After the disappointment of ‘Red Monday’ last night, thankfully we have the return of the Champions League to perk us up tonight.
English sides Tottenham and Leicester are joined in action by Champions League holders Real Madrid, Italian giants Juventus and Bundesliga bruisers Borussia Dortmund in what should be a footballing feast come 7.45pm.
With all that in store, we’ve got our teeth into a five-fold accumulator for tonight that pays out at just over 37/1 for our loyal punters.
It would be nearly as beautiful as Mauricio Pochettino’s glorious hair if it came up.
Injuries to key men Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld will not make life easy for Spurs as they make the trip to Germany to meet Bayer Leverkusen.
Home comforts have proved to be key for Leverkusen lately as they are unbeaten at the BayArena in their last eight European ties. They also haven’t suffered as reverse at home in their last ten games, so they’ll be no pushovers for the Premier League title challengers.
Leverkusen – who are themselves for a victory – do have a nasty habit of conceding goals however, only kept two clean sheets in their last 14 games.
Current Spurs hotshot Heung-Min Son will be licking his lips at that stat as he returns to his old stomping ground tonight. He should come back into the starting line-up for Pochettino’s men and don’t rule him out at anytime to score against his old side.
Tottenham needed a late leveller to snatch a draw at West Brom on Saturday and we fancy a similar result tonight at in what’s a super-tight Group E affair.
Let’s be honest, Leicester title defence has utterly floundered of late and they’ll delighted to get back into what’s been a perfect Champions League campaign for them so far.
Away spankings to Premier League heavyweights Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea have raised some serious questions about the Foxes, and Claudio Raneiri will hope to use tonight’s contest with FC Copenhagen to bite back at the critics.
Copenhagen won’t make it easy for them however, and they’ve only let in three goals in their last eight Champions League ties. But, Leicester are two-from-two in this competition and should have enough quality in their ranks to make it a hat-trick of wins at .
Riyad Mahrez, who was rested against Chelsea, should provide some extra firepower to a stuttering Leicester attack and may well be worth an anytime goalscorer punt at .
The rest of tonight’s action, including the final three games in our acca, can be found on BT Sport Extra for those looking.
First off, we travel to the Stadion Maksimir in Croatia as home side Dinamo Zagreb welcome Spanish high-flyers Sevilla to town. Zagreb have had their backsides handed to them in their two Group H games so far, conceding seven and scoring none in the process.
Sevilla have had an excellent start to the season in Spain, laying in third place in La Liga. They picked up a very creditable draw at Juventus and have beaten Lyon in this year’s competition, so we’ll go with the Spaniards at .
Next on the hit-list is the tie featuring Club Brugge and Porto in Leicester’s group. Brugge have proved to be the group’s whipping boys so far, shipping heavy defeats to the Foxes and Copenhagen and face into the contest ravaged by injuries.
2004 winners Porto are Champions League stalwarts at this stage and led by Andre Silva – who’s scored seven times in his last six outings – they should triumph easily at .
The final and possibly tightest tie in our acca sees Sporting Lisbon at home to Borussia Dortmund at the Estádio José Alvalade.
Dortmund have had a mixed bag on the road of late, losing two and winning three. While Lisbon have won every game at home this season.
The Germans are our picks favourites tonight though, but it is a tad risky. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!