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Crafty acca should help make my Sunday super

IT'S one of the greatest days in the history of televised football.

Everton v Liverpool, Ajax v PSV, Arsenal v Manchester United, Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid, Milan v Napoli, PSG v Marseille and Dallas v Houston (yeeeehaw!).

But I won't be around to see this Super Sunday. Mrs Bunter has talked me into a day trip to an arts and crafts fair.

I can't backtrack on it, because I've already said an enthusiastic yes - she said "October festival" to me a few months back and all I heard was Oktoberfest.

But that won't stop me watching the games on my phone in between visits to the artisan confetti stall and the matchstick art gallery.

I'm going to plump for an ambitious acca which will either leave me crying into my ethically produced floral handkerchief or buying Mrs Bunter a ring which has been delicately hand-hammered by 1,000 mice.

So in time order, here goes: Everton-Liverpool draw, Ajax, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Napoli and, for a final flourish, Marseille.

I'm leaving the Dallas v Houston game alone.

It's not that I'm hopeless at punting on MLS - I just don't want to get greedy.

Anyway, by then I suppose I'll be safely back in bed, enjoying my new hand-sheared alpaca wool blanket.

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Paris St-G. v Marseille

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  • Marseille have kept one clean sheet in their last eight league games
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Marseille’s poor start to the season continued with a 1-0 loss at home to Liberec in the Europa League on Thursday and they are unlikely to lay a glove on leaders Paris St-Germain in the capital. Twelve points separate the teams and the gap is set to increase with PSG likely to register fourth successive victory.