Arsenal, Juventus, Leicester star in sensational fourfold pre-season acca
Holly Thackeray | July 22, 2016
There are a feast of football friendlies taking place this weekend and punters can pounce on a selection of brilliant betting opportunities with Coral’s excellent value accumulators.
Just because the new Premier League season is yet to kick off doesn’t mean there aren’t great dabbles to be had with pre-season firmly in full swing for Europe’s top clubs.
So, Coral have selected a handful of marvelous exhibition matches including Italian champions Juventus and English top-flight winners Leicester City to make up a fantastic fourfold, to show the kind of rewards customers can reap by indulging in an acca…
Toulouse to trouble Osasuna
River Garonne’s team Toulouse are an established Ligue 1 side with home advantage as they host freshly promoted La Liga club Osasuna in the the City of Violets.
The club nicknamed after The Pink City lost just one of their last seven games at the end of the previous campaign, and were defeated only six times at the Stadium Municipal in the French top-flight.
While, opposition Osasuna were only promoted to La Liga from the Segunda Division via the play-offs after a sixth place finish and the new boys should find this Toulouse test a tricky proposition, with the hosts boasting the likes of Wissam Ben Yedder in their ranks – an apparent attacking target for several Premier League sides.
Toulouse are therefore a tasty 23/20* with Coral to triumph on their own patch.
Arsenal to run rings around Lens
The Gunners can really stretch their legs against Ligue 2 outfit Lens, with established first team stars such as Per Mertesacker, Theo Walcott, Mohamed Elneny, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set to run the Blood and Gold guys ragged.
Former Lens starlet Jeff Reine-Adelaide, now impressing for Arsenal after being snapped up from the French minnows last summer, may also get a chance to shine upon his return, with Arsene Wenger surely keen to see last season’s Premier League runners-up get off to an all-guns blazing start.
Arsenal can be had at an odds-on price of 8/15* to win this wrangle, after conquering Lens in their previous two meetings, losing only one of four encounters.
Juve for Victory versus Melbourne
Taking a look next at friendly frays set to take place on Saturday, attention turns to Juventus – and the Italian title winners have certainly been busy in the off-season, bringing all of Miralem Pjanic, Medhi Benatia, Dani Alves and Marko Pjaca to the Turin club, some of whom should feature in this match.
In pre-season tournament the International Champions Cup, the Old Lady first faces Melbourne Victory, who finished a middling sixth in the A-League.
So, expect Massimiliano Allegri’s men to fire out of the blocks with intent, as they seek a strong start to the season in which they will chase a sixth successive Scudetto. Juve are odds-on 1/2* favourites to steal triumph from Victory.
Foxes to sink Celtic
In one of the most eagerly awaiting pre-season scuffles so far, English top-flight champions Leicester face their Scottish counterparts in Celtic.
Having thus far managed to retain the services of star winger Riyad Mahrez and frontman Jamie Vardy, though only the former is likely to play on Saturday, the Foxes are in a strong position to fight to retain their trophy this term.
With additions Ahmed Musa, Nampalys Mendy, Ron-Robert Zieler and Luis Hernandez to the Foxes fold, Celtic, who struggled on their way to eventually defeating Gibraltarian team Lincoln Red Imps over two legs of Champions League qualifying, should be another Leicester scalp in the making. Claudio Ranieri’s men are 11/10* to beat the Bhoys.
This fantastic fourfold can potentially bring brilliant returns of £10.38 from just a £1 punt, and a £10 stake reaps £103.80 – so what are you waiting for? Head over to Coral a place your bets!
*all odds correct at time of publishing.
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