Meanwhile, Barcelona host in-form Inter Milan and high flying Borussia Dortmund welcome Atletico Madrid
The UEFA Champions League is back following the international break and this coming Wednesday evening (24 October) will see some truly mouth-watering clashes take place. Tottenham are still looking to get their first points on the board this season, while Barcelona host Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid head to Germany to take on Borussia Dortmund who are in fine form.
First things first
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First up, PSV host Tottenham with both sides still looking for their first points in this season’s edition of the continental competition. On the domestic front, PSV are flying high and boast a 100 per cent record in the Eredivisie, sitting five points ahead of Ajax in second place – now, they need to translate that domestic form to the continental stage.
Tottenham, by way of comparison, are also going strong in the Premier League. The club sit fourth after four wins in a row but have struggled against both Inter and Barcelona in European competition.
While the betting is close in this one, it is visitors Tottenham who come in as the favourites to get their first win in the Champions League this term. You can double your money by backing Spurs to take all three points at 2.00 while PSV, despite home advantage, are out at 3.75 to do the same, with a draw slightly higher at 3.80, according to Oddsshark.
A 2-1 win for the English side is priced at 8.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$42.50 pay out. In addition, you could more than triple your money by backing a combo bet of a Tottenham win and both teams to score at a price of 3.50.
Barça welcome high-flying Inter
Meanwhile, over at Camp Nou, La Liga holders and table toppers Barcelona welcome high-flying Inter Milan to town. Barça have put a run of four league games without a win to bed with a 4-2 win over Sevilla this past weekend and are also going strong in the Champions League with a 100 per cent record so far this season.
Inter, however, re one of the in-form sides across Europe at the moment. The Italian club have won seven games in a row across all competitions – including both matches so far in the Champions League – and can come into this encounter brimming with confidence.
However, with home advantage, it is Barça who come into this clash as the red hot favourites to maintain their 100 per cent record in the Champions League. The Catalans are at 1.50 to wrap up victory, while Inter are all the way out at 7.50 to win on the road – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.75.
A comfortable, 2-0 win for Barça is priced at 8.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$40 pay out. In addition, you could more than double your money by backing under 2.5 goals in the game at 2.50.
Dortmund host stubborn Atletico
And finally, German league leaders Borussia Dortmund welcome Atletico Madrid with both sides also boasting a 100 per cent record in the Champions League so far this season. Something is sure to give on Wednesday night and this match should well be worth keeping an eye on.
On the domestic front, Dortmund are flying high and they sit top of the Bundesliga, unbeaten after eight matches and three points clear of Borussia Monchengladbach in second place. Having beaten Monaco 3-0 at home in their last Champions League outing, they can be confident of a repeat performance.
Atletico, by way of comparison, have made a more sluggish start to La Liga and are down in fourth place having won less than half of their league matches. Their lack of goals looks to be a real concern, especially against a side as rampant in front of goal as Borussia.
The betting is again close in this one, but it is the home side who come in as the slight favourites to make it three wins from three in the Champions League. You can more than double your money by backing Dortmund at 2.50, with Atletico at 3.00 to do the same.
A narrow, 1-0 win for the German outfit is priced at 7.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$37.50 pay out. In addition, you could quadruple any investment by backing a combo bet of a Dortmund win and a “No” to both teams scoring at a price of 4.00.
UEFA Champions League fixtures:
Wednesday, 24 October
(2.20) Club Brugge x Monaco (3.40); draw (3.60)
(3.75) PSV x Tottenham (2.00); draw (3.80)
(1.50) Barcelona x Inter (7.50); draw (4.75)
(2.50) Borussia Dortmund x Atletico Madrid (3.00); draw (3.40)
(2.80) Galatasaray x Schalke (2.75); draw (3.30)
(1.055) Liverpool x Red Star (51.00); draw (17.00)
(4.20) Lokomotiv Moscow x FC Porto (1.95); draw (3.60)
(1.40) PSG x Napoli (7.50); draw (5.50)