The Daily Acca: Home advantage to prove vital for United

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Paul Robinson is concentrating on the afternoon kick offs today and he has picked Man United to bring home this 15/2 treble. Here are his selections:

- Back Bordeaux @ 11/10
- Back BTTS in Sampdoria v Udinese @ 8/11
- Back Man United @ 13/10

The Acca pays approximately 15/2

Nice start to continue for Poyet

Bet 1: Back Bordeaux @ 11/10 - KO 14:00 GMT

Gus Poyet lost his 100% record as Bordeaux manager last weekend but they were away at Marseille and they were only beaten 1-0. Prior to that it had been 12 points from a possible 12 and that included a victory on this ground over Lyon.

Their overall form at home hasn't been too bad this season - six wins from 12 appearances - and with two from their last two, where they scored three goals on each occasion, they should be strong enough to beat an out of sorts, Nice.

The visitors are toiling at present and come into the game without a win in six in all competitions. The worst thing about that was that five of them were defeats, with the latest being in a Europa League match in Russia on Thursday.


No clean sheet at Stadio Luigi Ferraris

Bet 2: Back BTTS in Sampdoria v Udinese @ 8/11 - KO 14:00 GMT

The hosts suffered a disappointing defeat at AC Milan last Sunday as it enabled Milan to draw level on points with them in sixth place. Home is where the heart is for Marco Giampaolo's side though and they have won nine of their 13 at Stadio Luigi Ferraris this term.

Interestingly however, the Genoa based club have only managed to keep four clean sheets in front of their own fans, and this selection would have landed in eight of the 13.

Udinese need to bounce back from consecutive 2-0 defeats, but they aren't a bad side and they are still in the top 10 in the division. As far as the goals go, they have only failed to find the net in two of their away games this season - keeping just the three clean sheets themselves.

For other Italian football tips, check out Dave Farrar's Serie A column.


Mourinho to get one over on former employer

Bet 3: Back Man United @ 13/10 - KO 14:05 GMT

We conclude in the Premier League for a clash that has top four ramifications. Manchester United had looked like certs to finish in the top four a couple of months ago, but they drew three times during the festive period and have now lost two of their last three.

Results at Old Trafford haven't been too bad however as they have lost just once at home this year, and they have kept four clean sheets over the course of their last five matches in front of their own fans.

Chelsea managed to put back to back defeats to Bournemouth and Watford behind them by beat West Brom and Hull, and drawing with Barcelona in the Champions League, but it is worth noting that all three of those results were earned at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Conte's side have lost their last two away games in all competitions, and won just one of their last half dozen.

For more in-depth analysis on this game then check out Dave Tindall's preview.

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

Wagered: 165pts
Returned: 154.25pts
P/L: -10.75pts

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