The Daily Acca: Palmeiras have away goals on their mind
Paul Robinson has cast his eye over the Brazilian Serie A fixtures tonight and he's put together a 9/2 treble. Here are his selections:
The Acca pays approximately 9/2
Plenty of goals in Recife
Bet 1: Back BTTS in Sport Recife v Atletico MG @ 8/11 - KO 23:30 BST
Atletico Mineiro have made a good start to their campaign as they have managed to put Copa Sudamericana disappointment behind them by winning four of their seven league fixtures to sit third in the race for the Campeonato.
A 1-0 defeat at Flamengo most recently is an obvious disappointment, but 'Big Mengo' are currently top of the table, and I expect the 'Rooster' to have an easier time of things at Sport tonight.
The hosts won last time out - a 2-3 success at Palmeiras - and that was their fourth game from their last six to see this selection land. They are ninth in the standings and have found the net in all three of their home matches to date.
The visitors have played three times on their travels this term - winning one, drawing one and losing one. What they all had in common though was that there wasn't a clean sheet in sight for either team.
Sao Paulo to continue fine start
Bet 2: Back Sao Paulo @ 8/13 - KO 01:00 BST (Thurs)
The selection are fourth in Serie A having taken 13 points from a possible 21, but more importantly, they are the only club to remain undefeated.
Diego Aguirre's side are a bit of sleeping giant but this year could be the year that they wake from their slumber - especially with Corinthians losing their manager recently.
Sao Paulo have won their last two matches - with the highlight being a victory over Santos - and it's only fellow title contenders, Atletico Mineiro, who have been able to hold them on this ground this year.
Opponents, Botafogo, are in 12th as they have had quite a mixed start to their season. Two wins and two defeats are accompanied by a trio of draws, but nearly all of their good results have come in front of their own fans.
On the road it's one point from a possible nine for Alberto Valentim's men, and their two latest away matches ended in 1-0 defeats - including one at the newly promoted, America Mineiro.
Palmeiras to go on the offensive at Cruzeiro
Bet 3: Back BTTS in Cruzeiro v Palmeiras @ 1/1 - KO 01:45 BST (Thurs)
We finish with another match that will hopefully have goals at both ends as Cruzeiro meet Palmeiras in Belo Horizonte.
The hosts have won six of their last seven fixtures in all competitions, with the only slip-up being a defeat at Atletico MG. At home it's four straight victories - three of which were to nil.
They face a step-up in opposition tonight though as Palmeiras were the champions of Brazil two seasons ago and they are looking to regain their title.
The 'Big Green' are in seventh with 11 points, but they need to bounce back from a 2-3 home reverse against Sport Recife at the weekend. As far as the goals go, they have scored four times in three away matches this season, with the sole blank coming at champions, Corinthians. They are however yet to keep a clean sheet.
2017/18 P/L (1pt each bet)
The Acca pays approximately 9/2
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