30th of June, Tuesday Accumulator
I’ve picked 5 selections from Tuesday’s matches with combined odds of 6/1. 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.
Reading v Brentford
Brentford secured a huge win over West Brom last time out, they still trail the baggies by 5 points but that result will have given them huge belief that they can make it to the automatic promotion places.
It’s 2/2 for the Bees since the restart, that excellent win on Friday came after another solid win away at Fulham. Another clean sheet there as they came away 2-0 winners. A win here pulls the gap back to 2 points and heaps the pressure on to West Brom who gave a tricky trip to Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow night. There’s no room for a slip up here and I expect a professional performance from the visitors.
Reading are somewhat meandering in 15th place. They’re not in the play-off race and neither are they in the relegation battle, they’re 7 points above the relegation spots and 11 points behind Cardiff in 6th. They’ve taken a single point from their 2 games back, they drew 1-1 with Stoke before a 2-1 defeat to Derby on Saturday. Matt Miazga was sent off late on in that Saturday loss. Losing a starting centre half isn’t ideal ahead of a visit from the league’s top scorers.
Brentford have scored 67 times in their 39 matches this season. Said Benrahma has only increased his stock with his performances this campaign, he’s rumoured to be wanted by Chelsea amongst others. Ollie Watkins has smashed in 23 goals, which is the highest in the league. The third prong of their dynamic attack is Bryan am bueno, he’s bagged 16 as well.
It’s not just attack where Brentford have excelled though, they’ve only conceded 33 goals. That is bettered only by Leeds with 32, they’re also the only side to have kept more clean sheets.
Cardiff v Charlton
The Bluebirds are the league’s in form side right now, 2 really impressive wins against Leeds and Preston have allowed the Welsh club to leapfrog the latter to find themselves in the final play off spot. It’s a 4 point gap to Fulham in 5th so Cardiff’s key task is fending off Preston.
They’ve suffered just 2 defeats at home this season and only 9 in total. Only West Brom have lost fewer games. I fancy them to take all 3 points here but I’m happy to play it safe with the draw no bet selection, meaning if it’s a draw the selection will be void but the rest of the acca will continue.
Robert Glatzel and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing we’re both excellent in midweek. Glatzel has 2 in 2 since the restart, it looks like both will start here. Midfielder Lee Tomlin is also pushing for a start.
In all fairness to Charlton, they’ve produced better results that’s I expected since they returned. The club was hit by the announcement that Lyle Taylor wouldn’t play any games after lockdown so that he could avoid injury as he looks for a summer move to a bigger club. I still think this will have a big effect on where they finish, they’ve just been blessed with two ‘easier’ games since the restart. They beat a Hull side who are winless in 13 games and in complete free fall. They then beat QPR, who have very little to play for and had just come off the back of a defeat to bottom of the league Barnsley.
For me, Cardiff will have too much for Charlton here. They’ll be in supreme confidence after two huge wins, but even if they avoid defeat this selection doesn’t lose.
Torino v Lazio
Lazio kept up their momentum with a 2-1 win against Fiorentina on Saturday. They showed great resilience to come back from 1-0 down and claw Juventus back to within 4 points. They’ve now won an astonishing 17 of their last 20 games in Serie A, their only defeat came to Atalanta. With Juventus facing what should be a routine trip to Genoa later in the evening, a win here is absolutely imperative to keep the hopes alive of a first title since 2000.
That man Ciro Immobile was at it again at the weekend, that’s now 28 goals in 28 matches. A feat that hasn’t been shouted about enough, imagine the carry on if Ronaldo was matching those numbers – which he isn’t, Immobile is the league’s number one marksman and is only behind Robert Lewandowski for goals in Europe’s top 5 leagues this season.
As for their opponents – Torino. They’ve completely bombed after a decent start to their campaign. Only Spal (20th), Brescia (19th) and Sampdoria (17th) have been beaten more times than Torino. Tonight’s hosts have lost 15 of their 28 matches and were thumped 4-2 by Cagliari at the weekend. They conceded 4 in the reverse fixture of this game too as Lazio ran out 4-0 winners. That’s just how things have gone for Torino, they’ve shipped 50 goals in the league. They’ve struggled going forward as well, just 32 goals scored is poor for a side who were expected to push for Europe this season. Andrea Belotti is their main goal threat, he’s a similar player to Immobile but Torino don’t have the supporting cast to get the best out of him. Compared to Lazio who have the likes of Luis Alberto and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Leganes v Sevilla
I toyed with a few selections on this game to find what I thought was the best fit. I’ve decided to go for the visitors to avoid defeat.
Sevilla are unbeaten since the restart, albeit with 4 draws and 1 win, however that doesn’t tell the full story. They comfortably beat Betis 2-0, then proceeded on this run of draws. The only one that could be considered a poor result though is Valladolid at home on Friday night. Asides from that, draws against Barcelona and Villarreal are excellent results. Barcelona is self explanatory but Villarreal are flying as well and a point there maintained the 3 point gap to the Yellow Submarine and keeps Sevilla in the Champions League places.
Sevilla need to keep picking up points if they want to hold on to that Champions League place. As mentioned, Villarreal are flying, they’ve won 4/5 since returning. Sevilla really need all 3 points here to give themselves some temporary breathing space.
All the stats point towards a tough night for Leganes here. Sevilla have now scored in 11 straight away matches in La Liga and have lead by half time on the road more times than any side in the league. This stat is particularly relevant as Leganes haven’t managed to score in the first half of their last 6 league games.
Since the restart, Leganes haven’t managed a single victory. They’ve had some winnable games too against Mallorca, Osasuna and Valladolid. I can’t see how this game pans out in any fashion that doesn’t see Sevilla get at least a point.
Genoa v Juventus
The old lady are a winning machine in Serie A. They’ve won 5 straight league games and have came out on top in 22 of their 28 domestic fixtures with only 3 defeats in that time. Juventus haven’t been beaten by a side in the bottom half of the table. Their defeats have came to Lazio, Napoli and Verona. As mentioned in the Lazio write up, Juve are top by 4 points. Lazio are having an incredible season and are serious contenders, Juventus simply have to keep winning, any slip up only gives the chasers hope and puts immense pressure on the defending champions.
Genoa are hovering precariously above the relegation zone, they’re currently just one point above Lecce who sit in 18th. Since the restart Genoa have been thumped 4-1 by Parma before dropping points at join bottom Brescia who led 2-0 in that game before Genoa salvaged a point thanks to 2 penalties. That was a really poor result for them in the grand scheme of their season and with big games coming up in the next month against sides closer to them, this game may not be top priority. An early goal could completely kill this off.
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