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For Saturday’s football acca we’re looking at some of the big names in action across Europe. We’ll start with Liverpool’s opening Premier League game against Norwich and then head to Germany where Borussia Dortmund open their Bundesliga account away to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Next it’s to France where PSG host Strasbourg and finally to La Liga where Alaves host Real Madrid. What a wonderful day of football we’re going to have on our hands.
Along with the selections below, we’ve got the teams to avoid for your Saturday accas. Read on for our complete preview…
The below picks in a Paddy Power Acca will give you odds of around 40/1.CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.
Since 2014 these sides have met five times with Liverpool winning four and one ending level. Over those five games, Liverpool have scored 14 goals to Norwich’s eight. Pre-season has gone a bit better for the Canaries than for Liverpool, they’ve had better results but have played teams from lower down the leagues.
However, league football is a different beast and The Reds come into this game with only Andy Robertson certain to be missing out. Norwich have a list of questionable players as long as your arm.
Liverpool won eight of their last 10 on the road in the Premier League. Norwich were obviously Championship winners last season and pretty decent at home, but in the closing stages won just five of their last 10 in the league at home.
While Liverpool will have most of their best defenders back here, they’re still going to be a bit rusty and they only managed to keep four clean sheets over their last 10 away PL games. Norwich will be fired up for this, so we should see goals.
Dortmund have a few injury concerns to some regular first teams players here, their forward line though should feature Erling Haaland and Marco Reus at least. Eintracht won here last season, having endured a run of nine losses prior to that. Indeed, they’ve only won away to Dortmund twice this century.
The five most recent games have seen Both Teams To Score landing in four of them. Eintracht have scored in nine of their last 10 on the road in the league, Dortmund have kept just three clean sheets over their last 10 at home in the league.
Spare a thought here for the poor Strasbourg defenders and their goalkeeper Matz Sels, who hasn’t kept a clean sheet in the league since February. Knowing that you’re going to be facing Kylian Mbappe and Neymar would be bad enough, but add Lionel Messi into the equation and it’s the stuff of nightmares. However, the former Barcelona man is unlikely to make an appearance for his new club until much later in August as he’s had a month off now with no training and needs to get match fit.
The teams have met five times here since 2018, with the home side winning four and one ending level, and three of those games ending with PSG winning to nil. It’s hard to see Strasbourg scoring here, they have a pretty bad record against the big Ligue 1 sides on the road and PSG look like they’re raring to go.
Madrid have a few important injury concerns coming into this one, so we’re likely to see a bit of an experimental midfield. Real have a very good record in this fixture though so won’t be short on confidence. Indeed, they’ve played here five times since 2016, winning four and losing one. Both Teams To Score landed in four of those five, Over 2.5 goals was also witnessed in four.
Alaves scored 21 goals over their 19 home games last season and scored in nine of their last 10 at home too. Although Real kept five clean sheets over their last 10 in the league, Alaves’ scoring record is too good to turn up our noses at.
- The above picks in a Paddy Power Acca will give you odds of around 40/1. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.
The selections to swerve on Saturday
18:00 Benfica v Arouca
Benfica play Arouca at home and really their minds are going to be their final Champions League qualification tie against PSV next week. The odds indicate the market is expecting Benfica to waltz the game, but over their last five competitive matches they’ve only scored more than two goals on one occasion. There are too many variables for us to get involved here.
20:00 Ajax v Nijmegen
Ajax open their Eredivisie campaign at home against Nijmegen. Ajax were trounced 0-4 by PSV in the season-opening Super Cup last weekend and Nijmegen have been quite the handful on recent visits to Amsterdam. Better to avoid this one too.
17:30 Norwich v Liverpool: Both Teams to Score No Draw
17:30 Borussia Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt: Dortmund to Win & Both Teams To Score
20:00 PSG v Strasbourg: PSG to Win 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0
21:00 Alaves v Real Madrid: Real Madrid to Win & Both Teams To Score
The above bets clock in at 40/1. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.
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