The Daily Acca: Boca Juniors to hold up their end of the bargain

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Tuesday was a great day for followers of the Daily Acca as Paul Robinson delivered with a 9/2 winner. Can he follow up in the Copa Libertadores? Here are his selections:

- Back Boca Juniors to win to nil @ 1/2
- Back BTTS in Palmeiras v Junior @ 8/11
- Back Flamengo to win to nil @ 5/6

The Acca pays approximately 7/2

Boca to turn up when it matters

Bet 1: Back Boca Juniors to win to nil @ 1/2 - KO 01:45 BST (Thurs)

The situation is pretty clear for Boca Juniors ahead of this final Group 8 game as they have to be thinking of winning at all costs. A draw would only see them move level on points with Junior - and that's if Junior lose against Palmeiras.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto's side might not even qualify with a victory, but the odds are that they will and I can't see them having any trouble against Alianza Lima.

The Peruvians are bottom of the group with just a single point from their five games to date and they've scored only once. Away from home it's six straight defeats to nil in all competitions and the Argentinians are a class above.


Attacking game on the cards at Palmeiras

Bet 2: Back BTTS in Palmeiras v Junior @ 8/11 - KO 01:45 BST (Thurs)

The other Group 8 fixture tonight comes from Brazil and this could be set up for there to be goals at both ends.

The hosts already have the group sewn up thanks to four wins and a draw, but it's highly likely that the visitors will need to pull off a shock victory to finish second.

A draw really isn't much use to the Colombians so Julio Comesaña will have to send his players out to attack and not play for a 0-0. The good news for their fans is that they have netted twice in each of their last three on their travels, so they clearly know how to score away from home.

I would be mightily surprised if Palmeiras fail to get on the scoresheet given that they are one of the more likely candidates to lift the trophy, so 8/11 for this selections feels like a bit of value.


Brazilians to show dominance

Bet 3: Back Flamengo to win to nil @ 5/6 - KO 01:45 BST (Thurs)

We finish in Group 4 of the Libertadores as Flamengo and Emelec are still only playing their penultimate fixture of the group.

The Brazilians are looking good to qualify as they have a two point advantage over Santa Fe in third, with this game in hand. That means that a victory tonight would ensure qualification, and they would go to River Plate still with a chance of overhauling them at the top.

This should be a pretty straightforward task for Flamengo as Emelec are bottom of the group with just a single point from a possible 12. They still have an outside chance of qualifying, but they would need to win both of their remaining matches and that seems very unlikely.

Away from home it's four defeats on the bounce and the hosts don't often make mistakes in front of their own fans.

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

Wagered: 226pts
Returned: 193.12pts
P/L: -32.88pts

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