The Daily Acca: City to be left singing the blues
It was just a Plymouth winner that denied Paul Robinson an 18/1 success on Saturday and he's aiming to put that right with a 6/1 Daily Acca that starts with an upset at the Etihad. Here are his selections:
The Acca pays approximately 6/1
Maurizio Sarri to silence his critics
Bet 1: Back Chelsea +1 Goal @ 17/10 - KO 16:00 GMT
Manchester City can return to the top of the Premier League with a victory against Chelsea this afternoon, but they are far too short in the betting for my liking and the visitors +1 goal is great value.
The Blues returned to form with a 5-0 thumping of Huddersfield last weekend, and while their opponents that day have really struggled this season, it was still a resounding win, and both Hazard and Higuain scored braces.
The attacking duo should get some joy against a City defence that have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight at home in the league - and that came against 10 man Wolves.
Pep Guardiola's men have bounced back well from their 2-1 defeat at Newcastle by beating both Arsenal and Everton, and while they are the favourites to win today, it is far from cut and dried.
Juve to get back to winning ways
Bet 2: Back Juventus @ 1/2 - KO 17:00 GMT
What is cut and dried however is a Juventus win at Sassuolo. The Old Lady remain undefeated this term with 19 wins and three draws from their 22 outings, and away from home it's 28 points from a possible 30.
Massimiliano Allegri's side suffered a shock 3-0 loss in the Coppa Italia at Atalanta and they followed that up with a 3-3 draw at home to Parma last weekend, but that will only make them more motivated to take the three points here. They also don't resume their Champions League campaign until next week.
The hosts are 11th in Serie A and they come into the game on the back of a three match unbeaten run - two draws and a win. Prior to that though it had been three defeats on the bounce in all competitions, and they have won just one of their last eight in front of their own fans in Serie A.
Home is where the heart is for Sevilla
Bet 3: Back Sevilla @ 7/10 - KO 17:30 GMT
We finish in Spain for what should be a relatively straightforward home win for Sevilla against Eibar.
The selection have struggled a bit in recent weeks, but they have had some tough fixtures, and most of their poor results have been on the road.
In Seville, Pablo Machín's side haven't lost in La Liga since September - winning seven and drawing one. They thrashed Levante by a 5-0 scoreline on their most recent outing here and they could do with the three points to put some daylight between them and Getafe in fifth.
Eibar are 10th and they are in decent form having taken seven points from a possible nine of late, but it is worth noting that their two 3-0 victories came at home.
José Luis Mendilibar's players have won just once away from home this term, and that was back in the first week of October. Since then it's been three defeats and three draws, and they failed to find the net in four of those matches.
Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L
The Acca pays approximately 6/1
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