The Daily Acca: Goals at both ends of the San Siro

Milan have returned to form in 2018
Milan have returned to form in 2018

Italy, Spain and France are the countries of choice for Paul Robinson's Daily Acca today and the trio pays over 8/1. Here are his selections:

- Back BTTS in AC Milan v Sampdoria @ 8/11
- Back Under 3.5 Goals in Betis v Real Madrid @ 5/4
- Back Bordeaux +1 Goal @ 7/5

The Acca pays approximately 8/1

Bet 1: Back BTTS in AC Milan v Sampdoria @ 8/11 - KO 19:45 GMT

The turn of the year has proven to be a good thing for AC Milan as they are yet to be defeated in 2018 - playing seven and winning five. It's unlikely that they will be able to reach the Champions League positions as not only are they 10 points adrift of the top four, they also have a number of other teams on a similar number of points to battle against.

One of those clubs are today's visitors, Sampdoria. Marco Giampaolo's side are in sixth place - one above Milan - and are three points better off. They too are in good form having gone unbeaten in five, but the concern for them here is that their away record is pretty poor.

Their victory on their latest away outing was only their third of the campaign, and while it came at Roma, prior to that they had lost 3-2 at the rock bottom, Benevento.

Conceding too many goals has been the issue and that has led to three of their last four seeing both teams score. The same can be said for two of Milan's last four Serie A games at the San Siro, and with both sides needing the win, it should be quite an attacking affair.

Bet 2: Back Under 3.5 Goals in Betis v Real Madrid @ 5/4 - KO 19:45 GMT

A 3-1 victory over PSG on Wednesday has eased the pressure on Zinedine Zidane but a defeat at Betis in La Liga tonight could undo most of that.

Madrid are in fourth place in the league and while they have games in hand over their rivals, even if they won them all, they would only be in third - well adrift of Barcelona at the top.

The hosts have been inconsistent this season but they come into the game having won two on the bounce - prior tot hat it had been two defeats. They showed good defensive qualities to keep a clean sheet at Deportivo in their latest 1-0 win, and they will be hopeful of containing the Madrid attack.

The visitors' last three away matches in the league have had four goals or more, but it is worth noting that they came on the back of a pair of 0-0's and three games that also saw this selection land. It's also worth noting that three of Betis' last five at home have gone under 3.5.

Bet 3: Back Bordeaux +1 Goal @ 7/5 - KO 20:00 GMT

Gus Poyet has recently taken charge of Bordeaux and his record thus far is played three and won three. The team have actually now won four on the bounce and it isn't like they have had all easy fixtures as they won 1-0 at the sixth placed, Nantes, and beat the fourth placed, Lyon, 3-1 at home.

Tonight they travel to Marseille, with L'OM aiming to cut the gap on Monaco to just a single point in the battle for second place behind PSG. It's hard to crab their form as their last competitive defeat was back in the middle of December, but they were involved in Europa League action on Thursday, while Bordeaux were able to rest and prepare for this game.

Rudi Garcia's men have won eight of their dozen Ligue One outings at Stade Vélodrome this term, which is a decent enough record. I just feel that they might not be able to get the job done against an in-form opponent - three straight away wins to nil - so 7/5 for the selection with a one goal head-start appears to be excellent value.

2017/18 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 161pts
Returned: 154.25pts
P/L: -6.75pts

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