Our snapshot previews of both Champions League games featuring British teams on Tuesday night, starting with Tottenham’s visit to the Stade Louis II in Monaco.
Monaco v Tottenham
|Over 2.5||Total Goals||11/10||Paddy Power|
|2-2||Correct Score||14/1||William Hill|
|Monaco 3-2||Correct Score||33/1||Sky Bet|
|Tottenham 3-2||Correct Score||33/1||Sky Bet|
|Harry Kane||Anytime Goalscorer||2/1||Coral|
|Thomas Lemar (ew)||First Goalscorer||12/1||Bet365|
|Fabinho||Anytime Goalscorer||6/1||Paddy Power|
This is a huge game for both sides in Group E – Monaco just need a draw to qualify for the group stages, while Spurs really need to win to have any hope of doing so.
Spurs lost the reverse fixture at Wembley 1-2 and they will have to outscore a team who have 39 goals in just 13 league games so far this season. By contrast, Mauricio Pochettino’s side have scored just 18 goals in their 12 league games.
Given that Tottenham have to win, we anticipate an open and high scoring affair, so suggest backing Over 2.5 Goals at 11/10 with Paddy Power, plus perming some high scoring Correct Scores – take the 2-2 at 14/1, plus both 3-2’s at 33/1 with Sky Bet.
In the goalscorer markets, we suggest backing Harry Kane to add to the two goals he scored at the weekend – he’s best price 2/1 with Coral to score on Tuesday night.
Thomas Lemar – who scored in the reverse fixture at Wembley – is a huge looking 12/1 at Bet365 to score first (as short as 13/2 elsewhere), while full-back Fabinho takes penalties and appeals at the 6/1 with Paddy Power to score (5/2 elsewhere) – the Brazilian is Monaco’s top scorer so far this season, scoring in seven of 20 games.
Leicester City v FC Brugge
|Leicester||To Win To Nil||11/8||BetVictor|
|Leicester 2-0||Correct Score||13/2||BetVictor|
|Leicester 3-0||Correct Score||21/2||BetVictor|
|Islam Slimani||First Goalscorer||9/2||Coral|
Back in September Leicester outfoxed their Belgium rivals to win 3-0 in Brugge and they are now top of Champions League Group G with 10 points from their 4 games.
Brugge are bottom of the group, without a point to their name, and it’s no surprise to see Leicester as strong favourites at home – at best odds of 8/15 with Bet365.
A point would be good enough for Claudio Ranieri’s side to progress into the group stages, but we fully expect them to win this game comfortably.
Brugge have only scored 3 goals in their last 10 away games, while Leicester have kept clean sheets in all four Champions League games – so take best odds of 11/8 with BetVictor that they win this game ‘to nil’, plus the 2-0 and 3-0 Correct Scores.
Jamie Vardy has only scored once in his last 16 games and we would prefer to back his strike partner, Islam Slimani, to score first here at best odds of 9/2 with Coral.