6 fold – Melbourne Victory, Newcastle, Oxford Utd, Celtic, Juventus and Bayern @ 5.34/1 with William Hill
The Victory have recently bounced back from 3 losses at the end of January, gaining 7 points in 3 games, which started against their Melbourne rivals, Melbourne City. In their last 15, Victory are joint table toppers, with Sydney, after collecting 32 points in that period. In contrast, Adelaide only managed 13 points in the same time period, and have only managed 3 points (all of which were draws) in their 9 games away from home all season.
Bayern currently sit top of the Bundesliga, 5 points clear of RedBull Leipzig. They are the in form team in the Bundesliga at the moment, only dropping 4 points from 10 games. They play a Hamburg side who sit 1 place, and 1 point, out of the relegation zone, and who have only managed to pick up 8 points away from home this season (11 games).
Newcastle come off a 2-0 victory against Aston Villa that sent them top of the Championship. Their home form has been impressive, only dropping 8 points in their last 15, and I fully expect that run to continue against a Bristol City side that haven’t won away in the league since September. Their leakiness in defence, conceding 21 goals in 10 games (2nd most in the Championship), should be exposed by the wealth of attacking options available to Rafa Benitez.
Oxford are the riskiest team to be put in the acca tomorrow, but I am confident of them securing a victory over a Chesterfield side who seem to know their relegation fate. They have only lost 2 of their last 11, winning the rest, and have only dropped 3 points out of the last possible 21 on their travels. In contrast, Chesterfield have only managed to pick up the odd victory all season, their last of which came against another struggling side in Coventry, 7 games ago. Even though I think this is the match that would, if any would, let the acca down, the price is slightly too big, and should be taken.
Do I even need to explain my reasoning for Celtic? Only dropping 2 points all season (25 games) they will play Hamilton who have only managed 21 points from 25 games, and sit 11th, of 12, in the SPL. Yeah, if this loses I may just give up on betting on everything until Cheltenham, not just the horses!
Juventus have won their last 8 in a row, form which has put them 7 points clear at the top of Serie A. They play at home tomorrow, a place which has served them well this season, managing to pick up every single point. They face an Empoli side who sit 17th, but are a clear 8 points above the team below them. I can only see this fixture going one way.