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The Daily Acca: Marseille to give PSG a run for their money

Marseille striker - Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli has been in great form since he signed for Marseille

Paul Robinson was denied a 13/1 Daily Acca winner on Saturday as Hull blew a 2-0 lead at home to QPR, but he's aiming to bounce back today with an 8/1 shot that starts at Goodison Park. Here are his selections:

- Back Chelsea @ 20/23
- Back AC Milan @ 29/20
- Back Marseille +2 Goals @ 1/1

The Acca pays approximately 8/1

Pressure to mount on Marco Silva

Bet 1: Back Chelsea @ 20/23 - KO 16:30 GMT

The Blues are hardly the greatest travellers in the world, but they have put in some better performances of late, and they come into this fixture having not lost any of their last seven inside of 90 minutes.

They were involved in Europa League action on Thursday, where they ran out comfortable 5-0 winners at Dynamo Kiev - a result which made it three away wins on the bounce in all competitions.

Everton meanwhile lost 3-2 at Newcastle last weekend, despite having led 2-0. There had been hope that they would have built on their performance in the Merseyside Derby, but that wasn't the case, and Marco Silva has plenty of questions to answer.

The Toffees have taken just one point from a possible nine at home of late, and they've actually won just one of their last eight in the league, in front of their own fans.

AC to take the bragging rights in Milan

Bet 2: AC Milan @ 29/20 - KO 19:30 GMT

It's the Milan Derby at the San Siro this evening and I'm backing the 'home' team to come out on top.

These two are third and fourth in Serie A, with just a point splitting them. They will both be hopeful of qualifying for next season's Champions League, but Roma aren't too far behind, however a loss at SPAL yesterday hasn't helped their cause.

Gennaro Gattuso's Milan are in the better form ahead of this match as they haven't been beaten since a 1-0 defeat against Juventus in the Super Cup, back in mid-January. They have won their last five league matches, scoring three goals on three occasions.

Inter were dumped out of the Europa League on Thursday, losing 1-0 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt having drawn the first leg 0-0 in Germany. They have now won just one of their last five outings in all competitions, and won three of their last eight in Serie A.

Vulnerable PSG to be taken on

Bet 3: Back Marseille +2 Goals @ 1/1 - KO 20:00 GMT

There won't be many people giving Marseille much of a chance to get a result at PSG tonight, and while I obviously recognise the latter's qualities, I wouldn't want to be backing them at 1/4.

What I do want to back though is Marseille to win with a two goal head-start. For this bet to land, we can afford as much as a one goal defeat, and still walk away a winner.

Rudi Garcia's men have climbed into fourth place in Ligue One, courtesy of a run of form that has seen them take 16 points from a possible 18. Their upturn as coincided with Mario Balotelli's arrival at the club, and he is the kind of player to shine on the biggest stage.

The hosts are still without Neymar, and Edinson Cavani's hip injury is proving to be more troublesome than first thought. They have of course been winning without them, but they lost to Manchester United in the Champions League, and they've also had a kind run of league fixtures.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 234pts
Returned: 154.7pts
P/L: -79.3pts

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