A Bilbao draw the headline in a 39/1 weekend ACCA

Pandora Hughes landed a 19-1 ACCA last Saturday and she’s banking on Athletic Bilbao earning a point in this week’s treble selection.

“Apart from a surprising 1-0 loss in Mallorca, Atletico have been back to their best in recent weeks, at least defensively, conceding only five goals in their past nine La Liga games.”

Athletic Bilbao are still chasing a European qualification spot, while Atletico Madrid are fighting for a top-four finish after a long and arduous campaign, so we could be in for some fireworks when the two teams meet at San Mames on Saturday.

Apart from a surprising 1-0 loss in Mallorca, Atletico have been back to their best in recent weeks, at least defensively, conceding only five goals in their past nine La Liga games. Bilbao, on the other hand, have struggled for consistency, winning only two of their last six games. This could turn into a scrappy, tense affair with little goalmouth action, so the draw appears to be the best choice.

There is a wealth of top-class racing to choose from on 2000 Guineas day at Newmarket, including this high-quality Group Three for sprinters.

Race fitness is often crucial over these short-distance contests, so Zarzyni’s impressive recent success at Musselburgh makes him a leading contender, but he is more exposed than some of these, including Henry Candy’s Twilight Calls.

The four-year-old ran well in some decent handicaps last season but appeared to have progressed significantly when winning here two weeks ago and with further improvement likely, looks a good bet here.

The situation is dire for Alaves. Six points from safety, La Liga’s lowest club will have no choice but to go all out in their last five fixtures.

A record of five defeats in their last six games does not indicate that they are on the verge of a comeback, but they can take heart from their recent 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano, which kept their survival hopes alive.

They may also be able to take advantage of the fact that their opponents are only three days removed from a draining Champions League semi-final first leg. Unai Emery’s team has a lot to play for in Liga, but it’s been a long season, and expecting his players to be at their best in critical games three days apart may be too much to ask.

Total Odds for this ACCA: 39/1. Remember, multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.

Source: Betfair Spanish La Liga

    

Author: Julie Holland