The Daily Acca: Blades to build on opening day promise

Worrying times for Palace

Bet 1: Back Sheffield United @ 13/8 – KO 14:00 BST

The Blades are back in the big-time, and they looked far from out of place at the Vitality last week. Billy Sharp netted a late equaliser to earn them a well deserved point, and I strongly fancy them to beat Crystal Palace this afternoon.

The Eagles have retained the services of Wilfried Zaha, and while he will be back in the team here, it remains to be seen if he will be at his brilliant best.

Chris wilder’s side were strong at Bramall Lane last year, and if they are to survive – which I think they will – they have to be winning these kind of games.

Points to be shared at the Bridge

Bet 2: Back The Draw in Chelsea v Leicester @ 29/10 – KO 16:30 BST

The Blues had to play 120 minutes in intense heat on Wednesday night, and while they have had an extra day to recover, compared to Liverpool, I am struggling to see them beating Leicester.

The Foxes were a bit underwhelming against Wolves in their season-opener, but Wolves had the benefit of having played some competitive football in the Europa League.

Brendan Rodgers has made some decent signings over the summer, and they still managed to keep a clean sheet, despite the departure of Harry Maguire.

Chelsea are a work-in-progress under Frank Lampard, and they could be vulnerable on the break against the Foxes.

Getafe to breach the new-look Atleti defence

Bet 3: Back BTTS in Atletico Madrid v Getafe @ 11/8 – KO 21:00 BST

Atletico Madrid begin a big of a new era tonight, as while they are still managed by Diego Simeone, some of the senior players have left for pastures new.

Diego Godin was one of them, and he was an integral part of their defensive unit. Atletico have been excellent defensively over the years, and while I expect that to continue with Simeone at the helm, it might take some of the new players to bed-in.

Getafe were a whisker away from qualifying for the Champions League last year, and in having such a good season, they only lost four times on the road. They scored 20 goals in 19 away outings, and 11/8 for both teams to score looks big.

Source: Betfair Spanish La Liga