We preview the Champions League games featuring English teams on Wednesday – with Liverpool v Sevilla, Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund and Feyenoord v Man City.
Liverpool v Sevilla
|Sadio Mane (ew)||First Goalscorer||9/2||Bet365|
|Wissam Ben Yedder (ew)||First Goalscorer||8/1||Bet365|
Liverpool attempt to bounce back from Saturday’s 5-0 loss at Manchester City – and Jurgen Klopp’s side face the club that beat them in the 2016 Europa League Final.
The Andalucians won that match 3-1, although last season they were knocked out of the Champions League by Leicester in the Round of 16, losing 2-0 at the King Power.
But in the group stages Sevilla drew 0-0 away at both Juventus and Lyon, winning their other away game 0-1 at Dinamo Zagreb, and another tight game is anticipated.
Liverpool’s last Champions League group game, in 2014/15, was a 1-1 draw with Basel – and we suggest backing a repeat of that scoreline here at 13/2 with Bet365 – who refund losing Correct Score bets on all games that end 0-0.
Sadio Mane has scored in both of Liverpool’s home games so far this season and he will be chomping at the bit after his sending off on Saturday – back him each-way at 9/2 with Bet365 to score first (1/3 odds for the ‘place’ if he scores a goal at any time).
For Sevilla, Wissam Ben Yedder scored in both legs of their qualifying tie and also scored in their 3-0 league win on Saturday – he is a best price of 8/1 to score first.
Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund
|Borussia Dortmund||1X2||13/5||Bet365, Unibet|
|Borussia Dortmund 3-2||Correct Score||25/1||BetVictor|
|Harry Kane||Anytime Goalscorer||19/20||Unibet|
With Real Madrid also in Group H, both of these sides know the importance of this match, and another loss for Spurs at Wembley could spell an early tournament exit.
Last season Mauricio Pochettino’s men lost two of their three group games here – to Monaco (1-2) and Bayer Leverkusen (0-1) and Tottenham have now only won two of their last nine Champions League games in total.
They have also failed to win either of their league games at Wembley this season – losing to Chelsea (1-2) and drawing with Burnley (1-1) and while they struggle to adapt to the national stadium they don’t appeal at best price 15/13 with Ladbrokes.
These sides met in the last 16 of the 2015/16 Europa League, with Dortmund winning both games (3-0 at home and 2-1 at White Hart Lane), and with Dele Alli suspended for Spurs, we suggest backing them to win again at best odds of 13/5.
With an open game anticipated, let’s also go for a 3-2 away win, plus the 2-2 draw, at best odds of 12/1 and 25/1 respectively with BetVictor.
Finally, Harry Kane has scored two goals in three Champions League appearances – he can be backed at 19/20 with Unibet to score another goal on Wednesday night.
Feyenoord v Manchester City
|Manchester City 3-0||Correct Score||8/1||Betfred|
|Manchester City 4-0||Correct Score||20/1||William Hill|
|Sergio Aguero||Anytime Goalscorer||8/11||Betfred|
Once Liverpool were down to 10 men against City on Saturday, Pep Guardiola’s men were ruthless and bookmakers expect another easy win for his side here in Holland.
City are available at best odds of just 1/3 with Betfred, with Feyenoord as big as 10/1 with Bet365 – and if they maintain the momentum of that second half against Liverpool we can see the visitors winning this with something in hand.
The Dutch side did beat Manchester United 1-0 here in Rotterdam in last season’s Europa League, but lost the away leg 4-0, and we suggest backing 3-0 and 4-0 City wins here at best odds of 8/1 and 20/1 respectively with Betfred and William Hill.
Finally, Sergio Aguero is City’s top scorer in the competition with 22 goals in 40 games, and scored the opener against Liverpool – back him to score again at 8/11.