The Daily Acca: Patience to be required at Wembley

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There was an 8/1 winner for Paul Robinson and followers of the Daily Acca yesterday and he bids to follow up on Saturday with a 12/1 shot. Here are his selections:

- Back Draw/England @ 3/1
- Back Under 2.5 Goals in Sweden v Denmark @ 4/7
- Back BTTS in Belgium v Portugal @ 11/10

The Acca pays approximately 12/1

Slow-starting England to eventually get the job done



Bet 1: Back Draw/England @ 3/1 - KO 17:15 BST

Where other to begin than Wembley as England's preparations for Russia begin in earnest with the visit of Nigeria to the national stadium.

Gareth Southgate has been going quietly about his business since he was appointed as manager and the one thing that seems to be working the best is the defence.

The former central defender has been implementing a three at the back system, and it seems to have worked as his team have conceded just two goals in their last eight outings - a run that has also seen them go unbeaten.

Opponents, Nigeria, have also qualified for the World Cup as they topped their group in the final round of African qualifying. They could only draw against Congo DR this past Monday however, and prior to that they were beaten 2-0 by Serbia.

I am of the opinion that England should win this game, and it's interesting to note that their last two victories at Wembley saw them go into the break level.


Few goals in Scandinavia



Bet 2: Back Under 2.5 Goals in Sweden v Denmark @ 4/7 - KO 18:45 BST

Both Denmark and Sweden will be in Russia this month as the pair of them came through the Play-offs after finishing as runners-up in their respective groups.

The Swedes knocked out the Italians, while the Danes broke Irish hearts, producing a superb performance to come back from 1-0 down in Dublin, to score five unanswered goals.

I very much doubt that Åge Hareide's men will be as prolific in Solna however as the hosts conceded just two goals at home in their entire qualifying campaign - and that included fixtures against France, Italy and Holland.

Denmark drew 0-0 when they were in action and prior to that they beat Panama 1-0. Sweden on the other hand lost 1-0 against Romania and six of their last seven matches have all seen this selection land.


Plenty of goals in Brussels



Bet 3: Back BTTS in Belgium v Portugal @ 11/10 - KO 19:45 BST

The fixture of the day is arguably the one between World Cup fancies, Belgium, and reigning European champions, Portugal.

Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't involved when his team drew 2-2 with Tunisia earlier in the week, but the Real Madrid forward should be back in the mix today fresh off collecting yet another Champions League winners medal.

Given that he should play at least some part, I do quite fancy the Portuguese to get at least one goal - even if they can't live with the attacking prowess of Belgium.

Roberto Martinez has an embarrassment of riches to pick from all over the pitch, but it will likely be Hazard and Lukaku who are the main threats and they will both be aiming to put slightly disappointing domestic campaigns behind them.

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

Wagered: 239pts
Returned: 215.33pts
P/L: -23.67pts

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