Daily Acca

The Daily Acca: Three shorties make a 2/1 treble

Barcelona manager - Xavi
Eyebrows will be raised if Barcelona can't beat Almeria tonight

Paul Robinson has picked out three favourites for Thursday's Daily Acca, with the treble coming in at 2/13.00.

  • Leeds to march on to Wembley

  • Barcelona to avoid a banana skin at Almeria

  • Sociedad to boost their Europa League hopes

Leg 1 Leeds (90mins) @ 1/21.50 (20:00)

There were just three shots on target in the first leg of this Play-off semi-final at Carrow Road, and with the bottom four in the division only winning fewer away games than Norwich this season, I have to feel that the Canaries have blown their chance of going to Wembley.

I expect another tense match at Elland Road, especially in the first half, but Leeds have only been beaten twice here this term, and only Leicester won more home fixtures.

When the two sides met here in January, the hosts edged it 1-0, and we could be in for something similar this evening.

Leg 2 Barcelona (90mins) @ 3/101.30 (20:30)

Barcelona are one point ahead of Girona in the race for second in La Liga, and even though they have this game in hand, they won't be resting on their laurels against Almeria.

The hosts are bottom of the table, with just 17 points from a possible 105 this term, and their relegation has been confirmed for a while now.

They have actually done alright on their two latest outings - winning 0-1 at Rayo Vallecano, before being edged out 3-2 at Real Betis.

Xavi's visitors have been in and out in recent weeks, but their defeats have come against PSG, Real Madrid and Girona - who are all much better than Almeria.

Leg 3 Real Sociedad (90mins) @ 8/151.53 (21:00)

Real Sociedad are pushing for a place in next season's Europa League, and they will be keen to beat Valencia tonight, and not let Rubén Baraja's side into that race.

The selection were beaten 2-0 at the Nou Camp on Monday, but that can be forgiven, and they beat Las Palmas by the same scoreline when they were last in action at home.

Valencia have gone off the boil just at the wrong time, and while they at least ended a run of three straight defeats at the weekend, a goalless draw at home to Rayo Vallecano is hardly scintillating form.

Now read Mark O'Haire's preview of Leeds v Norwich

Daily Acca 2023/24 P/L

Wagered: 219pts

Returned: 180.53pts

P/L: -38.47pts


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