THE Champions League returns tonight and a clash of the titans takes centre stage as Barcelona host Bayern Munich.
It’s a game that promises goals as both teams to score has come up in Barca’s three matches this season while Bayern have netted 21 times in their last three.
BTTS is just 2/5 at McBookie sadly and over 2.5 goals is also way too short at 4/9 but there’s better value in the scorer markets.
It’s rare to see Barcelona as big as 13/5 (Unibet) for a Nou Camp victory but they remain a work in progress under Ronald Koeman so I’m steering clear of backing a winner.
The two English clubs in action tonight have fairly easy openers with Manchester United away to Young Boys and Chelsea hosting Zenit.
But a double on the Premier League sides won’t even get you close to evens so again it’s better to look at scorer markets.
I cashed in by lumping on Cristiano Ronaldo at odds-against for a goal on his Old Trafford return at the weekend.
Romelu Lukaku has also made a triumphant return to Chelsea, hitting three goals in three games.
The big Belgian is a best 8/13 to net against Zenit but a Blues win with under 2.5 goals is better value at 21/10 with McBookie.
Elsewhere I’m backing a BTTS double in Dynamo Kiev v Benfica and Villarreal v Atalanta at 21/10 with Mansionbet.
- Lewandowski to score Bayern’s first goal (11/10, Bet365)
Anytime Scorer Double
- Ronaldo and Lukaku (178/100, SportNation).
McBookie Bet Builder
- Doubling over 1.5 first-half goals in Barcelona with over 2.5 match goals pays 140/100.