The Daily Acca: Milan to hand Udinese another defeat

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It's action from Serie A, La Liga and Ligue One for Paul Robinson this evening as Sunday's edition of the Daily Acca is a 10/1 treble. Here are his selections:

- Back AC Milan @ 10/11
- Back BTTS in Real Betis v Celta Vigo @ 4/5
- Back The Draw in Montpellier v Marseille @ 11/5

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Milan to build on last-gasp success

Bet 1: Back AC Milan @ 10/11 - KO 19:30 GMT

Gennaro Gattuso's AC Milan needed an injury time winner at home to Genoa on Wednesday, but the three points took them to fourth place in Serie A, and it was their fourth victory in five league outings.

Today they travel to north-eastern Italy to take on a Udinese side who are struggling for form. Last year's 14th placed finishers are down in 16th this time around, and they come into the game with just one point from their five most recent matches.

Admittedly, the one draw they did achieve came last time out - 2-2 at Genoa - but on this ground it's three straight losses, as they failed to cope with either Lazio, Juventus or Napoli. Obviously they are three of the strongest teams in the division, but it's not like Milan are also-rans.

Gonzalo Higuain has already netted five times for the Rossoneri since his summer move from Juve, and he's only played eight of their 10 games.

Check out Dave Farrar's Italian tips this weekend.

Celta Vigo's goal trend to continue

Bet 2: Back BTTS in Real Betis v Celta Vigo @ 4/5 - KO 19:45 GMT

The Spanish city of Seville is the scene for our second pick of the day and I'm hoping that the football on display will be as beautiful as the surroundings.

The hosts edged out a lower league side in the Copa del Rey on Thursday, and they also beat AC Milan at the San Siro in the Europa League the Thursday before.

Unfortunately for Betis and their supporters, Quique Setién's side haven't been getting the same kind of results at the weekends.

They come into this game having lost three straight La Liga matches, all without scoring a goal. A mitigating factor however is that two of those were away from home, and in front of their own fans this year they have won two, drawn one and lost two.

The main reason for this selection however is their opponents. Celta Vigo have played four times on the road this term and both teams to score backers have been rewarded 100% of the time.

This is the kind of game that both clubs will view as winnable, as they each look to kickstart underwhelming domestic campaigns. Hopefully that should lead to some attacking football - and goals.

Jack Lang's weekend Spanish tips can be found here.

Spoils to be shared in Southern France

Bet 3: Back The Draw in Montpellier v Marseille @ 11/5 - KO 20:00 GMT

If you take PSG out of Ligue One, it's quite an interesting competition, with some surprise names towards the top. One of those is Montpellier, who would go level on points with Lille (another surprise name) if they beat Marseille this evening.

Michel Der Zakarian's men have only been beaten once this season, and that came all the way back on the opening weekend. Since then it's six wins and four draws for the title winners of 2012, and I'm not overly concerned by their 3-0 home defeat to Nantes in the Cope de la Ligue on Tuesday.

Marseille are of course a juggernaut of French football, so it's quite shocking that they have won the league only once since the likes of Jean-Pierre Papin, Chris Waddle, Didier Deschamps and Marcel Desailly took them to the promised land in the 91/92 season - their fourth straight league title at the time.

This season they find themselves in fifth place, but victory in their game in hand here would see them move level on points with their opponents.

Rudi Garcia's men need to recover from back to back home defeats, however it is worth noting that one was against Lazio in the Europa, and the other was at the hands of PSG.

OM have been in and out on their travels this year - winning two and losing three - and they will need to be on their game to get some points on the board tonight.

Montpellier have conceded just one goal in their last five on this ground - three wins and two draws - and while I would have them down as the favourites to win, I'm leaning towards the draw at 11/5.

Kevin Hatchard has made this fixture his bet of the day.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 127pts
Returned: 91.50pts
P/L: -35.50pts

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