Team FA’s app Accatracker, which allows users to keep track of their football bets, revealed that it wasn’t just Eddie Howe that was rescued by this late brace. Bookmakers breathed a sigh of relief with many punters placing an Everton win as their banker. This move, doubtless prompted by Bournemouth’s recent poor form, failed to pay off for bettors across the country.
However of the top ten selected matches this week, only the matches at Coventry and Bournemouth went in the bookies’ favour amidst a rather routine weekend of Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Manchester City home victories.
Leicester’s draw with Man Utd as well as Crystal Palace seeing off Newcastle were also widely backed by punters. Elsewhere Middlesbrough saw off Huddersfield, Brighton remained top of the table with a win over Birmingham and Watford dealt another blow to rock bottom Villa.
Team FA marketing director Tim Pindar commented: “It was a pretty good week for the punters and would have been even better had it not been for the Bournemouth 97th minute equaliser. There’s been little confidence in the usual big hitters this season with only Man City coming near to banker status on the accas, which means were are seeing an interesting spread of games being bet on.”
Matches selected by individual AccaTracker users and the percentage of accumulators that incorporate those matches
|AFC Bournemouth vs Everton||9%||8%||3-3|
|Manchester City vs Southampton||8%||7%||3-1|
|Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United||6%||6%||5-1|
|Coventry City vs Doncaster Rovers||5%||5%||2-2|
|Barcelona vs Real Sociedad||4%||4%||4-0|
|Leicester City vs Manchester United||4%||4%||1-1|
|Huddersfield Town vs Middlesbrough||4%||4%||0-2|
|Bayern Munchen vs Hertha BSC||4%||4%||2-0|
|Brighton & Hove Albion vs Birmingham City||4%||4%||2-1|
|Aston Villa vs Watford||4%||4%||2-3|
|Sunderland vs Stoke City||4%||4%||2-0|
|Northampton Town vs Yeovil Town||4%||4%||2-0|
|PSG vs Troyes||3%||4%||4-1|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Milton Keynes Dons||3%||3%||0-0|
|Burton Albion vs Colchester United||3%||3%||5-1|