WINS for Atletico Madrid, Benfica and Belenenses plus Falcao's opener made it a good Thursday – and there's enough for punters to get their teeth into tonight.
There's a big game in the Championship with Leicester entertaining Middlesbrough. A plunge on the Foxes, who have won four in a row, has seen their price drop to a best 8-11 (various) when you'd be looking for nearer evens.
Boro have lost two in a row but remain in the promotion hunt and have key players such as Andre Bikey back so it's not an easy call.
However, the difference could be hotshot Chris Wood who has netted six goals in three games since signing from West Brom. Instead of backing Leicester look at Wood to score at 11-10 at BetVictor and he is 7-2 (various) to hit the opener.
On the continent there's bound to be money on French league leaders Lyon at home to Evian who have lost five players to the African Nations.
Lyon have won their last two to climb above PSG and face a side that's lost four out of five even with their stars. I can't see past Lyon at 2-5 with William Hill and BetVictor and as that's short try them minus one at 11-10 with boylesports.
Schalke have lost three in a row in Germany and not won in six – but both teams have scored in all of those matches.
So that could be the best bet for the visit of a Hannover side who lost 5-1 at Dortmund last time out and whose previous five have seen both scoring. Ladbrokes offer 4-6.
Both teams to score is also on in La Liga as Espanyol welcome Mallorca. This has come up in the last six meetings of the sides and pays 21-20 at William Hill.
PSV are no bigger than 2-13 at BetVictor to beat Zwolle so look instead at Sporting who are
9-20 at BetVictor at home to Beira-Mar. Sporting have won two in a row since appointing Jesualdo Ferreira and should pick up the points.
The Lisbon club's top scorer Ricky van Wolfswinkel is 3-1 at boylesports.
Wood to score
Hannover draw no bet
Pays £15.01 to a £10 stake at BetVictor