Our Saturday football accumulator is an 11/2 treble that comes courtesy of selections from all…
The English football season may be a few weeks away, but there are a number of European leagues entering the 2015/16 campaign on Saturday. We’re hoping to capitalise on this opening day excitement with this 6/1 accumulator.
We’ve combined two selections from mainland Europe with a selection from the weekend’s MLS schedule. Let’s hope these three teams all clinch the points they desire.
Midtjylland V Viborg. 3PM
Our first selection comes from Denmark, where Midtjylland will be determined to start their title defence with a comfortable win against newly promoted Viborg.
The champions warmed up for this Danish Superliga opener with a Champions League qualifying win over Lincoln Red Imps. While Jess Thorup will have been disappointed to see his side only score once, the competitive contest should give them an extra edge in this contest.
Midtyjlland have shown their quality over the past couple of seasons and will be expected to at least challenge for the title once more. Starting their season with a bang is imperative, especially in a home game against the vulnerable visitors.
Johnny Molby’s away side will be in good spirits, but will accept this is an uphill battle. Expect a home win.
[quote_center]Midtjylland Win @ 4/9 with William Hill[/quote_center]
Zurich V Young Boys. 7PM
It’s also the opening day of action in Switzerland’s Super League and Ulrich Forte’s side will be eager to start their campaign in style by overcoming a very capable Zurich.
This is a difficult first test for the visitors, but they should be confident against a team they beat twice in 2014/15. The last encounter saw them claim a 1-0 away win back in May, and they’ll be optimistic about sealing another victory at the Letzigrund.
Zurich enjoyed a brilliant season last term, finishing just one place behind the 2014/15 runners-up. Nonetheless, Urs Meier’s men could be in for a difficult evening against their superior opponents. After all, they did finish 13 points behind Young Boys last year.
Both teams might be a little out of sorts during the early stages, but Young Boys should find a way to start their season with three points.
[quote_center]Young Boys Win @ 8/5 with William Hill[/quote_center]
Toronto FC V Philadelphia Union. 9PM
Last weekend, Toronto FC were involved in a thrilling 4-4 draw at New York City FC. This weekend, we expect the Canadians to clinch an easy three points as they welcome Philadelphia Union to BMO Field.
The hosts have failed to win any of their previous three fixtures, but are still third in the Eastern Conference table. Greg Vanney’s men have picked up two points more than their opponents, despite the fact they’ve played three games fewer. With home advantage on their side too, they should get back to winning ways.
Toronto’s attacking talents are impressive. Sebastian Giovinco has enjoyed a brilliant first few months in Canada, which was underlined with an incredible hat-trick in New York. He is supported by Jozy Altidore, with Michael Bradley and Benoit Cheyrou forming the heart of an equally impressive midfield.
Union do have decent players too, but aren’t quite on the same level. Away from home, they could be in for a tough 90 minutes.
[quote_center]Toronto FC Win @ 19/20 with William Hill[/quote_center]