UEFA: Champions League (Matchday 5)

The Champions League returns this week, with an opportunity to get some coins in the coffers after a tough weekend. There are some enthralling fixtures to look out, with PSG v Liverpool the pick of the week!


Lyon v Manchester City

Few expected Lyon to claim all three points the last time these sides met, the Ligue 1 side fully deserved that win in Manchester and will look to get a repeat result when they welcome City to France.

City however are getting stronger with each passing week, Pep Guardiola knows that win on Tuesday evening secures them top spot as well as qualification – which would allow for some rest on matchday 6 – so I expect a strong City side to travel.

For some extra value back both teams to score @ 11/20.

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Manchester United v Young Boys

United’s rather shock victory away to Juventus has eased the pressure at Old Trafford somewhat. They currently sit two points ahead of Valencia and two adrift of Juventus, with those two playing each other on Tuesday evening group H might still offer some shocking developments.

Nonetheless, United must still beat Swiss underdogs Young Boys at Old Trafford. With all due respect to Young Boys I don’t think they can compete defensively with any other team in the group, hopefully the game becomes a high scoring affair but I can’t see past a routine win for United.

Back Manchester United (-1) handicap @ 15/20.

 

PSG v Liverpool

This is naturally the game of the week. PSG welcome Liverpool to the Parc des Princes in what promises to be an absolute cracker of a football match. PSG find themselves in third place and will be desperate for a win on Wednesday evening.

Liverpool will want to respond after their rather embarrassing loss to Red Star and if the rumours are true that Kylian Mbappe as well as Neymar are doubtful to feature I think there is real value in backing Liverpool on the double chance with both teams to score. Get on @ 5/4.


Spurs v Inter Milan

Another mass game on Wednesday evening sees Spurs welcome Nerazzurri to Wembley stadium. A late Harry Kane goal against PSV kept Spurs in the race for Champions League qualification. Spurs are three points behind Inter in Group B and know a win here will take them to second with just one more round of group games to play.

Their win against Chelsea this past weekend might give them the confidence they need, and you can expect Mauricio Pochettino’s men to throw the kitchen sink at Inter. The Italian giants aren’t having that bad a season but I fancy Spurs here. In what some might consider an‘upset’, back Spurs to claim all three @ 7/10.

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