Few sides are in better knick than Ligue 1 high fliers Marseille and folding them into a treble with Premier League giants Manchester City and Tottenham ahead of this evening’s fixtures will prove a shrewd move indeed.
Should this lauded trio do the business, backers will land a sizeable 4/1 profit thanks to bwin’s enhanced multiple offer, regarded by punters in the know as Combi+.
Given a mix of form and inferiority of foe, it’s tough to envisage these three not coming up with the goods, but just in case you required some convincing read on for the numbers behind the assumption.
Marseille to beat Rennes @ 13/10
L’OM were bested on the road at Lyon last time, but their response to an August smiting at home to Montpellier says Rennes have got to fear the repercussions.
Since that unforeseen Stade Velodrome slaying, Marcelo Bielsa’s men won a staggering eight straight games, shipping just three goals in the process.
Les Rouges et Noirs were one of the victims in this octet of imperiousness, losing 3-0 on France’s south coast earlier in the campaign.
They’re without a home win over Marseille since the 2007/08 season too, with tonight’s guests dodging defeat on their previous five visits.
Man City to beat Newcastle @ 3/10
Alan Pardew’s troops haven’t so much as scored in their last five meetings against the Premier League champions, let alone avoided defeat.
They haven’t ventured beyond the fourth round of the Capital One Cup since 2006/07 either, which suggests the holders should have no issue progressing inside 90 minutes here.
Tottenham to beat Brighton @ 9/20
Spurs are not in the greatest form as they struggle to acclimatise to the high tempo style of play Mauricio Pochettino demands of them, but thankfully for the Lilywhites, their opponents are in borderline disarray.
Sami Hyypia’s side haven’t won a league game since August, keeping just two clean sheets in the process.
Two goals essentially guarantee victory against the Seagulls, with Charlton their only Championship adversary not to celebrate a spoil-claiming after striking twice.
Tottenham stock the firepower to see them off.