The Daily Acca: Villarreal to get back to winning ways

Villarreal manager Javier Calleja
Can Villarreal qualify for next season's Europa League?
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Monday's edition of the Daily Acca is a 9/2 shot that features action from Germany, France and Spain. Here are Paul Robinson's selections:

- Back BTTS in RB Leipzig v Leverkusen @ 8/13
- Back Lens @ 10/11
- Back Villarreal @ 17/20

The Acca pays approximately 9/2

No clean sheets in the Bundesliga

Bet 1: Back BTTS in RB Leipzig v Leverkusen @ 8/13 - KO 19:30 BST

Bayern Munich may have run away with the Bundesliga title but the race for the Champions League places is very interesting. Schalke lead the way on 52 points in second, but these two in fifth and sixth have 46 and 45 respectively.

That information is relevant as it builds a picture as to how important this fixture is. The victor will have a huge boost in their quest for Champions League football and I'm hoping that will influence the players to go on the attack.

The stats are good anyway as the hosts have seen seven of their last eight at home have goals at both ends, while four of the visitor's last six on their travels have seen this selection land.

Kevin Hatchard has his own ideas for this match in his Football Bet of the Day.


Lens to make it two in a row at home

Bet 2: Back Lens @ 10/11 - KO 19:45 BST

This is a second tier French match that has ramifications at the bottom of the division.

Lens won for the first time since February 19th last time out, as they got a much needed victory over Chateauroux. They now have 34 points to their name - six clear of the relegation places.

Their opponents this evening are the side who currently occupy the relegation play-off place. Nancy have lost their last two matches though and six of their last seven in the bigger picture.

Away from home it's three straight defeats for the visitors and they failed to score on their two most recent outings on their travels. Admittedly, the hosts have a less than stellar home record of late - before the win over Chateauroux they had taken one point from a possible 15 - but prior to that they had won five out of six.


More away misery for Athletic Club

Bet 3: Back Villarreal @ 17/20 - KO 20:00 BST

We conclude in Spain for a fixture between Villarreal and Athletic Club that the former really need to win.

Javier Calleja's side suffered a disappointing defeat at bottom of the table, Malaga, when they were last in action, but that did come on the back of victories over Las Palmas and Atletico Madrid.

The Yellow Submarine are in an very tight battle for the Europa League places in La Liga, so they can't afford too many more slip-ups.

Although Athletic Club are a big name in Spain and qualified for the Europa League themselves last year, they are down in 13th this time around. Their recent record away from home is terrible - four straight defeats to nil - and they haven't won on the road since December.

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

Wagered: 194pts
Returned: 172.89pts
P/L: -21.11pts

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