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The Perfect 10 accumulator, featuring 10 fixtures from 10 different leagues, returns this week, and below, we’ve combed through fixture slates from dozens of Europe’s major and minor divisions to bring you another HUGE acca!
Last week we came to within a whisker of landing our huge 162/1 Perfect 10 acca when nine of our ten predictions hit the mark. That was second time we came within one result of delivering a huge winner in recent weeks – making us more determined than ever to go one better this time around.
Below you can see our set of selection from this week’s Perfect 10 – and remember – you can find loads more free betting tips for the weekend’s fixtures over on our match predictions page!
The Perfect 10 – 607/1 acca
16:00 – Marseille vs Lorient (Ligue 1)
Betting tip: Marseille to win
Marseille have been much improved of late under Jorge Sampaoli and they should have too much quality for fourth bottom Lorient at Stade Velodrome this Saturday. Les Phoceens have been victorious in their last three meetings with Lorient, and we fully expect that trend to continue this Saturday, with the visitors winning just one and losing nine of their 17 away trips this term.
17:00 – Krasnodar vs Zenit St. Petersburg (Russian Premier League)
Betting tip: Zenit St. Petersburg to win
Zenit continued their march towards the title with a win at Sochi last time out – their fourth Premier League victory on the bounce. Krasnodar meanwhile, have lost four of their last five, and the hosts conceded a whopping 15 times along the way. Expect the champions-elect from St. Petersburg to punish that leaky defence on Saturday.
17:30 – Colchester vs Walsall (League Two)
Betting tip: Walsall to win
Colchester are in a major battle for survival following a dismal run of one win in 25 League Two fixtures, and their pursuit of safety could hit another bump against Walsall. The Saddlers are unbeaten in six assignments, and they should be in confident mood following back-to-back wins over playoff chasers Forest Green and Tranmere.
17:30 – Chelsea vs Manchester City (FA Cup)
Betting tip: Manchester City to win
Manchester City have won an incredible 28 of their last 30 competitive fixtures, and their relentless charge towards silverware should continue at Chelsea’s expense. The Blues have been modest goalscorers under Thomas Tuchel and they risk being outgunned by the Citizens’ more potent frontline at Wembley.
17:30 – Oxford United vs Gillingham (League One)
Betting tip: Oxford United to win
Oxford are firmly back in the groove as they hope to snatch a spot in the playoffs and they should be too strong for Gillingham on Saturday. The U’s followed up a 6-0 battering of Crewe with a 4-1 triumph over Shrewsbury in midweek and they can outclass the Gills, who were hammered 4-1 at Blackpool in their last away assignment.
18:05 – HNK Rijeka vs Lokomotiv Zagreb (Croatian 1. HNL)
Betting tip: HNK Rijeka to win
Rijeka have hit a purple patch in Croatia, and they can win their fifth 1. HNL match in a row against the league’s bottom club on Saturday. Lokomotiv have lost five straight fixtures in the Croatian top flight and they have recorded just one victory in their last 11 attempts overall.
19:00 – Go Ahead Eagles vs Almere City (Eerste Divisie)
Betting tip: Go Ahead Eagles to win
Go Ahead Eagles are unbeaten in five Eerste Divisie home games, conceding just a single goal along the way, and they look ready to close the gap on third placed Almere City with a victory on Saturday. Almere have dropped points in four of their last six away games on the road and failed to register in the most recent two of those contests.
20:00 – Norwich City vs Bournemouth (Championship)
Betting tip: Norwich City to win
Table-topping Norwich can seal their promotion back to the Premier League with a win against Bournemouth on Saturday and we’re backing the Canaries to get the job down at Carrow Road. City played with a real swagger when they hammered Huddersfield 7-0 in their last home assignment and they are worth backing to halt Bournemouth’s recent resurgence.
20:30 – Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona (Copa del Rey)
Betting tip: Barcelona to win
It’s cup final day in Spain (again) on Saturday, where Barcelona are favourites to get their hands on the Copa del Rey ahead of Athletic Bilbao. Barca have won three of their last four skirmishes with Athletic and their greater experience of playing in finals and big games should see them over the line again.
20:30 – Rio Ave vs Braga (Primeira Liga)
Betting tip: Braga to win
Rio Ave have collected just six points from the last 21 on offer and on Saturday they meet a Braga team that have found a winning formula on the road. Sporting have won four of their last five Primeira Liga fixtures on their travels and they can complete the league double over Rio Ave this weekend.
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