The Daily Acca: Get on goals in Italy

AC Milan manager - Gennaro Gattuso
Gattuso will be disappointed that his team blew a 2-0 lead at Napoli last week
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A great weekend of football kicks off this evening and Paul Robinson has put together a 9/2 Daily Acca that takes in fixtures from La Liga, Serie A and the Championship. Here are his selections:

- Back Getafe @ 4/5
- Back Over 2.5 Goals in AC Milan v Roma @ 4/5
- Back BTTS in Leeds v Middlesbrough @ 8/11

The Acca pays approximately 9/2

Getafe to remain dominant at home

Bet 1: Back Getafe @ 4/5 - KO 19:00 BST

The hosts put a 2-0 defeat at Real Madrid behind them by beating Eibar on this ground this time last week. They won that game 2-0, and they have now won 10 of their last 18 La Liga outings in front of their own fans - eight of which were to nil.

The visitors this evening are, Real Valladolid, and they are back in the top flight following their promotion via the play-offs last year. They opened up their La Liga season with a 0-0 draw at Girona, and they followed that up with a spirited 1-0 home defeat against Barcelona last weekend.

The concern I have about Sergio González's men here is that given their struggles to put the ball in the net, combined with Getafe's fine defensive record at home, if the hosts get a goal, I can't see Valladolid getting one themselves.

Goals to rain down in the San Siro

Bet 2: Back Over 2.5 Goals in AC Milan v Roma @ 4/5 - KO 19:30 BST

AC Milan appeared to be in the midst of pulling off a bit of a surprise victory in Naples last week as they led 2-0, but three goals conceded in the space of 27 minutes meant that they were beaten 3-2.

Roma made a comeback of their own on Monday at home to Atalanta as they fought back from 3-1 down at Stadio Olimpico to draw 3-3. That was their second game of the season, with the first being a 1-0 victory at Torino.

Gennaro Gattuso's men will be desperate to bounce back from their Napoli loss, but this is a tough fixture. Gonzalo Higuain should help them score more goals this year, and with Roma always good for a goal or two, this has high-scoring affair written all over it.

Top of the table clash to produce goals

Bet 3: Back BTTS in Leeds v Middlesbrough @ 8/11 - KO 19:45 BST

The top two in the Championship meet at Elland Road this evening and the pair of them have identical records - played five, won four and drawn one.

It's Marcelo Bielsa's side who have taken most of the plaudits, and while they have played some great attacking football, the Boro are averaging nearly two goals per game themselves, and they have also progressed in the EFL Cup - unlike Leeds.

Tony Pulis' team have played twice on their travels this term - a 2-2 draw Millwall and a 2-0 victory at Bristol City. Neither of those places are easy to go and get a result, so they have done really well to take four points.

Leeds beat Stoke by three goals to one in their first match at Elland Road under Bielsa and they followed that up with a 2-0 win over Rotherham. The Boro defence will be hard to breakdown, as always, but I can't see the hosts not scoring - and I can't see them keeping a clean sheet either.

For an alternative view on this game, check out Mark O'Haire's preview.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 70pts
Returned: 63.02pts
P/L: -6.98pts

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