FC Basel v Man United: Man United win – 10/11
While the Swiss may be a neutral people, Basel haven’t been shy of having a few dust-ups with Manchester United having met five times previously and tonight’s sixth meeting at St Jakob-Park should be no different.
Despite a perfect record after four games in Group A The Red Devils still need at least a point tonight to ensure their passage in the knockout stages, but Jose Mourinho will be hungry for more against the champions of Switzerland.
The Red Devils have reflected their manager’s defensive mentality in this competition so far, only conceding a single goal to CSKA Moscow, and we don’t see Basel shifting the parked bus this evening either.
With Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimović and Marcos Rojo all back as options we’re taking a Mourinho-like safe bet United to win at 10/11, but if you want to dab your way to a little extra value then a victory to nil for The Red Devils comes in at 21/10.
PSG v Celtic: PSG to win to nil – 10/11
Honestly, since Group B’s line-up was revealed, The Bhoys have been competing for a Europa League place and were given a harsh reminder of the level they’re at when PSG raided Celtic Park for a 5-0 success on match day one.
The big-spending French outfit have been utterly ruthless of late, swatting away challengers with 17 goals in their last four games alone. So, it’s a daunting prospect Brendan Rodgers and Co face later this evening.
Celtic may be on an astounding unbeaten streak domestically, but they’ve managed one win in their last 13 Champions League group games and it’s hard to see that changing tonight in Paris – that’s why they’re a massive 18/1 shot for victory later.
There’s no gamble in calling a PSG win at 1/9, so we decided to get our tails dirty and dive into the markets for you. The French giants have kept their opposition’s scoresheet blank in three of their last four games and with Celtic only netting once in the competition against a side not called Anderlecht, we’re going with PSG to win to nil at 10/11.
Juventus v Barcelona: Draw – 12/5
It doesn’t get much bigger in European football than what’s going to be served up at the Allianz Stadium in Turin tonight as Juventus and Barcelona go head-to-head in a meeting of two of the continent’s most historic clubs.
They are not strangers to each other of late either, having squared off in the 2015 final (won by Barcelona) and last year’s group phase.
The Italians know that at least a point is a must with Sporting breathing down their necks, and a win for the Portuguese outfit at home over Olympiacos could send them level with Juventus if they fail to get a result tonight.
A positive for Juve is that Barca have only managed two victories in Italy in their last ten attempts and we expect Massimiliano Allegri’s men to be typically pragmatic tonight by accepting a mutually beneficial draw at 12/5.
* All odds correct at time of posting.