With the likes of Ligue 1 and Serie A taking center stage in midweek, we have an action-packed schedule 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 handful of helpful tips that are worth keeping an eye out for.
Wednesday 6th January
BST 14:00 Crotone vs Roma
Starting with Wednesday’s guests, putting in what was a professional display when they marked their return from the festive break over the weekend, Roma have impressed many across Europe this season. Landing a 1-0 win against Sampdoria and knowing that victory in midweek could see them move within striking distance of the league leaders, I Giallorossi have collected 12 points from their last five Serie A contests. With it appearing that their 4-1 drumming at the hands of Atalanta last month was just a minor blip, Paulo Fonseca’s men have also gained a reputation for their success in the final third. Including ending their 2020 run with what was a dramatic 3-2 victory against Cagliari on the road, Roma have bagged themselves 13 strikes in their last five appearances. Also managing to book their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League, it is well worth keeping an eye out for attacking talisman, Edin Dzeko. Enjoying what has been another standout campaign at the Stadio Olimpico, the former Manchester City ace once again bagged the winner against Sampdoria over the weekend and has found the net in his last three Serie A contests on the spin. In fact, with five goals in his last seven matchups across all formats, the 34-year-old should be relishing a showdown against Crotone in midweek. While Wednesday’s guests might have taken a shock lead at the San Siro over the weekend, it was another afternoon to forget for the relegation scrappers. Eventually hit with what turned into a 6-2 drumming against Inter Milan, the Pythagoreans still find themselves sat rock-bottom of the table and facing a stern test this week.
Tip: Edin Dzeko to score anytime & Both teams to score @ 6/4
18:00 Nantes vs Rennes
While Rennes might have endured a nightmare run of form between October and the start of December, Les Rennais have certainly managed to steady the ship. Although their torrid run of form last year might have had some starting to question Julien Stephan’s position at Roazhon Park, Wednesday’s guests now once again have a European charge at the top of their agenda. Appearing to have refound a similar level that saw them break a string of personal records last season, the Reds were last seen heading into the festive break with what was a deserved 1-0 victory at home against Metz. Making their return to action in midweek still sat in the top-four, Rennes were in fact enjoying a four-match Ligue 1 winning run and the mood in their camp should be at a high. With their recent purple patch highlighted by hugely impressive back-to-back victories against Nice and Marseille last month, Stephan will also be boosted by his side’s recent improvements at the back. Conceding just a single goal in almost 400 minutes of action, it should also be noted that Wednesday’s guests have lost just a single Ligue 1 contest on the road since opening the 2020/2021 campaign. With that sole defeat coming at the hands of French giants PSG, Rennes should be looking forward to their trip to the La Beaujoire-Louis Fonteneau in midweek. Last seen heading into the festive break with a 3-0 drumming at the hands of Lyon, Nantes find themselves in the midst of a growing crisis. Now dragged into a relegation scrap and looking over their shoulder at the drop zone, the midweek hosts have failed to win any of their last eight straight top-flight contests, a run that stems back to November 8th.
Tip: Rennes win @ 1/1
22:15 Gremio vs Bahia
For our final Tip of the Day, we turn our attention to Brazil and a high-flying Gremio side that should be smelling a golden opportunity late on Wednesday night. Once again impressing many as they grabbed a 0-0 draw away at runaway Serie A leaders São Paulo last week in the Copa do Brasil, only days removed from landing a 1-0 victory against them, Head Coach Renato Portaluppi finds his side enjoying a stellar purple patch. Skyrocketing their way up the Serie A table and with another Copa Libertadores spot at the top of their agenda, mortal Tricolor were also last seen on top-flight duties landing a deserved 2-1 victory against Atlético GO on home soil. In fact, unbeaten in Serie A since way back on October 11th, the former Fluminense boss will be hugely excited by his side’s continued success in Porto Alegre. Now winning each of their last seven top-flight matchups at the Arena do Grêmio, including a 4-0 romp against Vasco da Gama, it should also be noted that Gremio have bagged themselves at least a pair of goals in each of their seven straight home victories. Enjoying a real free-scoring run and with the chance to leapfrog Internacional on Wednesday night, Portaluppi’s men should be relishing Bahia’s arrival in midweek. While Gremio might be battling it out at the top of the standings, Bahia find themselves firmly at the heart of a relegation scrap. With just their goal difference stopping them from falling into the drop zone, they are currently in the midst of a woeful six-match losing run across all formats. Holding the worst defensive record in the division and facing a stern test to a high-flying Gremio in midweek, we’re backing a routine home victory.
Tip: Gremio win & Gremio to score over 1.5 goals @ 1/1
Our Wednesday Accumulator:
Crotone vs Roma – Edin Dzeko to score anytime & Both teams to score @ 6/4
Nantes vs Rennes – Rennes win @ 1/1
Gremio vs Bahia – Gremio win & Gremio to score over 1.5 goals @ 1/1
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