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12th August: Wednesday’s Football Accumulator – 6/1

With the Champions League once again taking center stage in midweek, we aren’t short of footballing action from across the globe on Wednesday. On that note, for those of you looking to stick on a midweek acca, we have searched far and wide to find you a couple of helpful tips that are worth keeping an eye out for.

Wednesday 12th August 

BST 08:35 Perth Glory vs Western United

In a real battle between the in-form vs the out of form, a high-flying Western United will be looking to extend on their eye-catching recent purple patch when they meet a struggling Perth on Wednesday morning. Avoiding a real scare and eventually picking up a stunning 5-3 win against the Western Sydney Wanderers last time out, Mark Rudan’s men know that three points in midweek will see them break into the top-six and still holding at least a pair of games in hand over the teams around them. Suddenly finding the mood in their camp at a real high and enjoying by far their most fruitful spell of the season so far, the former Wellington Phoenix boss has seen his side win four of their last five A-League appearances either side of the enforced break. Along with putting five past the Wanderers last week, it is no surprise that the Green and Blacks have a growing reputation for their clinical displays in the final third. Along with a very impressive 5-1 romp against Adelaide back in March, United have now scored a staggering 19 goals in their last four victories and they should see Wednesday’s showdown as a golden chance to make another statement. While Rudan’s men might be really starting to shine at the back end of the year, the same cannot be said for a Perth side who have really struggled to match last season’s title-winning campaign. Putting in an embarrassing display last week and hit with a woeful 4-0 drumming at the hands of fellow strugglers Melbourne Victory, the Purples came under real scrutiny and Tony Popovic’s position appears to be hanging by a thread. Showing a string of issues at the back and with their recent crisis highlighted by a 5-3 drumming against Adelaide last month, Perth have lost three of their last four A-League appearances and should be in for another tough test in midweek.

Tip: Western United draw no bet @ 6/5

19:45 Rangers vs St. Johnstone

Watching Celtic drop points away at Kilmarnock in just their second contest of the season and also having their next two appearances scrapped due to off the field issues, Rangers will know that Wednesday night is a golden opportunity to gain and early advantage. With some around Ibrox believing that this is their best chance to mount a serious title charge after not lifting the Premiership crown in nine years, Steven Gerrard’s men certainly bounced back from their Europa League defeat at the hands of Bayer Leverkusen out in Germany last week. Along with opening the 2020/2021 campaign with what was a deserved 1-0 win away at Aberdeen in a contest that could have been a real banana skin for the former England midfielder, Rangers put on a real clinic last time out as they marched to a routine 3-0 romp against St. Mirren in Glasgow. One of just three Premiership sides to open the new campaign with back-to-back victories, the Blues have also lost just a single top-flight contest at Ibrox in their last 13 appearances, a run that stems back to September 1st. Glad to see Alfredo Morelos still in Glasgow after seeing a potential move to Lille fall through, the 24-year-old bagged a brace against St. Mirren last time out and will be looking to extend on that tally in midweek. On the flip side, while St. Johnstone might have come from behind to grab a point away at a returning Dundee United in their season-opener last week, Callum Davidson’s men couldn’t have wished for a tougher contest on Wednesday night. Ending last year’s campaign with just a single win away from McDiarmid Park in any of their last five attempts, it should also be noted that the Saints have failed to win any of their last five meetings against the title chasers.

Tip: Rangers win by 2+ goals @ 4/6

20:00 Atalanta vs PSG

While PSG might feel that they’re being chucked into the deep end after watching the Ligue 1 campaign brought to an early finish back in March, the French giants are still seen as one of the leading contenders in this summer’s extended Champions League tournament. While Thomas Tuchel’s men might have made just a pair of competitive appearances since the restart, Les Parisiens have lifted both the Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue over the past month and should be confident of reaching their first European semi-final since 1994. Coming from behind prior to the interruption and picking up a 3-2 aggregate win against Borussia Dortmund, there is no doubt that Tuchel will be calling on attacking talisman Neymar to lead their charge out in Portugal on Wednesday. Despite an injury-hit campaign in the French capital, the Brazilian superstar bagged the winner against Saint-Etienne last month and has really impressed since returning from the enforced break. Now recording six goals in as many appearances, including thumping friendly victories against Celtic and Le Havre, the 28-year-old also found the net in both legs against BVB earlier in the year. While Atalanta might have shocked many after a glittering run of form both domestically and in Europe this season, Neymar and Co will be looking to extend on their recent purple patch on Wednesday. Watching their remarkable unbeaten run come to an abrupt end thanks to a 2-0 defeat at home against Inter Milan in this year’s Serie A finale, Atalanta have a real reputation for their high-scoring encounters in this summer’s extended tournament. Eventually landing what was a dramatic 4-3 win against Spanish side Valencia back in March, their 8-4 aggregate victory was certainly the tie of the competition so far. Already hit with a 4-0 drumming against Dinamo Zagreb and a 5-1 hammering against Manchester City last year, PSG should be looking to create a string of chances in midweek.

Tip: Neymar to score anytime @ 11/10

Our Wednesday Accumulator:

Perth Glory vs Western United – Western United draw no bet @ 6/5

Rangers vs St. Johnstone – Rangers win by 2+ goals @ 4/6

Atalanta vs PSG – Neymar to score anytime @ 11/10

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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