The Daily Acca: Sadio Mane to keep on scoring

Liverpool forward - Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane is on fire this season
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It's two from England and one from Italy for Saturday's edition of the Daily Acca and Paul Robinson's picks work out at 11/2. Here are his selections:

- Back Nottingham Forest @ 10/11
- Back Sadio Mane to score @ 5/6
- Back BTTS in Napoli v AC Milan @ 5/6

The Acca pays approximately 11/2

Forest to win this Midlands derby

Bet 1: Back Nottingham Forest @ 10/11 - KO 17:30 BST

Aitor Karanka's side are yet to defeated this season, but three draws from their opening four fixtures only leaves them in 10th place in the Championship.

Forest have faced some tough opponents thus far however as West Brom, Bristol City and Wigan are all top half of the table teams, in my opinion. When they faced a poorer side in the shape of Reading, they beat them.

The visitors to the City Ground this evening are Birmingham and they are yet to win this year - falling to another away defeat at Bolton on Wednesday.

The Blues have now lost nine of their last 10 away matches in the Championship and I can't see them improving on that record today.

Don't forget to check out Mark O'Haire's thoughts on this match.

Mane's fine start to the season to continue

Bet 2: Back Sadio Mane to score @ 5/6 - KO 17:30 BST

Liverpool take on Brighton at Anfield today and it's hard to imagine anything other than a home win, with plenty of goals for the hosts.

Sadio Mane has scored half of Liverpool's six goals this season and he appears to be in red-hot form. He didn't score quite as many as expected last term, but he's making up for that now and he will surely get plenty of chances against the Seagulls.

The visitors did pull off a shock win over Manchester United last Sunday, but they are a different proposition at home than they are away, and they were beaten 4-0 on this ground on the final day of last season.

Click here to read Kevin Hatchard's preview of this game.

Goals at both ends in Naples

Bet 3: Back BTTS in Napoli v AC Milan @ 5/6 - KO 19:30 BST

The Carlo Ancelotti era at Napoli began with an impressive 2-1 win at Lazio last Saturday and I'm expecting more goals when he faces his old team today.

AC Milan didn't play last week so this is their season opener and this year they have the services of Gonzalo Higuain to call on. The Argentine striker is a proven Serie A goalscorer - many of them scored in the sky blue of Napoli - and he will be keen to net on his debut, against his former employer.

Recent history tells us that there should be goals in this game as this selection has landed in four of their previous five meetings, and it's worth noting that Milan netted in all bar two of their away matches in Serie A last year.

Italian football expert, Dave Farrar, is also predicting goals in Italy.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 64pts
Returned: 31.10pts
P/L: -32.90pts

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