Sunday looked so promising and then it all went down hill. Fulham were 2-0 up after half an hour and I was more or less collecting my over 2.5 goals tip in my head. That wasn’t to be. Then my Arsenal bet to win looked great when Mesut Ozil put the Gunners 1-0 up with 10 minutes to go. Kapow! Everton equalise which made my day draw a blank. Never mind.. On to Tuesday’s football tips:
Bayern Munich v Manchester City 7.45pm
Advised Bet – Manchester City +1.5 asian handicap – 5/8
Bayern Munich are indeed a top, top side. Their 7-0 demolition of Werder Bremen at the weekend simply backed up what we knew already. However I just don’t think Manchester City lose this by 2 clear goals.
Most will cite the 1-3 loss City had to deal with in the reverse fixture against Bayern back in early October as a reason why my selection isn’t a bet and that’s totally understandable. However both teams are already qualified for the knockout stage, in effect making this a dead rubber, which could be in City’s favour.
We are bound to see a little team shuffling by both clubs, which is to be expected. This is all the kind of stuff that can change the complexion of a game, and I’ve just got a big feeling that City will give them more of a game this time around.
Both teams are absolutely flying domestically, maybe Bayern a little more so, but I’m very confident that the visitors won’t lose by 2 clear goals.
Galatasaray v Juventus – 7.45pm
Advised Bet – Galatasaray (double chance – draw or win) – 17/20
Going against a Juve win.. Am I mad? Possibly, but not when it comes to this bet (I don’t think).
Galatasaray have been very disappointing so far domestically.. 9 points adrift of Fenerbahce in the Super Lig after only 14 games. They haven’t really set the Champions League alight either. But, amazingly they may well sneak into the knockout stage of this competition if they can beat Italian Champions Juventus in front of a baying home support, and relegate their opponents into 3rd position and the Europa League.
A draw is all Juventus need to progress, and they may well get it; as they have 3 of their 5 Champions League games this term. That’s absolutely fine for our bet.
The Turks got a 2-2 draw in Turin which mustn’t be sniffed at. They were actually leading until the 78th minute, and then remained focussed enough to grab an equaliser with just 2 minutes remaining.
Only two teams have won in Istanbul against Galatasaray in their last 20 games (one of them was Real Madrid) and I just don’t think they lose this one, especially against a side who will be happy to collect a point.