The Big Wednesday Multiple: Confederations Cup Semi-final to be tight

Can Portugal add to their European Championship win?
Can Portugal add to their European Championship win?
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It's that time of the week where Paul Robinson selects a home win, an away win, a match to go over 2.5 goals and a match to go under 2.5 goals. Here are his selections:

- Back Defensa y Justicia @ 1.66 (4/6)
- Back Corinthians @ 3.0 (2/1)
- Back Over 2.5 Goals in Linfield v La Florita @ 1.33 (1/3)
- Back Under 2.5 Goals in Portugal v Chile @ 1.65 (13/20)

The Multiple pays approximately 10.93 (10/1)

Bet 1: Defensa y Justicia (HOME) @ 1.66 (4/6)

We begin in the Copa Sudamericana as an Argentinian club takes on a Brazilian one, in what is usually a hard-fought encounter.

Defensa y Justicia already have one Brazilian scalp in this competition this year as they knocked out Sao Paulo in the previous round. They only did it on away goals, but Sao Paulo are a better side than Chapecoense.

It's hard to be negative about Chapecoense given everything that happened to them last season - on the way to the final of this competition no less - but after a bright start to the Campeonato, they have suffered some pretty heavy defeats of late.

They come into the game on the back of three straight losses, while the hosts are on a three match winning streak. I just can't see anything other than a home win.

Bet 2: Corinthians (AWAY) @ 3.0 (2/1)

This is the first leg of a Copa Sudamericana tie and I'm hugely surprised at how big Corinthians are in the betting market.

The Brazilians have been dominant in their domestic league this season and they won their top of the table clash at Gremio on Sunday. They are four points clear having won eight of their 10 matches and they are still unbeaten.

A trip to Colombia won't be easy, but we shouldn't kid ourselves that Patriotas Boyacá are one of the top clubs in their country. They only finished 11th of 20 in the Primera A league last year and they needed penalties to get past Chile's Everton de Vina del Mar in the previous round.

The visitors meanwhile cruised past Universidad Chile - winning both home and away - and they have won four of their five away games in the Campeonato this term.

Bet 3: Linfield v La Fiorita (Over 2.5 goals) @ 1.33 (1/3)

It might still be June, but that doesn't mean we can't indulge in a bit of Champions League football - even if it seems mad that last season's final was also played this month.

It's Northern Ireland for us today as Linfield take on San Marino's, La Fiorita, in what should be a resounding home win with plenty of goals.

I appreciate that the odds on offer aren't great, but when put it together with the other three selections, it puts another 2.7 points on the price.

The hosts racked up 87 goals in 38 league matches last year as they won the Northern Irish Premiership. Their opponents also won their national league - The Campionato - but the Montegiardino based club will surely be outclassed at Windsor Park.

Bet 4: Portugal v Chile (Under 2.5 goals) @ 1.65 (13/20)

The Confederations Cup has reached the final four and Portugal take on Chile this evening with the European Champions looking to make it two major trophies in the space of 12 months.

Fernando Santos' side eased through their group with seven points from a possible nine and they kept clean sheets against Russia and New Zealand.

Their opponents in the semis are Chile and while they could only finish second behind Germany, they had a much harder group. Juan Antonio Pizzi's men didn't lose a game though and they conceded just two goals.

All three of their matches saw under 2.5 backers collect and although the same can be said of only one of Portugal's three, there is a good chance that this will be a much tighter affair than what they've encountered thus far.

Recommended Multiple

Back Defensa y Justicia @ 1.66 (4/6)

Back Corinthians @ 3.0 (2/1)

Back Over 2.5 Goals in Linfield v La Florita @ 1.33 (1/3)

Back Under 2.5 Goals in Portugal v Chile @ 1.65 (13/20)

The Multiple pays approximately 10.93 (10/1)

Multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.

2017 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 21pts
Returned: 41.33pts
P/L: +20.33pts

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