Man City to beat Napoli – 8/15
Perhaps a bit of cynical Italian skulduggery is the only way to stop this rampaging Manchester City juggernaut, because nothing else has seemed to work this season.
However, Pep Guardiola’s men have spanked all comers so far and certainly won’t fear the Serie A table toppers who visit the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.
All signs point to a victory for the Citizens and they’re impossible to ignore. Napoli have never scored an away victory against English opposition in European action, losing five of their six trips to UK shores.
City also hold the longest unbeaten home run in the Champions League at 10 games and we’re taking the safe 8/15 punt on them to win tonight.
Liverpool (-1.0) away to Maribor – 4/9
Yes, we’re well aware Liverpool have only managed one win from their last eight outings, but they’re not facing anything like Manchester United’s parked bus this time out.
The Slovenian champions have already achieved their goal by getting to the group stages in the first place and tend to struggle at this level more than Jurgen Klopp does with the English football TV schedule once they get to this point.
Maribor have also never won at home in seven group stage matches and with Liverpool desperate for a first victory in this year’s campaign, we’re backing The Reds to finally convert some of the numerous chances they have in front of goal.
An illustrious victory over Wigan in December 2013 is the Slovenians’ only win over English opposition in a continental competition, so we’re on the alternative handicap of Liverpool (-1.0) at 4/9.
A draw between Real Madrid and Tottenham – 4/1
Given Real Madrid’s poor start to the season by their lofty standards, the Bernabéu Stadium might not be as intimidating as it once was for a Tottenham outfit who’ve won every away game in their domestic league so far.
The defending champions have already dropped seven points at home this season, thanks to a pair of draws with Valencia and Levante as well as a shock loss to Real Betis. So, Mauricio Pochettino may just fancy his chances of getting something in the Spanish capital.
You don’t need a referendum to tell you that Spurs have put last year’s Champions League shambles behind them, taking the maximum six points available to them in their opening two games. Harry Kane will be eager to show off his talents to the Madrid crowd and a 4/1 draw might just be the tastiest punt of Tuesday night.
* All odds correct at time of posting.