The Daily Acca: Goals at both ends in big La Liga fixture

Atletico Madrid are aiming to secure second place in La Liga
Atletico Madrid are aiming to secure second place in La Liga
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It's two from La Liga followed by a Ligue One clash for Paul Robinson's Daily Acca today and the treble pays 15/2. Here are his selections...

- Back BTTS in Girona v Athletic Club @ 4/5
- Back BTTS in Atletico Madrid v Valencia @ 9/10
- Back BTTS in Over 3.5 Goals in Monaco v Lyon @ 6/4

The Acca pays approximately 15/2

Bet 1: Back BTTS in Girona v Athletic Bilbao @ 4/5 - KO 17:30 GMT

The hosts have acquitted themselves well given that this is their first season back in the Spanish top-flight. The are in 11th place and come into the game on a three match unbeaten run - one win and two draws.

Their opponents are on an unbeaten run of their own - nine matches in all competitions to be exact - but given their stature, their current position of 13th is a little underwhelming.

It's the goal stats that we are focusing on though and this selection would have landed in five of Bilbao's last six on their travels in La Liga. They have only failed to score in two of their away games this term, and they came back in September and October.

Girona have won their last two home matches to nil, but prior to that they had four in a row end with both teams scoring, and I can't imagine that they will be able to keep a clean sheet this evening.

Bet 2: Back BTTS in Atletico Madrid v Valencia @ 9/10 - KO 19:45 GMT

The big game in La Liga today comes from Wanda Metropolitano as second take on third in the shape of Atletico Madrid versus Valencia.

Another Real Madrid slip-up yesterday boosted Valencia's hopes of a top three finish as they remain in third - one point ahead of Real. They have one of the toughest fixtures available ahead of them today however, and they come into it on the back of two straight defeats.

Conceding goals has become an issue for Marcelino García Toral's side, but the good news for us is that both teams have netted in six of their last seven in the league - including their three latest away games.

Scoring a goal against Atletico Madrid is no easy task, but Diego Simeone's men have conceded in four of their 10 in their new stadium this year and the visitors are averaging two goals per game.

Bet 3: Back Over 3.5 Goals in Monaco v Lyon @ 6/4 - KO 20:00 GMT

We conclude in France for what will hopefully be a goal-fest when Lyon travel to Monaco, with both teams needing the win to put the pressure on Marseille in second.

A mere four points covers second to fourth in Ligue One, but Marseille in second have played a game more. Only the top two automatically qualify for the Champions League group phase, so even though PSG are a long way clear, there is a huge incentive to finish as runners-up.

As far as the goals go, with 53 scored and 24 conceded this season, Monaco's matches are averaging 3.35 goals, with a dozen of their 23 having had four or more - three of which have come from their last four at home.

Lyon have exactly the same average as they have scored 52 and conceded 25 from their 23 outings, and although only nine of theirs have gone Over 3.5, their most recent road trip was one of them - and prior to that, they had netted at least twice themselves in their previous eight away games.

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

Wagered: 150pts
Returned: 154.25pts
P/L: +4.25pts

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