The Big Wednesday Multiple: Napoli to edge out Benfica

Milik has already netted four Serie A goals
Milik has already netted four Serie A goals
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It's that time of the week where Paul Robinson selects a home win, an away win, a match to go over 2.5 goals and a match to go under 2.5 goals. Here are his selections...

- Back Napoli @ 1.7 (7/10)
- Back Barcelona @ 1.44 (4/9)
- Back Over 2.5 Goals in Celtic v Man City @ 1.5 (1/2)
- Back Under 2.5 Goals in Coventry v AFC Wimbledon @ 1.72 (8/11)

The Multiple pays approximately 6.32 (11/2)

Bet 1: Napoli (HOME) @ 1.7 (7/10)

We begin in the Champions League as Napoli look set to continue their fine start to the season by getting the better of Benfica in Naples.

I was one of the people who were concerned with how Napoli would fare with Gonzalo Higuain and when they trailed Pescara by two goals to nil during the opening weekend of the season, my concerns were shaping up to be proved correct.

Maurizio Sarri's side fought back to draw that game 2-2 though and since then they have taken 13 points from a possible 15 in Serie A and won 2-1 at Dynamo Kiev in this competition.

They won't have it easy this evening as Benfica currently top the Portuguese league having won five and drawn one of their opening six matches, but they could only draw 1-1 at home to Besiktas in their first Group B fixture a fortnight ago.

The Italians have the stronger team overall and with home advantage, I think they are good value to make it two from two in this year's Champions League.

Bet 2: Barcelona (AWAY) @ 1.44 (4/9)

It's not often that I put up an away leg as short as this but I really can't see past Barcelona for their trip to M'gladbach.

The visitors may have endured a couple of poor results this year - most notably the 2-1 loss at home to Deportio Alaves - but they are still a class above and thumped Sporting Gijon 5-0 in front of their own fans at the weekend.

Tonight they travel to Germany to face a Borussia M'Gladbach side who may be fourth in the Bundesliga, but they were also put to the sword by Manchester City two weeks ago.

There are only a couple of teams in the world who are better going forward than City are and one of them is Barcelona. If Luis Enrique's stars play anywhere near their best then they will score enough goals to win the match, even if they end up conceding at the other end.

Bet 3: Celtic v Man City (Over 2.5 goals) @ 1.5 (1/2)

I have covered this match in more detail here but the main theme of the preview is that I think that there will be plenty of goals.

Both teams involved have been excellent in front of goal this season, but it's not like they have been pulling up any trees at the other end. This isn't a Neil Lennon led Celtic side who will be happy to sit behind the ball and scrap for a 0-0 or 1-0 win, this is a team who are encouraged to express themselves and go forward under Brendan Rodgers.

While that might give them a bit more joy in the attacking third, it will also leave them much more vulnerable at the back. Sergio Aguero for one will be willing and able to take advantage of any space and this selection should land comfortably.

Bet 4: Coventry v AFC Wimbledon (Under 2.5 goals) @ 1.72 (8/11)

Away from the Champions League now and into England's third tier for the clash between Coventry and AFC Wimbledon at the Ricoh.

The Sky Blues are rock bottom of the division and it's sure to be a terrible atmosphere inside the ground as the supporters continue to protest against the owners of the club.

Tony Mowbray's men have only scored four goals in nine outings this term but they've actually got one of the best defensive records with only 10 conceded themselves.

They take on fellow strugglers, AFC Wimbledon, today with the Dons having had two of their last three away games reward under 2.5 backers. They drew 1-1 at the weekend and even though Coventry are bottom, a point wouldn't be a bad result for the visitors.

Recommended Multiple

Back Napoli @ 1.7 (7/10)
Back Barcelona @ 1.44 (4/9)
Back Over 2.5 Goals in Celtic v Man City @ 1.5 (1/2)
Back Under 2.5 Goals in Coventry v AFC Wimbledon @ 1.72 (8/11)

The Multiple pays approximately 6.32 (11/2)

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