We have a great week of football on the European front, the Champions League and Europa League dish out some cracking games and here at Goals Galore Tip we are going to take full advantage of the fixtures. We start off with a mouth watering Champions League treble.
This bet is split over Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s Champions League clashes. If you want a Tuesday only bet, please check out Nick the Net’s goals bets.
Arsenal v Napoli – 7.45pm Tuesday –
Both teams to score odds – 4/7 SkyBet
Group F is an exciting group involving the two sides competing at the Emirates as well as Dortmund and Marseille. Arsenal and Napoli both have the early advantage after taking victories in game week one and we should witness a great game on Tuesday night as we enter the second phase of games.
Arsenal are on a fantastic run of form and many will back the Gunners to get the three points here, personally i wouldn’t be so sure but be assured that they will get on the score sheet. Arsene Wenger’s men have won their last three home games finding the net six times, confidence id at a high.
Napoli are a constant threat on the attack and will score goals wherever they go, with such players as Higuain, Pandev and Callejon, you just know goals aren’t far away. At the weekend they won 2-0 on their travels verses Genoa and have also won every away game this season including a 2-1 victory over AC Milan. This game looks a cert for both teams to score.
Manchester City v Bayern Munich – 7.45pm Wednesday
Both teams to score odds – 8/13 SkyBet
What a game this is lined up to be. It is Manchester City’s opportunity to lay down a marker in Europe after two torrid seasons in the competition. Opposition is heavyweights Bayern Munich, managed by Guardiola who knows all about this format, we have a game which should be full of intensity and drama and of course- goals!
Pellegrini has been set the task of some European success and will be going all out to get a result here in his first major game in the Champions League. In game week one they comfortably saw off Plzen 3-0, in a tough tie in the Czech Republic, but on Wednesday night they face a totally different test. The two sides actually met in a friendly back in August where Bayern shaded a 2-1 victory, which would have kindly fulfilled our bet. I certainly see City scoring at some point, whether they get the result they’re after is a different matter.
Bayern are once again impressing this term; they sit in joint first position with Dortmund after 7 matches and remain undefeated with 6 victories and just the single draw. Away from home in 2013 they have scored in every game including three at Barcelona and Arsenal and two verses Juventus and Dortmund. You would never bet against them scoring, and I am predicting them to take the lead early on.
This is a huge game for both teams and I just can’t see one team scoring without the other replying.
Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester United – 7.45pm Wednesday
Both teams to score odds – 4/6 SkyBet
A tough away tie for United as they take on Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk. Both sides took away maximum points from game week one with two excellent victories, which now put them early favourites to be the two to proceed from the group into the knockout rounds.
Shakhtar are formidable on home soil, in the league they have played 6 games at home winning all but one which they drew. The Ukrainians are always good for goals, with their array of attacking South American talent they aren’t a side who will sit back against anyone. Two weeks ago they beat Real Sociedad 2-0 in Spain and confidence is currently through the roof, expect a goal or two from the likes of Eduardo, Alex Teixeira, Douglas Costa and Luiz Adriano.
David Moyes comes into his second European game with Manchester United after disposing of Bayer Levekusen comfortably at Old Trafford, 4-2 in Champions League game week one. This will be a far sterner test for the Scot and he knows a loss will be looked upon as major failure on his curriculum vitae. The weekend was not a happy one in the United camp after a shock 1-0 home loss to West Brom. They will be expected to bounce back and I will be surprised if we dont see Robin van Persie back and getting on the score sheet.