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The Daily Acca: Gremio to fly the flag for Brazil in the Libertadores

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The Brazilian league season is due to start in April

It's all about the Copa Libertadores for Paul Robinson tonight as he has picked out three late games, with the treble paying around the 9/2 mark. Here are his selections:

- Back BTTS in Nacional v Atletico MG @ 23/20
- Back Gremio @ 2/5
- Back BTTS in Sporting Cristal v Godoy Cruz @ 9/10

The Acca pays approximately 9/2

Goals in Uruguay

Bet 1: Back BTTS in Nacional v Atletico MG @ 23/20 - KO 00:30 GMT (Wed)

Atletico Mineiro suffered a bit of a shock defeat in their opening group game as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Cerro Porteno. They are now on the back-foot and I feel like they need to go to Nacional tonight and go for the win.

The Uruguayan hosts were victorious in their opening fixture as they picked up a 1-0 win at Zamora. They are now in a great position to make it through to the last 16 and they will likely fancy their chances against a Brazilian side who haven't started their domestic league campaign yet.

I wouldn't underestimate the Rooster though, and I do feel that they are capable of scoring at least once - especially as their hand is now slightly forced.

Gremio's class to shine through

Bet 2: Gremio @ 2/5 - KO 00:30 GMT (Wed)

I was negative about the fact that the Brazilian league season hadn't started yet in the preview above, but I doubt that it will stop Gremio beating Libertad tonight.

The hosts drew their opener at Rosario Central last week, which is a fairly decent result given that it was in Argentina. They have also been doing well in their State Championships - albeit that is at a different level.

Libertad thumped Universidad Catolica 4-1 in their first match of the group, but without trying to cause offence to their opponents that day, Gremio are a big step up in class.

Home advantage should prove the difference overall regardless, and I expect the Brazilians to wrap up a pretty comfortable win.

Godoy Cruz to break their duck

Bet 3: Back BTTS in Sporting Cristal v Godoy Cruz @ 9/10 - KO 00:30 GMT (Wed)

We finish in Peru for Godoy Cruz's trip to Sporting Cristal, and like the first match of this Daily Acca, I am expecting goals at both ends.

Sporting Cristal were on the wrong end of a nine goal thriller last week, as they saw their late comeback thwarted by an even later winner for their opponents.

Godoy Cruz meanwhile drew 0-0 at home with Olimpia, which was actually their third consecutive goalless draw in all competitions.

The Argentine club are really struggling for goals at present, but they should get some joy against a bit of a ropey home defence, and the 9/10 looks like a fair price for both teams to score.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 231pts
Returned: 154.7pts
P/L: -76.3pts

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