PSG look best at Brest with or without Messi, plus five other Friday night acca bets

The French giants top the bill on Friday night, as we all wait with baited breath for the possible debut of Lionel Messi.

Friday may be the calm before the storm but that's not to say there isn't value to be had with games in the French, Spanish, German, Belgian and Danish top flights.

Planet Sport have compiled a list of six bets which you can select from for your latest accumulator.

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Keep up to date with all of Friday's games via our live score centre. All odds at the time of publication were correct but may have changed since. 

Brest vs Paris Saint-Germain

Unless you've been hiding under a rock all summer it won't have gone unnoticed that a certain L Messi will be plying his trade at PSG for the foreseeable future.

And one of the more unusual reactions to Messi's signing came from Brest boss Michel Der Zakarian, with an x-rated comment about how excited he was, that we're choosing not to repeat but would suggest you check out elsewhere!

His enthusiasm may fade fast if Messi makes his debut when PSG visit Brest, but with or without the Argentinian it looks set to be a long night for the hosts as PSG have won their first two Ligue 1 matches - scoring six goals with five different players finding the net.

Brest are unbeaten after two 1-1 draws but it's not the kind of record that inspires any confidence they can pull off the shock, with odds of 17/2 on the home win.

With the visitors conceding in every game and the hosts scoring in every match this season, we're going for the away win and both teams to score at 11/8.

RB Leipzig vs VfB Stuttgart

The Red Bulls' first Bundesliga game without head coach Julian Nagelsmann did not go to plan as they lost 1-0 at Mainz, while Stuttgart enjoyed a 5-1 home win in their first match.

Don't read too much into that though as the victory came at home to newly-promoted Greuter Furth, a team who sound like a grizzled detective from a subtitled Netflix police drama!

Stuttgart have never beaten Leipzig in five attempts since 2017. They have lost their last four by a combined score of 1-8, and despite some high-profile departures in pre-season, the hosts have been able to splash the cash themselves to the tune of almost 80 million Euros. It should only be a matter of time before they kick into gear.

We like the look of a Leipzig win and over 2.5 goals at 20/21, but we're also happy to be on the side of caution and plump for a Leipzig victory on its own, at 4/9.

Real Betis vs Cadiz

Managed by the familiar face of Manuel Pellegrini, Real Betis secured an impressive sixth place in La Liga last season, and with the crux of their team still intact, Los Verdiblancos should threaten the top six once again.

Cadiz finished 12th last campaign, 17 points behind a Betis side who also did the double over them, and with no significant additions, they look set to struggle against significantly stronger opposition.

Both sides drew 1-1 on the opening day but away from home at Mallorca it was certainly a better result for Betis, while Cadiz could only draw at home with lowly Levante.

In their first home match of the season, we're expecting more from Manuel's men, and with the home win priced up at 4/7, that'll do for us.

Standard Liege vs KV Oostende

We have an unlikely grudge match on our hands in the Belgian top flight. Liege are looking for revenge against a side that beat them 6-2 and 3-1 in the Europa Conference League mini-group qualifier at the end of last season.

Those results played their part in Liege missing out on European football for the first time in five years, and you can bet it will give the hosts some extra motivation ahead of this matchup.

Liege are 20/21 favourites after a solid start to the season where they have won two, drawn one and lost one of their opening four games. However, the visitors are in even better nick having won their last three and scored eight goals in the process.

And with fond memories of last season's clashes with Liege, Oostende are certainly to be respected here and we're looking to take advantage by backing both sides to score, at 8/15.

FC Midtjylland vs Silkeborg IF

With qualification for the Europa League group stage in the bag, Midtjylland haven't had to worry about a midweek game for the first time in four weeks this season, which should put an extra spring in their step against Silkeborg.

And four straight league wins won't have done their confidence any harm either.

As for the hosts, after three 0-0 draws to start the season which must have had their fans nodding off en masse. They have rallied of late with a win and another draw, to make it one of the least impressive unbeaten starts in history!

Another draw is priced up at a tasty 10/3, but with Midtjylland fresh and firing, it's the home win that will find a home in our acca, available at 4/9.

Raith Rovers vs Dunfermline

Championship side Raith pulled off one of the shocks of the season so far, knocking SPL heavyweights Aberdeen out of the League Cup last time out.

Rovers have lost just one of their six games in all competitions this season and are unbeaten at home, as they get set to welcome a Pars side still reeling from a 5-0 League Cup defeat at Rangers.

The visitors have won one and drawn one of their Championship matches this campaign, but they haven't fared well at Raith in recent years, losing three of their last four trips to Stark's Park.

Raith are 11/10 to continue their good form and should provide a nice boost as the final leg of our acca.

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