The Daily Acca: Fireworks in Lisbon

Portugal forward - Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo still has plenty to give at the top level

It is all about the Nations League for Paul Robinson today, as he has picked out three bets that add up to an 11/1 Daily Acca. Here are his selections:

- Back Over 2.5 Goals in Portugal v France @ 6/5
- Back Croatia @ 17/10
- Back Spain @ 19/20

The Acca pays approximately 11/1

Goals to flow between top two

Bet 1: Back Over 2.5 Goals in Portugal v France @ 6/5 - KO 19:45 GMT

It is incredibly tight at the top of League A Group 3 as Portugal and France both have 10 points with two games left to play.

On that basis, it is highly likely that the team that gets the better result will qualify for the knockout stages of this competition.

The reigning European and Nations League champions hold the edge as Fernando Santos' side have a four goal better goal difference. Cristiano Ronaldo will be back in the starting XI after only coming on at half time against Andorra - in a game in which they won 7-0.

Didier Deschamps played a bit of an experimental team in the 2-0 defeat at home to Finland on Wednesday, but expect the big guns to be back here.

I just can't see anything but goals in this one. The World Champions really could do with winning in Lisbon, and the hosts have plenty of goals in them too.

Another defeat for Sweden

Bet 2: Back Croatia @ 17/10 - KO 19:45 GMT

The other two teams in League A Group 3 are Croatia and Sweden, but the latter looking highly likely to be relegated.

The Swedes have played four and lost four, and they were even beaten 2-0 by Denmark in a friendly during the week.

Croatia aren't doing much better - they have three points thanks to a win in the reverse fixture in Zagreb. However they also beat Switzerland away in a friendly in October, and they drew 3-3 in Turkey on Wednesday.

Spain to end their winless away run

Bet 3: Back Spain @ 19/20 - KO 19:45 GMT

Into League A Group 4 now and Spain should be strong enough to beat Switzerland in Basel.

The Swiss have drawn two and lost two so far, and they were beaten in both of their friendlies since football returned.

Spain aren't the force of old, but they still top the group with seven points, and they need to win here ahead of a final round showdown with the Germans.

Luis Enrique's men haven't actually won on the road since a 2-1 win in Romania in September 2019, but they only lost one of six since, and that included trips to Germany, Portugal and Holland.

Daily Acca 2020/21 P/L

Wagered: 60pts
Returned: 25.13pts
P/L: -34.87pts

2019/20 P/L: +35.3pts

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