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Saturday EFL Best Bets and Acca Tips: 20th November 2021
Saturday EFL Best Bets and Acca Tips: 20th November 2021
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For the first time ever, bettingexpert News is bringing you the very best selections from the English Football League with our EFL best bets. We’ve also got EFL acca tips with a five-match accumulator.

bettingexpert News EFL Best Bets

Bristol City vs Blackburn Rovers Sat 20th Nov, 15:00 Blackburn to Win 2.36 7 More Tips
Huddersfield Town vs West Brom Sat 20th Nov, 15:00 Under 2.5 Goals 1.71 9 More Tips
Middlesbrough vs Millwall Sat 20th Nov, 15:00 Middlesbrough to Win 2.13 8 More Tips
Preston North End vs Cardiff City Sat 20th Nov, 15:00 Cardiff to Win 3.60 5 More Tips
Reading vs Nottingham Forest Sat 20th Nov, 15:00 Nottingham Forest to Win 2.50 7 More Tips
Cheltenham Town vs Shrewsbury Town Sat 20th Nov, 15:00 Yes on Both Teams to Score 1.91 8 More Tips
Fleetwood Town vs Morecambe Sat 20th Nov, 15:00 Yes on Both Teams to Score 1.80 8 More Tips
Rotherham United vs Cambridge United Sat 20th Nov, 15:00 Rotherham to Win 1.49 9 More Tips
Bristol Rovers vs Tranmere Rovers Sat 20th Nov, 15:00 Bristol Rovers to Win 2.40 7 More Tips
Newport County vs Swindon Town Sat 20th Nov, 15:00 Newport to Win 2.40 7 More Tips

Odds listed are best odds available as at 11:45 am November 19th 2021. Odds may now differ.

Selection 1: Bristol City vs Blackburn Rovers – Blackburn to win 

Tony Mowbray is arguably the most underappreciated manager in the EFL.

The Blackburn boss has overseen three seasons of clear progress in four at Ewood Park and while regression last term led some to think he had led the club as far as he can, the 57-year-old is back with a point to prove.

Mowbray has been able to re-invest very little of the £15 million received for 29-goal top scorer Adam Armstrong on the playing squad, so he has had to be creative.

The unorthodox front three of wide target man Sam Gallagher, false nine Tyrhys Dolan and inside-forward Ben Brereton Diaz has been an inspired choice, with the latter brimming with confidence following a successful Copa America with Chile.

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Selection 2: Huddersfield Town vs West Bromwich Albion – Under 2.5 goals 

West Brom have not strung back-to-back wins together since September and, increasingly, look short of the pace to challenge Fulham and Bournemouth for automatic promotion.

It’s easy to look at what Valerien Ismael achieved at Barnsley last season and assume, with a much bigger budget at the Hawthorns, he should be able to accomplish a lot more, but that would be simplistic.

Ismael inherited a young Tarn squad that had been constructed specifically for an aggressive, high- pressing style over the previous three years, whereas Albion have an older squad that is finding it hard to convincingly execute that style.

On top of that, there are issues up top: Barnsley had an array of tall, physical strikers, which is something West Brom do not have, a problem compounded by Jordan Hugill’s struggles since joining on loan from Norwich.

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Selection 3: Middlesbrough vs Millwall – Middlesbrough to win 

Millwall drew 1-1 with Derby last time out in a game that highlighted their limitations.

Jake Cooper is not a confident defender when it comes to playing out from the back, which may partially explain why he is yet to gain a Premier League offer despite his consistency at this level over the last four years.

Exciting youngster Billy Mitchell produced an energetic display in midfield for Gary Rowett’s side and Scott Malone got forward well too, but there remains an unhealthy reliance on Jed Wallace to create and it is hard to see the Lions challenging for the Play-Offs without addressing that.

Plus, the South Bermondsey outfit now travel to Middlesbrough, where Chris Wilder takes charge at the Riverside for the first time.

Having led Sheffield United to two promotions in three seasons as well as a 9th-placed Premier League finish as recently as 2019-20, Wilder should have a huge impact at Boro.

The Yorkshireman has addressed the dearth of left-footed defenders by signing Neil Taylor on a free transfer – although the Welshman is a left-back by trade, it would not be a huge surprise to see him converted into a left-sided centre-back for Wilder’s favoured 3-5-2 system.

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Selection 4: Preston North End vs Cardiff City – Cardiff to win 

After overseeing a return of four points from three games as caretaker, Steve Morison has the Cardiff job until the end of the season.

In some ways, the Bluebirds board might have taken a risk in making the commitment so early, rather than waiting to see Morison’s work over a bigger sample size.

On the other hand, ‘Moro’ is extremely popular with the players, he is wanted by the fans and his side have shown incredible character to haul themselves back into games under his guidance.

Cardiff were three goals down at half-time against Stoke then drew 3-3 and they were losing with a quarter of an hour to play against Huddersfield then won 2-1, which speaks to Morison’s motivational qualities.

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Selection 5: Reading vs Nottingham Forest – Nottingham Forest to win 

Steve Cooper continues to do a wonderful job at Nottingham Forest.

A team that looked lifeless in the first few weeks of the season, now looks full of energy, vigour and dynamism.

Key to this has been getting the best out of Brennan Johnson, who starred on loan at Lincoln last season, and on top of the Wales international’s running power, he is also a cute technician who gives Forest a creative spark in the final third.

Johnson will be hoping to pile on the misery at Reading, who have dropped to 19 th after a six-point deduction and, having had a torrid time this season with injuries, could be in danger of the drop.

