Champions League Tips: Goals in Belgrade plus a Dinamo Zagreb win

The sides in action on Tuesday night are just 16 games away from Champions League glory
The sides in action on Tuesday night are just 16 games away from Champions League glory

The best bets for Tuesday's Champions League games involving APOEL, Dinamo Zagreb and Crvena Zvezda...

"Over 2.5 goals paid out with 34 minutes to spare in the first leg and was a winner in all five of Crvena Zvezda’s 2015/16 fixtures to date."

Recommended Bet: Back over 2.5 goals in Crvena Zvezda v Ludogorets @ 1.9520/21

APOEL 2.47/5 v Rosenborg 3.39/4; The Draw 3.55/2
Tuesday, 18:00

Rosenborg were 24 minutes from completing the perfect home first-leg performance last week, leading 2-0, only to concede an away goal that threatens to be costly.

They have lost four straight Champions League qualifiers on their travels, while APOEL showed in the last round that they only need one hot half to progress, offering nothing for the first 143 minutes of the double header before firing three times in the space of 37 minutes to crush The New Saints.

The best punting option might be to oppose both teams to score though as this has paid out in ten of APOEL's past 13 contests as hosts in the competition, including five of the latest six, and four of Rosenborg's last six overseas in it.

Recommended Bet: Back both teams to score? No @ 2.0421/20


Dinamo Tbilisi 3.711/4 v Dinamo Zagreb 2.26/5; The Draw 3.613/5
Tuesday, 18:00
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Dinamo Zagreb have a pretty snug cushion at the halfway point of this third qualifying round tie thanks to first-half goals by El Arabi Hilal Soudani and Ante Coric in the Croatian capital, but in all likelihood they didn't even need such a strong result to set them on course for the play-off round.

Zlatko Kranjcar's men are exceptional away performers, going 12 qualifiers abroad without suffering a defeat, a sequence which now spans a few weeks shy of five years. Ten of the most recent 11 were victories, seven of those were achieved to nil and they scored two or more in eight of the last nine.

Dinamo Tbilisi have lost two of their previous three Champions League home games without netting, being shut out in four of their past seven over a wider period, so the stage is set for the Zagreb's finest to triumph again, quite possibly without leaking.

Recommended Bet: Back Dinamo Zagreb to win @ 2.26/5


Crvena Zvezda 2.427/5 v Ludogorets 3.39/4; The Draw 3.55/2
Tuesday, 19:30
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This clash is wide open after a 2-2 first leg in Bulgaria during which Ludogorets broke the deadlock, found themselves behind and salvaged a draw. This column won't guess which side is going through, as the standout wager instead appears to be over 2.5 goals at 1.9520/21.

This bet paid out with 34 minutes to spare last week and was a winner in all five of Crvena Zvezda's 2015/16 fixtures to date, with the latest three clearing 3.5 goals for good measure. Their final four matches last season served up a combined 17 strikes, demonstrating the sustainability of such form.

As for Ludogorets, there have been three or more goals bagged in six of their past eight Champions League encounters.

Recommended Bet: Back over 2.5 goals @ 1.9520/21


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