The Daily Acca: Belgium to head to Russia on a high

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez
Can Roberto Martinez get his Belgian side to fulfill their potential?
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Paul Robinson kicks off the week with a 10/1 shot that features a goal-fest in the friendly between Belgium and Costa Rica. Here are his selections:

- Back BTTS in Varnamo v Jonkopings Sodra @ 8/11
- Back Over 3.5 Goals in Belgium v Costa Rica @ 2/1
- Back BTTS in Juventude v Coritiba @ 11/10

The Acca pays approximately 10/1

Super game expected in the Superettan

Bet 1: Back BTTS in Varnamo v Jonkopings Sodra @ 8/11 - KO 18:00 BST

As I don't cover Swedish football that much, the Superettan is the second tier of Swedish football. It is a 16 team division, with the top two being automatically promoted and the bottom two relegated. There are play-offs at both ends of the table too.

Varnamo finished sixth last season and their downfall came at the back as opposed to in attack, as they were only outscored by three other teams. After 11 matches of this campaign they find themselves rock bottom, with 25 goals conceded.

Opponents, Jonkopings Sodra, were relegated from the Allsvenskan last year so they will be aiming to bounce straight back to the top flight. They are only 11th in the standings at this stage though, as they have recorded just three victories to date.

As far as the goals go, this selection would have landed in three of the hosts' five at home this term - including their two most recent ones. The stats look even better for the visitors as four of their five on the road this season have ended without a clean sheet for either team.


Belgium to do what England could not

Bet 2: Back Over 3.5 Goals in Belgium v Costa Rica @ 2/1 - KO 19:45 BST

Belgium play their final warm-up game before the World Cup tonight and they are taking on the Costa Rica side that England beat 2-0 at Elland Road last week.

It's hard to argue that Roberto Martinez's men are a stronger outfit than Gareth Southgate's though and I fancy the Belgians to put the Costa Ricans to the sword in Brussels.

In their most recent game they beat Egypt 3-0 and two matches prior to that they thrashed Saudi Arabia 4-0. I would argue that Costa Rica are no better than those two teams and I have no doubt that Martinez will want to head to Russia on a high.

Óscar Ramírez's team didn't offer much in the attacking third versus England, so I wouldn't bank on them getting one of the four goals we need, but with Lukaku and Hazard et.al going up against them, 2/1 for Belgium to score four or more isn't bad.


Goals at both ends in Brazil's Serie B

Bet 3: Back BTTS in Juventude v Coritiba @ 11/10 - KO 22:00 BST

We conclude in Brazil - the country in which a late equaliser scuppered yesterday's Daily Acca - as odds-against for both teams to score between Juventude and Coritiba is too good to refuse.

The hosts come into the game unbeaten in seven - three of which were victories. They are still only 12th in the division, but victory tonight would see them move level on points with Figueirense in fourth.

Coritiba are in fifth with 17 points, but they were beaten last time out at Avai, which makes it two losses from their three latest outings.

We're focusing on the goal stats however and of Juventude's five at home this term, four of them have seen both teams find the net. The same can be said for three of the visitors' five on their travels - and they are yet to keep a clean sheet away from home.

2017/18 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 246pts
Returned: 215.33pts
P/L: -30.67pts

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