After what has to be said was an excellent night in the Champions League last night, Europe’s premier club competition has a lot to do tonight to match it.
With the likes Leicester, Tottenham, Juventus and Real Madrid all in action this evening we think it can live up to the hype though.
Looking ahead to tonight’s play, we’ve put together a flashy five-fold that could deliver for you at 21/1.
Let’s talk you through our selections.
While their current struggles in the defence of their Premier League title are well documented, Leicester’s first Champions League run has been nothing short of perfect so far.
The Foxes have won all three of their group games and are right on the verge of qualification for the knockout stages. An away win over Danish Superliga champions FC Copenhagen will seal their progress tonight, but it won’t be as easy as that.
Copenhagen proved a stern test for Claudio Ranieri’s men in the reverse fixture and come into the game having won their last three on the bounce – scoring a whopping 12 goals in the process.
Leicester haven’t tasted an away success since their opening Champions League outing against group whipping boys Club Brugge in mid-September, but they did finally show some backbone to dig out an impressive draw at Spurs last time.
We are going to open our acca with an draw here, a chilly Copenhagen will be a tough experience for the Foxes. However, we think there more than good enough to grab a point there.
The word ‘crisis’ hasn’t even been whispered around White Hart Lane at present, but Tottenham are actually now an entire month without a victory.
Five games have passed since that win over Man City on October 2 – four draws and a loss to Liverpool in those – so Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to put this run to bed tonight.
Having been possibility the toughest group in the Champions League on paper when the draw was made, Group E is proving to be just that as only three points separates top from bottom.
Spurs should return to winning ways at in Wembley tonight though, especially when you consider that Leverkusen have lost three of their last five. So we’ll scribble that into our acca.
Next on the chopping block is an win for Borussia Dortmund over Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon.
Dortmund were 2-1 victors at the Estádio José Alvalade in the previous meeting between the sides and Lisbon are out of form without a win in three, so we’re taking the Germans.
The principality of Monaco is our next port of call, as the home side welcome CSKA Moscow to the Stade Louis II in the group that also features Tottenham.
Unfortunately for the Russians their goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has been utterly cursed in the competition and hasn’t kept a clean sheet in the Champions League in over a DECADE now. So we’ll punt on the Ligue 1 outfit at .
Former champions Porto are our final selection to beat Club Brugge at this evening. The Belgians have been frankly awful in this season Champions League losing all there contests to date and only scoring a single goal, so our mind’s made up on that one to round off our acca.