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Community Shield & Football League Season Start Acca – 5th 6th August

Hello and welcome to the start of a brand new football season in the UK!

This weekend, we kick off with a complete set of fixtures in the Football League and beyond, with some big games in the Championship, League One and League Two.

On Sunday we have the traditional curtain-raiser to the Premier League season as treble champions Manchester City kick things off against Arsenal.

The game has moved back to Wembley Stadium this year and will be an opportunity for City to add a fourth piece of silverware to the trophy room in 2023.

However, Arsenal will be hoping that having spent big in the summer on a number of new players, that they can close the gap on City this season.

With the Premier League not in action until next weekend, we have picked three games from the Championship alongside Sunday’s Community Shield to kick off our new season of accumulator bets.

You may recall we had a nice winner of over £170 in the latter stages of last season, so let’s hope the good fortune will continue into the new campaign too!

As always check back every week, and often in midweek to get the latest acca tips right here!

Here’s the first set of tips of the new season. Good luck!

Community Shield & EFL Acca – 5th & 6th August 2023

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    • Sat - Norwich City v Hull City Home Win
    • 3:00
    • Sat - Blackburn v WBA Draw
    • 3:00
    • Sat - Plymouth v Huddersfield Home Win
    • 4:00
    • Sun - Man City v Arsenal Draw
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Football League Bet Analysis: Saturday 5th August

Norwich City v Hull City – Home Win

A worrying drop off in form last season saw Norwich fall down from a potential playoff spot to 13th in the table, just two places and four points ahead of Hull, who saw improved form in the latter stages of the season move them from near the drop zone into relative safety. However both sides will know that more is expected of them this season. The arrival of Ashley Barnes should bolster the Canaries, who have lost Teemu Pukki this off season and Hull can call on Liam Delap, Jean Michael Seri and Ruben Vinaigre who have recent Premier League experience. This will be a close one, but I think home advantage will be the key here and I am backing the home side to come away with the win.

Blackburn Rovers v West Bromwich Albion – Draw

Blackburn Rovers missed out on the playoffs on goal difference last season, while West Brom finished two placed and three points further behind. Both will have hopes of at least the playoffs this season after a somewhat timid end to the season saw the Baggies lose three of their last five and Rovers win just one of the last five. Financial worries could be a big problem for Blackburn this season and that is something to look out for. The Baggies have made some solid signings heading into the season and probably just about have the edge in this one, but being away from home means that I feel this game will likely see a draw.

Plymouth Argyle v Huddersfield Town – Home Win

Huddersfield flirted with relegation last season after losing in the playoff final the season before, so the Yorkshire side will not want to get off t a slow start especially with a tricky run of games thereafter against Leicester, Middlesbrough, Norwich and West Brom. Plymouth are newly promoted to the Championship but were excellent and worthy winners of League One last season. The Devon-based team have a very exciting young team with the likes of Morgan Whittaker, Bali Mumba and Ryan Hardie likely to be key men for Argyle this season.  It is a long trip for Huddersfield fans on the opening day and I fear it may be made worse by the fact I am backing the home side to kick off with a win here.

Community Shield Bet Analysis: Sunday 6th August

Manchester City v Arsenal- Draw

Last season, Manchester City’s dominance over Arsenal was key to their eventual league and cup success. Not only did City do the double over Arsenal in the league (scoring seven goals in the process), they also knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup too. Arsenal have won just one of the last 16 games between the two, City winning all the other games in that period. Arsenal have won the last COmmunity Shield game between the two, winning 3-0 back in 2014, but this game promises to be much closer. City have lost a number of key players, Gundogan and Mahrez for example, while Arsenal have strengthened signing Timber, Rice and Havertz this summer. City are also slower starters than most and I feel as such, a draw is the best option here.


Dean Wyatt

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Dean Wyatt is the founder and editor here at Acca Nation. He’s been betting sports for over 20 years and is a profitable sports trader on the exchanges.

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