Gun­ners can fire us to 8/1 acca suc­cess

The Racing Paper - - Football - by Mar­lon Ket­tle

THE game of the day takes place at Stam­ford Bridge where Chelsea en­ter­tain Man City in the late kick-off and al­though City are nor­mally a banker this one is left well alone as a po­ten­tial banana skin to our acca.

I’ll be stay­ing in Lon­don for the first name on our slip but mov­ing from west to north and the Emi­rates as ARSE­NAL host Hud­der­s­field.

De­spite the Ter­ri­ers’ re­cent up­turn in for­tunes Unai Emery’s side will prove far too strong for the York­shire­men.

The Gun­ners win last week­end in the North Lon­don derby high­lighted their new-found abil­ity at com­ing from be­hind and also a de­ter­mi­na­tion and steely men­tal­ity that was miss­ing from the lat­ter end of the Wenger era.

Lu­cas Tor­ri­era was an out­stand­ing sign­ing from Sam­p­do­ria and his per­for­mance last week­end brought his abil­i­ties to the fore as he dom­i­nated the mid­field es­pe­cially in the sec­ond half, round­ing it off with a goal for him­self to put the Gun­ners out of reach of their fierce ri­vals.

Tor­ri­era is just what the Gun­ners have lacked since the days of Vieira and Petit and his in­sa­tiable at­ti­tude is rub­bing off on those around him. He can spear­head the win as he has added steel to the soft cen­tre that will be needed against hard-work­ing Hud­der­s­field.

The next se­lec­tion is a team in the com­pet­i­tive Cham­pi­onship who lie in fifth place just six points from top of the ta­ble Nor­wich.

NOTTM FOR­EST play host to Pre­ston and de­spite For­est hav­ing drawn too many games they have lost just two games all sea­son which is less than any other side in the ta­ble. They have ex­cel­lent qual­ity in the for­ward area with Lewis Grab­ban hav­ing hit 14 in 16 starts and al­ready re­pay­ing the £6m they paid Bournemouth.

League One is the des­ti­na­tion for the two teams that com­plete our mul­ti­ple with lead­ers PORTSMOUTH tak­ing on Southend at Frat­ton Park hav­ing lost just once in the league.

Their strength lies in their mid­field with Ro­nan Curtis the man to watch with seven goals in 17 games from mid­field and at just 22 is catch­ing the eye of many teams higher up.

Com­plet­ing our mul­ti­ple is PETER­BOR­OUGH who are fourth in the ta­ble just six points away from Kenny Jack­ett’s Pompey and take on an im­proved Ox­ford United.

Al­though the U’s have lost just once in their last six, Posh can over­come the chal­lenge and ex­tend their un­beaten run to eight matches and stay in touch with the front run­ners.

Matt God­den is Posh’s main threat and he’s con­tin­u­ing the ex­cel­lent form he showed at non­league level with Ebb­s­fleet United.

The acca adds up to around 8/1 de­pend­ing on your bookie.

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FOUR-TIMER ON: ARSE­NAL, NOT­TING­HAM FOR­EST, PORTSMOUTH AND PETER­BOR­OUGH

Matt fin­ish: God­den is in top form

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