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It's a bumper fivefold edition of the Daily Acca for Paul Robinson this afternoon and they all kick off at 15:00. Here are his selections:

- Back Swansea @ 21/20
- Back Over 2.5 Goals in Reading v Ipswich @ 11/10
- Back Birmingham @ 1/1
- Back Norwich @ 4/5
- Back Coventry @ 31/20

The Acca pays approximately 39/1

Bolton's slump to continue

Bet 1: Back Swansea @ 21/20 - KO 15:00 GMT

Bolton are in miserable form as after a decent start to the season they have taken just one point from a possible 18 and slid to 20th in the Championship.

At home it's been three straight defeats to nil for the Trotters, with the latest coming against the struggling, Hull.

The Swans were beaten 2-1 at Rotherham last time out, but prior to that they had recorded home wins over Blackburn and Reading.

They may have gone five without a win on the road, but they started the season with two wins and a draw from their first three away games, and they couldn't face much of an easier task this afternoon.

More goals at the Madejski

Bet 2: Back Over 2.5 Goals in Reading v Ipswich @ 11/10 - KO 15:00 GMT

Reading were involved in another high-scoring affair last weekend as they finally edged out Bristol City 3-2. It was their 11th match of the season to see this selection land, and they have netted three goals themselves in three of their last four on this ground.

Ipswich ended a run of three straight defeats with a 1-1 draw against Preston last Saturday and they should now go on to improve under Paul Lambert.

Lambert's teams have historically played some decent football and I expect them to go for it at the Madejski.

Birmingham to bounce back from Derby defeat

Bet 3: Back Birmingham @ 1/1 - KO 15:00 GMT

The Blues were beaten for the first time since August at Derby last weekend, but I'm willing to forgive them that and I can't see them slipping up at home to Hull.

The hosts are undefeated at St Andrew's since a 1-0 loss to Middlesbrough last March. This season they started with five straight draws, but have since gone on to win their last three.

Hull have recorded back to back 1-0 wins, but they are still second from bottom of the table and with just two away goals in six, I can't see them being able to cope with a free-scoring Birmingham attack.

Canaries to carry on singing

Bet 4: Back Norwich @ 4/5 - KO 15:00 GMT

The Canaries are flying in the Championship as four straight wins and eight from their last 10 have seen them climb to third in the table - level on points with both Leeds and Sheffield United above them.

They thumped Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough last Saturday and they have recently beaten Aston Villa and Brentford at Carrow Road.

Millwall lost at Brentford when they were last in action and their record on the their travels this year makes woeful reading. They have played eight, drawn two and lost six - scoring just four goals.

Sky Blues to book their place in the next round

Bet 5: Back Coventry @ 31/20 - KO 15:00 GMT

It's FA Cup first round action now and I'm surprised that Coventry are as big as they are for their trip to fellow League One club, Walsall.

The Sky Blues have enjoyed a good deal of success in the cups over the course of the last few years and they are in great form in the league.

Mark Robins' men are eighth in the table and are unbeaten in six - five of which were victories. Even away from the Ricoh it's three straight wins and their opponents today have lost four of their last five - including their last two, which were both at home.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 132pts
Returned: 91.50pts
P/L: -40.50pts

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