iBet: Blackwell’s Shakers could build momentum in League Two
English League Two
Back Bury each way in the outright market at 40/1 with Betfair Sportsbook (pays three places)
Back Bury to finish in the top seven at 11/4 with Coral
Bury went off odds against to beat Cheltenham at home on Saturday but turned in an impressive performance and delivered a 4-1 victory. I’ve had my eye on Kevin Blackwell’s outfit for a while now. They went into the game in 16th place in League Two, with four points from a possible 12. On the face of it that does not look very good, but they had a pretty tough run of fixtures to start the season, playing three of the teams who finished in the top 10 in the division last season.
An opening day loss to Chesterfield doesn’t look so bad when you look at the league table now. After five games Chesterfield are top, and two points clear. Their only other defeat was a 2-1 reverse at the hands of Oxford, who are second. Bury had a miserable second half of the season in League One last year, gaining only 21 points from their last 23 games.
However, thanks to a change of owners and some much needed investment, Blackwell has brought in no less than 18 new players and basically has a completely new team on his hands. It’s understandable that it can take a little time for the players to gel, but things do seem to be clicking into place nicely and since the opening day loss they have scored 16 goals in six games, including knocking three past Norwich in the Capital One Cup. Bury seem to be a team that could be improving rapidly and it may be worth a speculative interest that Blackwell can build up some real momentum and belief and get them into the shake-up in what looks to be a wide open division.
Following results on Saturday, Sunderland manager Paulo Di Canio is the new favourite in the Premier League Sack race at 3/1.
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