Weekend Preview: Five matches to consider in your Saturday acca
With the Premier League, the Championship, La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga and more, football is well and truly making a comeback this weekend.
And with so many fixtures, it’s time to start reconsidering those Saturday afternoon accumulators.
So ahead of the weekend’s action, we’ve run through five fixtures which might be worth a look in your acca…
Brighton v Arsenal
Sadly for Arsenal, their return to competitive action was little short of a disaster, as they slumped to a 3-0 loss at Manchester City on Wednesday night.
David Luiz was sent off, and both Pablo Mari and Granit Xhaka went off injured.
So Brighton will be rubbing their hands with glee ahead of this one. The Seagulls are unbeaten in their last four against the Gunners, winning twice.
Graham Potter’s men were sliding down the table before the mid-season pause, and might view this as the perfect game to kick-start their form.
There’s 2/1 about the Seagulls claiming a big three points, with 23/10 about a draw.
Sheffield Weds v Nottingham Forest
There are a number of huge games in the Championship this weekend, including this one at Hillsborough.
Sabri Lamouchi’s Forest have sit in play-off contention for much of the season, while a late surge from Sheffield Wednesday could yet vault them into the top six.
Forest were stumbling a touch before the season was postponed, so the break may have come at a good time.
They’ve lost just three games on the road this term while the Owls had lost six from eight at Hillsborough before the campaign was halted, 9/5 says Forest pick up another away win this Saturday.
West Brom v Birmingham
A Midlands derby, West Brom will leapfrog Leeds – at least temporarily – with a win or draw at home to Birmingham.
The Baggies won the reverse tie 3-2 in December, and will fancy their chances of completing a season double at 2/3 against a Blues side which had gone five games without a win before the March break.
Slaven Bilic’s men are the joint-top scorers in the division too, and with Birmingham keeping just two clean sheets in 24 league games, West Brom are 17/10 on the -1 handicap.
Millwall v Derby
Another Championship clash where both sides still harbour dreams of a play-off spot. Just three points separate Millwall and Derby ahead of their meeting at The Den.
Gary Rowett’s Lions had lost just one of their final six games before the season was delayed, including wins over top-six sides Preston and Forest.
But Derby looked to have turned a corner with a pair of convincing wins over Blackburn and Sheffield Wednesday just before the campaign was postponed. And with that in mind, this duo might well cancel each other out, with a draw at 21/10.
RB Leipzig v Borussia Dortmund
With Bayern Munich wrapping up the title with time to spare, there’s little to play for at the sharp end of the Bundesliga
But RB Leipzig will be going all-out to beat Borussia Dortmund, in a bid to wrestle second place in the table from BVB. Chelsea-bound Timo Werner is in the squad too, and will be eager to end his Leipzig career on a high.
The 24-year-old is 16/5 to score first and 21/20 anytime, with Dortmund goal machine Erling Haaland 7/2 to open the scoring and 13/10 anytime. This could be a high-scoring encounter, with 13/5 about Leipzig to win and both teams to score.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.