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Wednesday Champions League Tips

We preview both of the Wednesday group games featuring British sides, including Leicester’s first ever Champions League match, plus Tottenham’s game at Wembley.

Club Brugge v Leicester

BT-Sport-2 Wednesday 14th September / 19:45

Club Brugge1X221/10Bet365
0-0Half-Time Score7/4Paddy Power
Under 2.5Total Goals8/11Bet365
Club Brugge/DrawDouble Chance4/7Coral

The Foxes are 8/5 favourites with William Hill to win at the Jan Breydel Stadium, with their hosts available at 21/10 with Bet365 and the draw at 12/5 with BetVictor.

Leicester were thrashed 4-1 by Liverpool on Saturday and despite retaining most of their players from last season they have now lost 2 of their 4 Premier League games, so it may be that the 21/10 on Club Brugges is too big a price to miss out on here.

True Brugge have also lost half of their games so far this season in Belgium’s Jupiler League, but they are fairly hard to break down (six goals conceded in six games).

We feel that both teams will play restrictive football and a goalless draw is not out of the question – on that assumption we suggest backing a 0-0 half-time score at 7/4.

We’ll also recommend backing Under 2.5 Goals at 8/11 with Bet365 and Club Brugge / Draw in the Double Result market at an industry best price of 4/7 with Coral.

Spurs v Monaco

BT Sport Europe Wednesday 14th September / 19:45

Monaco (+0.5)Asian Handicap5/4BetVictor
2nd HalfHighest Scoring Half21/20Bet365
FabinhoAnytime Goalscorer7/1Unibet
Valere GermainAnytime Goalscorer4/1Betfair

Tottenham begin their Champions League campaign at Wembley where they face a side they beat 4-1 in last season’s Europa League at White Hart Lane in December.

Spurs also scored four at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday and they are 3/4 hot favourites with Bet365 here, with the current Ligue 1 leaders a best price of 9/2 with Betfred and the draw 29/10 with BetVictor.

But with this game being played away from White Hart Lane and Monaco having won their last three games including beating PSG 3-1, the visitors look outstanding value at 9/2 to us – and we also want to back them getting a 0.5 goal start at 5/4.

This game should be played at a high tempo and spaces may open up on the large Wembley pitch when players begin to wane – with this in mind we want to be on the second-half having more goals than the first – take 21/20 that happens with Bet365.

Finally, we recommend backing two Monaco players in the Anytime Goalscorer market. Their leading scorer so far this season is right back Fabinho, who has scored in each of his last 5 games (4 penalties). He is too big a price at 7/1 with Unibet.

We will also back their centre forward, Valere Germain, to score at 4/1 with Betfair.