The first piece of European silverware is up for grabs tonight as Champions of Europe, Chelsea, meet Europa League winners Villarreal for the UEFA Super Cup in Belfast.
It'll be the Blues' fifth appearance in the contest but they've only won it once, back in 1998 when they qualified as Cup Winners' Cup Winners and defeated then European champions Real Madrid.
Villarreal had a brilliant European campaign last term, topping their group without defeat, then disposing of Red Bull Salzburg, Dynamo Kiev, Dinamo Zagreb then Arsenal before edging out Manchester United in an epic penatly shoot-out to lift the trophy.
Unai Emery certainly knows how to win a European trophy but this is one that's eluded him so far. The La Liga side are clear outsiders to claim the silverware at 12/5 and in a 50/50 clash that has to be the value compared to Chelsea at 1/3.
KevMac disagrees however and has earmaked a 15/8 way of getting on board with Thomas Tuchel's men in his match preview.
The one-off Super Cup matches have generally been entertaining affairs with both teams finding the net in eight of the last nine matches and five of the last six going to extra-time. BTTS is 1/1 and that looks like a good way to get involved in the game.
The Carabao Cup first round is in action again on Wednesday but it's notoriously difficult to call these games as Tuesday night proved. Mark Walker gives it a go though and is siding with QPR in their live match at Leyton Orient.
Five SPFL Premiership B-teams were in Challenge Cup action on Tuesday night with mixed results. Only Aberdeen won (away at Highland League Brora) inside 90 mins, St Mirren won on penalties against Kelty Hearts but three others lost.
Celtic and Rangers' kids face Annan Athletic and Dumbarton respectively on Wednesday. They, of course, already compete in the Lowland League and have made a good fist of things so far, sitting in the top 6 after five matches.
The young Hoops are even money to win at ‘home' to League Two side Annan. Rangers' youngsters are 12/5 to win at Dumbarton.
Upcoming Match Previews & Tips
- Wed 7.45pm – Leyton Orient v QPR Match Preview & Tips
- Wed 8.00pm – Chelsea v Villarreal Match Preview & Tips
- Thu 5.00pm – Molde v Trabzonspor Match Preview & Tips
- Thu 5.00pm – Viktoria Plzen v The New Saints Match Preview & Tips
Wednesday's Racing Tips
Rizzel has two selections from Yarmouth for Wednesday's racing.
As always, let us know your tips and predictions for Wednesday in the comment section below and good luck with all your bets!