Another midweek, another English Football League and Champions League mash up!
I guess you could say it’s a bit like choosing between Susan Boyle and Jessica Alba in a nightclub.
Oh wait; I’ve used that one. I’ll chat to my analogy guy and get back to you.
Leicester continue their Champions League journey with their opening home game against Porto. The Foxes have been surprisingly leaky at the back over the past week or two, conceding four goals in back-to-back games. FC Porto (founded by Portuguese distributors of portaloos) have started their league season with just one defeat in six, and an away draw with Copenhagen represents a solid start.
Leicester are 5/4 for the win, while Porto are 5/2. My general rule when both sides are better than even money is that both sides scoring is a likely bet, and you can get it at 4/5 with BoyleSports. The combination of Leicester’s great home record and dodgy recent defensive form means that this bet has become even more attractive.
Spurs also have a potential banana skin as they travel to Russia to face CSKA Moscow. Mauricio Pochettino’s men go into the game in great form, and really need a result following their opening day defeat to Monaco. Spurs to win with both teams to score is 15/4 with Ladbrokes, and free-scoring Heung-Min Son is a steal at 9/4 to bag a goal any time against a side with an ageing central defensive unit.
Arsenal and Man City are nailed on winners. ‘Nuff said.
My tip of the day is in the Champions League this midweek and we head to Seville, the home of the Europa League winners and pretty good oranges. Sevilla looked decent as they drew away at Juventus in their first game; they host a Lyon side that have had an inconsistent start to their domestic campaign. Back the Spaniards at 4/5 for a home win there.
If you’re on the hunt for value back home then look no further than Oakwell, where Barnsley entertain Aston Villa. Barnsley have lost their last two following a great start to the season, while Villa have had four consecutive draws, the most recent being a promising 1-1 stalemate with Newcastle. Roberto di Matteo’s side have bags of goals in their lineup, and should have enough to kick start their resurgence with a victory here. Get it at an appetising 13/10 with BoyleSports.
Somewhere to expect goals on Tuesday night is the DW Stadium in the game between struggling Wigan and the rather erratic Wolves. Despite languishing at the bottom of the league, goals haven’t been a huge problem for Latics. A tally of ten so far this season isn’t bad for a side that’s bottom of the league after nine games. Defence is where the problems lie, and Wolves have the talent up front to exploit the holes. Back them with both teams to score at a huge 4/1; Wolves to win looks sizeable too, at 7/4.
El Capitano’s Tip of the Day: Sevilla at 4/5 to beat Lyon in the Champions League.
Cappa’s Acca: £10 on Real Madrid, Porto, Aston Villa and Sheffield United returns a handsome £428 with BoyleSports. Back it here.