The Daily Acca: Blades and Villans to be involved in a cracker

Aston Villa manager - Steve Bruce
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Saturday's edition of the Daily Acca is an all Championship affair for Paul Robinson as he has picked out a team he fancies to do the business and a couple of games where he thinks there will be goals. Here are his selections:

- Back Derby @ 6/4
- Back BTTS in WBA v Stoke @ 4/5
- Back BTTS in Sheffield United v Aston Villa @ 5/6

The Acca pays approximately 7/1

Derby to sink Hull again

Bet 1: Back Derby @ 6/4 - KO 15:00 BST

The Rams are back on track thanks to three straight wins, with the latter of those being a 4-0 win on this ground on Tuesday. That was in the EFL Cup, so the players on show will be completely different today, but the fact they dominated so much will give them plenty of confidence.

Frank Lampard's side are in sixth place in the league table having won three of their five outings - including a 2-1 away win at Reading. They have improved as the season has progressed as the team become more used to the new manager's style of play.

As mentioned, Hull were stuffed 4-0 on Tuesday, but prior to that they were beaten 2-0 at the out-of-form, Stoke. They have played three times in total at home this season and have lost all three.

Defeats to Villa and Blackburn in the Championship on this ground highlight their vulnerability at the KCOM and it could be more misery for Nigel Adkins and his men this afternoon.

Baggies and Potters to produce goals

Bet 2: Back BTTS in WBA v Stoke @ 4/5 - KO 15:00 BST

These two teams were relegated from the Premier League last season and neither have made the start they would have wanted to this year.

The Baggies have had the better of it as they are in 11th with seven points, while Stoke are in 17th with five. There was real concern around Gary Rowett's side when they were beaten 3-0 at home by Wigan, but they have shown great character to beat Hull last week and then Huddersfield in the cup on Tuesday.

We're concentrating on the goal stats today however and both of the hosts' home league matches have had goals at both ends this term, as have both of the visitors' two away games. I expect more of the same today.

More goals at Bramall Lane

Bet 3: Back BTTS in Sheffield United v Aston Villa @ 5/6 - KO 15:00 BST

The Blades come into the game on the back of two successive Championship wins - a 2-1 victory at home to Norwich, followed by a 3-0 thrashing of Bolton last Saturday. They didn't play in the cup during the week as they exited in the previous round.

Villa ended a run of three straight draws, by losing to Burton in the cup on Tuesday. They played pretty well during those draws however, especially the 2-2 with Brentford that they deserved to win.

Steve Bruce has two new attacking players to pick from now as both Tammy Abraham and Yannick Bolasie have joined on loan from Premier League teams. The pair of them are great coups for Villa and they will make them a much better proposition going forward.

Not that they have been struggling for goals this season though, as they have scored 10 in five matches this term, and their two away fixtures have seen this selection land - the same applies to United's two at Bramall Lane.


For more Championship tips this weekend, check out James Buttler's Saturday Tipsheet.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 71pts
Returned: 63.02pts
P/L: -7.98pts

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