IT’S Champions League take two on Wednesday and I hope to do slightly better than I fared on Tuesday.
My Super Single was void as I backed Shakhtar Donetsk draw no bet at Fenerbahce but Milsami beat the 4-1 double with Monaco as they were surprisingly beaten at home to Skenderbeu.
The Top Treble was one out thanks to a lack of goals at Fenerbahce despite the presence of plenty of star forwards although new signing Robin van Persie started on the bench for the Turks.
There are another six ties on Wednesday including Red Bull Salzburg v Malmo, Celtic v Qarabag, Lech Poznan v Basel and Rapid Vienna v Ajax.
In the Europa League Jablonec face Copenhagen and there are loads of friendlies as usual for anyone brave enough to take them on.
I’ve posted a separate preview on the Celtic match where I’ve tipped them to win and having looked at the other games the most confident I’m about are Red Bull and Rapid Vienna not to lose. The others are pretty tough to call.
Red Bull crashed out to Malmo in last season’s qualifiers and will be out to make amends. Malmo aren’t as strong as a year ago and sit fifth in the league having just won two of their last seven away.
Salzburg lost their league opener at Mattersburg but have won six in a row at home and will look to learn from last season when they conceded a late away goal to win 2-1. That turned the tie Malmo’s way and the Swedes romped to a 3-0 home victory.
Red Bull will be determined not to repeat the mistakes and will be out to win by at least two goals. They are capable of doing so with Jonathan Soriano again their biggest goal threat. For the Super Single I’m on Red Bull -1 at 11-10 with the likes of bet365, William Hill and Ladbrokes.
For goals bets both to score at Rapid Vienna and over 2.5 goals at Red Bull could be best bets but for the treble I’m taking Celtic, Red Bull and Rapid Vienna win or draw double chance. The Austrians have started their season well and should be able to compete with an Ajax outfit who haven’t won any of their last 10 away trips in the Champions League.
3pts Super Single
Red Bull Salzburg -1 (6pm)
(11-10, bet365, William Hill, Ladbrokes)
2pts Top Treble
Red Bull (6pm)
Rapid Vienna not to lose (8.05pm)
July Super Single record
38 bets (17 winners, 21 losers)
July Daily Double/Top Treble record
25 bets (5 winners, 20 losers)
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