The Daily Acca: Goals to flow in the EFL Cup

Not all of the Liverpool fans are still behind Jurgen Klopp
Not all of the Liverpool fans are still behind Jurgen Klopp

Monday's edition of the Daily Acca was a winner for Paul Robinson and his followers at odds of 11/2. Here are today's selections:

- Back Augsburg +1 Goal @ 4/5
- Back Over 2.5 Goals in Leicester v Liverpool @ 13/20
- Back Over 2.5 Goals in West Ham v Bolton @ 4/7
- Back Over 2.5 Goals in Brentford v Norwich @ 8/15

The Acca pays approximately 6/1

Bet 1: Back Augsburg +1 Goal @ 4/5 - KO 19:30 BST

It would appear that Augsburg have been underrated in the Betfair Markets as 4/5 for them to beat RB Leipzig at home with a one goal headstart seems like a decent bet to me.

The hosts could only finish 13th in the table last year, but they finished the season with just one defeat in six and they have started this campaign by taking seven points from a possible 12.

Manuel Baum's side have won their two latest outings - 3-0 against Koln and 2-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt. It's also worth noting that they have avoided defeat in 13 of their last 17 Bundesliga matches on this ground.

RB Leipzig have also taken seven points from their first four fixtures, but they were held at home on Saturday, and Liverpool-bound, Naby Keita, saw red, which means he will be absent from the midfield this evening.

It's also interesting to note, that despite their success last year, they have won just four of their last 12 away games in the league - losing five of them.


Bet 2: Back Over 2.5 Goals in Leicester v Liverpool @ 13/20 - KO 19:45 BST

The pressure is on both managers in this game tonight as Craig Shakespeare's team are 15th in the Premier League, while Jurgen Klopp's failure to address his side's defensive issues has begun to pick up steam in the media.

The latter is one of the main reasons for this selection. The fact of the matter is that the Liverpool defence are prone to too many errors and assuming that Leicester play Jamie Vardy, I can see him getting some real success.

At the other end of the field, The Reds should get some joy, and although they could only find the net once against Burnley at the weekend, they should be afforded more space in the final third at the King Power.


Bet 3: Back Over 2.5 Goals in West Ham v Bolton @ 4/7 - KO 19:45 BST

Further goals are expected in another EFL Cup tie tonight as West Ham could boost their confidence against a struggling Bolton side.

The visitors are rock bottom of the Championship and they come into the game on the back of four straight defeats. They conceded 10 goals during that period and in the last round of this competition, they still conceded two in their 3-2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

The pressure has eased slightly on Slaven Bilic as his team beat Huddersfield and then got a draw at West Brom. There will still be a slight uneasy feeling in the air at kick off though, so he will be desperate for his players to grab an early goal. If they can manage that, the floodgates really could open.


Bet 4: Back Over 2.5 Goals in Brentford v Norwich @ 8/15 - KO 19:45 BST

We conclude at Griffin Park for another EFL Cup tie, this time between Brentford and Norwich.

The recent stats aren't overly pointing towards goals as three of The Bees' last four have all gone under 2.5, as have three of Norwich's. I'm not willing to give up hope on this one being a goal-fest though and I still believe that 8/15 is a decent price.

Things are often different in the cup as fringe players try to make their mark. There is less pressure on the players as this particular competition comes as a lesser priority than the league, and that is highlighted by the fact that in the previous round, 18 of the 24 fixtures had at least three goals inside 90 minutes.


Recommended Acca
Back Augsburg +1 Goal @ 4/5

Back Over 2.5 Goals in Leicester v Liverpool @ 13/20

Back Over 2.5 Goals in West Ham v Bolton @ 4/7

Back Over 2.5 Goals in Brentford v Norwich @ 8/15

The Acca pays approximately 6/1


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

Wagered: 47pts
Returned: 37.34pts
P/L: -9.66pts

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