The JOE v Ladbrokes Football Accumulator Challenge: Week 20 8 years ago

The JOE v Ladbrokes Football Accumulator Challenge: Week 20

JOE finally managed to gain some ground on Hayley last weekend, so here's hoping the good fortune continues.

They say what’s rare is wonderful and JOE spent most of the week basking in the glory of a successful accumulator after Liverpool, Man City and Newcastle all did the business last weekend.


There’s still a quite sizeable gap between ourselves and Hayley, but with the possibility of Hayley suffering a Kevin Keegan ‘I would love it if we beat them’ style collapse between now and the end of the season we’re not going to give up the ghost just yet.

Will JOE’s new-found confidence and Hayley’s vulnerability contribute to the gap becoming even smaller after the weekend? We’ll soon see…

Here’s Hayley’s picks for Week 20:

Manchester United to beat Aston Villa, 4/9


United at home are no sure thing these days but I fancy a nervy win on Saturday morning before Bayern arrive on Tuesday.

Liverpool to beat Tottenham Hotspur, 4/9

The Reds easily overcame Spurs in the reverse fixture and with momentum behind them, all three points should go to Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Manchester City to beat Arsenal, 21/20


Arsenal still seem to be in shock after last Saturday’s disaster at Stamford Bridge and City can smell blood as they step up their title charge.

That comes in at a little over 4/1, far more conservative than the 11/1 shots Hayley has been taking a punt on in recent weeks. She's getting nervous we tells ya.

And here’s JOE picks:

Chelsea to beat Crystal Palace, 4/9


Chelsea have the look of title-winners about them at this stage and we can't see anything but a comfortable away win for Jose and company.

Everton to beat Fulham, 3/4

Everton’s recent run has Arsenal running scared one place above them in the table and we reckon it will continue against the Premier League’s bottom side.

Liverpool to beat Tottenham, 4/9

Like Hayley, with the form Liverpool are in, and with their impressive record at Anfield this season, we can see only one winner here.


Like last week, this treble comes in at a little over 7/2, but they say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, so we’re hoping for success with the exact same formula this time around.