The Daily Acca: Flamengo to prove why they are the league's top scorers

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It's three from Brazil for Paul Robinson tonight as he's picked out a Serie A treble that pays a shade over 8/1. Here are his selections:

- Back BTTS in Fluminense v Flamengo @ 1/1
- Back Parana @ 6/4
- Back BTTS in America MG v Atletico MG @ 5/6

The Acca pays approximately 8/1

Goals between Flu and the leaders

Bet 1: Back BTTS in Fluminense v Flamengo @ 1/1 - KO 00:00 BST (Fri)

The league leaders head to Fluminense tonight and while I'm not convinced that they will take the three points, I am pretty confident in the fact that they will find the net.

Mauricio Barbieri's side have scored 16 in nine league matches to date, and that makes them the most prolific team in the division. They have already scored eight in four on their travels this term, and they come into the game in great form having won three on the bounce.

The hosts are in ninth place, but they could climb into the top four with a victory here. They need to put a draw at Gremio and a defeat at Parana behind them, but they are at least back on home soil - a place where they have only dropped two points all year - scoring 10 goals in the process.

Parana to pick up a vital three points

Bet 2: Back Parana @ 6/4 - KO 00:00 BST (Fri)

The selection are new to the top tier of Brazilian football having been promoted from Serie B last term. Obviously this new level is going to provide a bit of a challenge, and that has been seen early on as they sit second from bottom with six points from a possible 27.

Their first win of the campaign did come last time out however - a 2-1 success over Fluminense, and in their two home games prior to that, they held both Gremio and Atletico PR to draws.

Opponents, Bahia, are only one place above them in the table and they come into the fixture having lost two on the bounce - both without scoring a single goal.

Away from home it's four defeats to nil from four this season, so Parana feel like decent value at the 6/4 mark.

Local derby to have goals at both ends

Bet 3: Back BTTS in America MG v Atletico MG @ 5/6 - KO 01:00 BST (Fri)

This fixture is known in English as 'The Derby of the Masses' and I'm of the belief that it will produce masses of goals - or at least one for each team.

The two clubs sit side by side in the table, with the visitors having the slight edge in 10th. The pair of them have played nine times each so far this season and both of their goals per game averages sits at exactly three.

Atletico have played four times away from home thus far and their scorelines have been 2-1, 2-2, 1-2 and 3-2. They also finished last season with a run of six away games to see both teams to score backers collect.

The hosts won 3-1 against Atletico PR when they were last in action, and in their home match prior to that they lost 3-1. They also had a 2-1 victory on this ground against Vitoria, earlier in the campaign, which means that 60% of their home matches have gone BTTS since their promotion back to Serie A.

2017/18 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 242pts
Returned: 215.33pts
P/L: -26.67pts

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