BET

Dagenham to beat Rotherham at 15/8.

The Daggers have lost their last three games (all away), but they have been playing well and steadily improving. They put up a good show in the goalless draw with Millwall in the FA Cup and recently managed a home win over Gillingham. Rotherham look vulnerable and have lost three of their last four games.

hot-shots
  • HOT-SHOTS - Norwich's Steve Morison has scored three in last four and is 12/5 to score at WBA.QPR's Heidar Helguson has two in his last four and is 11/4 to score v Chelsea.Millwall's Darius Henderson has netted two successive hat-tricks and is 11/8 to score v Southampton.Bristol City's Chris Wood scored last time out and is 12/5 to score at Reading.Sheff Utd's Ched Evans is the FA Cup's leading scorer with five goals and has five in his last six and is 7/4 to score against Birmingham.
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  • TREATMENT ROOM - Blackpool to beat Sheff Weds at 10/11.Sheffield Wednesday's Lewis Buxton (hamstring) is a doubt, Daniel Jones (calf) is also doubtful, while Julian Bennett is still recovering from a shoulder injury. Reda Johnson (back) is set to miss out along with Rob Jones and Miguel Llera and Mike Jones are ineligible.Sunderland to beat Middlesbrough at 4/6.Merouane Zemmama is out for Boro and with Nicky Bailey already sidelined, both Kevin Thomson and Julio Arca are now due to serve suspensions. Bradford to win at Bristol Rovers at 9/4.The Bantams could have three key men back at the Memorial Ground. David Syers will return from suspension and Kyel Reid and Simon Ramsden could also be back.Cheltenham to beat Macclesfield at 11/10.Macc have around 10 players on the sidelines through injury. Paul Morgan, Dwayne Mattis and George Donnelly will all miss out, but Colin Daniel could feature against high-fliers Cheltenham.
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  • FAMOUS LAST WORDS - Brighton to beat Newcastle at 11/4.Brighton boss Gus Poyet said after last weekend's 2-1 win at Peterborough: "We managed to end on a high and I was delighted with the way everyone responded as things are slowly starting to come back for us on the field. We believe in the way we play and this showed against Peterborough. I think this was one of our best performances so far this season."Newcastle could be without Fabricio Coloccini and after last weekend's 5-2 drubbing by Fulham, boss Alan Pardew said: "It's gone, there's nothing we can do about it. The second half, we will reflect on and make sure that never happens again. We just lost our way, and that can happen in a Premier League season. "Aldershot to beat AFC Wimbledon at 2/1.Shots boss Dean Holdsworth speaking after last weekend's 0-0 draw v Accrington said: "The point was the least we deserved. I was extremely delighted with the first-half performance, I thought we were fantastic and just needed that extra bit of fine-tuning.I thought they showed a lot of desire and worked their socks off but it's bittersweet because you want that goal to go in. I was delighted with a lot of things. The passing was good and the creation of chances was good. I'm of course delighted with the clean sheet. We looked very solid. We had to earn the clean sheet. I told them to keep believing and playing like that and chances will come."Let us know your views on the weekend's football betting action by posting a comment below.You can follow Matty on Twitter at @mattpbriggs.

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