Monday Night Football Acca Tips: May 16th
Monday night sees a whistle-stop tour of Europe for bettingexpert. With visits to Newcastle, Genoa and Turin en route to (hopefully) three profitable picks, it should be an interesting night ahead.
Monday Night Football Acca Tips: May 16th
- Newcastle vs Arsenal: Both Teams to Receive a Card & Over 1 Arsenal Card – 1.90
- Sampdoria vs Fiorentina: Fiorentina or Draw (Double Chance) & Under 4 Goals – 1.80
- Juventus vs Lazio: BTTS and Over 2.5 Goals – 2.00
Monday Night Football Treble Odds: 6.87
The odds above are via bet365 as of 11:00 13th May 2022. Odds may now differ.
The odds below are the best odds available as of 11:00 13th May 2022. Odds may now differ.
Newcastle vs Arsenal Best Bet
England, Premier League, Monday, 16th May, 20:00 (UK time)
The North London derby has made things far too close for comfort in the race for fourth. The Premier League standings show just one point separating Arsenal in 4th and Tottenham in 5th after that midweek Spurs win.
Neither side can afford to drop points, as is the same story for many teams going into their final fixtures throughout Europe in May. Arsenal’s next opponent comes in the shape of a firing Newcastle squad. Although safe as houses and approaching the top 10, don’t expect the Toon’s season to fizzle out.
There are owners to impress and contracts to lock in on Tyneside. Every player in the Newcastle squad will want to be involved in the heavily-backed Saudi era that’s on the horizon, and they have a small window to prove their worth without big-money competition.
With the above in mind and the potential for nerves settling in the Arsenal squad following Holding’s red, I’ve veered towards the card markets. Darren England has the whistle and will act as judge and jury at St. James’ Park.
England’s yellow cards per90 average stands at 4.00 from 14 top-flight outings this term. Within that average, 2.36 were shown to the away side whilst brandishing a card to both teams in 79% of fixtures.
I can’t see Monday night’s fixture playing out to a comfortable Arsenal win. Instead, it’ll be nail-biting, and it will likely be a tough watch for those of an Arsenal persuasion. Expect this to boil over with the perils that lay ahead, the desires on the line, and the team which is in pursuit.
- Selection: Both Teams to Receive a Card & Over 1 Arsenal Card
- Best Odds: 1.90 (bet365)
- Stakes: 10/10
Sampdoria vs Fiorentina Best Bet
Italy, Serie A, Monday, 16th May, 17:30 (UK time)
Sampdoria and Fiorentina can be caught. They face a different judgement if they are, but they’re still fighting a familiar battle nonetheless.
The former find themselves in 15th but only four points off safety, a peep into how tight it is in the doldrums of Serie A. A result against I Viola will provide the breathing space required to look ahead to the new season. However, that will certainly be easier said than done.
The lay of the land at the top of Italy’s most-prestigious division is as close to call as it is at the other end. Roma sits on the same points total as Fiorentina (59), three points off Lazio but now out of reach of the final Champions League spot. Behind the Romans and Florence’s very own, Atalanta seeks an opening.
Gasperini’s men are also on 59 points. With Serie A ruling that those equal on points will next be divided by head-to-head points, Atalanta falls just shy of the two above. If the Bergamo outfit were in Ligue 1, Bundesliga or the Premier League, the goal-happy side would be in front of Roma and Fiorentina.
I digress. Back to the Luigi Ferraris, the 36,000-seated host for Monday night that will see a stuttering Fiorentina arrive a little out of sorts. Three consecutive losses were trumped with a 2-0 win against Roma last time out. Sampdoria’s form is even bleaker – seven defeats in their previous ten, with two wins against a nearly-relegated Venezia and a Genoa side not far behind.
It’s difficult to envisage Sampdoria handing out a beating here. I imagine it will be a cagey affair for the home side, focusing on avoiding defeat rather than taking the lead in the game. With that in mind and Fiorentina needing points, the Double Chance selection is a wise step into the fixture.
Coupling Double Chance with an ‘unders’ goal line is next on the agenda. In theory, Sampdoria’s approach to the game should encourage fewer goals. Sampdoria averages 1.39 goals scored and 1.72 conceded at home. On their travels, Fiorentina have produced a 1.11 goals scored per90 average, accompanied by a 1.50 total shipped at the other end. Both of which provide a level of reassurance for the under four goals pick.
- Selection: Fiorentina or Draw (Double Chance) & Under 4 Goals
- Best Odds: 1.80 (bet365)
- Stakes: 10/10
Juventus vs Lazio Best Bet
Italy, Serie A, Monday, 16th May, 19:45 (UK time)
To cap the bettingexpert article off, it’s another jaunt to Serie A. Similarly to Fiorentina’s current situation, Lazio are looking over their shoulder. The three sides that could potentially take their spot in European competition next year? Fiorentina, Roma, and Atalanta.
Juventus, in 4th, can’t be caught by a Lazio side who currently commands the fifth spot. Although, the Old Lady can muscle in on Napoli in third if results fall favourably.
Allegri’s Juventus ranks last for BTTS and Over 2.5 goals coming at the Allianz Stadium. Only three of 18 matches have paid out for unfortunate punters this season. However, with Lazio needing to top up their points haul, and Juve not likely to roll over, there could be wiggle room for a profitable selection here.
Away from home, 50% of fixtures have ticked off BTTS and Over 2.5 goals. But, interestingly, when looking at the head-to-head form between the two Italian giants, this market has reared its head in five of seven recent match-ups.
Worth a go, but admittedly not as solid as the two picks above.
- Selection: BTTS & Over 2.5 Goals
- Best Odds: 2.00 (bet365)
- Stakes: 5/10
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