The Champions League group phase is heating up nicely as we enter the second part of the double round robin. All 32 teams will be desperate for some big results over the coming weeks, starting with matchday four, and we’re hopeful that it will lead to bags of excitement.
In particular, we’re looking for goals in the three games selected over the two nights. We’re not bothered about the outcomes. As long as all six teams score, we’ll be netting a cool £50 profit from a £10 stake.
Besiktas v Napoli (Tuesday)
Besiktas picked up a stunning 3-2 victory in Italy a fortnight ago to blow Group B right open, and they could put themselves firmly in the driving seat with three points in this reverse clash at the Vodafone Arena.
Senol Gunes’s men can be confident after scoring in all 14 competitive matches this season. Meanwhile, Cenk Tosun and Vincent Aboubakar are more than capable of troubling the Napoli backline, who have conceded in all three group matches.
The visitors remain top, however, and will be eager to bounce back from that disappointing loss on matchday three. The quality of Jose Callejon and co. should give them a fantastic chance of goals, even on foreign soil.
All five group games involving these sides have ended in BTTS winners. Back that run to continue in Istanbul.
BTTS Yes @ 13/17 with Unibet
AS Monaco v CSKA Moscow (Wednesday)
In Group E, Ligue 1 outfit Monaco could put themselves on the verge of qualification with a vital win against rock bottom CSKA Moscow at the Stade Louis II. However, Leonardo Jardim’s men shouldn’t expect things all their own way.
The hosts have registered just one clean sheet in their last eight competitive matches, which includes the 1-1 draw in Russia two weeks ago. Meanwhile, the visitors have plenty of attacking quality in the form of Lacina Traore, Zoran Tosic, and Roman Eremenko.
Monaco might well concede, but they’ll still fancy their chances of a win. After all, they enter this clash having scored in seven straight matches, registering 19 goals in that period. Valere Germain and his fellow attacking stars should score at the very least.
We’d edge towards a home win, but think the visitors can score too.
BTTS Yes @ Evens with Unibet
Tottenham Hotspur v Bayer Leverkusen (Wednesday)
Staying in Group E, Tottenham enter the second half of the group phase in a good position but Mauricio Pochettino knows that his side still has plenty of work today. A win at Wembley over Bayer Leverkusen would go a long way to boosting their cause. However, they will need to be careful.
The Premier League club are more than capable of scoring, even without Harry Kane. Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, and Erik Lamela will all pose a threat against an away side that has been conceding on a frequent basis. At the very least, Spurs will be expected to score.
Leverkusen have plenty of attacking talent themselves, though, with Javier Hernandez and co. looking to find the goals that would put the Germans back in the driving seat for qualification to the round of 16.
These sides shared a 0-0 in Germany, and a draw could be on the cards again. This time, however,any result should come with goals.
BTTS Yes @ 13/18 with Unibet
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