We preview all three of the Champions League games that feature British teams on Tuesday – with Celtic v PSG, Chelsea v FK Qarabakh and Manchester United v Basel.
Celtic v Paris St Germain
|Celtic (+1.5)||Asian Handicap||9/8||Bet365|
|3-3||Correct Score||90/1||Paddy Power|
|PSG 4-3||Correct Score||125/1||Paddy Power|
Celtic finished bottom of their Champions League group last year with 3 draws and 3 defeats, although that did include a 3-3 draw with Man City here at Celtic Park.
PSG lost in the Round of 16 last season, surrendering a 4-0 first leg win to Barca – but they have added some serious firepower in the form of Neymar and Mbappe.
Of course, Neymar scored two late goals for Barca in that famous 6-1 second leg win at the Nou Camp last season, and he’s scored 4 goals in his 4 league games for PSG.
The Brazilian is as short as 1/2 to score a goal at any time on Tuesday night – but Unibet are offering even-money which is a price that looks sure to get smashed.
Celtic drew their last home league game 1-1 with St Johnstone and it’s no surprise to see them at 11/1 with Betfair to win this game, especially with Moussa Dembele missing. PSG are available at 3/10 with Bet365 and the draw 11/2 with Stan James.
But these European nights at Celtic Park are rarely easy for visitors and this game could be closer than the odds suggest – so we suggest backing Celtic +1.5 goals at 9/8 with Bet365, where you collect if they win, draw or lose by one goal.
Finally, let’s throw a few quid on a couple of very high scoring Correct Scores – another 3-3 here is 90/1 at Paddy Power, who also offer best odds of 125/1 on 3-4.
Chelsea v FK Qarabakh
|FK Qarabag (+2)||Asian Handicap||21/20||Bet365|
|Chelsea 3-0||Correct Score||11/2||BetVictor|
|Chelsea 3-1||Correct Score||12/1||BetVictor|
|Dino Ndlovu||Anytime Goalscorer||6/1||Unibet|
The majority of the Azerbaijan national side is made up of Qarabakh players, and so it’s worth noting that Azerbaijan are currently third in qualifying group C for the 2018 World Cup – above the Czech Republic and Norway.
Qarabag have come through three qualifying rounds to make it to the group stage, knocking out Copenhagen on away goals in the last playoff round with South African striker Dino Ndlovu scoring the crucial away goal in Denmark.
That was his fourth goal in Qarabakh’s six qualifying Champions League games and if they are to score here he is likely to be the man to do so – at 6/1 with Unibet.
And with Antonio Conte set to rest many of his star players for this game, it could be closer than the bookmakers anticipate – you can back the visitors with a 2 goal start at 21/20 with Bet365 – whereby you only lose if Chelsea win by three clear goals.
We also suggest a ‘saver’ on that bet with the 3-0 Correct Score at best odds of 11/2 with BetVictor, who also offer best odds of 12/1 on the 3-1 home win.
Manchester United v Basel
|Manchester United 3-0||Correct Score||13/2||BetVictor|
|Manchester United 4-0||Correct Score||12/1||BetVictor|
|Manchester United (-1.5)||Asian Handicap||10/13||BetVictor|
|Romelu Lukaku||Anytime Goalscorer||8/11||Bet365|
Manchester United sit on top of the Premier League table after four games, while Basel are third in the Swiss Super League – losing 2-1 at home on Saturday.
United are 1/4 favourites to open their Champions League campaign with a win and that looks about right – last season Basel didn’t win a group game (D2, L4).
Those included 2-0 and 1-4 losses to Arsenal last year and we anticipate United easing comfortably to victory – so we suggest that you back both the 3-0 and 4-0 home wins at best odds of 13/2 and 12/1 respectively with BetVictor.
We also strongly recommend backing United -1.5 goals at 10/13 with BetVictor – whereby you collect so long as United win by two clear goals or more.
Finally, Romelu Lukaku has scored in three of his four starts for United – back him to continue that run by scoring a goal at any time in this game at 8/11 with Bet365.