Wednesday looks like it’s going to be a whopper night of Champions League action. We’ve taken a look at the best fixtures and come up with a very nicely-priced five-fold Both Teams to Score Acca. Read on to find out what we’re picking.
5.55pm: Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk
It pretty much goes without saying just how strong Real Madrid are at home in the Champions League and there’s usually plenty of goals at the Bernabeu as well. Here’s a stat for you – of their 13 most recent home Champions League matches, all of them have seen Over 2.5 Goals occurring and 10 of those saw BTTS landing too.
Looking at Shakhtar’s stats they rarely go an away match without scoring and in the Champions League they’ve netted in their five most recent matches out of six while on the road. We think they’ll be good for at least one while Real should get a few.
FOOTBALL TIPS: Paddy’s 14/1 treble for Wednesday’s Champions League action
8pm: Ajax v Liverpool
If ever there was a match where both teams will score, this is it. Ajax have scored 11 over their five league matches so far this season, conceding just three. Liverpool in the Premier League have netted 13 and conceded 13.
There’s not much value in backing the standard BTTS here but including the bet in our five-fold will boost the price nicely. Meanwhile, it’s worth noting that Ajax have scored at least one first-half goal in three of their last five home Champions League matches while Liverpool have scored at least one first-half goal in five of their last seven matches (league and League Cup) so far this season.
Both teams power out of the traps, especially in the Champions League, so based on those stats you can boost your odds here for both to score in the first half.
Bayern have scored a mammoth 17 goals in the Bundesliga over their four matches so far and have scored 20 over their seven most recent home Champions League matches. Atletico have scored eight over their four La Liga matches so far and have scored in four of their last five on the road in the Champions League.
Add to this the fact that Bayern don’t seem to care much for clean sheets anymore – they’ve conceded at least one in six out of their last eight matches at home – and you can see where we’re going with BTTS here as well.
City haven’t had the best of starts to the new Premier League season, winning two, drawing one and losing one while scoring seven and conceding seven. Over their five most recent home matches though, they’ve found the net 12 times and have conceded seven. Looking at their home Champions League matches, they’ve scored 19 over their six most recent at the Etihad and conceded in four of them.
Porto have also won two, drawn one and lost one but they’ve scored 12 and conceded just six so far this season. Their away Champions League scoring form has been good too, having hit the onion bag in five out of their last six on the road in Europe and with City’s leaky defence they’ll be confident of getting at least one on Wednesday night.
Drawing Atalanta, Liverpool and Ajax, Midtjylland could be in for a long group stage but over their qualifiers they put three past Young Boys and four past Slavia Prague at home. They’re a strong outfit at home, winning all six of their most recent matches at the MCH Arena, scoring 17 and conceding just three.
Atalanta are, of course, one of the great goal-scoring sides in Europe currently, scoring 14 over their four Serie A matches so far, conceding nine. With those stats, BTTS looks like a shoo-in.
Paddy’s Champions League Both Teams to Score acca for Wednesday
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