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Accrington vs Barnet: Our top betting tips
Accrington are finding life difficult at the moment as they sit just outside of the relegation places in League One. That said, they should have enough about them to beat Barnet. Will they? Find out with our Accrington vs Barnet match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Accrington to win
We are starting off our tips for Accrington vs Barnet by backing the home side to win the game. They might be struggling in the league table right now but their form has started to pick up of late with just one defeat in five games and, more importantly, three wins in their last four games. To keep things clear, Barnet have been in exceptionally good form themselves with four wins on the spin and having tasted no defeat since November 1st. You do, however, need to understand the context, which is that Barnet are two leagues lower than their hosts – that fact cannot be ignored. If this game was at Barnet's home ground, there would be a strong chance of an upset but with Accy hosting the match we just don't see it.
Someone will fail to score
For our second prediction we turn into the both teams to score market and we're backing ‘no'. Accrington have seen each of their last three games end with at least one side failing to score. For Barnet, each of their last four games have featured a clean sheet. With both sides showing strong form to support the ‘no' outcome alongside the likely tactical approach from Barnet, which will be to frustrate their hosts before launching counters we believe this bet offers good value.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Accrington vs Barnet
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Will Barnet's FA Cup journey end here?
Accrington are sat down in the lower regions of the League One table but there is no doubt that they need to be winning this game. Barnet are no mugs and they're going strong in the National. You just get the feeling that the home advantage might make all the difference but, who knows, stranger things have happened – especially in this competition.
Accrington's position in the league isn't a pretty one but, actually, it's not a fair representation of the football they've been playing of late. They've won a few games, boosted morale and will now view this game as the perfect opportunity to progress rather than as a real banana skin, which it would have been a few weeks earlier. We think they'll go with a strong side here.
Accrington Predicted lineup – Savin, Fernandes, Tharme, Rodgers, Clark, Conneely, Coyle, Longelo-Mbule, Hamilton, Leigh, Whalley
Barnet have been going well of late and they have been extremely tight defensively with one goal conceded across their last five matches. That solid backline will form the bulk of their gameplan for this game. Will they be able to hurt their hosts on the break? Harry Pritchard could hold the key.
Barnet Predicted lineup – Walker, Armstrong, Beard, Collinge, De Havilland, Gorman, Kabamba, Kanu, Okimo, Pritchard, Wynter
A quickfire FAQ on Accrington vs Barnet
- Where is the match being hosted? – Crown Ground
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Accrington
- What time does the match kick off? 3 PM GMT