Football betting is and always should be fun, but man can it be frustrating at times as well.
The first four legs of our football accumulator betting tips flew in last week, and when IFK Gothenburg – who we’d backed in the Draw No Bet market – raced into a 2-0 lead at Sirius we were already spending our theoretical winnings.
But life can be cruel and so too can betting: Sirius pulled one back in first half injury time, and there was an inevitability to the two goals they notched without reply in the second period.
You just have to laugh and move on sometimes, such is the nature of the beast, so let’s see if we can go one better with this week’s football acca tips.
|Sevilla vs Ujpesti||Sevilla to Win to Nil||4/7|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Radnicki Nis||Maccabi Tel Aviv to Win||1/3|
|IK Brage vs Varnamo||IK Brage Draw No Bet||2/5|
|FC Nordsjaelland vs Vendsyssel FF||Vendsyssel +1.50 Asian Handicap||1/2|
|Campbelltown City vs Sturt Lions||Campbelltown – Half Time Result||4/7|
|Five-Fold Acca Odds||5.69/1|
Sevilla vs Ujpesti: Sevilla to Win to Nil
It would take some leap of faith to back the third best team in Hungary to get anything from a trip to Europa League specialists Sevilla.
The hosts have won this tournament five times in 13 years, and given their efforts in La Liga in 2017/18 they are going to have to do things the hard way and come through qualifying this term.
But they ended last season well, are generally excellent at home (W11 D5 L3 was their La Liga record in 2017/18) and produced some fantastic results in last season’s Champions League: drawing with Liverpool, beating Manchester United over two legs and going down by a single goal to Bayern Munich.
Ujpesti finished third in the Hungarian league last season and lost the first leg of their opening Europa League qualification match to Azerbaijani minnows Neftci Baku, so we don’t hold much hope for them here.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Radnicki Nis: Maccabi Tel Aviv to Win
Maccabi have an excellent record of qualifying for the Europa League, and they will be looking to make that experience pay against a Serbian outfit in their debut campaign in the competition.
The Israelis reached the tournament proper in both 2016 and 2017, and their qualification efforts were driven by a consistency at home which delivered an overall formline of W7 D1 L0 in such matches.
This is Radnicki’s first ever shot at the Europa League, and after scrambling through the first qualification round they will have their work cut out against a classy operator like Maccabi.
IK Brage vs Varnamo: IK Brage Draw No Bet
The curious pricing of the week award goes to the generous 17/20 on IK Brage to beat Varnamo in the Swedish Superettan.
The hosts have won four on the trot, scoring nine goals in the process, and their home form reads W4 D2 L1 this term.
Varnamo, meanwhile, are rock bottom in the table, have lost six of seven on the road and boast a goal difference of -15 from those away days. Curious indeed.
FC Nordsjaelland vs Vendsyssel FF: Vendsyssel +1.50 Asian Handicap
If you aren’t familiar with the Danish Superligaen, here’s a quick history lesson.
Last season FC Nordsjaelland limped into the top three despite winning just two of their last twelve matches, and that malaise has continued this term with two stodgy draws in their domestic outings so far and a struggle to see off Northern Ireland’s Cliftonville in their Europa League qualifier.
As for Vendsyssel FF, well, they have taken to the top flight like ducks to water, winning both of their opening matches and netting six times in the process.
FC Nordsjaelland play in the Europa League on Thursday evening and then play here on Sunday morning, and you wonder just how well prepared they will be to tackle a confident away side.
Campbelltown City vs Sturt Lions: Campbelltown Half-Time Result
Okay, so this is one of the more bizarre selections this column has conjured up, but stick with us!
Campbelltown top the South Australia Premier League, thanks largely to their outstanding home form: W9 D1 L0, with 22 goals scored and just five conceded, needs no further explanation.
They have won four of their last five anywhere too, and have blasted 17 goals in their last half-dozen.
Sturt Lions aren’t bad at home, but their away form – W0 D3 L7 – tells no lies, nor does a goal difference of -17 from those ten outings.
They actually kept a clean sheet in their opening away date, and they concede at a rate of 3.00 goals per game on their travels. That was in evidence during their 0-4, 3-5, 0-4 results in their last three.
Campbelltown are unbackable at 2/9 of course, but we can get them on-side at a decent price in this Half-Time Result market.