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Paul Robinson kicks off his Friday with a couple of games from the UEFA Nations League and then finishes it with a match from Brazil. Here are his selections:

- Back Under 2.5 Goals in Croatia v England @ 8/13
- Back Belgium -2 Goals @ 7/2
- Back Goias @ 29/20

The Acca pays approximately 17/1

World Cup stars to put in an uninspired performance

Bet 1: Back Under 2.5 Goals in Croatia v England @ 8/13 - KO 19:45 BST

Spain have set the pace in this Nations League group as they have beaten both Croatia and England. It was definitely the World Cup finalists who came off the worst though as they were thrashed 6-0, while England only lost 2-1.

This is obviously a rematch of the World Cup semi-final that saw Croatia triumph after extra time, with the score being 1-1 at the 90 minute mark.

I very much doubt that there will be many goals in this one as neither side have impressed since their strong showings in Russia, and while Gareth Southgate's men did manager to record a win last time out, it was only a narrow 1-0 success.

Belgium to put on a show

Bet 2: Back Belgium -2 Goals @ 7/2 - KO 19:45 BST

Roberto Martinez's Belgian side have kicked on since their World Cup disappointment as they have played two and won two - beating Scotland 4-0 and Iceland 3-0 - both of which were away from home.

I expect another strong showing back in Brussels this evening and I fancy them to give the Swiss a bit of a pasting. Eden Hazard has been in scintillating form this season and Romelu Lukaku will surely appreciate a more attacking team around him.

Switzerland won their opening UNL fixture by a 6-0 margin, but they didn't look too great in their 1-0 defeat at the King Power last time out, and I feel that they are a bit overrated on the whole.

Goias to move one step closer to Serie A

Bet 3: Back Goias @ 29/20 - KO 23:15 BST

There are eight games left in Brazil's Serie B for the two teams involved here and they both need the points for very different reasons.

The selection are looking to earn promotion to the top flight, as they sit in second place - with the top four going straight up. The teams in fifth, sixth and seventh are only five points behind them though so they can't afford many slip-ups - plus they are still in the hunt for the title.

Opponents, Juventude, are third from bottom and sit in the relegation zone. Four teams are relegated form the division, but they have a game in hand over the three sides directly above them, so a positive result here would actually see them climb out of the drop zone.

I can't see it though as they haven't even scored a goal in any of their last six matches at home - let alone record a victory. The visitors on the other hand are unbeaten in four and have won six of their last nine on the road.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

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P/L: -23.29pts

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