Champions League tips for Wednesday starring Barca v Man City, Arsenal and more
Five fantastic Champions League tips for Wednesday
Football fans really have been spoilt following the international break, with plum Premier League clashes before an enthralling return to CL action for British clubs and beyond. Coral have therefore picked punters out five tremendous value Champions League tips for Wednesday, October 19.
If it is one of our Barcelona v Man City best bets you’re after, or an exceptional selection from Arsenal v Ludogorets odds then you’ve come to the right place.
Read on for our five featured tips from some of the most exciting Wednesday wrangles…
Suarez to score first and Barca beat City
Barcelona v Manchester City at the Nou Camp is clearly the headliner on Wednesday evening, as Pep Guardiola again returns to his former footballing home.
The Sky Blues have failed to beat Barca in four attempts, twice losing away in Catalonia. And, after failing to win any of their last three games in all competitions, City look a long shot for success.
Gaffer Guardiola suffered on his first return to Barcelona with Bayern Munich, and the hosts enter this clash after scoring seven from their last two outings.
In form Luis Suarez is arguably the main man now above Lionel Messi and Neymar as La Liga’s leading marksman, and opened the scoring against Man City when he last visited the Etihad. So, take our tasty tip of 7/2 for Suarez to draw first blood and Barca to beat City on the night at the Nou Camp.
Gunners to win and both teams bag in Arsenal v Ludogorets odds
Of course, Premier League giants Arsenal are odds-on to roll over Bulgarian champions Ludogorets at the Emirates. But, punters can pick up better value by backing Arsene Wenger’s side for success in 90 minutes and both teams to score at 19/10.
Why take that price? Plucky Ludogorets have not yet failed to score in any European outing this term, including getting on the scoresheet against the likes of PSG and Basel. It’s worth noting that these boys from Bulgaria also notched versus Liverpool and Real Madrid in recent history.
So, the Gunners must not take their opponents lightly. Arsenal boast more than enough firepower for a home victory, with Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and co, and have lost only once in all competitions this campaign.
While all that is impressive, the Londoners also gave customers a handy reminder of their lax attitude at the back this weekend, as troubled Swansea City chalked up two in a 3-2 win for the Gunners.
Bayern Munich’s Muller to outscore PSV
It’s no secret that Bundesliga big-guns Bayern’s engine could use a jump start at the moment, but PSV Eindhoven should provide perfect opponents to give the Munich men a confidence boost.
At the Allianz Arena, the Dutch guests are really entering a wounded lion’s lair after winning only one of their last six scuffles in all competitions.
Bayern then will be aiming for a boost and to batter their already bruised opponents – and who better to instigate the attack than Thomas Muller? Prolific last term in the Champions League, with eight in 12 appearances and seven in 10 the season before, Muller excels in Europe.
Punters can back Muller at an exceptional 11/5 to outscore opponents PSV in the match – something he did to other clubs in the CL three times last term, notching more himself than the enemy put together.
Dembele to be first scorer for Celtic v Monchengladbach
Brendan Rodgers’ Bhoys have really got their tails up at the moment and have only failed to get on the scoresheet in one game from their previous nine – with that blank against the mighty Barcelona.
Former Fulham forward Moussa Dembele has been the star of the show this season in Scotland, with the French finisher on 13 goals in all competitions, with four of those arriving in only eight European outings.
So, take a tempting 12/5 price for dangerman Dembele to be first home scorer as Celtic host Borussia Monchengladbach at Celtic Park.
Dembele has nine from his last five on home turf, including that brilliant brace versus Man City. While, the Germans have kept only three clean sheets this season so far.
Napoli and Besiktas to share spoils
Serie A side Napoli will qualify from their Champions League group with victory here – but Besiktas travel from Turkey to Italy needing at least a point to keep breathing space ahead of Benfica and Dynamo Kiev.
As it happens Besiktas are unbeaten in normal time this term and have drawn their previous two Champions League outings. The Black Eagles can be stubborn and visit Naples at the perfect time – with Maurizio Sarri’s men struggling after back-to-back league losses and a serious injury to main striker Arkadiusz Milik.
So, odds of 15/4 for this game to end evenly are great value.
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