Monday Acca: Manuel Pellegrini eyes first win, plus five other manic Monday selections

Former Man City boss, Manuel Pellegrini, is hoping to lead Real Betis to their first win of the season when his side take on Granada.

Los Verdiblancos haven't exactly set the league alight and we're not expecting a high-scoring affair in this La Liga fixture.

There's also action in Serie A as Bologna take on Verona, plus the Belgium Jupiler Pro League where bottom-of-the-table Beerschot look for their first win.

Here, Planet Sport brings you six bets which you can include in your Monday night accumulator.

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Beerschot VA vs St. Truiden (Belgium - Jupiler Pro League)

Two of Belgium's bottom dwellers go head-to-head this Monday night as they target three much-needed points.

Beerschot are currenlty last in the Jupiler Pro League with one point from six games to their name. St. Truiden are a couple of places above them but are also struggling having claimed seven points from their six matches.

Essevee's Bassem Srarfi and STVV's Maximiliano Caufriez fight for the ball during a soccer match between SV Zulte Waregem and Sint-Truidense

The hosts have a number of players out with injuries which certainly hasn't helped their chances. But the biggest problem for Beerschot is a defensive one considering they've conceded 12 goals in just four games.

St. Truiden, meanwhile, have won four of the previous six meetings, and they're coming into this fixture on the back of a 1-0 victory over Cercle Brugge. Clearly, they are the ones to back in the outright market.

Turkgucu Munchen vs Duisburg (Germany - 3. Liga)

Number three has been rather prevalent in Turkgucu's season so far. Look at their last four games for example - a 3-0 win over Freiburg II, a 3-0 win over Havelse, a 3-0 loss to Osnabruck and a 3-0 loss Mannheim.

Petr Ruman's side will be looking to shake off those latter two results when they host Duisburg this Monday night.

3rd Bundesliga season 2021/22 MSV Duisburg - Wuerzburger Kickers, Stefan Velkov

The Zebras were on a similar losing run recently, facing three successive defeats against Magdeburg, Wehen and Dortmund II. However, Pavel Dochev's side eventually bounced back with a 2-0 win over Wurzburger Kickers.

This is a tough game to call meaning the outright market should be left untouched. Instead, try your luck in the overs and unders market. Considering both teams have been involved in some high-scoring affairs, our tip is to back the over 2.5 goals bet.

Finn Harps vs Bohemians (Ireland - Premier Division)

Bohemians have got 12 games remaining to try and get their hands on a place in Europe.

Keith Long's men are currently sixth in the table but only trail fourth placed Derry City by four points.

Mark McGinley of Finn Harps during the SSE Airtricity Premier Division match between Dundalk FC and Finn Harps at the Oriel Park in Dundalk

A win over Finn Harps would certainly help their cause but a win is a lot easier said than done.

Harps are currently unbeaten in seven competitive games, winning six of them. With that form in the bank, the hosts are the ones to back in the outright market.

Bologna vs Verona (Italy - Serie A)

Bologna will take pride in being one of only six Serie A teams to keep hold of their unbeaten status.

Manager Sinisa Mihajlovic will hope that run continues this Monday night when his side take on Verona.

Nicola Sansone (Bologna FC) during the Italian football Serie A match Atalanta BC vs Bologna FC on August 28, 2021

It's fair to say that the visitors have not got off to a flyer this season. Defeats to Inter and Sassuolo currently leave them second from bottom.

Both Verona and Bologna have been involved in high scoring games this season. With that in mind, the both teams to score market is the one to back.

Gornik Leczna vs Wisla Plock (Poland - Ekstraklasa)

Having claimed just two points from their opening six games of the season, it's fair to say that Gornik Leczna are struggling to adjust to life in the top tier.

That's certainly good news for Wisla Plock who are desperate to find some consistency in these early stages of the campaign.

Bartlomiej Gradecki, Wisla Plock

Plock won the last two head-to-head encounters with Gornik but both games were rather dramatic - ending in a 3-2 scoreline.

Nevertheless, Plock are well placed to pick up their third win of the season and move to seventh place in the Ekstraklasa table.

Granada vs Real Betis (Spain - La Liga)

Manuel Pellegrini will be looking to get his first win of the season as Real Betis travel away to Granada.

Los Verdiblancos suffered a 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid just before the international break. Despite the loss, Betis showed a lot of quality but couldn't find the finishing touch. That was also the theme in their earlier games against Mallorca and Cadiz.

Nabil Fekir of Betis and Miguel Ortega Gutierrez of Real Madrid compete for the ball during the La Liga Santader match between Real Betis and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Benito Villamarin

Granada aren't doing any better considering they've only scored one goal from their opening three games.

With that in mind, the under 2.5 goals bet is the one to back.

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