Champions League Tips – 18th October 2016
Bayer Leverkusen v Tottenham (Tuesday 19:45)
Tottenham’s Champions League journey continues on Tuesday when they face Bayer Leverkusen in Germany. 188BET make them 3.35 to take all three points and that will no doubt tempt some to get involved but the BayArena has been a tough place to visit for established European clubs.
Indeed last season, despite a flat Champions League group campaign, Leverkusen stopped both Barcelona and Roma in their own territory.
Overall it was a disappointing campaign for Roger Schmidt’s side and they finished third in the group below the two aforementioned teams.
This season has been more of a challenge for the German side and they come into this game in 10th position in the table after an opening two months blighted with inconsistency.
Saturday proved frustrating for Spurs as they dropped two points to West Brom but the fact they’re unbeaten domestically in mid-October says it all really.
A Matchday 1 loss to Monaco means that a defeat here for Spurs would prove troublesome to their qualification hopes and at +0/0.5 they look worth siding with at 1.99.
Spurs have looked much more assured than Leverkusen this season and they look capable of avoiding defeat on Tuesday. This selection means that half your stake goes on Spurs draw no bet (+0) and the other half on them avoiding defeat (+0.5).
Leicester v FC Copenhagen (Tuesday 19:45)
Say what you like about Leicester’s form domestically, in the Champions League they’ve looked like champions and they look backable at odds of 2.01 against FC Copenhagen on Tuesday.
The Danish side are on a remarkable run of form at the moment and have gone through their opening 21 matches of 2016/17 without defeat.
It’s arguable to suggest though that this match may prove to be their stiffest test yet. Leicester have won both their opening Champions League matches and them and the home crowd will be gunning for a third on Tuesday.
Club Brugge were swept aside in Belgium 3-0 before a perhaps fortunate 1-0 win over Porto at the King Power. The Foxes were odds on that night but are odds against here and that seems unfair.
Yes, their domestic form has been of concern but many anticipated that with them reaching Everest last season. This competition is fresh and new to them and they seem to be embracing it.
Chris Graham’s Best Bets
Tottenham +0/0.5 (1.99)