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The Big Wednesday Multiple: Serious Chelsea to ease past Milan in friendly

Antonio Conte won't accept half measures from his Chelsea players
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There's plenty of action throughout the night this Wednesday as Paul Robinson takes in a variety of games and countries for this week's Big Wednesday Multiple. Here are his selections...


- Back Toronto @ 1.65 (13/20)
- Back Chelsea @ 1.8 (4/5)
- Back Over 2.5 Goals in Santos v Flamengo @ 2.15 (23/20)
- Back Under 2.5 Goals in Atletico PR v Corinthians @ 1.53 (8/15)

The Multiple pays approximately 9.77 (9/1)

Bet 1: Toronto (HOME) @ 1.65 (13/20)

We begin with a little action from the MLS as Toronto should have more than enough to take all three points at home to Real Salt Lake.

The hosts are sitting pretty in third place in the Eastern Conference and while a top two finish would be more desirable, they have two games in hand over the New York teams above them - matches that if they won, they'd be top.

Winning is something that they've achieved in their two latest outings and in front of their own fans it's 13 points from a possible 15. Even more impressive, is the fact that they beat DC United 4-1 and Columbus Crew 3-0.

Real Salt Lake actually won their last away fixture at Philadelphia but in the wider picture it's half a dozen defeats from their last nine on the road and they've won just once in seven - home or away.


Bet 2: Chelsea (AWAY) @ 1.8 (4/5)

We're cheating ever so slightly with our away win this week as this friendly is being played in America, but as that's not Stamford Bridge, I think it's allowed on a technicality.

A winner's a winner anyway and the Chelsea players will be wanting to show their new manager what they are made of as the new season draws ever closer.

Eden Hazard was a shadow of his former self last season but he looked good at the Euros and he netted twice against Real Madrid at the weekend.

Milan are a club in turmoil at the moment and they are a shadow of their former selves. Antonio Conte will know them inside out as well and he enjoyed regular success against them with Roma.


Bet 3: Santos v Flamengo (Over 2.5 goals) @ 2.15 (23/20)

To Brazil now for our over 2.5 goal regulars, Santos. We are getting an even better price than usual here and while I appreciate that it's because Santos are missing players due to the Olympics, I don't think it will be too much of an issue.

They are an attacking side in general and could move to the top of the table if they better Corinthians' result at Atletico PR. Dorival Júnior's men are a joy to behold at Vila Belmiro and they've netted at least twice in all but one of their eight league fixtures there this term.

Opponents, Flamengo, are on the upgrade this season and they have taken 10 points from a possible 12 of late. They are now up to fifth in the Campeonato - just two points behind Santos.

As far as the goals go, 'Big Mengo' scored twice at Coritiba in their last away match and prior to that it was a 3-3 draw at Botafogo and a heavy 4-0 defeat at Corinthians.


Bet 4: Atletico PR v Corinthians (Under 2.5 goals) @ 1.53 (8/15)

Our final selection also comes from Brazil as Atletico PR line up against Corinthians in a match that looks certain to finish with under 2.5 backers collecting.

Atletico PR are the kings of the low-scoring affair this year as 10 of their last 11 have ended with the net bulging twice or less. Paulo Autori's side are notoriously hard to score against on this ground and their scorelines at home this season have been 1-1, 2-1, 1-0, 1-0, 2-0, 1-0, 1-1 and 1-0.

The former kings of the low-scoring affair are Corinthians and while they are a bit more exciting under this year, the reigning champions still have seen 10 of their 17 fixtures go under 2.5.

Four of those have come from their four most recent outings and for a team who have kept three clean sheets in a row away from home, I expect another defensive masterclass from Cristóvão Borges' men.


Recommended Multiple

Back Toronto @ 1.65 (13/20)
Back Chelsea @ 1.8 (4/5)
Back Over 2.5 Goals in Santos v Flamengo @ 2.15 (23/20)
Back Under 2.5 Goals in Atletico PR v Corinthians @ 1.53 (8/15)

The Multiple pays approximately 9.77 (9/1)

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