The Daily Acca: Gunners to come out firing

Arsenal striker - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang has looked good in pre-season and could be a live contender for the Golden Boot this season
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Sunday's edition of the Daily Acca is a 9/1 shot that begins at the Emirates and ends at Parc des Princes. Here are Paul Robinson's selections:

- Back Over 3.5 Goals in Arsenal v Man City @ 13/10
- Back Sao Paulo @ 31/20
- Back PSG to win to nil @ 4/6

The Acca pays approximately 9/1

Goals galore between Gunners and Citizens

Bet 1: Back Over 3.5 Goals in Arsenal v Man City @ 13/10 - KO 16:00 BST

The first clash of the traditional top six clubs comes from the Emirates this afternoon and even though we have a bit of an unknown quantity - in terms of English football - in charge of Arsenal, the match shoud deliver plenty of goals.

Unai Emery was the man chosen to replace Arsene Wenger and he's had a pretty good summer. The ex-PSG boss has been able to bring in a couple of decent defenders in the shape of Stephan Lichsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, as well as German keeper, Bernd Leno, and Sampdoria midfielder, Lucas Torreira.

Friendly results have seen them thrash PSG 5-1, beat Lazio 2-0 and draw with Atletico Madrid and Chelsea, with the most pleasing thing being the goals scored by both Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

Manchester City showed their class in the Community Shield last Sunday as they coasted past Chelsea 2-0 and they too have added to their squad over the summer - Riyad Mahrez being the main addition.

As for the goal stats, there is no real reason to believe that last year's trends won't continue, and with 106 scored and 27 against, City's matches averaged 3.5 goals each time - the highest in the division. Second on that list was Arsenal, with an average of 3.29 goals per 90 minutes. Exactly half of City's 38 saw this selection land, while the same can be said for 16 of Arsenal's 38.

Click here to read Mark O'Haire's preview of this fixture.

Sao Paulo to prove that they are the real deal

Bet 2: Back Sao Paulo @ 31/20 - KO 20:00 BST

Given the size of the club, it's not an understatement to say that Sao Paulo have underachieved in recent years. They are in the top three supported clubs in Brazil and are the second richest - yet they haven't won the league since completing a three year hat-trick in 2008, and they haven't lifted the Copa Libertadores since 2005.

After finishing 13th last year and 10th the year prior, things are looking up at Morumbi as Diego Aguirre has them top of the Campeonato after 17 games of the campaign. They have a two point lead over Flamengo in second, and have won six of their last seven league outings - three of their last four away from home.

Tonight they travel to a Sport Recife side who are badly out of form. They are still 13th in the table, but are rapidly sliding down having taken just two points from a possible 21 of late.

Even at home where they are traditionally quite strong, it's one defeat and two draws from their three latest outings, and here Claudinei Oliveira's men face their toughest opponent yet.

Home dominance to continue for PSG

Bet 3: Back PSG to win to nil @ 4/6 - KO 20:00 BST

Thomas Tuchel leads out PSG for the first time in a Ligue One fixture this evening and I am pretty confident that his team will win to nil against Caen.

The hosts warmed up for this game with a 4-0 thrashing of Monaco in the Trophe des Champions last Saturday, and they only played Neymar for the final 15 minutes.

Last year they won the league by 13 points - winning 17 of their 19 home games and conceding only 15 goals in the process. It's also worth noting that the two matches they didn't win came in their final two fixtures when the league was already sewn up, and six of the 15 conceded came within their final four.

Caen ended up in 16th place last term - just one point better off than Toulouse who had to play in the relegation play-off. Of the 38 points they earned, 26 of them came at home, as they lost 13 of their 19 on their travels.

A total of 10 away goals was the lowest in the entire division, as they failed to find the net in 11 of their 19 away from Stade Michel d'Ornano.

2018/19 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 52pts
Returned: 25.22pts
P/L: -26.78pts

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