The Daily Acca: Pellegrini to be left in a sticky situation by the Toffees
Paul Robinson is focusing on the three elite European leagues today as his 5/1 Daily Acca covers England, Italy and Spain. Here are his selections:
Pellegrini to feel the heat at Goodison Park
Bet 1: Back Everton @ 1/1 - KO 16:00 BS
A miserable start to the season for The Hammers has left them pointless after four fixtures, with 10 goals conceded and just two scored.
Admittedly they have had to travel to Anfield and the Emirates during that run, but they have also been beaten at home by both Bournemouth and Wolves.
A trip to Everton won't be easy for West Ham, and that's with Richarlison suspended and Theo Walcott a doubt for the hosts.
Marco Silva's men are undefeated this term with one win and three draws, but they have been hindered by having men sent off in the first half in two of those games.
I would have Everton as odds-on for this clash, so with even money available, I have to include a home win as the first leg of this treble.
Check out Jack Lang's preview of this match here.
Milan to pick up an away win
Bet 2: Back AC Milan @ 3/4 - KO 19:30 BST
The selection have started the season better than their position of 15th in Serie A suggests, as not only have they played at least one match less than the teams above them, they have also had tough opponents in their two outings to date.
A 3-2 loss at Napoli was especially harsh as they led 2-0 in Naples, but eventually succumbed to three second half goals. They put that result behind them last time out however to beat Roma 2-1 at the San Siro - with the winner coming in injury time.
Gennaro Gattuso's men won't be fearing anyone this season and they now have the added firepower of the proven Serie A talisman, Gonzalo Higuain.
Their opponents this evening at Cagliari and they have four points from a possible nine. A 2-0 defeat at Empoli was followed by a 2-2 draw with Sassuolo on this ground, before a 1-0 victory at Atalanta prior to the international break.
They only finished in 16th place last season though, and were beaten in 10 of their 19 home matches - including this fixture.
No problems for Sevilla at home
Bet 3: Back Sevilla @ 7/10 - KO 19:45 BST
Both Sevilla and Getafe have four points from their opening three La Liga outings this year, but with home advantage and that extra touch of class, it has to be the hosts who are the bet today.
Pablo Machín's side lost last time out at Real Betis, but Betis have played well this season and Sevilla were also reduced to 10 men when the score was 0-0.
Prior to that they had coasted through the early rounds of the Europa League and thrashed Rayo Vallecano, with the only slightly disappointing result being a 0-0 draw with Villarreal.
Getafe did well to finish eighth last season, and while they ended their campaign with four straight away wins, that run came on the back of a spell that saw them win just one of 13 on the road - seven of which were defeats. They have also lost their only away game this year - albeit it at the Bernabeu.
For more European football tips, have a read of James Horncastle's excellent analysis.
Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L
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