Wednesday Football Cheat Sheet: Champions League and EFL

  • Max Liu
  • 3:00 min read
Man Utd goalkeeper Andre Onana
Can Man Utd's Onana keep out Galatasaray?

Get the bets for a big Wednesday night of football with Arsenal and Manchester United in Champions League action as well as tips for the EFL matches...

  • No Turkish delight for Man U in 7/42.75 Bet Builder

  • Saka to strike as Gunners beat Lens

  • Martinez the key for Inter in Portugal


  • Champions League Tips & Predictions

    17:45 - Galatasaray v Man Utd: Combine Gala and cards for 7/4 Bet Builder

    Lewis Jones: "A trip to Galatasaray remains one of the most intimidating tasks in European football. It's like playing in a cauldron. It's red hot.

    "And what happens when the atmosphere gets hot in a potentially make or break game? You head to the cards market, that's what, where we are greeted with some surprisingly generous odds on the over/under.

    "The line has been set at 4.5 cards with [Evens] available for the game to produce five or more. Both Galatasaray's home fixtures in the Group surpassed that line - and I'd expect it to once again.

    "The appointment of referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez adds further confidence behind this being a festival of cards. His overall average of 5.64 cards per 90 from 14 games this season is a strong enough argument when drawing down the basic data, but we also get the bonus of him being what I like to call a Pringles referee. Once he starts to pop, he can't stop.

    "He brandished 12 yellow cards when Barcelona met Atletico Madrid towards the end of last season in LaLiga and lost control when dishing out 13 yellows in a recent Euro 2016 qualifier between Albania and Poland."

    Back Galatasaray double chance & over 4.5 cards @ 7/4

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    17:45 - Sevilla v PSV: Dutch duo can hit the target in Bet Builder treble

    Paul Higham: "Sevilla have scored in every home game this season. PSV haven't kept an away clean sheet in European competition in 10 games as well, so Sevilla should fancy finding the back of the net.

    "The Spanish side has seen both teams score in eight of the last 10, and PSV have been goal machines of late with an astonishing return in recent away games - even baring in ind the league they're playing in.

    "PSV have scored in nine of their 10 road trips this season - banging in at least three goals in seven of those so goals should not be a problem in Seville."

    Back both teams to score in Sevilla v PSV & Bakayoko/De Jong 1+ shot on target @ 3/1

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    20:00 - Arsenal v Lens Tips: Get with 9/2 Saka Bet Builder

    Dave Tindall: "On first glance, Bukayo Saka's return of six goals in 22 games for club and country is a tad disappointing. But let's now add some filters. In his eight home matches for Arsenal, the 22-year-old has scored in five of them. And if we narrow that down to Champions League games at the Emirates, he's scored in two out of two.

    "A Saka goal in an Arsenal win is worth a look in itself but I'm going to boost the price to 9/2 by adding in a Gunners clean sheet via a bet on Both Teams to Score 'No'.

    "Before putting three past a poor Clermont side, Lens hadn't scored in their three previous away matches. That included their 1-0 loss at PSV earlier this month."

    Back Arsenal to win, Bukayo Saka to Score and BTTS 'No' @ 9/2

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    20:00 - Benfica v Inter: Back unlikely outsiders Inter at 7/2

    Dan Fitch: "Inter need to keep pace with Sociedad and that may well mean claiming an away win at Benfica.

    "They come into this match off the back of a valuable point in a top-of-the-table clash away at Juventus, in which Inter came from behind to draw 1-1 and remain as the Serie A leaders. That result extended their unbeaten run to ten games (W8 D2).

    "Benfica are in the strange position of being on a ten match unbeaten run in the Primeira Liga (W9 D1), whilst having lost all four of their Champions League matches and only scoring one goal. Given their poor form in this competition, it's strange to see them as slight favourites.

    Back Inter to beat Benfica and Martinez to score @ 7/2

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    20:00 - Bayern Munich v FC Copenhagen: Back Kane to KO the Danes

    Tobias Gourlay: "The Germans are in especially fine form coming into this one: since the start of October, they've won 9 straight home and away in the Bundesliga and Champions League.

    "Individual players are in excellent form too. Harry Kane has scored at least once in 8 straight club appearances, notching 2+ goals in 4/8.

    "The other man to watch for Bayern is Leroy Sane. He's scored 8 times in 18 Bundesliga and CL appearances this term - and is averaging 3 shots a game in this competition.

    "The only real concern here is that Bayern have already won the group, so will Thomas Tuchel rest some of his stars?

    "Copenhagen, in contrast, are second in the group and 8 points behind the leaders. Both Galatasaray and Manchester United are within one point of them, so points still have terrific value for the visitors tonight."

    Back Bayern, Kane to score & Sane to have 3+ shots @ 2.0421/20

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    EFL Tips & Predictions

    19:45 - Leeds v Swansea: Back overs as Whites to win

    Jack Critchley: "Leeds United have won their last five home league games, last enjoying a longer home winning run at Elland Road between October and December 2019 under Marcelo Bielsa.

    "Leeds weren't at their best on Friday night and they'll be looking to bounce back here. They are unbeaten at Elland Road this season and have won five in a row here. They've scored eight times across their last three home encounters and have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of those fixtures.

    "Swansea have a mixed record on their travels, but their away trips to top six sides have been very high-scoring affairs, most notably their 3-2 defeat to Ipswich recently."

    Back Leeds & Over 2.5 goals @ 10/111.91

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    20:00 - Ipswich v Millwall: Back Town to tame the Lions

    Mark O'Haire: "Town top the home Expected Goals (xG) charts and sit second in home Expected Points (xP) standings with Ipswich racking up at least three goals in seven of eight outings, alongside a fearsome xG output of 2.46 xG per-game.

    "Despite their Portman Road dominance, the hosts have only recorded two clean sheets in front of their own supporters. Millwall have only been beaten once on their travels this term (W3-D4-L1), keeping shutouts in half of their first eight away days.

    "However, Expected Points (xP) rankings suggest the Bermondsey boys have overachieved on the road and the Lions head to Suffolk this midweek having returned just W1-D3-L4 when facing-off against top-half teams.

    "With that in-mind, I'll happily support Ipswich to win and Over 1.5 Goals at 5/6. The selection has paid-out in all seven of Ipswich's home victories this season and makes sense when you consider remain in transition as they look to overhaul their playing style from Gary Rowett's pragmatism to Joe Edwards' possession-heavy approach."

    Back Ipswich to win and Over 1.5 Goals @ 5/6

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