You might think that this week’s Cheltenham Festival is only of interest to horse racing fans, but the plethora of bookmaker offers that are released for this betting bonanza sometimes extend into the realm of football too!
That’s exactly the case with this Paddy Power offering, which is giving you the chance to get your hands on up to £30 in risk free bets to use on whatever you like. Our choice, being football aficionados, is to make full use of these risk free offerings during this week’s Champions League action.
How to Claim the Offer
If you don’t already have a Paddy Power account, just click on the banner below and sign up. After that you just need to make a deposit and place a bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. There is a maximum refund per bet of £10 and a maximum overall refund of £30, so place three £10 bets and if any one of them loses you’ll get your stake refunded!
Not only that, but Paddy Power will also reward you with 100 free spins to use on Paddy Power Gold Megaways, so now is a great time to become a new Paddy Power user.
How Should I Use My Risk Free Bets?
With the Champions League last 16 second legs set to kick off tonight, this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of this offer. You can take a risk free punt on some higher odds correct score prediction, or you can just look to lock in profit on some lower odds bets over the next couple of days.
RB Leipzig vs Tottenham Hotspur – Tue 10th Mar at 20:00
Spurs come into this clash with a mountain to climb after they lost 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with that defeat marking the beginning of a five match winless streak. They need to turn their form around on Tuesday, but it won’t be easy for a side who really seem to be struggling to find their stride under Jose Mourinho.
It’s not a typical Mourinho style of play at Spurs either – they have conceded in nine of their last 10 games and look a complete shambles at the back sometimes. RB Leipzig do have weaknesses at the back as well, though, with them never keeping a home clean sheet in the Champions League and conceding in five of their six group stage games this season. With Spurs scoring in 10 of their 12 away games under Mourinho and BTTS landing in nine of their last 11 away from home, we think BTTS is a great shout here.
You can find the rest of our betting tips, including our 7/1 correct score pick, in our RB Leipzig for Tottenham predictions.
Valencia vs Atalanta – Tue 10th Mar at 20:00
A surreal atmosphere awaits Valencia and Atalanta at the Mestalla Stadium, with this clash one of two Champions League fixtures this week set to be played behind closed doors due to the growing threat of COVID-19.
For Atalanta, this competition is the only one they will compete in until April after Serie A was suspended. The Italians have a fantastic chance of progression though, coming into this game with a 4-1 aggregate lead and giving Valencia an almost impossible task. Atalanta have scored a massive 24 goals in their last six competitive games and are currently Serie A’s highest scorers, so we can expect an attacking outlook from one of the most exciting teams in Europe.
Valencia, meanwhile, have conceded twice in five of their last seven games and both Ajax and Chelsea scored two or more goals at the Mestalla in the group stage. A couple of Atalanta goals looks likely, and we also have a 10/1 correct score prediction over on our Valencia vs Atalanta predictions.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid – Wed 11th Mar at 20:00
Liverpool’s defence of their Champions League trophy is balanced on a knife edge heading into this second leg, with Atletico Madrid holding a 1-0 aggregate lead but knowing all too well how Liverpool can turn things around at Anfield.
The hosts are yet to lose a Champions League home game under Jurgen Klopp, winning 12 of their 16 matches and facing off against an Atletico Madrid side that have won just one of their last nine away games in the Champions League knockout stages. The last two occasions in which Liverpool have lost away from home in the first leg of a Champions League knockout match they have turned the tie on its head at Anfield, so our Liverpool -1.0 Asian Handicap tip looks good value for money.
We also have a 6/1 correct score prediction over on our Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid predictions.
PSG vs Borussia Dortmund – Wed 11th Mar at 20:00
The Parc des Princes is set to fall silent on Wednesday evening as PSG’s crucial home leg against Borussia Dortmund is played behind closed doors. The hosts could really do with a home crowd on their side too, because they come into this clash trailing 2-1 on aggregate.
That being said, the Parisians may not need it. Borussia Dortmund have lost each of their last five away games in the Champions League knockout stages and have lost two of their three away trips in this season’s competition. PSG, meanwhile, have won all three of their home games in the competition this season, so they will feel relatively confident about overturning the deficit.
We’re expecting a high scoring affair too. There have been at least three goals scored in each of Dortmund’s last four outings in the competition, and over 2.5 goals has landed in 26 of PSG’s last 30 Champions League games. For this reason, a PSG Win and Over 2.5 Goals is our pick of the bunch here, and we also have a 9/1 correct score with Paddy Power shout in our PSG vs Borussia Dortmund predictions.