Gunners can fire us to 8/1 acca success
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.
FOUR-TIMER ON: ARSENAL, NOTTINGHAM FOREST, PORTSMOUTH AND PETERBOROUGH
Matt finish: Godden is in top form