Friday Acca: Goals galore in Stoke vs West Brom, plus seven more selections

There's a storm brewing in Stoke as the Potters and West Brom clash in a huge Friday night fixture. Planet Sport brings you eight selections, including one from this mouth-watering Championship clash.

There's also plenty of action around the continent as teams such as FC Koln, Hamburger SV, Lens and FC Twente look to start the weekend with a bang.

Here at Planet Sport we had a close look at all the action and we've picked out eight selections from which you can form your very own Friday night acca.

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Stoke City vs West Brom

We start our Friday acca with arguably the biggest game on the card.

Current Championship leaders, West Brom, have an opportunity to move three points clear of Bournemouth. However, in their tracks stands an in-form Stoke outfit who are looking at moving up the standings themselves.

West Bromwich Albion manager Valerien Ismael during the Sky Bet Championship match at The Hawthorns

The Baggies are yet to lose a game this season but their unbeaten run will face a stern test away at the Bet365 Stadium.

The Potters have won six of their seven competitive games on home turf - scoring 13 goals and conceding five in the process.

With the game too close to call, we're leaning towards the both teams to score market - a bet which has landed in five of their last nine head-to-head games.

Lens vs Reims

If we told you that Lens were nine points adrift of the league leaders after just eight games, you might've thought they were mid-table. In fact, they're second.

Paris Saint-Germain are expectedly running riot in Ligue 1 with a perfect record of eight wins from eight.

Lens won't be disheartened by that. Why should they? The aim for all other clubs this season is to finish second and bag an automatic Champions League spot.

Olympique de Marseille vs RC Lens - Ligue 1 Uber Eats

Sang et Or have a chance to strengthen their bid for continental soccer when they take on an injury-plagued Reims side.

The visitors have six players on the sidelines and face long odds ahead of their trip to the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

With that in mind, Lens are the ones to back in the outright market.

FC Koln vs Greuther Furth

Friday night Bundesliga action sees FC Koln take on bottom-of-the-table Greuther Furth.

Battling within Germany's top tier was always going to be a tough task for little old Furth and their one-point return from six games underlines their underdog status.

Koln, on the other hand, have made a decent start to the campaign and are currently seventh in the standings.

Eintracht Frankfurt (F) - FC Cologne (K) 1: 1, on September 25th, 2021 in Frankfurt

There is, however, a tad of frustration in the home camp following a run of three consecutive draws.

The Billy Goats will be looking to end that run this Friday night and we're backing them all the way in the outright market.

Erzgebirge Aue vs Hamburger SV

The most inconsistent side in world soccer, HSV, will be looking to take advantage of a truly woeful Erzgebirge Aue outfit.

The Violets are currently bottom-of-the-table after registering just three points from eight games this season - all three coming from draws.

Hamburg's goal scorer Robert Glatzel (centre) and Hamburg's David Kinsombi (l) celebrate Glatzel's goal to make it 2:2

In order to predict the outcome of a Hamburg match, you would normally require the psychic abilities of Uri Geller.

However, considering their opponents are in total disarray, we're backing Die Rothosen to return to winning ways and climb up the Bundesliga 2 table.

Werder Bremen vs Heidenheim

Sticking with the German second tier, Werder Bremen will be in action when they host Heidenheim.

Die Werderaner are finding life tough since their relegation. The club are currently 11th in the table and have endured two consecutive defeats.

Bremen's Nicolai Rapp plays the bal

Their opponents, on the other hand, could go top of the standings with what would be their fourth successive victory.

Despite the home team's struggles, they shouldn't be dismissed too easily. With that in mind, the recommendation is to back the both teams to score bet - a selection which has landed in three of the past four head-to-heads.

Cagliari vs Venezia

Two of the three worst teams in Serie A kick off the weekend in Italy as Cagliari host Venezia.

Between them, the two clubs have accumulated just six points from the opening six rounds of the season.

Cagliari's head coach Walter Mazzarri gestures during SSC Napoli vs Cagliari

Both are also strong contenders for relegation meaning this could be a pivotal fixture with regards to survival hopes.

With a lot at stake and previous meetings producing high scoring affairs, the over 2.5 goals bet is the one to back here.

Groningen vs Twente

Here's another game featuring a relegation candidate.

Groningen are currently second-bottom in the Dutch Eredivisie after picking up five points from their seven games.

FC Twente player Ricky van Wolfswinkel

Their opponents, Twente, are on the other end of the table following their run of four straight victories.

We're backing them to make it five this Friday night.

Piast Gliwice vs Wisla Krakow

Both Piast Gliwice and Wisla Krakow have endured a dip in form in the Polish Ekstraklasa.

Piast, for instance, have lost three consecutive games - including a 4-2 drubbing at the hands of Cracovia Krakow.

Piast Gliwice, September 18, 2021

Wisla, on the other hand, are winless in three league games - a run which includes a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Lech Poznan.

Head-to-heads between Piast and Wisla rarely disappoint. The previous five meetings have produced 23 goals.

With that in mind, we're going to try our luck in the over 2.5 goals market once more.

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