The Daily Acca: Netherlands and Germany to go Dutch in Amsterdam

Germany manager - Joachim Löw
Joachim Löw has some thinking to do if he wants to challenge at the next major tournament
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Saturday's edition of the Daily Acca is a whopping 44/1 shot as Paul Robinson is expecting tight affairs in the UEFA Nations League followed by a high-scoring win in Brazil. Here are his selections:

- Back The Draw in Netherlands v Germany @ 5/2
- Back The Draw in Republic of Ireland v Denmark @ 2/1
- Back Flamengo & BTTS @ 10/3

The Acca pays approximately 44/1

Spoils to be shared in Amsterdam

Bet 1: Back The Draw in Netherlands v Germany @ 5/2 - KO 19:45 BST

Ronald Koeman suffered his second defeat in charge of his national side when the Netherlands were last in action in September, but that doesn't quite tell the whole story.

The Dutch were away at World Champions, France, and they put in a competitive display that saw them only lose 2-1 - with the winner being a bit of inspiration from Olivier Giroud.

Prior to that they had beaten both Peru and Portugal, with away draws at Slovakia and Italy, sandwiched in-between. It might not quite be the case of "the future's bright, the future's orange" just yet, but the Holland re-build appears to be ticking along nicely under their former sweeper.

The Germans are in need of an overhaul of their own following their dismal performance in Russia, and a 0-0 draw against France and a 2-1 success over Peru - both in Germany - possibly aren't quite as good as what you would expect from a German national side.

Joachim Löw has the added problem of some of his big names being out of form, as Bayern have taken just one point from a possible nine in the Bundesliga of late, while Marco Reus, who has made a fast start to the season, is out injured.

I have this one down as a draw as neither team can afford to lose it, and a point apiece wouldn't be too bad.

Ireland to get a modicum of revenge against Denmark

Bet 2: Back The Draw in Republic of Ireland v Denmark @ 2/1 - KO 19:45 BST

This is a repeat of the World Cup qualifying play-off that saw the Irish capitulate in the second leg having earned a 0-0 draw in Denmark three days before.

Christian Eriksen was the star of the show that night for the Danes, but the Tottenham man is missing this evening, and that is obviously a huge blow to manager, Åge Hareide.

Martin O'Neill is still a man under a bit of pressure despite his team's 1-1 draw in Poland last time out. Problems within the camp have only made things worse, and he too is without some key personnel for this clash.

Goals will surely be at a premium, with the only top class player in Eriksen being sidelined. Low-scoring games often end in draws, and the 0-0 is a distinct possibility at the Aviva Stadium.

Flamengo to keep the pressure on the top two

Bet 3: Back Flamengo & BTTS @ 10/3 - KO 21:00 BST

The title race is wide open in Brazil's Serie A, and Flamengo threw their hat back into the ring with a 3-0 win at reigning champions, Corinthians, last Saturday.

Dorival Júnior's men are slowly creeping back into the kind of form that saw them lead the division in the first half of the campaign, and they now sit in third, just four points behind leaders, Palmeiras.

This won't be an easy fixture against Fluminense tonight however, as the visitors are in the midst of a great run themselves. They have won four of their last five in all competitions - although two of them were in the Copa Sudamericana against a lesser side.

Marcelo Oliveira's team have netted in all of their last four away matches in the league, but two of them still ended in defeat, and with 'Big Mengo' back on the goal-trail, this could end up something like 2-1 or 3-1 to the hosts.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 107pts
Returned: 82.71pts
P/L: -24.29pts

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