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Bet of the day: Falcao to fire Monaco past RB Leipzig

Ligue 1 outfit value to beat newboys

RB Leipzig open up their first ever UEFA Champions League campaign with a tough-looking game against AS Monaco at Red Bull Arena.

Having qualified automatically by finishing runners-up to Bayern Munich, hopes are high in Saxony that they can make the knockout phase.

However, they face a difficult task in getting off to a good start in Group G.

Monaco were the surprise package of last year’s tournament, making it all the way to the Semi-Final.

The Ligue 1 champions have lost a number of big stars over the summer but recruitment has been excellent.

Leonardo Jardim has replaced the likes of Bernardo Silva, Tiemoue Babayoko, and Kylian Mbappe with Keita Balde, Youri Tielemans and Stevan Jovetic.

Les Monegasques have won four of their first five domestic games and look just as potent as last season.

Leipzig are an unknown quantity at this level so the 12/5 on Monaco to win is the Coral Bet of the Day.

Falcao value to get on the score sheet

Colombian superstar Radamel Falcao will bear the majority of Monaco’s goalscoring burden this season.

Thankfully, the former Manchester United forward seems up to the task having bagged seven goals already this term.

He netted a brace against Manchester City at the Etihad back in February and he’s 6/5 to score anytime here.

You can also back the ex-Atletico Madrid man at 7/2 to be First Goalscorer.

Goals at both ends on the menu

There’s a distinct possibility there will be goals at both ends in this game.

Leipzig averaged over two goals per game in last season’s Bundesliga.

Monaco’s UCL away games last season averaged 3.85 GPG. Both teams found the back of the net in six of those seven fixtures.

Both Teams To Score here is 4/7, while Over 3.5 goals is 33/20.

Expect fireworks in Germany between two attacking sides.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing