The Daily Acca: Betis' slump to continue at Malaga

Real Betis are sliding down La Liga
Real Betis are sliding down La Liga
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The week begins with a 5/1 shot for Paul Robinson and The Daily Acca. Here are his selections:

- Back Lens @ 4/7
- Back Malaga @ 11/10
- Back Everton @ 3/4

The Acca pays approximately 5/1

Bet 1: Back Lens @ 4/7 - KO 19:45 GMT

The hosts are down in 17th place in Ligue Two but that is down to a miserable start to the season that saw them lose their opening seven matches.

Since then it's played 11, won five, drawn three and lost three, and they come into this game with just one defeat in six. At home it's four wins from five, with the sole blemish being a 1-0 reverse against league leaders, Reims. It's also worth noting that all four of those victories were by a two goal margin.

Opponents, Tours, are rock bottom with just five points to their name. They are already seven adrift of the team directly above them and a whopping 13 from safety.

Recently it's been four defeats from four in the league and away from home this year it's just two points from a possible 27. They have also failed to score in five of their last six on their travels.

Bet 2: Back Malaga @ 11/10 - KO 20:00 GMT

Malaga are second from bottom of La Liga but they are in the process of turning their season around as 10 of their 11 points have been earned in their last half dozen matches.

A 2-1 win over Celta Vigo at the end of October was the turning point and while they have lost at Villarreal and Real Madrid since, they weren't thrashed in either game, and they have also taken four points from two home fixtures, before winning 2-0 at Real Sociedad last weekend.

Real Betis on the other hand are dropping like a stone. They started the campaign in excellent fashion but they have now won just one in nine and their last six outings have seen them lose four times and draw the other two.

Away from home it's three defeats on the bounce - all to nil - and they were embarrassingly bad in a 5-0 hammering at Eibar. They were reduced to 10 men just before the hour, but they were already 2-0 down at that stage.

Bet 3: Back Everton @ 3/4 - KO 20:00 GMT

This is a price that I'm struggling to believe is true as Everton should win this game comfortably against Swansea.

The Toffees have climbed to 10th thanks to three wins and a draw since the announcement that Sam Allardyce was their new manager. Victory this evening would see them go above Watford and all that relegation talk from a month ago will be a distant memory.

That talk is louder than ever for the visitors though as Paul Clement's side are bottom with a dozen points from their 17 fixtures. They have only scored nine goals and after proving hard to beat away from the Liberty earlier on in the season, it's now five straight defeats on the road.

Even if Swansea do somehow manage to score this evening, I expect Everton to be able to outscore them, especially given the form of Wayne Rooney.

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

Wagered: 116pts
Returned: 148.48pts
P/L: +32.48pts

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