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5 Fold Acca: Crunch time in domestic leagues gives chance to bash the bookies

22 Apr | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
5 Fold Acca: Crunch time in domestic leagues gives chance to bash the bookies

With teams at both ends of the table fighting for every result, there are sure to be fireworks this weekend - and backing the right teams can see you raking it in

Burnley vs. Leicester

The Foxes travel to Turf Moor on the back of three straight wins, a resurgence which has seen them change from a side seemingly doomed to relegation to one very much still in with a shout of staying up. With their hosts similarly in need of a win to avoid falling off the pace, this is sure to be an intriguing encounter. If the form books are anything to go by, it is Nigel Pearson who will go home the happier man on Saturday – his side have scored seven times in their last three games, putting three past West Brom and two past West Ham and Swansea. Burnley, on the other hand, have failed to score in their last three games, a run which has seen them replace their East Midland opponents at the foot of the table. At 7/4 it’s a no-brainer to back the in-form Foxes to triumph over the Clarets.

7/4 – Leicester to beat Burnley

 

Everton vs. Man Utd

Despite having nothing much to play for, Everton are one of the most in-form sides in the Premier League, winning four and drawing one of their last five games. Their opponents are in similarly impressive form, and had won six consecutive games before their defeat to Chelsea last weekend, a tight encounter which was the first time in 12 matches that van Gaal’s men have failed to score. This match looks likely to be a close encounter, with Everton holding the impressive record of having avoided defeat in their last seven encounters at Goodison. Whilst their poor scoring record (they have averaged just 1.24 goals per game, below the league average) means an outright win is unlikely against the third meanest defence in the league, it is worth backing a draw at 9/4.

9/4 – Everton and Manchester United to draw

 

Brighton vs. Watford

With the top four teams in the Championship separated by just three points, current leaders Watford will need to make every match count in their fight for promotion. Winning their last four games has seen them leap to the top of the table, and they will expect to continue that winning run against a Brighton side who have lost four of their last five. The Hornets have scored eight goals in those four wins, and are the second highest scoring team in the league. That is largely thanks to their two strikers, Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney, whose 20 goals apiece make up almost half of their sides’ 88 goals this campaign. By contrast, the Seagulls’ top scorer, Joao Teixeira, has just six goals. The gulf in class between these two sides, who are separated by 19 places in the league, is too much to see anything other than a Watford win, priced at 4/5.

4/5 – Watford to beat Brighton and Hove Albion

 

Chesterfield vs. Bristol City

Two of League One’s most in-form teams go head to head on Saturday at the Proact Stadium, with the possibility that one side’s impressive unbeaten run will come to an end. The hosts haven’t lost in seven games, whilst their visitors are unbeaten in 13 games, a run which now sees them sitting seven points clear at the top of the league. Steve Cotterill’s men are the second highest scoring team in the league, and have averaged just under two goals per game – a record helped significantly by their 6-0 mauling of Bradford earlier this month. The Spireites, who also won 6-0 on the same day as Bristol did, have conceded 16 more goals and scored 19 less than their visitors, and may struggle against a side which has only lost five times all season. Their combination of lethal firepower and a solid defence means that Bristol look like edging this one, and so it is worth backing them to win at 13/8.

13/8 – Bristol City to beat Chesterfield

 

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg go into Sunday’s game still looking to bounce back from their shock 4-1 defeat to Napoli in the Europa League, whilst Mönchengladbach need to continue their excellent form to overtake Bayer Leverkuesen in the race for third place. Wolfsburg drew their last game 1-1 against Schalke, seemingly still suffering from their heavy defeat against Napoli, and missed a hatful of chances, scoring with just one of their 26 shots. A similar performance against Mönchengladbach, a side who have conceded just 22 goals all season, will almost certainly see them defeated – Mönchengladbach have scored in their last nine home games, and so look likely to edge it in this tie by shutting out Die Wolfe – Mönchengladbach are priced at 7/5 to triumph in this one.

7/5 – Mönchengladbach to beat Wolfsburg

 

A £10 acca on Leicester, Watford, Bristol City and Borussia Mönchengladbach to win and Man Utd and Everton to draw pays approx £1013

 

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