The Big Wednesday Multiple: Atletico to cruise into Copa del Rey final four

Diego Simeone's side earned a 0-0 draw in the first leg
Diego Simeone's side earned a 0-0 draw in the first leg
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It's that time of the week where Paul Robinson selects a home win, an away win, a match to go over 2.5 goals and a match to go under 2.5 goals. Here are his selections...


- Back Atletico Madrid @ 1.44 (4/9)
- Back PSV @ 1.4 (2/5)
- Back Over 2.5 Goals in Man City v Everton @ 1.5 (1/2)
- Back Under 2.5 Goals in Juventus v Inter @ 1.6 (6/10)

The Multiple pays approximately 4.84 (4/1)

Bet 1: Atletico Madrid (HOME) @ 1.44 (4/9)

The first leg between these two finished 0-0 at Balaídos last week and with the hard part now out of the way, I fully expect Atletico Madrid to book their place in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.

Diego Simeone's side were actually held here on Sunday by Sevilla but prior to that it was nine straight wins in all competitions in front of their own fans.

Celta Vigo have been impressive this year but they were truly dire in Saturday's 3-0 loss at strugglers, Rayo Vallecona, and while it can be argued that they had one eye on this game, the fact is that they aren't on Atletico's level.


Bet 2: PSV (AWAY) @ 1.4 (2/5)

Over in Holland, PSV look nailed on to close the gap on leaders Ajax to just a single point as they travel to an Excelsior side who are in dire form.

The hosts have lost their last four matches in a row in the Eredevisie and they haven't won in seven. That appalling run has seen them drop to 15th - just one place and one point above the relegation zone.

Even at home it's one point from a possible 15 of late and they conceded 13 goals during that period. The visit of PSV - arguably the best team in the country - will fill them with trepidation and Phillip Cocu's side warmed up for this by putting four past FC Twente on Sunday.

Their record on the road this term is fantastic - five wins and a draw from their last six - and they won here 3-2 last year.


Bet 3: Man City v Everton (Over 2.5 goals) @ 1.5 (1/2)

If it's goals you're after - and we are - then look no further than The Etihad as Man City and Everton meet for what should be a high-scoring second leg of their Capital One Cup semi.

The strengths of both these teams lies in the attacking third as Sergio Aguero and David Silva are City's two best players and Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley are Everton's.

The first leg at Goodison finished 2-1 to The Toffees so they go into the match with the slight advantage and although they did pick up a 0-0 draw on this ground in the league a fortnight ago, I don't think lightening is going to strike twice.

Roberto Martinez will know that his side aren't going to earn the right to face Liverpool at Wembley without scoring a goal so I don't expect too much caution from the Spaniard with regard to his tactics.

Once the first goal goes in the game will open up even more and this should end up being a really good, end to end, entertaining affair.


Bet 4: Juventus v Inter (Under 2.5 goals) @ 1.6 (6/10)

The same can't be said about the Coppa Italia semi-final between Juventus and Inter as this is the first leg and I don't expect either team to show their hand too early on in the proceedings.

Juventus have now had two 1-0 wins in a row and it's now four clean sheets from their five most recent outings. After a slow start to the campaign, Massimiliano Allegri has got his men purring again and they could well end up doing the domestic double again.

Inter had been looking like strong Serie A title contenders in the first few months of the season but they have dropped out of the picture somewhat lately and that's largely because the goals have dried up.

Roberto Mancini's men have only netted more than once on one occasion in any of their last six matches and even then, they only scored twice. Their last five have all gone under 2.5 and that figure should become six by the end of the night.


Recommended Multiple

Back Atletico Madrid @ 1.44 (4/9)

Back PSV @ 1.4 (2/5)

Back Over 2.5 Goals in Man City v Everton @ 1.5 (1/2)

Back Under 2.5 Goals in Juventus v Inter @ 1.6 (6/10)

The Multiple pays approximately 4.84 (4/1)


Multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.


2016 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 2pts
Returned: 0pts
P/L: - 2pts
(2015 P/L + 12.32pts)
(2014 P/L: + 48.57pts)

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