The Daily Acca: Sterling to prove his weight in gold

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Raheem Sterling is a man who has polarised the England fans in this World Cup, but Paul Robinson is backing him to win the doubters over this evening with a semi-final goal. Here are his Daily Acca selections:

- Back Raheem Sterling to Score @ 7/2
- Back New York City @ 1/2
- Back BTTS in Chicago Fire v Philadelphia Union @ 8/15

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Raheem the England dream

Bet 1: Back Raheem Sterling to Score @ 7/2 - KO 19:00 BST

There has been plenty of criticism of Raheem Sterling's performances for England in this World Cup, but for me, he has been one of the best players in the knockout rounds.

Yes, his finishing has let him down at times, but most of those chances he created himself and he makes so many great runs that he opens up space for others.

There is no doubt in my mind that the Man City man deserves a goal and with him operating in the number 10 position, he will surely get more chances this evening.

Odds of 7/2 are very generous indeed for him to find the net inside of 90 minutes and hopefully tonight will be his night.

Jack Lang has covered this match in full here.

New York to remain dominant at home

Bet 2: Back New York City @ 1/2 - KO 00:00 BST (Thurs)

Over to the MLS now and New York City should ease past Montreal Impact at Yankee Stadium.

The hosts are second in the Eastern Conference having won 10 of their 18 matches to date and although they trail leaders, Atlanta United, by six points, they do have two games in hand.

Their record at home this season is almost flawless - eight wins and one draw - and they beat local rivals, New York Red Bulls, when they were last in action here.

The visitors tonight are Montreal Impact and while they come into the game in great form, I have reservations about them. Three of their four recent victories have come in Canada, and on the road it's eight defeats in 10 this term.

Goals are the name of the game with Chicago Fire involved

Bet 3: Back BTTS in Chicago Fire v Philadelphia Union @ 8/15 - KO 01:30 BST (Thurs)

We stay in the MLS for our final selection as I have a strong feeling that there will be goals at both ends with Chicago Fire take on Philadelphia Union.

Chicago are seventh in the standings and their downfall has been at the back. With 34 goals conceded in 19 fixtures, only Toronto and Orlando have conceded more in their conference. That has led to their last nine league games seeing this selection land.

Philadelphia are one place and two points worse off than their opponents tonight and they come into the match on the back of two straight defeats - conceding six goals in the process.

Their two most recent away outings saw them lose 3-1 and 4-1, and their defence could be vulnerable again here, against a free-scoring opponent.

2018/19 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 24pts
Returned: 11.25pts
P/L: -12.75pts

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