The Daily Acca: An evening for the defence

Liverpool manager - Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp's side have shown greater restraint in big games this season
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Paul Robinson is focusing on the evening games today and he's not expecting many goals at Arsenal, Stoke or Wolves. Here are his selections:

- Back Under 2.5 Goals in Arsenal v Liverpool @ 13/8
- Back Under 1.5 Goals in Stoke v Middlesbrough @ 15/8
- Back Under 2.5 Goals in Wolves v Tottenham @ 9/10

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Go against the grain at the Emirates

Bet 1: Back Under 2.5 Goals in Arsenal v Liverpool @ 13/8 - KO 17:30 GMT

These two teams have produced a glut of goals in recent seasons when they have met, but this is a new-look Liverpool this year, and Arsenal have a new manager at the helm.

Jurgen Klopp's side have played three top teams in the Premier League this year, and two of them saw this selection land. The other - a 2-1 win at Spurs - had the third goal of the game in injury time.

The Gunners have had three of their five at the Emirates go under 2.5 this term, and they failed to get on the scoresheet when they faced Man City.

Entertainment at a premium with Middlesbrough involved

Bet 2: Back Under 1.5 Goals in Stoke v Middlesbrough @ 15/8 - KO 17:30 GMT

Stoke and Middlesbrough aren't teams that you associate with goals, and I can't see there being many at all when they take each other on later today.

The Boro have the best defensive record in the Championship, with only eight goals conceded. Their matches are averaging a mere 1.67 goals each time - the lowest in the entire division - and half a dozen of the 15 have either been 0-0 or 1-0 either way.

Stoke have a higher average than that at the 2.6 mark, but four of their 15 have still ended with just a single goal scored, and it's worth noting that three of those came within their four most recent outings.

Spurs to keep the Wolves from the door

Bet 3: Back Under 2.5 Goals in Wolves v Tottenham @ 9/10 - KO 19:45 GMT

The hosts fired blanks in their two recent defeats and since an opening day 2-2 draw with Everton, all 11 of their matches since have had two goals or fewer.

They will be desperate to avoid a third straight loss tonight, so I expect a defensive approach from Nuno Espírito Santo, as keeping a third Premier League clean sheet at Molineux will be the priority.

Spurs come into the game having had three 1-0 scorelines in the league. The first two were in their favour, but they lost to Man City last Monday, and need to bounce back here.

On the road, their last two matches saw under 2.5 backers collect, as they kept clean sheets at both Huddersfield and West Ham.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 126pts
Returned: 91.50pts
P/L: -34.50pts

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