Football: Five games to consider for your Saturday acca
Jingle bells, baubles and football! Add the fans back in the mix and it sounds like a festive season we can get behind.
And we’ve got another cracking five-fold from the Premier League, Football League, Bundesliga and more that you can unwrap.
Birmingham City v Watford (Sat, 15:00)
Take one look at the Championship table and you’d be forgiven for thinking this is an away banker for Watford at 11/10.
The Hornets sit third having come through a transition under new manager Vladimir Ivic – with a 2-0 home win over Rotherham on Tuesday night.
But despite Birmingham’s lowly position they’ve beaten top six hopefuls Bristol City and Reading back-to-back. The Blues are 29/10 to make it three victories on the bounce and dent Watford’s promotion push.
Ivic’s side could have the better side on paper with Both Teams to Score in an away win at 19/5.
Hull City v Shrewsbury Town (Sat, 15:00)
Hull City are doing all they can to bounce straight back to the Championship at the first time of asking.
The Tigers are top of League One having not lost a league game since late August. Grant McCann’s side are as short as 3/5 for the three points.
Wingers Keane Lewis-Potter, Malik Wilks and Josh Magennis have 17 goals between them this season. The trio are all 7/2 apiece to score first.
Shrewsbury are second bottom and only won once this season. Hull to win with Over 3.5 Goals in the games are also 7/2.
Manchester United v Manchester City (Sat, 17:30)
After a dismal night in Leipzig can Man United recover to take the derby bragging rights? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer always seems to get a result when he needs it and this is another one.
The Red Devils will be licking their wounds but a Manchester derby win at 7/2 would be the perfect response.
Bruno Fernandes will have to be instrumental again and is 12/1 to score anytime and to have an assist.
City are 8/11 to win but United have won three of the last four games in all competitions.
Borussia Dortmund v VfB Stuttgart (Sat, 14:30)
They’ll be pressure on Borussia Dortmund to return to winning ways after picking up one point in the last two Bundesliga games.
The Black and Yellow are 1/2 to win the game. While the goalscoring burden will be on skipper Marco Reus and Jadon Sancho with Erling Haaland out injured.
However, this might not be all one-way traffic with new boys Stuttgart only losing once since the opening day. The away side have been a revelation this season with forwards Silas Wamangituka and Tanguy Coulibaly on fire.
A draw is 17/5, but Both Teams to Score in a home win is 8/5.
Marseille v Monaco (Sat, 16:00)
The main attraction in Ligue 1 this weekend comes from the Stade Velodrome. Only a point separates the two sides in fourth and fifth place respectively, so it could be an edgy, low-scoring affair.
Marseille have hit some real form winning their last five matches and are 7/4 to make it six victories in a row. Florian Thauvin to score anytime and assist is 10/1.
Monaco were on a good run themselves before falling to Lille last week and haven’t lost an away game to Marseille since the 2014-15 campaign.
Is this the time for Les Olympiens to right some wrongs?
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.