The Daily Acca: Sampdoria to come out on top in the battle of Genoa

Sampdoria defender Gianmarco Ferrari
The Sampdoria players have had plenty of recent derby success
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There are some tasty matches around this evening and Paul Robinson's Daily Acca features two big derbies. Here are his selections:

- Back Man City @ 4/5
- Back Betis @ 6/5
- Back Sampdoria @ 7/4

The Acca pays approximately 10/1

Jose Mourinho to sit and suffer at the Etihad

Bet 1: Back Man City @ 4/5 - KO 17:30 BST

The situation is clear for Manchester City ahead of this evening's fixture against their city rivals - win and they win the Premier League title.

Obviously their spirits will have been dampened by their 3-0 first leg loss at Anfield on Wednesday, and their mind may well be on the return at the Etihad on Tuesday, but they won't want to pass up the opportunity of winning the league against United.

As evidenced by the reverse fixture at Old Trafford, City are streets ahead of Jose Mourinho's side at present and they have more than enough firepower to blow them away - even if Sergio Aguero isn't available.

The Citizen's drew their opening home match of the season against Everton, but since then it's been wins all the way, while United have lost two of their last three on their travels.

Click here to read former England international, Graeme Le Saux's thoughts on this big match.


Betis a real bet against Eibar

Bet 2: Back Betis @ 6/5 - KO 17:30 BST

The hosts have been in excellent form of late as they have won three straight matches ahead of today's fixture. They won 3-1 at Alaves, 1-0 at Getafe, and had a 3-0 success at home to Espanyol sandwiched in-between.

Quique Setién's side are up to sixth in La Liga, but they have Sevilla and Girona right behind them, so they need to continue to win if they want to earn a place in next year's Europa League.

Their opponents today are Eibar and they are in 10th, but they are moving the wrong way in the table. The visitors haven't won in four - two draws and two defeats - and that includes three games against teams who are currently in the bottom six.

José Luis Mendilibar's men have taken just one point from a possible nine on their travels of late, and they have lost seven of their 14 away matches this term.


Sampdoria to make it four in a row against Genoa

Bet 3: Back Sampdoria @ 7/4 - KO 19:45 BST

We finish with the Derby della Lanterna at Stadio Luigi Ferraris - a ground which both Sampdoria and Genoa share.

I'm at a bit of a loss to explain why Sampdoria are as big as 7/4 to win this fixture - especially when they have 'home' advantage. They bounced back to form with a 2-1 victory at Atalanta on Tuesday, and are now up to seventh in Serie A.

On this ground it's 10 wins from 15 this season, and although they were stuffed 5-0 by Inter when they last appeared at home, I'm willing to forgive them it.

Genoa also won in the week - a 2-1 success at home to Cagliari - but prior to that it had been one point from a possible 12 - including a defeat to Bologna and a 1-1 draw with SPAL.

A final point worth noting is that Sampdoria have won the previous three meetings - 2-0, 1-0 and 2-1.

Another view on this game comes from Betting.Betfair's Italian football expert, Dava Farrar, and he's also expecting a Sampdoria win.

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

Wagered: 192pts
Returned: 172.89pts
P/L: -19.11pts

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