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In The Mixer: Experts combine for 2,238/1 European accumulator
Gareth Freeman
Gareth Freeman
October 24, 2022
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Sports Journalist at FST, Gareth qualified as a journalist after graduating from university and spent over a decade as a freelance broadcast journalist, commentator and tipster before joining FST. Now living in Manchester, he is a long suffering Bolton Wanderers fan who also enjoys boxing, the NBA, tennis and rugby league.

In The Mixer is FST’s weekly column where we catch up with seven experts in football betting and get their opinion on the hot topic of the week.

With the group stages of Europe’s three competitions now close to a conclusion, we asked our team of experts for their best bets ahead of matchday five in the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League.

The result is this massive 2,238/1 eightfold Experts’ Accumulator, which you can back below.

2,338/1 Accumulator Tip From Our Experts

Aaron Rogan

Sports journalist at FST

AC Milan haven’t hit their Serie A heights in Europe quite yet, winning only once in four group games. The Rossoneri have conceded in each of those clashes, with their defence being exposed frequently of late.

Milan have managed one clean sheet in 11, while they meet a Dinamo Zagreb side who have seen both teams score in four of their last five. Zagreb have scored in three of their four group games, so back both teams to score when the Italian champions head to Croatia.

Alex Wrigley

Editor and journalist at FST

Defending European champions Real Madrid can wrap up top spot in Group F with a win in Leipzig and at 29/20 they look good value for the three points on Tuesday.

RB Leipzig’s only points so far have come against Group F whipping boys Celtic and have already lost 2-0 in Madrid, not to mention their 4-1 thrashing at home to Shakhtar Donetsk. Meanwhile, Real Madrid have dropped just two points in the Champions League so far and head into Tuesday’s clash having won 14 of their 16 competitive fixtures this season.

Liam Flin

Sports journalist at Racing Post

Eintracht Frankfurt have hit a rich vein of form domestically, having thrashed Bayer Leverkusen 5-1 and beaten Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 either side of a solid DFB Pokal victory over Stuttgarter Kickers.

They moved into the top four of the Bundesliga at the weekend and can carry their good run of form into the Champions League at home to Marseille on Wednesday.

Frankfurt’s solitary win in Group D came against the Ligue 1 outfit back in September when they won 1-0 and on home soil, they should again come out on top.

Marseille have recently been struggling for goals in Ligue 1, in which they are on a three-game losing streak.

Joe Casey

Sports journalist at Racing Post

Zurich have had a nightmare season so far, going winless in their first 12 league games and losing all four of their Europa League matches, conceding 14 goals in the process.

Bodo/Glimt beat the Swiss side 2-1 last month and are fancied to follow up with another victory to keep their hopes of making the knockout stages alive.

The Norwegians picked up a 1-1 draw with PSV in their opening group game and there was no shame in their 1-0 defeat to Arsenal last time out, they can pick up a vital three points on Thursday.

Alex Hilton

Sports journalist at Racing Post

Club Brugge hammered Porto in their own backyard and the Belgian side remain a decent price to repeat the feat and seal a previously unthinkable place in the knockout stage.

Brugge are unbeaten in Group B, winning three and drawing the other without conceding. It’s been a remarkable campaign so far for Alfred Schreuder’s side who have already beaten Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen on home soil.

The Blue-Blacks have won eight of ten matches on home soil in all competitions this season and they can see off a Porto side who lost 1-0 to Benifica in a crucial Primeira Liga clash last time out.

Henry Hardwicke

Sports journalist at Racing Post

I’m not sure I’d have Atletico Madrid as 5-6 shots at home to Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday after all Leverkusen did run out 2-0 winners of the reverse fixture earlier this season. The campaign hasn’t got to plan for the Germans but there have been mitigating circumstances for the troubles.

The Black and Reds lost in Brugge, but they only gave up five shots in that game and they were then turned over 2-0 at Porto. However, that match came just a couple of days after a tough fixture at Bayern Munich and Leverkusen actually controlled the ball for much of the contest. Xabi Alonso’s men were beaten 3-0 on their own patch by the Dragons, but you can be considered hard done by if you’re conceding three goals from just three shots on target.

Leverkusen may well outrun a pretty juicy price.

James Mason

Sports journalist at ICS

It has been a disappointing Europa League campaign for Nantes and their hopes of reaching the last 16 look like they will be ended at home to Qarabag on Thursday.

Qarabag hold second spot in Group G, four points and a place clear of Nantes, and Gurban Gurbanov’s side know a positive result in Pays de la Loire will guarantee they finish at least as runners-up.

The Horsemen are on a nine-game unbeaten run across all competitions – winning eight and drawing one – while they have won four of their previous five away assignments.

On offer at around 7/4, that price is too good to ignore and Qarabag have my backing to come away from France with the spoils.

Rob Eddy

Sports journalist at ICS

Bayern Munich have already secured passage to the knockout stages but still look a great price at around 17/10 to win at Camp Nou on Wednesday. Barcelona may have improved over the last season or so but they are still no match for the big boys – emphasised by their El Clasico defeat.

The Catalans have won only one of their four matches in the group stages so far and are on the verge of being knocked out. Bayern have won their last five games against Barca – the last three without conceding – and have outscored their hosts 11-2 on their two most recent visits to Camp Nou.

Barca’s desperation for the win may also leave them vulnerable and Bayern can confirm top spot with a statement win.

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