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Selection 6: Cheltenham Town vs Shrewsbury Town – Yes on Both Teams To Score 

This match will see the two greatest Cheltenham managers of all time go head-to-head for the first time.

Steve Cotterill is a heralded figure at Whaddon Road, having inspired Town to three promotions and an FA Trophy victory in five years, and now returns to GL52 as Shrewsbury boss.

Michael Duff, meanwhile, was a key part of Cotterill’s successful reign as a player and now will be the Cheltonian’s opposite number on Saturday, having led the Robins to the League Two title last season.

Duff’s success in the fourth tier came from having a stable back-three, which he has not been able to achieve this season due to Ben Tozer’s exit for Wrexham as well as injuries to Charlie Raglan and Will Boyle.

There is hope, therefore, that Daniel Udoh and Ryan Bowman will threaten for the Shrews, but Cheltenham have the quality of their own in attack in willing runner Kyle Vassell and creative maestro Dan Crowley: the latter is essentially a Championship player in waiting.

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Selection 7: Fleetwood Town vs Morecambe – Yes on Both Teams To Score 

These two West Lancashire sides looked set for a relegation dogfight before the season and the first three months have only added to the notion that 2021-22 could be a slog.

Fleetwood are having to manage with less external investment from chairman Andy Pilley than previous seasons, and some would question whether Simon Grayson is the right man for the youth
development route the club is now looking to go down, having previously done his best work with strong, experienced squads.

Morecambe, meanwhile, accumulated a healthy return early on but defensive issues have come to the surface in recent weeks: the Shrimps do not have an aerially dominant centre-back, nor a natural ball-winner to protect the rearguard.

Nonetheless, Fleetwood and Morecambe have been able to carry a threat despite their defensive struggles, scoring 26 and 25 goals respectively.

The Trawlermen have midfield controller Callum Camps, free-kick specialist Danny Andrew and energetic striker Callum Morton who can all do damage, while their visitors are hoping physical
forward Jonah Ayunga can start to take the goalscoring burden off Cole Stockton.

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Selection 8: Rotherham United vs Cambridge United – Rotherham to win

Rotherham are 10 games unbeaten in League One and 13 overall.

Paul Warne’s side are starting to get the points their early-season performances merited and look prime promotion contenders.

Deep-lying playmaker Daniel Barlaser, energetic presser Ollie Rathbone and ball-carrier Ben Wiles is proving an excellent midfield combination, while Michael Smith provides a crucial aerial reference point, allowing the Millers to go direct when they need to and keep opponents guessing.

This trip to South Yorkshire could be a daunting one, therefore, for Cambridge, who come into this game off the back of a 4-1 loss at MK Dons.

The U’s have very little quality compared with the top sides in this division, so when they play the big teams, the intensity has to be there in full for 90 minutes.

When it isn’t, they tend to get punished: especially when missing key centre-backs like Lloyd Jones and Greg Taylor.

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Selection 9: Bristol Rovers vs Tranmere Rovers – Bristol Rovers to win 

Bristol Rovers have spent much of this season wearing the tag of League Two’s underachievers, but they hope to be ripping the label off.

Back-to-back league wins over promotion contenders Harrogate and Northampton have elevated the Gas just five points off the Play-Offs, and a dramatic 4-3 extra-time FA Cup victory over Oxford has not done them any harm either.

With injuries up top, Joey Barton has in recent games gone without a recognized centre-forward, instead deploying a front two of Antony Evans and Sam Nicholson.

The duo’s unpredictable movement has kept opponents guessing, allowing Sam Finley to charge into goalscoring positions from midfield, or Josh Grant to ghost in at the back-post from left wing-back. Keep up recent form and the South-West outfit could hand the underachievers tag to Tranmere, who have lost their last three and scored a paltry 11 goals all season.

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Selection 10: Newport County vs Swindon Town – Newport County to win

Good news seems to be coming out of Rodney Parade every week these days, and the latest boost for Newport is that assistant Wayne Hatswell has signed a new contract.

Hatswell had initially been part of the management team for Michael Flynn’s successful stint in charge and, in the interim period, the former Kidderminster defender steadied the ship by overseeing a welcome return of six points from four games.

Hatswell’s experience, as well as his extensive knowledge of the current squad, has played a huge part in a talented young coach like James Rowberry – plucked from Cardiff – settle in so quickly. Rowberry is getting the best out of Dom Telford and Courtney Baker-Richardson, who have formed an excellent strike-pairing; Telford is a willing runner with good movement and goalscoring instincts, while Baker-Richardson has a physical presence as well as the ability to produce a moment of quality from outside the box.

Newport are now unbeaten in seven and could pose a threat to Swindon, who are having a strong season themselves but look short on centre-backs with Romoney Crichlow and Mathieu Baudry both

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bettingexpert News EFL Acca Tips

Bristol City vs Blackburn Rovers Blackburn to Win 2.30
Huddersfield Town vs West Bromwich Albion Under 2.5 Total Match Goals 1.66
Fleetwood Town vs Morecambe Both Teams to Score – Yes 1.75
Bristol Rovers vs Tranmere Bristol Rovers to Win 2.40
Newport County vs Swindon Town Newport to Win 2.40

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What is an EFL Acca?

An EFL Acca is a type of betting that involves combining several selections across different matches with one single stake. An acca or accumulator usually has at least four selections but it can include many many more. An EFL acca is one such bet that only involves matches from the EFL or English Football League, the second to the fourth tiers of English football. The benefits of an EFL acca are that the odds can be massive with a very small stake as the odds for all selections are multiplied together. Every pick needs to win or your EFL acca will lose.