Champions League Tips: 27th & 28th October
Last week was a great one for me in the two midweek European competitions and I bagged £15 profit at the weekend.
That’s six winning rounds of football tips in a row!
I think this might be the best run we’ve ever been on.
There’s nothing I like more than when my tips are coming in to give the bookies a bit of a hiding. I am hoping that will continue both at the weekend in the Premier League and of course in this coming week, where we have another selection of games in the Champions League and Europa League.
First up, on Tuesday and Wednesday nights we have the second matchday in the Champions League. Matchday 1 was a good one for English sides with Liverpool, Man City and most impressively, Manchester United landing wins, while Chelsea earned a decent point at home to a talented Sevilla side (which I correctly tipped last week).
The four Premier League sides are all in action again this week and three of them are tipped below along with the biggest game of the week in the Champions League as Italian giants Juventus, hopefully with Cristiano Ronaldo recovered from his Covid-19 illness, taking on Spanish giants Barcelona with Lionel Messi to renew a rivalry that has defined football over the last decade.
It should be another cracking week of action and let’s hope that we can continue ramping up the profits with this quartet of tips for the games on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Champions League Tips: Tuesday 27th October
Liverpool may have kept a clean sheet against Ajax last Wednesday but they rode their luck in doing so. It is fair to say that with Adrian in goal, more so than with Virgil van Dijk absent, the Reds do look like conceding many more goals than they do when Alisson is fit and as such, I am backing the Danish visitors, on their first trip to Anfield to at least score a goal here.
That said, there have been signs in recent games that the Liverpool attack is starting to click into gear and I think that they will be the major difference between the teams here with Mane and Salah likely to be the two that cause the Danish side the most problems.
In truth, even despite their injuries and recent lack of form, this should be a comfortable evening for the Premier League Champions here and anything less than a solid win would be viewed as a little disappointing.
As such, I am expecting Liverpool to win this game by a 3-1 or 4-1 scoreline to put themselves in a very strong position in the group, especially ahead of a tricky double-header of games against a very talented young Atalanta side.
After conceding the opening goal of the game against Porto last week, Manchester City found their form to bounce back and claim a 3-1 win over the Portuguese side and Pep Guardiola’s men will be looking to add to that positive start away to Marseille on Tuesday night.
The French side looked likely to take a point from their trip to Greece to play Olympiakos, but a last gasp winner for the Greek side left the French side empty-handed and now adds a great deal more pressure onto them for this game.
A second defeat here for Marseille could be a real blow in their quest to qualify from the group, but they face a City side that have struggled at times against French sides, notably Lyon in the last couple of Champions League campaigns.
However, I think Pep Guardiola will have learned from the mistakes he made in those games and I also feel Marseille are not as strong a team as Lyon. As such, I am backing City to earn a narrow win here, although I do feel both teams will find the net.
Football Tips: Wednesday 28th October
Group E remains the tightest of all Champions League groups after the first week saw both games finish all square. However, that will change this week I feel as Chelsea head to Russia to take on a tricky Krasnodar side.
The Russian team were supposed to be the weakest link in the group, which also sees Rennes and Sevilla as the other teams in it, but a strong performance and a draw away to a talented Rennes side means that Chelsea will not be underestimating the task that lies in front of them in this game.
The Blues have drawn three of their last five and Frank Lampard’s men have been giving away some sloppy goals in a number of those games. I think that could well be on their minds here as they know that a defeat could really put them in a difficult situation in the group.
As such, I think with Chelsea not quite at their best and with a tough game against Man Utd at the weekend ahead of this game, I think that the visitors may have to be satisfied with another draw from this encounter.
Juventus are sweating on whether Cristiano Ronaldo will be declared fit to play for them in this game. The Portuguese star is yet to have a confirmed negative Covid-19 test and as such, he remains a major doubt for the home side in what would be a significant blow to them.
However, Ronaldo hasn’t showed any symptoms and remains in fine fitness, so if he can get a negative test, he may well start and that could give Juventus a real boost, even despite a decent 2-0 win in Kyiv against Dynamo which kick started their campaign last week.
Barcelona romped to a 5-1 win over Ferencvaros in their opener but there is no doubt that this new look team under Ronald Koeman doesn’t really seem to have the fluidity or attacking threat of some of their previous sides and they have already looked susceptible on the road this season in La Liga.
As such, with home advantage and my gut feeling that Ronaldo will be back for this game, I feel that Juventus will have just enough to earn a win here, although I do think Barcelona will find the net in a game that I feel will likely end 2-1 to the hosts.
*Tips are exactly that tips (predictions) and do not guarantee success.