This week’s accumulator is £10 @9/1
• BRENTFORD 8/13 (Away v Stoke. Saturday KO 12:30)
• ATALANTA 4/11 (Away v Verona. Saturday KO 16:15)
• AC MILAN 1/2 (Home v Bologna. Saturday KO 20:45)
• BARCELONA 4/9 (Away v Alaves. Sunday KO 20:00)
• REAL MADRID 10/11 (Away v Leganes. Sunday KO 20:00)
OVERVIEW: First of all, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen Real Madrid and Barcelona’s combined odds be so high on a single game week. A double on the two Spanish giants would gain a price of nearly 2/1 alone. Giving both club’s respective dominance in La Liga over the years, I would say this is pretty rare but it’s probably the fact the title race is over – Just an observation but I’ll be looking to take full advantage.
With that in mind, I think we have fantastic value on this week’s accumulator. Granted, there are some tricky fixtures but I’m actually quietly confident. The run down is the usual 5 team pick spread over Saturday and Sunday. With odds of 9/1, let’s have a bit of that.
PICKS: Brentford are flying in the championship, 8 wins from 8 has giving them a great chance of automatic promotion. Opponents Stoke have actually won 4 of their last 5 home games, albeit against lesser opposition. The defeat in that run was against lowly Middlesbrough and the league table does not lie. I expect a Brentford win.
Atalanta’s dream Serie A season roll’s on, a 6-2 victory last time out took their total to 93 goals scored in the league this season, they even have an outside chance at the title. Verona on the other hand have only won once in 8, despite being comfortable in mid table. AWAY WIN.
A tricky one coming up as AC Milan look to clinch a European spot. Their home form has been excellent with notable victories against Juventus and Roma in recent weeks. Bologna have had a decent season themselves but with only 2 wins from 10 and Milan’s home form, I’m thinking a narrow HOME WIN.
Barcelona have thrown away the title and have been in pretty average form all season. But they are Barcelona, still have Messi in their ranks and away to 15th place Alaves, you’d still expect them to get the job done and finish on a high. 4/9 good value.
Real Madrid have sealed the title and hopefully there’ll be a party atmosphere even without supporters. Their opponents are in the relegation zone but 3 wins from 5 has given them hope. 10/11 is really high and I presume this reflects Leganes recent revival and Madrid with nothing left to play for, I can still only see one outcome – AWAY WIN and acca wrapped up.