The Daily Acca: Toon and City to thrash it out at St James' Park

David Silva has been in sublime form this season
David Silva has been in sublime form this season

Today's edition of the Daily Acca sees Paul Robinson pick out a massive 47/1 shot, which is headlined by a goal-fest at St James' Park. Here are his selections:

- Back Both Teams to Score in Both Halves in Newcastle v Man City @ 9/1
- Back Inter to Qualify @ 4/6
- Back Hearts @ 19/10

The Acca pays approximately 47/1

Bet 1: Back Both Teams to Score in Both Halves in Newcastle v Man City @ 9/1 - KO 19:45 GMT

Sometimes you just get a feeling that a game will be full of goals and this is one of those for me.

Newcastle are right up against it as they take on the all-conquering Manchester City, but they did win their first match since October on Saturday as they came from behind to beat West Ham 3-2 at The London Stadium.

This selection landed in that game and there was a distinct change in tactics from Rafael Benitez as he pushed more men forward, and they scored three goals in a match for the first time since August.

We all know how good City are going forward so there is little value in going through that again here, but I would like to point out that they have conceded goals in six of their last nine away from home, in all competitions.


Bet 2: Back Inter to Qualify @ 4/6 - KO 19:45 GMT

This is a Quarter-final Coppa Italia tie between the two Milan clubs and my money is on Inter to get the job done - whether they need to go the distance or not.

AC Milan are having a pretty mediocre campaign and they come into this fixture having lost their last two Serie A games. They suffered a miserable 3-0 defeat at the second from bottom, Hellas Verona, and they then lost 2-0 at the San Siro to Atalanta at the weekend.

Inter have also lost their two latest outings but they are still enjoying a decent season. They are third in the standings and I would like to believe that Luciano Spalletti's side have had a blip rather than in the midst of a slump.

When these two teams met back in October, it was Inter who ran out 3-2 winners and they should have enough quality to edge this one and book their place in the semis.


Bet 3: Back Hearts @ 19/10 - KO 19:45 GMT

Another derby to finish as Hearts take on Hibs at Tynecastle Park and it's the hosts that look like the value at the prices on offer.

There is just one place separating these two clubs in the Scottish Premiership, but it has to be noted that Hibs are five points better off - so even a win here for Hearts wouldn't see them overhaul their rivals.

The Jam Tarts are in great form though as they have gone seven unbeaten - including a 4-0 victory over Celtic that ended their long unbeaten run.

At home it's three straight victories to nil for Craig Levein's men and they will fancy their chances of winning their first Edinburgh Derby since 2014.

Hibernian bounced back from three matches without a win last time out - two of which were defeats - but they only beat Ross County by a narrow 2-1 margin, and they are rock bottom of the division.

They have only lost once on their travels this term, but it was last time out, and it was a heavy 4-1 defeat.

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

Wagered: 122pts
Returned: 148.48pts
P/L: +26.48pts

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