The Daily Acca: Monaco to open the door for Caen

Monaco manager - Leonardo Jardim
Leonardo Jardim is having trouble turning the ship around

Paul Robinson is focusing on France and Italy today as he thinks that Monaco's and Fiorentina's woes will continue. Here are his selections:

- Back Over 2.5 Goals in Nice v Nantes @ 5/4
- Back Nimes @ 12/5
- Back AC Milan @ 7/5

The Acca pays approximately 17/1

Nantes to keep the goals flowing

Bet 1: Back Over 2.5 Goals in Nice v Nantes @ 5/4 - KO 19:00 BST

The visitors are flying, as out of nowhere they have put together a five match winning streak that includes victories over Lyon, PSG and Marseille. They actually conceded in four of those wins, with the only clean sheet coming at home to Dijon last time out - they scored the three goals we need themselves.

Vahid Halilhodžić's side won't be phased by a trip to Allianz Riviera, despite the fact that Nice have lost just one of their last 12 league matches there.

The hosts beat Guingamp 3-0 in their last appearance in front of their own fan, but prior to that, their previous 12 home matches finished with two goals or fewer.

I can't ignore the lure of how many goals Nantes are scoring - and conceding - at present however, and odds-against feels like a nice price.

Monaco to remain in huge trouble

Bet 2: Back Nimes @ 12/5 - KO 19:00 BST

The selection were only promoted to Ligue One last season having finished in the second tier, and they are in eighth place, with just three fixtures to go.

Their home form since the turn of the year has been fantastic, as in 2019, they have played nine, won six, drawn two and lost one. They have won their last three, and have scored two or more in each of their last five.

Opponents, Monaco, are at the wrong end of the table, and while they have improved since the return of Leonardo Jardim to the club, they have now gone six without a win - sucking them back into a relegation scrap.

The champions of 2017 still have a three point advantage over Caen behind them, but this fixture looks tough, and I can't see them taking anything from it.

Milan to keep the heat on Atalanta

Bet 3: Back AC Milan @ 7/5 - KO 19:30 BST

I am loathed to back AC Milan, but Fiorentina are in such bad form that I can't ignore 'I Rossoneri' at the prices.

Milan kept their Champions League hopes alive by beating Bologna on Monday in a bad tempered affair that saw three red cards.

It was their first victory in three, but away from home they haven't won a Serie A match since a 2-1 success at Chievo on March 9th.

They have a great opportunity to put that right in Florence this evening though as the hosts are in miserable form.

'La Viola' haven't won a game of any description since a 4-1 success at SPAL on February 17th, and despite a change of manager, things haven't got any better.

In fact, Fiorentina come into the match on the back of four straight defeats in all competitions, and they haven't even scored in their last three home league games.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 279pts
Returned: 182.15pts
P/L: -96.85pts

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