Each week I will be posting my best EFL bets here on MyBetBuddy. I’ll be using a 1.0 to 5.0 staking plan alongside my recommended bets and keeping a track of the profit (hopefully) or loss as we go.
The amount that you stake on each bet is entirely up to you, my advice is that the recommended stake should be a percentage of your overall betting bankroll; i.e. 1.0 is equivalent to 1% of your betting bankroll, 2.0 is 2%,…. 5.0 is 5%. My aim here is to make a profit in the long run, not every bet will be a winner, but with a sensible staking plan I am hopeful that we can be in the green at the end of the season.
All roads lead to League One for Swindon at the moment after their midweek win at Northampton established a six-point buffer in the automatic promotion spots.
There’s a feel-good factor at the County Ground right now with The Robins unbeaten in 10 home league matches, where they have kept four clean sheets in their last seven and haven’t conceded more than one goal in a game since early October.
Scunthorpe, by contrast, are posing more questions than are being answered of late. I’m treating last weekend’s 1-0 home win against Cheltenham as more of an anomaly than any significant change in fortunes for The Irons, with the subsequent midweek loss to Cambridge making it a total of just five points attained from a possible 24 since New Year’s Day.
Exeter are another side that look to be marching towards English football’s third tier, with Tuesday’s 5-1 win at Oldham really laying down a marker for Matt Taylor’s team. Top scorer Ryan Bowman ended a six-game barren run as five different scorers contributed to an emphatic win for The Grecians.
Macclesfield, meanwhile, are hurtling towards the foot of the table. They may well be spared relegation from the football league by a combination of Stevenage being a considerably worse team and Bury’s demise meaning that only one side will be relegated this season. But that would only paper over the cracks for The Silkmen who have won just one of their last eight.
Macclesfield boss Mark Kennedy ripped into this side following the midweek defeat to fellow strugglers Morecambe, and although that is a tactic that can sometimes galvanise a side, it’s equally likely to cause a revolt and create more unrest amongst a struggling group of players. At odds of 1.90 I’m happy to take a chance on there being no overnight miracle at Moss Rose.