The Daily Acca: Milan to get the job done at Empoli

AC Milan forward - Fabio Borini
AC Milan could end up being a top four team this season

It's Spain, Italy and Brazil for Paul Robinson tonight as his Daily Acca works out at 9/1. Here are his selections:

- Back Alaves @ 7/4
- Back AC Milan @ 9/10
- Back Santos to win to nil @ 10/11

The Acca pays approximately 9/1

Alaves the value against Getafe

Bet 1: Back Alaves @ 7/4 - KO 19:00 BST

The hosts are in red-hot form thanks to a run of three straight victories, which culminated in a 5-1 thrashing of Real Vallecano last time out. That was their second consecutive away win, and they will not be brimming with confidence back on their own patch.

Their sole defeat this season came at the hands of Barcelona and Abelardo's side are looking like a much better team than they were when finishing 14th in La Liga last year.

The visitors are Getafe and they have dropped to 11th in the table following their 2-0 defeat at home to Atletico Madrid on Saturday. They could move as high as fifth with a win, but scoring goals appears to be the main issue for them.

In five outings they have already failed to find the net on three occasions, and although they are hard to beat, 7/4 about the selection is just a bit too big.

Milan to prove too strong for Empoli

Bet 2: Back AC Milan @ 9/10 - KO 20:00 BST

Empoli are new to Serie A this year following their promotion from Serie B, but they have only taken four points from a possible 15, and this could end up being a long season for them.

An opening 2-0 win over Cagliari is now long gone following defeats to Genoa, Lazio and Sassuolo, with the only other positive result this term coming from a 0-0 draw at Chievo.

AC Milan are only one place higher in the table than Empoli, but there are some mitigating factors. For a start, Gennaro Gattuso's side have actually played a game less than their opponents, and their only defeat came at Napoli - they blew a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2.

Since then it's been a victory over Roma and draws with Cagliari and Atalanta, but with Gonzalo Higuain hitting his stride - it's two in two for the Serie A specialist - I think that the visitors will have too much firepower this evening.

Santos's revival to continue

Bet 3: Back Santos to win to nil @ 10/11 - KO 00:00 BST

Things were looking a bit rough for Santos at one stage this season as the Brazilian heavyweights were down in the relegation zone.

Cuca came in as manager though and they are now up to 11th, and if they win their game in hand here, they will move into eighth.

The victory should be a relative formality as although they lost their six match undefeated streak last time, tonight they face a Vasco da Gama side who are terrible away from home.

The visitors are yet to win on their travels this season, and of late they have taken just one point from a possible 21 away from home.

Putting the ball in the net hasn't come easy - one goal in their last five on the road - and as Santos have kept four clean sheets in a row at home, there's a strong chance that the home win to nil will land.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 93pts
Returned: 77.53pts
P/L: -15.47pts

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