The Daily Acca: Spurs to close gap on the top four

There won't be any smiles at Wembley for Jose Mourinho
There won't be any smiles at Wembley for Jose Mourinho

It's an all Premier League Daily Acca for Paul Robinson today and he's predicting a bad night for Jose Mourinho. Here are his selections:

- Back Southampton @ 3/4
- Back Tottenham @ 13/10
- Back Stoke @ 5/4

The Acca pays approximately 8/1

Bet 1: Back Southampton @ 3/4 - KO 19:45 GMT

The Saints haven't won a league game since the end of November but they have been winning in the FA Cup, and this evening they are taking on a Brighton side with a miserable away record.

Chris Hughton's men haven't even scored a goal in any of their last six on their travels and the sole highlight was a 0-0 draw at Newcastle. Prior to that they had won two on the bounce away from home, but they are in much worse form overall now.

Southampton have managed draws in three of their last five at St Mary's and they should prove too strong for the Seagulls here.


Bet 2: Back Tottenham @ 13/10 - KO 20:00 GMT

The pressure is back on Spurs to pick up a win tonight as they trail both Liverpool and Chelsea by five points - although the Reds have played a game more.

The hosts have won four of their last five at Wembley and they scored four goals or more on three occasions. They face tougher opponents in the shape of Manchester United today, but Jose Mourinho's side haven't had a great set of results in matches against the top teams this term.

A cautious approach is pretty much guaranteed, but I'm not sure they will be able to withstand the trio of Kane, Alli and Son for the entire match. Overall I just feel that Tottenham will have too much firepower for them and they are a decent price at 13/10.


Bet 3: Back Stoke @ 5/4 - KO 20:00 GMT

Our final selection is Stoke against Watford and they both have manager's who are taking charge of their team for only the second time.

Things went much better for Paul Lambert than they did for Javi Gracia on their respective debuts as Lambert's Stoke beat Huddersfield 2-0 in the league, while Gracia's Watford lost 1-0 at Southampton in the FA Cup.

The visitors are 11th to the hosts ninth, but there really isn't too much between the two teams. It's also worth noting that the Hornets have lost six on the bounce away from Vicarage Road.

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

Wagered: 148pts
Returned: 154.25pts
P/L: +6.25pts

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