The Daily Acca: Bluebirds to be on song against Bolton

Can Neil Warnock orchestrate one last promotion?
Can Neil Warnock orchestrate one last promotion?

There are some good fixtures around today and Paul Robinson has plucked out two from the Championship and one from the Champions League for Tuesday's edition of the Daily Acca. Here are his selections:

- Back Cardiff @ 6/10
- Back Derby @ 13/10
- Back Under 2.5 Goals in Juventus v Tottenham @ 4/6

The Acca pays approximately 5/1

Bet 1: Back Cardiff @ 6/10 - KO 19:45 GMT

Despite an indifferent run of results that saw them lose four games over the Christmas period, Cardiff are still right in the automatic promotion hunt and can move level on points with Aston Villa in second with a victory this evening.

Neil Warnock's side have gone four unbeaten since their blip - two wins and two draws - and they thrashed Sunderland 4-0 when they were last in action at home.

The visitors today are Bolton and they have gone three without defeat. My concern over them here though is that their record away from home is pretty poor. They have lost four of their last five on their travels and have recorded just the one away win all season.

Bet 2: Back Derby @ 13/10 - KO 19:45 GMT

The Rams are also in the mix for automatic promotion to the Premier League as they sit in third place with 58 points - one behind Aston Villa. This isn't a game in hand for them like it is Cardiff though, so they really need to win tonight to keep up the pressure.

Gary Rowett's men haven't lost a Championship fixture since a 1-0 defeat to Ipswich in November, and their last defeat away from home was back in September. Since then it's six wins and five draws, and they will fancy their chances against an underperforming opponent.

Sheffield Wednesday are under new management but it's not like their results have improved greatly. They haven't won in the league since Boxing Day and their previous success prior to that was on the first Saturday in November.

At Hillsborough it's four defeats from their five latest outings and they were beaten 3-1 by Birmingham last time out in front of their own fans.

Bet 3: Back Under 2.5 Goals in Juventus v Tottenham @ 4/6 - KO 19:45 GMT

The Champions League is back and with it being the first legs of the last 16 stage, I can't see there being many goals.

Juventus have kept eight clean sheets on the bounce in Turin and half a dozen of them saw under 2.5 backers collect. I would imagine that one of their main priorities tonight would not be to concede an away goal, and while their defence isn't quite what it was, it's getting better in each passing week.

Spurs have a pretty solid defence of their own and they kept Arsenal from scoring in their 1-0 win on Saturday lunchtime. Their main aim will to still be in the tie for the second leg at Wembley and they will take heart from the fact that they have already drawn 1-1 at the Bernabeu this term.

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

Wagered: 157pts
Returned: 154.25pts
P/L: -2.75pts

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