Zenit St Petersburg v Bayer Leverkusen: 0-2 Goals – 1.85
There’s something about these early kick-offs in Russia which always suggest drab matches where few goals are scored, and that’s especially true when Zenit St Petersburg are involved.
Borussia Dortmund may have won there 4-2 in February but that was really more about the quality of the German side than anything else, and this bet would have come in in each of Zenit’s last four home group matches, including a goalless draw with Monaco at the beginning of October.
Benfica v Monaco: Draw or Monaco Double Chance – 2.02
Speaking of Monaco, they can become the latest side to profit from what has been an awful Champions League season for Benfica so far.
The once-feared Portuguese giants have lost two of their three matches, scoring just one goal, and whilst Monaco aren’t in the greatest of form they are still unbeaten in their last six and can get a result in Lisbon.
Real Madrid v Liverpool: James Rodriguez to score at any time – 2.23
All eyes are likely to be on Cristiano Ronaldo as Liverpool bid to cling on for dear life in Madrid, and whilst it is true to say that the Portuguese will probably score the goal or goals to either equal or break the Champions League record set by Raul, his Colombian teammate James Rodriguez is better value to net.
The World Cup Golden Boot winner scored twice – once sublimely – against Granada at the weekend, and Liverpool will be dreading what he can do tonight.
Arsenal v Anderlecht: Lukas Podolski to score at any time – 2.35
Lukas Podolski was unfortunate not to score when he came on as a substitute against Burnley at the weekend, and even though he might not be given a start against Anderlecht he does look good value to net for Arsenal.
The German did just that as his side beat the Belgians two weeks ago, and with many Gunners fans calling for his inclusion from the start for a game which could secure qualification for the knockout rounds, he looks to be good value.
Borussia Dortmund v Galatasaray: Felipe Melo to be booked – 2.50
Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo is something of a walking yellow card for Galatasaray, and was booked in five straight matches at the beginning of this season.
He’s cleaned up his act to remain cardless for his last three, but if he starts against the lively Dortmund in Germany then you can expect him to be seeing yellow before the night is out.
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