Champions League tips for Tuesday, featuring Man City v Barcelona
Sam Barnard | 1 November 2016
Five fantastic Champions League tips for Tuesday
The Champions League returns for another week, and we are now entering the second half of the group stage as clubs gear themselves up for one final push to reach the knockout rounds.
Manchester City v Barcelona is the standout fixture of the day, but other British clubs Arsenal and Celtic are also in action on the road against Ludogorets Razgrad and Borrusia Monchengladbach.
Read on to view our five Champions League tips for Tuesday, November 1st…
Man City to gain revenge on Barcelona
City returned to form, after going six games without a win, on Saturday by smashing West Bromwich Albion away 4-0, while Barca could only record a 1-0 victory at home to basement club Granada.
On top of that, the Catalan club will be without three of their defenders in Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Jeremy Mathieu, which could allow the likes of back-in-favour Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling to capitalise.
So, take tempting Man City v Barcelona odds of 15/8 for Pep Guardiola’s Citizens to triumph over his former club, and exact revenge on their 4-0 thrashing at the Nou Camp.
Alexis Sanchez to score first v Ludogorets
Arsenal come into this clash on the back of a convincing victory at the weekend too, after they beat Sunderland 4-1 at the Stadium of light.
Superstar attacker Sanchez scored first on his way to bagging a brace, while the Chilean also broke the deadlock in the Gunners’ 6-0 triumph over the Bulgarians in their home fixture.
Tasty odds of 7/2 say that Sanchez can do so again for Group A table toppers Arsenal.
Moussa Dembele to score anytime in Germany
French starlet Dembele has been a revelation for Celtic since joining from Fulham in the summer, having already netted an incredible 15 goals this season in all competitions – four of which came in the Champions League.
The 20-year-old, who bagged a brace against Man City in their 3-3 thriller, has attracted the likes of Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United due to his performances, and he has another chance to show off his abilities on the big stage.
Dembele is 9/4 just to score anytime, which represents terrific value.
Bayern to beat PSV with both teams scoring
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich defeated PSV Eindhoven 4-1 last time out, while the duo have both managed to score in each of their last three meetings.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men have also been involved in victories when both teams netted in their last two domestic fixtures.
So, why not back them to achieve that feat once again against the Dutch outfit in the Netherlands at 17/10.
Edinson Cavani to net last v Basel
We finish off in Switzerland, where PSG travel to face Basel after defeating them 3-0 in the French Capital.
Star forward Cavani was among the goals on that occasion, converting a late penalty to complete the result, while he also grabbed the sole strike in his team’s 1-0 win over Lille in Ligue 1 on Friday.
Back the Uruguay striker, who has scored 14 in 13 this term in all competitions, at 11/4 to net last once more.
Tuesday Champions League fixtures
Besiktas v Napoli
Basel v PSG
Man City v Barcelona
Ludogorets Razgrad v Arsenal
Benfica v Dynamo Kiev
PSV Eindhoven v Bayern Munich
Borussia Monchengladbach v Celtic
Atletico Madrid v Rostov
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