The Daily Acca: Dutch to breach a shaky French defence

Netherlands manager - Ronald Koeman
Ronald Koeman has made a huge impact since being appointed as Holland manager
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Paul Robinson kicks off Friday with a cracking Nations League match in Holland, before travelling over to Brazil for a couple of big games in Serie B. Here are his selections:

- Back BTTS in Netherlands v France @ 8/13
- Back Sao Bento & Draw @ 13/5
- Back Londrina @ 8/13

The Acca pays approximately 17/2

Excitement in Rotterdam

Bet 1: Back BTTS in Netherlands v France @ 8/13 - KO 19:45 GMT

We start in League A, Group 1 of the UEFA Nations League and I'm taking both teams to score when France travel to Rotterdam to take on Holland.

Ronald Koeman has revitalised the Dutch and that improvement culminated in a 3-0 victory over Germany in October. They finished that up with a 1-1 draw in Belgium, which proved that 'Oranje' can once again hang with the big boys of World football.

They don't get any bigger than the World champs though, and France will be a stiff test indeed. Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann have been in great form for their national side, and it was the former who scored the opener when 'Les Bleus' beat the Netherlands in the reverse fixture back in September.

The Dutch managed to get on the scoresheet that day, and I'm backing them to find the net again as the French have conceded at least once in each of their three latest outings.

This should be a really good game, with plenty of decent football being played. Goals look extremely likely.

Don't underestimate Sao Bento

Bet 2: Back Sao Bento & Draw @ 13/5 - KO 22:30 GMT

Over to Brazil now for a Serie B fixture where the hosts are extremely under-priced in the betting, making Sao Bento to avoid defeat a solid pick at the 13/5 mark.

Atletico GO are the hosts in question and their promotion push has practically come to an end thanks to a run of form that has seen them win just two of their last 10 matches.

Technically they can still make the top four, but with just two games to go, they are in eighth - four points adrift of the fourth placed - Goias.

Even at home it's five without a victory - two draws and three defeats - and overall this term their home win percentage is below 50%.

Sao Bento aren't one of the best teams in the division - far from it - but they are in 12th place, with only seven points fewer than their opponents.

It's also worth noting that they won the reverse fixture back in July, and even their away record leaves a lot to be desired, they have at least found the net in all of their last seven on the road.

Londrina to keep the heat on the top four

Bet 3: Back Londrina @ 8/13 - KO 23:30 GMT

One team who are still in the promotion hunt is Londrina, and I'm backing them to keep their hopes alive going into the final day - while also severely damaging, CRB's, survival chances.

The selection are in sixth place - just two points behind both Avai and Goias above them. They absolutely have to win this match, and the omens are good considering that they won their last eight straight games on this ground.

The visitors are in decent form of their own as they have lost just one of their last six, and won three of their last four. They needed to though given the predicament they were in, and the carrot of avoiding defeat tonight is huge as even a draw would lift them out of the relegation zone.

I think they will end up disappointed though, and will have to take their chances at home to Figueirense in their final fixture. Their record away from home doesn't make good reading - no win in 10 and eight blanks fired during that period.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 138pts
Returned: 91.50pts
P/L: -46.50pts

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