The Daily Acca: Fireworks at Hampden Park

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Paul Robinson heads into the weekend with two from Spain and the big match from Hampden Park, where he is expecting goals. Here are his selections:

- Back Las Palmas @ 4/11
- Back Over 2.5 Goals in Scotland v Belgium @ 1/1
- Back Mallorca @ 13/10

The Acca pays approximately 5/1

Las Palmas to coast to victory

Bet 1: Back Las Palmas @ 4/11 - KO 19:00 BST

The hosts are aiming to bounce straight back to the Spanish top flight following their relegation from La Liga last year. They have made an unbeaten start to life in the second tier - a win followed by two draws - and I strongly fancy them to pick up their second victory of the campaign today.

Opponents, Gimnastic Tarragona, are third from bottom already having taken just a single point from their opening three outings, and their only goal came on the opening day.

Last year they finished in 15th place, and they finished the season with four losses from their final five away fixtures.

Entertainment on the cards with Belgium in town

Bet 2: Back Over 2.5 Goals in Scotland v Belgium @ 1/1 - KO 19:45 BST

Belgium are north of the border for their first outing since beating England in the third/fourth place play-off at the World Cup, and Roberto Martinez will be aiming to continue their progression and turn them into European champions in two years time.

The former Everton boss only have Kevin De Bruyne and Adrian Januzaj missing from his squad, so he is plenty of firepower at his disposal. Romelu Lukaku got back to form with a brace for Manchester United on Sunday and Eden Hazard has been on fire for Chelsea since his return.

Alex McLeish has been in charge of Scotland for four games now and they have lost three and won one. All four of them went under 2.5 goals, but this has the feel of a different kind of match, and the atmosphere at Hampden Park should be electric.

The visitors could quite easily score the three goals we need themselves, but it wouldn't surprise me if the Scots chipped in with at least one of their own.

Home advantage to prove key for Mallorca

Bet 3: Back Mallorca @ 13/10 - KO 20:00 BST

Real Mallorca used to be a big name in Spanish football but they have endured so many problems on and off the field that last season they were plying their trade in the third tier.

It's all systems go now however as they won promotion from that division and they have started this one with two wins and one defeat. In their only home game they beat Osasuna, and they have conceded just one goal in total.

Cadiz have made an unbeaten start to their season, but two of those were draws. They finished in ninth last year to miss out on the Play-offs by a single point, but while they were only beaten once at home during that campaign, they lost nine times on the road.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 75pts
Returned: 71.27pts
P/L: -3.73pts

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