This Sunday is littered with betting opportunities and to be honest my most difficult task has been picking a football accumulator banker without being greedy and putting on too many selections which we know just shouldn’t be done!
So I’ve spent most of Saturday night whittling the games down to my 3 most confident selections to make the Sunday accumulator:
Xanthi v OLYMPIAKOS 3.15pm
Odds – 8/13 Paddy Power
Xanthi have a good enough home record this term to warrant fancying their chances against runaway leaders Olympiakos, but the visitors will have their backs up after a shocking 3-0 loss to Levante in the Europa League, and I rate them a solid bet to defeat sixth placed Xanthi who trail the Greek champions by huge 26 points.
Olympiakos are undefeated on their travels at domestic level this term, and already beat today’s opponents 4-0 in the reverse fixture played last October.
NAPOLI v Sampdoria 2.00pm
Odds – 2/5 Paddy Power
Sampdoria shocked Italian football by beating Juventus in Turin at the beginning of January, but normal service was resumed with an away loss to bottom of the league Siena and then a 0-0 draw with fellow strugglers Torino.
Napoli are good for plenty of goals on home turf, and the rate at which they’ve been knocking them in, the visitors should be hopelessly outclassed by the likes of Marek Hamsik pulling the strings and a red hot Edison Cavani.
It’s been 13 years since Sampdoria’s last win at the Stadio San Paolo, and on paper it won’t be happening this season either.
VALENCIA v Mallorca 4.00pm
Odds – 2/5 Paddy Power
Valencia need a win here to keep tabs on the teams above them in the league- 4th placed Malaga have 5 points worth of breathing space, but Valencia have a perfect opportunity here to blow out the cobwebs against a poor Mallorca side that have scraped together a measly 18 points from their 23 games played.
There isn’t a team in La Liga that enjoys going to the Mestalla, and Mallorca, who have earned just 1 point in their last 5 games, really won’t be looking forward to this- and I don’t blame them.
Valencia held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw last weekend, and with that performance in the back of their heads I can only see 3 points here for the hosts.