The Daily Acca: Saints to march on at Brighton's expense

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Paul Robinson begins the week with a 20/1 Daily Acca that has Southampton beating Brighton as one of the legs. Here are his selections:

- Back The Draw in SPAL v Atalanta @ 5/2
- Back Southampton @ 21/20
- Back Celta Vigo @ 19/10

The Acca pays approximately 20/1

Spoils to be shared in Italy

Bet 1: Back The Draw in SPAL v Atalanta @ 5/2 - KO 19:30 BST

The hosts made a strong start to their season with a Coppa Italia win followed by back to back victories in Serie A - both by a 1-0 scoreline. Their winning run came to an end in the last game before the international break though as they were beaten 1-0 at Torino.

Atalanta have been busy with the Europa League, but their European adventure is over as they were knocked out on penalties in the final round before the group stage.

In Serie A they have four points from a possible nine, but they have played a bit better than that suggests - they should have won at Roma, but eventually drew 3-3.

The visitors are the favourites for this fixture, and they did have a fine away record last season, but SPAL have proven hard to beat at home since their promotion two years ago, and this could be tighter than perhaps expected.

Seagulls to be culled in Southampton

Bet 2: Back Southampton @ 21/20 - KO 20:00 BST

The Saints kick-started their season with a victory at tonight's opponents in the EFL Cup, and they followed that up with another win to nil in the league - a 2-0 success at Crystal Palace.

Brighton have also only won one Premier League match this term - a headline-making 3-2 victory against Manchester United. Those three points came at the Amex though, and their away form has me concerned.

Chris Hughton's men only won twice on the road last year, and they were beaten on a dozen occasions. They have lost both of their away game this season, without scoring a goal.

Southampton have drawn one and lost one at St Mary's this season, but they deserved more from their 2-1 defeat to Leicester, and with them getting on a roll prior to the international break, I expect them to continue it this evening.

Jasmine Baba has previewed this game in full here.

Celta Vigo's fine start to continue

Bet 3: Back Celta Vigo @ 19/10 - KO 20:00 BST

Antonio Mohamed has made a strong start to life as Celta Vigo manager as he has taken seven points from his first three matches in charge, including a 2-0 victory over Atletico Madrid last time out.

A trip to Girona won't be easy as the hosts also won on their latest outing - a 1-0 success at Villarreal - but it is worth noting that their record at home this year is played two, drawn one and lost one. Furthermore, they lost as many matches at home as they won last season.

The selection only won five times on their travels last year, but they are looking much better this time around, and should improve massively on their 13th place finish.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 86pts
Returned: 77.53pts
P/L: -8.47pts

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