There are some big names in danger of dropping out of Champions League qualifying on Tuesday with the likes of Slavia Prague, Crvena Zvezda and Olympiakos all in precarious positions going into the second legs of their respective ties.
We’ve got predictions for each game, including a 27/1 accumulator with our four best selections and an underdog to add a bit more value to our five-fold.
Champions League Accumulator Tip
Sheriff Tiraspol vs Crvena Zvezda
BTTS at 5/6 – ⭐⭐⭐
Serbia’s Crvena Zvezda, aka Red Star Belgrade, head to Macedonia to take on Sheriff Tiraspol in Champions League qualifying on Tuesday with the two sides level at 1-1 after the first leg.
One market that stands out in this fixture is both teams to score as Sheriff have scored in eight of their last nine home fixtures, while both teams have scored in 10 of Crvena’s last 11 away matches.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Genk
Shakhtar win at 7/10 – ⭐⭐⭐
Shakhtar were beaten at home by Oleksandriya over the weekend but they perhaps had an eye on this European game and in general are strong at home, with the Donetsk club currently playing their home games at the NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kyiv.
Genk have an impressive away record domestically but in Europe they have struggled. The Belgian outfit have lost their last seven away qualifiers in the Champions League and we’re expecting them to fall short at Shakhtar.
Ludogorets Razgrad vs Olympiakos
Ludogorets win at 11/5 – ⭐⭐
Ludogorets are our underdog selection and they were unlucky not to come away with a win in the first meeting after taking a deserved lead early in the second half. The Razgrad club then managed to hold off an Olympiacos fightback until the closing stages, and we feel they can make the most of home advantage on Tuesday.
The Bulgarian champions are unbeaten after eight games this season across all competitions with six wins and two draws, and at home they have a perfect record with four wins in as many attempts – scoring 11 goals and conceding just once in the process.
Olympiacos have played just one away game this season as they claimed a 1-0 victory at Netci Baku in Azerbaijan but they managed just one win in their final six away games last term.
Midtjylland vs PSV
PSV win at 19/20 – ⭐⭐⭐
PSV Eindhoven overcame Midtjylland 3-0 in the first leg of this Champions League qualifier and they can finish the job with a win in Denmark.
PSV have enjoyed a fantastic start to the campaign and thrashed champions Ajax 4-0 in Amsterdam in their domestic opener over the weekend. The Eindhoven club overcame Galatasaray 7-2 on aggregate in the previous round of qualifiers and we feel they can make it five wins from as many games this term by winning at Midtjylland on Tuesday.
Young Boys vs CFR Cluj
Young Boys to win at 1/2 – ⭐⭐⭐
Young Boys beat Slovan Bratislava at home earlier in Champions League qualifying and were held to a 0-0 draw by Grasshoppers in the Swiss top flight in their two home games so far this term. The Bern club lost at Sion over the weekend, but do boast a formidable record at their Stadion Wankdorf base and are unbeaten in their last eight competitive home games with seven wins and one draw.
Other Champions League Tips
Slavia Prague vs Ferencvaros
Slavia to win with -1 handicap at 13/10 – ⭐⭐
Slavia Prague have a huge task ahead of them to reach the Champions League after a 2-0 defeat in the first leg of their tie with Ferencvaros in Hungary.
The Czech champions were unlucky to lose that game as they dominated for large periods but Ferencvaros managed two goals from just three shots on target, and we’re expecting Slavia to fight their way back into this tie.
This will be the Prague outfit’s first home outing of the season but they have recorded two wins in two attempts on their travels in their domestic league. Slavia had an incredible home record last season with 15 wins and two draws in the Czech top flight, scoring 45 goals and conceding just nine, and their only home defeat came at the hands of Arsenal in the Champions League.
Monaco vs Sparta Prague
BTTS at 20/23 – ⭐⭐
Both teams have scored in 12 of Monaco’s last 20 Ligue 1 games, and both teams have scored in five of Sparta Prague’s last six competitive away games. Monaco have scored in each of their last seven home games and Sparta have scored 15 goals in total in their last five away games.
Legia vs Dinamo Zagreb
Dinamo to win at 11/10 – ⭐⭐
Dinamo Zagreb were held to a 1-1 draw by Legia in Croatia in the first leg of this tie despite dominating for the majority of the game.
Dinamo created 16 chances, with seven shots on target, to Legia’s six (two on target) but managed just one goal. However, the Zagreb club’s strong away record suggests they can get the result they need in Poland.
Dinamo are unbeaten in their last eight competitive away games and their last defeat on the road came at eventual winners Villarreal in the Europa League last year. The Croatian side have won all three of their away games to nil this term.
Benfica vs Spartak Moscow
Benfica to win at 1/2 – ⭐⭐
Benfica ran out comfortable 0-2 winners in last week’s first leg in Moscow and Jorge Jesus’ side can secure their passage through to the Play-off round at Estadio da Luz this Tuesday night.
After a competitive first half, the Portuguese stamped their class during the second period at Otkrytiye Arena and they hold a commanding lead in the tie thanks to goals from Rafa Silva and Gilberto.
It’s impossible to oppose The Eagles this Tuesday evening based on that display and their recent record at Estadio da Luz, where they’ve lost just one of their last 18 competitive games in all competitions stretching back to last season, winning 14.
Rangers vs Malmo
Rangers to win at 11/20 – ⭐⭐
Rangers have won 26 of their last 29 starts at Ibrox stretching back to the start of last season and they won four and drew one of their six UEFA Europa League home matches last term, including victories over the likes of Galatasaray (2-1) and Antwerp (5-2).
On home soil, we fancy Gers to be too strong for the Swedes this week and they should be fired up following their recent set-backs.
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