The Daily Acca: Expect goals between Botafogo and Fluminense

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Paul Robinson begins the week with a 14/1 treble that features two matches from Brazil's top flight and one from Argentina's. Here are his selections:

- Back BTTS in Botafogo v Fluminense @ 4/5
- Back The Draw in Ceara v America MG @ 21/10
- Back San Lorenzo and Draw @ 13/8

The Acca pays approximately 14/1

No clean sheets at Botafogo

Bet 1: Back BTTS in Botafogo v Fluminense @ 4/5 - KO 00:00 (Tues) BST

Botafogo haven't made the greatest start to their Serie A campaign as they sit in 15th place having won just one of their four outings thus far. Admittedly they have only been beaten once as well, but they might have been hoping for slightly better.

Fluminense are in seventh having taken seven points from a possible 12 to date and they will move level on points with the top three if they pull off an away win here. I'm not convinced that they will achieve that, but I do fancy them to get on the scoresheet.

Both teams to score backers would have collected in three of their four this season - including both of their away games. The hosts have also had three of four see goals at both ends, with their two home scorelines being 1-1 and 2-1.


Serie A new boys to play out a draw

Bet 2: Back The Draw in Ceara v America MG @ 21/10 - KO 00:00 BST (Tues)

These two teams have both been promoted from Serie B, but while America MG have won two of their four outings, Ceara are still looking for their first victory.

I think their wait will have to continue as I can't see them being able to beat their opponents here. That being said, I can't see them losing either. They did lose their last home match against Flamengo, but prior to that they drew 0-0 with Sao Paulo.

The main reason however is that America MG have been poor on their travels. Both of their away matches ended in defeat - quite convincingly as well. The level of opposition is easier tonight, which is why I think that they will get a point.


River Plate to let down odds-on backers

Bet 3: Back San Lorenzo and Draw @ 13/8 - KO 01:15 BST (Tues)

This fixture completes the Superliga campaign for both of these teams and in truth, there isn't much riding on it. The hosts River Plate can't finish any lower than 10th, so they know that they will be in the Copa Sudamericana next season, and the selection will finish third no matter what.

You could argue that River Plate have more to gain as a victory would see them finish in eighth, but it really doesn't matter either way, and despite their excellent form, I am drawn in by San Lorenzo's form too.

The visitors have only been beaten four times in 26 league matches this year - less than any other team in the division - and they are on a run of five without defeat on their travels.

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

Wagered: 224pts
Returned: 187.49pts
P/L: -36.51pts

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