THERE is a beauty in building an accumulator bet, in particular over 2.5 goal accumulator bets. The bet may not have the finesse of a Hazard free-kick or have the agility of David De Gea flying through the air to pull off a fingertip save but to win one gives just as much satisfaction.
All the statistics say you should limit the number of selections to three or four selections/games, However, I prefer to play low stakes with bigger returns, ideally fivefold or sixfold accumulators with odds of 9/1 – 30/1. For Friday evening I have chosen a fivefold.
Lyon v Nimes (7.45pm)
Lyon's last 5 games have resulted in 4 which had over 2.5 goals and Nimes haven't posted a winning game in the last seven. Lyon's last game was a humiliating 5-0 defeat from PSG but anyone who watched the game would admit Lyon could or should have scored at least 3 goals themselves.
Eintracht Frankfurt v Fortuna Dusseldorf (7.30pm)
Eintracht have won their last three competitive matches, plus a friendly were they won 13-0. They also recently defeated Lazio 4-1 at home. Fortuna have lost their last three Bundesliga matches and appear to be low on confidence as they slip down the league table.
Club Brugge v Waasland-Beveren (7.30pm)
Brugge sit second in the Belgium 1st division with an impressive 28 goals scored from 10 league games. Waasland are fourth from bottom in the league. Tellingly the last 6 games between the sides where Brugge have been at home has resulted in over 2.5 goal games.
Esbjerg v Hobro (6pm)
It isn't the home team from the Danish Superliga that drew my attention to this fixture, even though Esbjerg sit fourth in the league. It is the form of Hobro as they lie bottom of the league after shipping an incredible 13 goals in their last four Danish-based games.
Norrby v Oergryte (6pm)
This Swedish Superettan game between these sides has produced over 2.5 goals in their last three head to heads. Also Norrby's last five games have produced over 2.5 goals. A real advantage in this game is the away side have scored the same amount of goals in the league than the home side have conceded (44).
- Fivefold accumulator, over 2.5 goals
- Pays 9.77/1, Bet365