Football Tips: Our terrific treble for Wednesday’s Champions League action

Some of the biggest teams in the known universe are in action on Wednesday.


For Tuesday night’s Champions League action we’ve found a nicely-priced treble focusing on some of the best of the European teams taking on each other. First up we have Borussia Dortmund taking on Zenit; both are currently on zero points after losing their opening fixtures.

Juventus take on Barcelona in Turin, both having won their opening CL fixtures last week and Europa League winners Sevilla welcome Rennes to Spain where a win for either side would put them top of Group E.

8pm: Borussia Dortmund vs Zenit – BTTS & Dortmund to Win

Dortmund were sluggish against a Lazio side that were out of form coming into last week’s match, however the Italians turned up the heat and surprised the German side by going full throttle at them and ended up winning 3-1 on the night. Zenit in their opener lost 1-2 to Club Brugge thanks to a 90th minute goal. Both sides will now be under pressure to chalk up three points here but the market is certainly siding with Dortmund.

Dortmund are particularly strong at home and of their 10 most recent league wins they’ve kept eight clean sheets. Their Champions League record isn’t quite so good, they’ve only lost one of their last seven home CL matches but only kept three Clean Sheets. Zenit are usually good for a goal on their travels, they’ve scored in 13 out of 15 previous away league matches and have netted in five out of their seven most recent away CL matches. BTTS & Dortmund to Win is available for some very decent odds so that’s what we’re going with.

8pm: Juventus vs Barcelona – BTTS & Over 2.5 Goals

These side have met 14 times in European competition over the years, Juve have won five, Barca have also won five and four have ended in a draw. Since the 2014/15 final they’ve met four times, both teams have won one and two have ended 0-0.

All the headlines concerning this one is about the reigniting of the Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi rivalry but, at the time of writing anyway, we still don’t know for sure whether Ronaldo will feature. He’ll have a final Covid-19 exam 24 hours before the match kicks off, if it’s negative he’ll feature, if it’s still positive then it’s back to your bedroom bucko. It’s reported too that defensive trio Leonardo Bonucci, Georgio Chiellino and Matthijs de Ligt will all miss the match through injury and this is largely the reason as to why Barcelona are now favourites to take the three points on the night.

Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Roma Serie A September 27, 2020

While both teams have had plenty of teething problems since the start of the new campaign both are scoring plenty of goals, Juve have scored 10 over their five league matches while Barca have nine and looking at home form vs away. Juve have scored 10 over their last five at home, while Barca have scored 13. This one looks like it has goals written all over it. Juve are without their first choice defence while Barca are without Gerard Pique and goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. We like the look of BTTS & Over 2.5 Goals here.

8pm: Sevilla vs Rennes – Under 2.5 Goals

Sevilla are pretty big favourites here as well. Over their 15 most recent home matches in all competitions they’ve only been beaten once, while Rennes on their travels have won just one of their last five on the road, drawing three and losing one. Sevilla haven’t been in the best of form this season and over their five most recent matches have scored just three goals.

Rennes’ matches aren’t exactly known far and wide for their exhilarating nature either and the French side have seen three of their last five away matches in all competitions ending with Under 2.5 Goals. Hard to see this one having many goals and we’re backing Under 2.5 Goals here.

Our best bets for Wednesday’s Champions League matches

8pm: Borussia Dortmund vs Zenit – BTTS & Dortmund to Win
8pm: Juventus vs Barcelona – BTTS & Over 2.5 Goals
8pm: Sevilla vs Rennes – Under 2.5 Goals

All three of these picks in a Treble will give you odds around 8/1 with Paddy Power.

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