PSG – Real Madrid: Both Teams To Score – 1.70
The night’s glamour tie comes in Paris, where the hosts will see the visit of Real Madrid as a real opportunity to lay down a marker about their Champions League ambitions this season.
In terrific form in Ligue 1, PSG will obviously have their hands full in trying to shackle Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo, but they have plenty of talent going the other way, too, and will fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet at least once against a Real side who’ve conceded in their last two away games in La Liga.
CSKA Moscow – Manchester United: Under 2.5 Goals – 1.87
This group has become somewhat congested after all four teams achieved both a win and a defeat in their opening two matches, and with that effectively making this a best of four games showdown then the avoidance of mistakes is going to become paramount.
All the matches should become a little tighter, and none more so than Manchester United’s trip to Moscow which isn’t exactly screaming a thriller, on the face of it at least.
Louis van Gaal will be happy to see his team keep it tight, and that could lead to very few scoring chances at either end.
Malmo – Shakhtar Donetsk: Malmo Or Draw – 2.08
Neither of these two has got a point in the Champions League so far – the result of having teams as good as Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in their group.
That’ll change for at least one of them here, though, and the market looks to have over-estimated Shakhtar Donetsk somewhat ahead of their trip to Sweden.
They are no longer the force they once were when they had players such as Luiz Adriano and Douglas Costa to call on, and Malmo should be quietly confident of at least getting something. The Double Chance looks overpriced.
Wolfsburg – PSV Eindhoven: Max Kruse To Score At Any Time: 2.45
After coming off the bench to score the winner for Germany in their Euro 2016 clash with Georgia, Max Kruse followed that up with a first career hat-trick in Wolfsburg’s 4-2 victory at home to Hoffenheim last weekend.
He’s a man in form then, and with the hosts needing to make the most of home advantage as they take on PSV Eindhoven in a tight Group B, he’ll be the man that they’ll be looking to to inspire them.
Manchester City – Sevilla: City To Win & Both Teams To Score: 2.95
After starting the season with five consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League, Manchester City have seen both themselves and their opposition score in their last seven games in all competitions.
They’ll still won the majority of them – imperiously so against Newcastle and Bournemouth – but there does suddenly seem to be an inherent weakness at the back, which Sevilla – who beat Barcelona in La Liga earlier this season – could take advantage of.
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