IT'S been a traumatic couple of weeks for Liverpool and they face a testing Champions League start tonight.
Jurgen Klopp's men were battered 7-2 by Aston Villa then lost skipper Virgil van Dijk in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Everton.
Two points were dropped when VAR controversially ruled out Jordan Henderson's last-gasp strike and keeper Alisson remains out.
So the German boss has his work cut out when his side visit an Ajax outfit who'll be eyeing up a shock at 4-1 with William Hill.
It's not easy to back Liverpool at odds on but both teams to score looks the bet on accas at 2-5 with McBookie.
For the more adventurous back both to score in each half at 6-1 or over 3.5 match goals at evens.
Man City flopped as last season's trophy favourites and lifting the crown remains Pep Guardiola's No.1 priority.
City have won seven of their last eight ties at the Etihad and should have no problems at home to Porto.
They are no bigger than 2-7 so consider Man City -1 at 3-4 with McBookie against a side that's conceded five in two games to Sporting and Maritimo.
Elsewhere holders Bayern Munich should start with a win against Atletico Madrid but again are a little short at 1-2 so try over 2.5 goals at 8-13 with McBookie.
Italian football is on the rise and on matchday one I fancy high-scoring Atalanta – 14 goals in four games – to win at debut Danes Midtyjlland. Atalanta and over 2.5 goals pays evens at McBookie and is my Super Single.
Inter can also go well but maybe goals rather than a home win is the way to go when they tackle Borussia Monchengladbach. Inter's last five have brought up btts as have Borussia's previous four. It is 3-4 at bet365 to come in again.
Red Bull Salzburg have started with five wins out of five in Austria and should be too strong at home to Lokomotiv Moscow. They are generally available at 4-9.
That's an early game as is Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk. I don't know what to make of Real these days but can't back them at 1-3 after their stunning home loss to Cadiz at the weekend. The value bet could be both to score at 10-11 with McBookie.
- Atalanta & over 2.5 goals (8pm)
- (Evens, McBookie)
- Ajax vs Liverpool btts (8pm)
- Man City -1 (8pm)
- Bayern vs Atletico Madrid over 2.5 goals (8pm)
- (3-1, McBookie)