7th of July, Tuesday Accumulator
I’ve picked 5 selections from Tuesday’s matches with combined odds of 5/1. Load the accumulator by simply clicking the button above. If more than 5 selections appear, click ‘Remove All’ then click the button again. Enter your stake in ‘5-Folds’ then click ‘Place Bet’.
Want to know why I picked each selection in this accumulator? Read my reasons below.
Lausanne vs Chiasso
In the last challenge, the Swiss second division proved a successful hunting ground for goals and its no surprise when you take a look at some of the teams in this league.
Lausanne currently top the table, they’re 5 points clear of second place but the season is far from over and they’ll settle for nothing less than a big performance against bottom of the pile opponents – Chiasso.
Lausanne have buried 66 goals in 28 matches this season with 33 of those coming in 13 home games. We landed a builder bet on their last game, which was a 9 goal thriller against another side near the bottom of the league – Aarau.
Lausanne’s goal scoring is largely down to the exploits of Aldin Turkes and Andi Zeqiri who are the league’s top two marksman. Zeqiri was on target twice in the 5-4 weekend defeat, Turkes missed the game. From what I can see Turkes was left out to recover form an injury sustained a couple of weeks ago, he may be left out again here. Despite a lot of searching I can’t find anything that categorically says whether he will or won’t play. Either way, they didn’t struggle for goals in his absence.
Chiasso are a crazy side. They’re routed the bottom of the league but they do score goals. They’ve managed 33 in 28 games, however their 54 conceded is what’s held them back from picking up more points. They average 3.1 goals per game this season, Lausanne average 3.4 which is well above what we need to land this selection.
There’s a good chance Lausanne absolutely blow Chiasso away in this one. The away side have been decimated by players leaving with their contracts expiring at the end of last month. 8 players left which included their captain. Or as the local article I found brilliantly put it “The local ‘mister’ saw its workforce melt as spritz ice cube in the sun”. The only players who extended their stays were loan signings. Every single players who’s contact expired has left and now the ‘Chiassesi’ look destined to drop down to the Challenge League.
Basaksehir vs Denzilspor
The Turkish Super League title race continues with Istanbul Basaksehir leading Trabzonspor by 2 points with just 3 matches remaining after this.
The capital club have been incredibly consistent all season long and they’ve lost just 3 games during this campaign. Only one of this has come on home turf where the hosts have collected more points than any other side in the league. They’ve won 10/15 matches on home soil which includes 4 of their last 5.
They also boast the meanest defence in the division, they’ve conceded just 27 goals in 30 matches. That’s thanks to a solid back line which is marshalled by former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel as well as hugely experienced Romanian international Alexandre Epureanu. This is what the side has been built on – experience. It may not be a great plan in the long term but it’s certainly worked this season. Gael Clichy, Demba Ba, Robinho, Gokhan Inler and Eljero Elia all regularly turn out for the league leaders and that experience should serve them well as they look to bring home the title.
Their opponents here are Denzilspor, who have taken just 1 point form their 4 matches since the restart. This includes a 5-1 spanking from Besiktas.
The visitors average less than a goal per game and are embroiled in a very tight relegation battle with 6 other teams. They’re priced at 7/1 to win here, that alone shows the gulf in class between these two. A comfortable home win should be on the cards.
Grasshoppers Zurich vs Lausanne Ouchy
Back to the Swiss second tier here as 2nd placed Grasshoppers take on 7th placed Lausanne Ouchy.
On paper, this looks like quite a tough test, with the visitors being on a 5 match unbeaten run. However as you can tell from the odds of a home win at 1.33, the side from Zurich are well fancied to take all 3 points here.
Grasshoppers have been frightening since the return, they’ve won 4 of their last 5 with their only blip being a 1-1 draw with Winterthur. They smashed Aarau 5-0 and Wil 4-1. But their two most impressive results were definitely the 3-1 win over table toppers Lausanne and their exceptional 3-2 triumph over Vaduz last time out after they trailed 2-0 at half time.
Lausanne Ouchy have a slightly warped look to their form. 4 straight draws is okay, I guess but it’s nothing for the hosts to fear. They took a point against Lausanne and Kriens but failed to beat a very poor Schaffhausen side.
Grasshoppers are a huge club in Switzerland. They’ve won the top flight 27 times, they’ve won the cup 19 times as well. They don’t belong in this division and nothing but a return to the Super League is acceptable from their current position. I fully expect them to keep on winning especially with the confidence from that fantastic result against Vaduz.
Cardiff vs Blackburn
This is a tale of two teams moving in completely opposite directions, particularly since the restart.
Cardiff are flying, 4 games, 3 wins and 1 draw since the Championship kicked off again. They’ve kept 3 clean sheets and recorded some very impressive victories over Leeds and Preston. They’re 3 points inside the play-offs as things stands but they’re under pressure from Derby in particular who are also in fantastic form. Cardiff know they need to keep collecting points if they’re to have a crack at promotion.
Blackburn on the other hand have lost 3 of their 4 games since returning. Which included two toothless defeats to Wigan and Barnsley, both 2-0 score lines. I backed against them at the weekend as they were pushed aside by Leeds and I saw nothing from that game to suggest that anything will change here.
Danny Ward and Lee Tomlin combined off the bench as Cardiff beat Bristol City last time out, both will likely be handed starts in this one.
Elliot Bennet picked up an injury against Leeds which means Stewart Downing will need to fill in at left back, I can see him having a rough time against the pacey and powerful Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.
Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid
Atleti have really impressed me since the restart of La Liga. 4 wins from 5 with no defeats. They seem to have found a way to turn draws in to wins much more consistently. Their only dropped points were against Barcelona and its hard to consider that to be dropping points to be honest. They also led in that game and put up a fantastic display.
Celta Vigo might just be considering themselves to be safe as they sit 6 pings above the relegation zone. They’ve drawn 2 and lost 1 of their last 3 games, if you’d backed the opposing team to win a half in each of those games you’d have been a winner.
I can’t see how Atleti don’t win at least one half of football here. I can’t see them being beat, but at 1.2 for double chance I think that’s poor value. If they can grab a first half lead or even if they have to battle back when trailing then we should see this selection land. They may be out of the running for the title but they’ll still want to finish as high as possible. No side managed by Diego Simeone will down tools before the season is completed and they’ve given it their all.
I think Atleti will take all 3 points here if I’m honest, but I’m playing it safe with just one winning half required.
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