JORDAN has put up AFC Champions League tips separately and is now turning his attention to the Champions League and one Europa League tie tonight.
He says: Couldn’t make use of the bigger card last night with Barnsley the only side letting down my treble. I said to Mr F I always question why I don’t back double chance more often as the treble would have landed last night even with Huddersfield down to 10 men and scoring a late goal. So that is what I’m doing tonight with the smaller card.
Manuel Pellegrini showed how serious he’s taking the Champions League by pretty much gifting Chelsea a place in the next round of the FA Cup last weekend and in his last season you probably can’t blame him.
All the stars were rested for their trip to Kiev who will be playing their first competitive match in about 10 weeks. They have kept themselves busy with plenty of friendlies but I’m sure if they had the option City wouldn’t be their first-choice competitive game to get back into the swing of things. I expect City to come away without a loss here and at 1-3 the double chance looks a good price for my treble.
Head over to the Netherlands where PSV host Atletico in what is harder to call game but you’d have to suggest that Diego Simeone won’t give the Dutch too much to take into the return leg in Spain. It was a toss-up between Atletico on the double chance or under 3.5 match goals which you can get for the same price but unders markets are not something I’m a fan of taking despite having an advantage from kick-off.
With Atletico’s solid defence and PSV without Luuk De Jong and midfield maestro Guardado you’d expect the Spaniards to maybe nick a 1-0 victory or at least come into the return leg without a goal conceded. PSV were good at home in the group stages but Atletico are a tough nut to crack no matter where they play.
Third game takes us to Portugal in the Europa League where Braga host Swiss side Sion with a 2-1 lead. This might be the dodgiest of the lot as even a 1-0 defeat will see the Portuguese through. But that will be unlikely considering their only loss at home this season is against Benfica and Sion have only just restarted their domestic season after the winter break.
Double Chance Treble
(21-25, Ladbrokes) – 2.5 points