The Daily Acca: Wolves' recent misery to continue
It's top flight action from France, England and Spain for Paul Robinson's Friday edition of the Daily Acca as he aims to head into the weekend with an 11/1 winner. Here are his selections:
The Acca pays approximately 11/1
Expect goals in France
Bet 1: Back BTTS in Saint Etienne v Nantes @ 20/23 - KO 19:45 GMT
We start in France for a Ligue One clash between sixth and 10th, and I'm confident of there being goals at both ends.
The hosts were knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue on penalties on Tuesday, and that came on the back of a defeat at Lyon in the league.
Both of those matches were away from home though, and on this ground they are unbeaten this term - five wins and two defeats. It is worth noting though that their opponents found the net in four of those games, with Angers scoring three times at the beginning of the month.
Nantes are on an undefeated run of six matches in all competitions, with their two latest outings ending 1-1. Prior to that they had won four on the bounce, and three of those victories were to nil.
That being said, this selection has landed in five of their last six on the road, and there are no major reasons why that trend shouldn't continue here.
Wolves to be mauled in Wales
Bet 2: Back Cardiff @ 11/4 - KO 20:00 GMT
The Bluebirds are one of the poorer teams in the division and I doubt even Neil Warnock would dispute that. They are great fighters though, and they will be well up for this fixture against an out-of-form Wolves team, under the lights.
There is recent history between this pair as there were fireworks at the final whistle when they faced each other in the Championship in April. Both managers have publicly stated that all is forgiven, but there is no way that it won't play a part of Warnock's team talk.
Cardiff have won two of their last three at home - scoring four against Fulham and twice against Brighton. They will see this as one of the games that they have to win to survive, and after a bright start, Wolves have taken just one point from a possible 15. What is makes it worse is that they were beaten by Watford, Brighton and Huddersfield during that period.
Andrew Atherley is also predicting a good night for the hosts.
More of the same in Rayo Vallecano home games
Bet 3: Back BTTS in Rayo Vallecano v Eibar @ 8/11 - KO 20:00 GMT
Rayo Vallecano are second from bottom of La Liga and a quick glance at the table highlights their weakness. They have conceded 28 goals in 13 fixtures - the worst defensive record in the division - and they are yet to keep a clean sheet at home.
On the positive side, they have at least scored themselves in all seven of their home matches, meaning that 8/11 is a very strange price for BTTS tonight.
Eibar are in good form and they have climbed to 10th courtesy of two wins and a draw from their three latest outings. They kept clean sheets in their last two, and while both teams to score backers would have only collected in two of their six away games this term, the overwhelming nature of the hosts' stats make this a must bet for me.
Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L
The Acca pays approximately 11/1
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