Thursday, April 2, 2020

26th February: Wednesday’s Football Accumulator – 10/1

With an action-packed Wednesday night from across Europe, we here at Soccer News have found a handful of helpful tips that can boost your midweek football acca:

Wednesday 26th February

BST 19:45 Fulham vs Swansea

Starting with Wednesday’s hosts, while Fulham would have been disappointed to have only snatched a point away at Derby on Friday night and extend their winless run to three matches, Scott Parker’s side still have a Premier League return on their agenda. Opening the midweek fixtures sat in third and five points adrift of climbing into the automatic positions, there is no doubt that leading marksman Aleksandar Mitrovic will spearhead their promotion charge. Despite the Whites being hit with shock defeats against Barnsley and Reading in West London since opening the New Year, the Serbian ace has remained as a constant performer at Craven Cottage. Bagging the equalizer against the Rams over the weekend, the one-time Newcastle striker has recorded 22 Championship goals this season and leads the race for the Golden Boot. Also holding the best minute to goal ratio in England’s second-tier, it should also be noted that Mitrovic has found the net in all bar one of his last five Championship appearances. Given Swansea’s continued issues at the back, particularly on the road, Fulham’s MVP should be confident of extending on his tally in midweek. While the Welsh outfit may have picked up a 3-1 win over relegation scrappers Huddersfield on Saturday, Wednesday’s guests have won just one of their last six Championship outings, including shipping four at Hull in their last away fixture. Without a victory away from the Liberty since the 21st of December, the Swansea have also shipped a woeful 15 goals in their last six matches on the road.

Tip: Aleksandar Mitrovic to score anytime @ 20/21

20:00 Real Madrid vs Manchester City

While they may have really had to really dig deep away at the King Power over the weekend, Manchester City managed to pick up a 1-0 win against third-place Leicester and have bounced back after their shock back-to-back defeats against Manchester United and Spurs. While their Champions League future might still be hanging in the balance after their two-year ban was handed down last week, Pep Guardiola’s men are still seen to be one of the leading contenders to lift their first Champions League crown. Signing off their group stage campaign with a 4-1 win away at Dinamo Zagreb, one man to potentially keep an eye out for in the Spanish capital on Wednesday could be Brazilian ace, Gabriel Jesus. Bagging the winner against the Foxes on Saturday evening, the 22-year-old also recorded a hat-trick against Zagreb in his last Champions League appearance. Also hoping to recall England international Raheem Sterling in midweek, there is no doubt that the former Barcelona boss should be confident of gaining an early advantage over his old foe. While Real Madrid may have started the New Year with some real promise, Los Blancos appear to be slipping back to their old ways. Sacrificing their spot at the top of the La Liga table after a stunning 1-0 defeat away at Levante over the weekend, Zinedine Zidane’s men have now won just one of their last four matches across all competitions. Even more worrying for the European heavyweights, the French icon has seen his side remarkably win just one of their last five Champions League matchups at the Bernabéu.

Tip: Manchester City win @ 13/10

20:00 Lyon vs Juventus

Starting with Wednesday’s guests, while Juventus may not have been at their best once again over the weekend, Maurizio Sarri’s men did manage to land a 2-1 win away at SPAL and have found a route back to the top of Serie A. Landing back-to-back victories, there is no doubt that the Old Lady have been hugely reliant on attacking MVP and leading marksman, Cristiano Ronaldo. Extending on his remarkable purple patch on Saturday after finding the net on the road, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has now found the net in each of his last nine consecutive appearances across all competitions. Continuing to break records since his Turin switch, the Portuguese icon has already landed a staggering 36 goals for club and country since opening the 2019/2020. Also finding the net in two of his last three Champions League outings, there is no doubt that Ronaldo will make the trip to the Groupama Stadium confident of extending on his tally. As for Wednesday’s hosts, while Lyon may have managed to pick up what was a much-needed 2-0 win away at Metz on Friday night, it does not cover what has been a worrying campaign for the French outfit. Winning just one of their five Ligue 1 matchups since opening February, Les Gones have also put in some worrying European performances this year. Despite somehow managing to book their spot in the knockout stage, the Whites have landed just a sole victory in their last four Champions League appearances, a run that has seen them hit with a 2-1 defeat against Benfica and a 2-0 loss away at Zenit.

Tip: Cristiano Ronaldo to score anytime & Juventus to score over 1.5 goals @ 8/5

Our Wednesday Accumulator:

Fulham vs Swansea – Aleksandar Mitrovic to score anytime @ 20/21

Real Madrid vs Manchester City – Manchester City win @ 13/10

Lyon vs Juventus – Cristiano Ronaldo to score anytime & Juventus to score over 1.5 goals @ 8/5

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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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