LIVERPOOL once needed a miracle to beat AC Milan but the bookies make them red-hot favourites for a Champions League win at Anfield tonight.
This clash will stir memories of the 2005 final when Steven Gerrard inspired an epic comeback from 3-0 down before the Reds triumphed on penalties.
And the only other meeting between these sides also came in the showpiece two years later as Milan got their revenge with a 2-0 victory.
On both occasions the Anfield side were underdogs but the roles have been reversed now with Jurgen Klopp’s men 40/85 at McBookie for a win and the Serie A side a whopping 5/1.
Stefano Pioli’s side have started the season with three successive wins, conceding just one goal, while Liverpool have kept clean sheets in three of their four games.
Liverpool’s full-backs are always good value for an assist and Andy Robertson looks a decent price at 16/5 with McBookie.
Manchester City came within 90 minutes of Euro glory last term and begin their latest quest for the holy grail at home to RB Leipzig.
The Germans have struggled since losing boss Julian Nagelsmann, losing three out of four in the Bundesliga and shipping four goals to Bayern Munich.
That makes the handicap market worth a look, with City -1 paying 9/10 at Novibet and the odds increasing to 9/4 at Paddy Power for City -2.
Pep Guardiola’s men are also 19/20 at 888Sport to score in each half.
Elsewhere, I’m backing PSG to win in Bruges, Atletico Madrid to see off Porto and Dortmund to triumph at Besiktas. The treble pays 196/110 at McBookie.
McBookie Bet Builder
- Combining a PSG win with Neymar to score and over 2.5 goals pays 128/100.