The Daily Acca: Espanyol to nick a goal at the Mestalla

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Neto hasn't kept many clean sheets at home this year
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Paul Robinson has put together a 20/1 Daily Acca that takes in action from the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga. Here are his selections:

- Back BTTS in Chelsea v West Ham @ 1/1
- Back Sassuolo +1 Goal @ 15/8
- Back Valencia & BTTS @ 13/5

The Acca pays approximately 20/1

Hammers to breach the Chelsea defence

Bet 1: Back BTTS in Chelsea v West Ham @ 1/1 - KO 16:30 BST

It's a bad time to be a Chelsea fan as it seems highly unlikely that they will make the top four this season and they were beaten at home by Spurs last weekend.

The Blues can close the gap on Liverpool and Spurs to eight points with a victory this afternoon, and although they would still have a game in hand on the former, there just aren't enough matches left in the season for the Reds to falter that badly.

West Ham bounced back from the shocking scenes that occurred during their 3-0 defeat at home to Burnley by beating Southampton by the same scoreline. They aren't safe yet however, and still need to put a few more points on the board.

This fixture is all about goals today for me as the Hammers have excellent away stats to back up the selection. Their last six away from the London Stadium have all had goals at both ends - and that includes trips to Wembey and Anfield.

Antonio Conte's side shipped three to Spurs when they were last in action at the Bridge, and prior to that they conceded in a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

Milan to fail to deliver at the San Siro

Bet 2: Back Sassuolo +1 Goal @ 15/8 - KO 19:45 BST

AC Milan were held to a 0-0 draw in the Milan derby on Wednesday and that came on the back of a 3-1 defeat at Juventus. They will be pleased to have an easier opponent this evening, but Sassuolo are on a good run and I fancy that they can get a positive result.

Giuseppe Iachini's come into the game unbeaten in four, and that includes a draw with Napoli. They are down in 16th in Serie A, so still need points, even though they have a five point cushion to the relegation zone.

Interestingly, they have picked up more points on their travels this season than at home. They have won five and drawn two of their 15 away fixtures, with the two latest ones being a win at Udinese and a draw at Chievo.

The hosts have improved under Gennaro Gattuso, but their run of four straight victories at the San Siro was ended by Inter, and they were also put in their place by Arsenal in the Europa League.

Valencia to win but don't count on a clean sheet

Bet 3: Back Valencia & BTTS @ 13/5 - KO 19:45 BST

Valencia are battling with the two Madrid clubs for second place in La Liga and although they trail Real by one point and Atletico by five, they have a massive advantage over the teams behind them, so Champions League qualification is all but in the bag.

Marcelino García Toral has worked wonders at Mestalla since his arrival, and they are back in great form following a mini-blip towards the start of the year. They have taken 22 points from a possible 24 of late, and they have won their last four at home.

Of those four victories, only the Betis one was to nil, and five of their last half dozen home wins required at least two goals as they failed to keep a clean sheet.

Espanyol are the visitors this evening and they haven't won in five on their travels. Only two were defeats, but this is a much harder fixture than any of those five. As for goals, they have netted in six of their last eight away from home.

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

Wagered: 193pts
Returned: 172.89pts
P/L: -20.11pts

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