For most punters filling in an accumulator coupon, backing the home sides to come out on top seems the best way to give your multiple a chance of coming in. It’s sort of an unwritten rule.
But we’re feeling pretty rebellious this weekend and have decided to plump for a four-way European football accumulator consisting entirely of away teams who we fancy to win and, because they’re away from home, it’s a pretty meaty 9/1 that they all pick up three points…
Juventus to beat Palermo @ 8/11
First up we have Juventus who are the 8/11 favourites to see off Palermo for the third straight game. They didn’t concede a single goal in their comfortable victories last year and have lost just one of their Serie A away games since May 2011 – although that was in their last game against Milan. The Hosts also head into this game on the back of two straight defeats.
Olympiacos to beat Panathinaikos @ 1/1
Arsenal’s mid-week conquerors Olympiacos head to Panathinaikos on the back of three straight wins. They haven’t lost in the Greek top tier since April (a run of 15 games) and face a side who were dismantled comprehensively by Spurs in the week. The hosts have won all of their last four home games though but the visitors have shown enough in recent away performances to suggest they can bag the three points.
Milan to beat Torino @ 11/10
Milan have the third best away attack in Serie A, averaging exactly two goals-per-game on their travels so far this season. They are undefeated away from the San Siro in their last four games and have bagged three in each of their last two. Meanwhile, Torino have lost their previous two and failed to score in either of them.
Barcelona to beat Real Betis @ 1/3
It’s Barcelona in La Liga. They’re not playing Real Madird. They haven’t lost in 15 away games. They’ve won their last seven. They’ve scored at least four in their previous four away games. They’re going in.
All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date