Champions League Tips | 21st August 2018

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE qualification continues on Tuesday night. Here Ross Casey (@RossCasey24) picks out his favourite fancies from the coupon.

 

Red Star Belgrade v Salzburg | Tuesday 21st August 2018, 20:00

 

This is a meeting of two in-form teams and should be played in a hostile atmosphere with a 50,000 sell out expected in Belgrade. The home side have played 10 times this season and are unbeaten conceding just three goals. Salzburg arrive in a similar vein of form – they have won all seven of their matches and conceded just once.

 

For me, Salzburg are the better side and they impressed (especially at home) in the Europa League last season reaching the semi-finals. Away from home here is a tough test for the Red Bull sponsored side, but we can keep them on side as well as going with the low scoring probability.

 

188BET offer the interesting market of double chance and under 2.5 goals and Red Bull Salzburg are available at 6/5 here. That means we are backing the away side not to lose and for there to be less than three goals – as they are on a seven match winning run and have conceded just once this season and they are playing another solid defence.

 

Benfica v PAOK | Tuesday 21st August 2018, 20:00

 

For me, the over/under market offers some decent vale in this first leg between Benfica and PAOK. The home side have seen three of their four matches so far this season go under 2.5 goals and the Greek outfit played out a goalless draw on the road to knockout Spartak last time out.

I recommend backing under 2.5 goals here with 4/5.

 

Ajax v Dynamo Kiev | Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 20:00

Ajax are undefeated this season with four wins and two draws from six games. They host Dynamo Kiev here who have conceded just one goal in their six games this season. I have spotted that Ajax have netted late on of late with two late strikes in their last three games. I will be looking at the draw/Ajax market here and back a home win late on as they look to breach the impressive Kiev defence.

 

This selection is available at 3/1.

 

Best Bets

 

Red Star Belgrade v Red Bull Salzburg – Salzburg Double Chance & Under 2.5 Goals (6/5)

 

Benfica v PAOK – Under 2.5 goals (4/5)

 

Ajax v Dynamo Kiev – Draw/Ajax (3/1)