There was an 11/2 Daily Acca winner for Paul Robinson yesterday, and he’s aiming to kick off the week with a 28/1 shot. Here are his selections:
Pompey to put up a fight
Bet 1: Back Arsenal & BTTS @ 9/5 – KO 19:45 GMT
The Gunners crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday, and they face a tricky game at Portsmouth in the FA Cup this evening.
Kenny Jackett’s side haven’t been beaten at home since a 4-0 loss to Southampton in the EFL Cup, and they have won 14 of their last 15.
That being said, this is Mikel Arteta’s only chance of winning a trophy with Arsenal this season, and it’s likely their only possible route into Europe.
I expect a strong side for the visitors, and for the most part, they have been pretty good under Arteta. They should win, but I doubt that they will keep a clean sheet.
Woodgate to come under further pressure
Bet 2: Back Nottingham Forest @ 13/8 – KO 19:45 GMT
Nottingham Forest have one of the best away records in the Championship, while Middlesbrough are 22nd overall and 23rd when it comes to the form table.
Sabri Lamouchi’s men are overpriced to record their ninth victory on the road this season – a win that would see them move within one point of Fulham in third.
The Boro have lost their last three – all without scoring a goal. They are the lowest scorers in the division – four behind the next worst record – and they were recently beaten at the Riverside by Luton Town.
Lens to be turned over in Paris
Bet 3: Back Paris FC @ 29/10 – KO 19:45 GMT
The selection finished fourth in Ligue Two last season, but things haven’t gone to plan this time around, and they find themselves in a relegation battle.
Results have picked up in recent weeks however, as they come into this game on the back of three straight wins, and it’s just one defeat in seven in the league.
Lens are battling for promotion, but their challenge is weakening just at the wrong time, as they have won just one of their last seven – losing on their two most recent outings.