Today’s 19/1 craze from across Europe

19:30 o’clock: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayern Munich – Half Time Draw
8 p.m.: Lyon – AC Ajaccio – Both teams to score: No
8 p.m.: Crystal Palace vs Arsenal – Palace and the draw
8:15 p.m.: Benfica vs Arouca – Under 2.5 goals

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7:30 p.m.: Eintracht Frankfurt – Bayern Munich – half-time draw

Bayern play through their middle halves. They get very high and prevent the central midfielders from falling too low to collect the ball. Especially since Robert Lewandowski was best served by players who kept their advanced positions.

But now they can go deeper as Sadio Mane has the pace to fall behind when teams come under pressure. I think that means the forwards have to press higher to force the ball far out so the switch isn’t on all the time.

Matthias De Ligt really struggled initially when he joined Juventus and I predict some early wobbles here too.

8pm: Lyon – AC Ajaccio – Both teams to score: No

Sometimes promotion to Ligue 1 thrills fan bases. Ajaccio isn’t one of those teams – simply because their entire identity is based on being rigid and not conceding goals. To that end, I think they’ll be similar to the Nice from a couple of years ago and will be pretty hard to break.

Ajaccio’s 19-goal defensive record last year was the lowest in the last 20 years in France’s second division. You can forget that there are many goals in this game.

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8pm: Crystal Palace v Arsenal – Palace and the Draw

Arsenal have waited so long to replace Patrick Vieira in that role as number six that they now face him in the opposing dugout. What a revelation.

And that choice is no blow to their business. In fact, I love what they’ve done here. Oleksandr ZInchenko will be a really brilliant player for them – but it will be some time before Pep’s setup comes along, where each player is practiced doing things with a mishmash arsenal unit that sometimes looks directionless.

He will take his time to adapt to central midfield on the 2-3-5 transition and that will give them teething problems early on. Same principle with Gabriel Jesus. People forget that Palace accumulated 48 points in the Premier League last year. They’ve surpassed that only once in a 38-game season.

8:15 p.m.: Benfica vs Arouca – Under 2.5 goals

What is special about Darwin Nunez is that he not only scored goals, but also created them for himself. I hate the idea of ​​each side being happily puppet-controlled by a single player, but in this case it was Benfica’s attacking patterns.

They also lost Everton to Flamengo – and certainly not their Flamingo to Everton, as well as Jota to Celtic. So where are they? They are in good hands thanks to David Neres who will be deadly in this league.

But good things come to those who wait. They’ll retain their possession-based strength, but that just means lots of directionless passages before beating Arouca. Take those under.

Friday Acca tips

19:30 o’clock: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayern Munich – Half Time Draw
8 p.m.: Lyon – AC Ajaccio – Both teams to score: No
8 p.m.: Crystal Palace vs Arsenal – Palace and the draw
8:15 p.m.: Benfica vs Arouca – Under 2.5 goals

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