Champions League Tips | 2nd November 2016
Tottenham v Bayer Leverkusen – Tuesday 19:45
It’s been a flat few weeks for Tottenham as their title challenge has hit a mini-setback. Consecutive draws against West Brom, Bournemouth and Leicester has left them three points off the pace after 10 Premier League matches.
Focus now returns to the Champions League where Spurs find themselves back at Wembley facing Bayer Leverkusen. The North London venue has been an unhappy hunting ground for Spurs in recent years and that trend continued on Matchday 1 when they lost 2-1 to Monaco at the national stadium.
Since that loss Spurs have won in Russia against CSKA Moscow and harvested a fine draw against Leverkusen in the opposite fixture.
The German side have drawn all three of their matches in this group and have endured a inconsistent time in the Bundesliga with three wins from their last seven fixtures.
188BET make Spurs odds against here at 2.02 and that looks a fair price. This side are yet to lose in the Premier League this season and will hopefully have learnt their Wembley lessons from the opening matchday against Monaco.
Odds against feels too big against a side who’ve yet to win in this group and a Spurs win and Under 2.5 Goals at an enhanced price of 4.70 looks the way to go.
FC Copenhagen v Leicester – Tuesday 19:45
Will Leicester’s 100% Champions League record continue on Wednesday? Will Leicester’s unbeaten run continue on Wednesday? Those are the two questions facing the English champions as they face the might of FC Copenhagen.
On paper the Danish side don’t look one of the European heavyweights but they have claims here to reach the Last 16 of the Champions League.
Stale Solbakken’s side drew in Porto in their opening match before crushing Club Brugge at home. Leicester were next on the agenda two weeks ago and despite going down 1-0 the Danes deserved something from the match.
Their home record is one of the strongest in Europe and they haven’t lost at their Telia Parken stadium in 2016. 15 wins from their last 16 home encounters also drives home the point.
So this is a huge challenge for Leicester but when the Foxes get doubted they tend to come up trumps (see, the whole of last season).
A low scoring encounter looks a possibility but Both Teams To Score seems too big a price at 2.05. Copenhagen always score at home and Leicester are thriving in this competition.
Chris Graham’s Best Bets
Tottenham to win and Under 2.5 Goals (4.70)
FC Copenhagen v Leicester Both Teams To Score (2.05)