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Tuesday Champions League Tips

We preview all three Tuesday Champions League games featuring British teams – with Celtic vs Bayern Munich, Manchester United vs Benfica and Roma vs Chelsea.

Celtic v Bayern Munich     

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Draw1X29/2Betfred
No GoalscorerFirst Goalscorer22/1Betfred
1-1Correct Score21/2BetVictor
2-2Correct Score17/1BetVictor

Bayern won the reverse fixture in Munich 3-0 a fortnight ago, and Celtic will be glad that Polish striker Robert Lewandowski is injured for Tuesday’s game in Glasgow.

But the German champions are still just 4/11 (generally) to win here, with Brendan Rodger’s side available at 17/2 with Stan James and the draw at 9/2 with Betfred.

But Bayern have won only two of their last nine European away games (D2, L5) and those odds of 9/2 with Betfred on a draw at Celtic Park look reasonable to us, when you consider that their other stars Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller and Franck Ribery all join Lewandowski in missing out.

The only other time Bayern played here was back in 2003/4 in the group stages and that game finished 0-0 – a bet on ‘No Goalscorer’ here is best price 22/1 at Betfred.

Let’s also go for 1-1 & 2-2 Correct Scores at 21/2 & 17/1 respectively with BetVictor.

All odds quoted are subject to change

Manchester United v Benfica     

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Manchester UnitedTo Win To Nil11/10Boylesports
Manchester United 2-0Correct Score11/2William Hill
Manchester United 3-0Correct Score8/1Betfair

Jose Mourhinho claims that Benfica are a better team than their other Group A rivals Basel and CSKA Moscow, but that’s clearly nonsense given that Basel beat them 5-0, while CSKA won in Lisbon to leave the Portuguese side on zero points thus far.

Perhaps it was simply loyalty to his former club, or perhaps he was trying to add merit to his sides tepid 1-0 victory in Lisbon two weeks ago, earned only through an error by their teenage goalkeeper, who carried Marcus Rashford’s 35-yard free-kick over his own goalline.

Benfica failed to muster a shot on target for that entire match and a bet on United to win this game ‘to nil’ looks a safe option at the stand-out 11/10 with Boylesports.

United have yet to concede at home in six Premier and Champions League games and Benfica don’t look the side to break that sequence. On the same basis we’ll also recommend backing 2-0 and 3-0 home wins at best odds of 11/2 & 8/1 respectively.

All odds quoted are subject to change

Roma v Chelsea     

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
 Roma 1-0Correct Score11/1 Bet365
 Chelsea 1-0Correct Score 11/1Bet365
 Under 2.5Total Goals13/10 Unibet
 Edin Dzeko Anytime Goalscorer 10/7 Unibet

These sides fought out a chaotic 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago and bookmakers anticipate plenty more goals in Tuesday’s reverse fixture in Rome.

In fact the best odds available on ‘Over 2.5 Goals’ here are just 7/10, but we think there are reasons to anticipate a lower scoring affair this time around.

Firstly, Roma have won their last three Serie A games by a 1-0 scoreline, losing the previous game 1-0 to current table toppers Napoli. They also drew 0-0 here at Stadio Olimpico with Atletico Madrid in their Group C game last month.

Chelsea also won their last league game 1-0, at Bournemouth, and so we suggest backing both sides to win this 1-0 at best odds of 11/1 with Bet365 – who refund losing Correct Score bets on all games that end 0-0, plus ‘Under 2.5 Goals’ at 13/10.

Edin Dzeko scored twice in that game at Stamford Bridge and appeals at best odds of 10/7 with Unibet to score a goal at any time in this game (odds-on elsewhere).

All odds quoted are subject to change