The Big Wednesday Multiple: Lewandowski to fire BVB to vital victory

The Polish striker should have too much for the French defence
The Polish striker should have too much for the French defence

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 Lanus @ 1.5 (1/2);

Back Dortmund @ 1.44 (4/9);

Back Over 2.5 Goals in Chelsea v Steaua Bucharest @ 1.5 (1/2);

Back Under 2.5 Goals in Atletico Madrid v Porto @ 1.75 (3/4);

The Multiple pays approximately 5.67 (9/2)"

Bet 1: Lanus (HOME) @ 1.5 (1/2) - Live on Premier Sports and Betfair Live Video at 23:50

It's the second leg of the Copa Sudamericana final tonight and following a 1-1 draw in Brazil, Lanus should be able to get the job done in Argentina.

Lanus are riding high in their domestic league and with just one game to go in the Torneo Inicial, they still have a chance of winning as they only trail leaders San Lorenzo by two points.

It's been a great year for Guillermo Barros Schelotto's side as they're on the verge of Sudamericana glory and it's hard to see them not winning given their excellent home record.

'Granate' have lost just two of their last 18 in front of their own fans and have won three of their four in this competition so far. Their sole blemish was a 0-0 draw with River Plate but it's fair to say that they are much more formidable opponents than the Brazilians.

Ponte Preta have been relegated from the Campeonato but while all that has been going on, they've somehow managed to make this final. They knocked out Sao Paulo in the semis - thanks largely to a 3-1 away win - and they also beat Velez in the quarter finals - winning 2-0 in Argentina.

I just can't see a repeat here though and while I expect Jorginho's men to put up a bit of a fight, the Copa Sudamericana is going to end up with the Argentines. 

Bet 2: Dortmund (AWAY) @ 1.44 (4/9) - Live on Sky Sports Interactive

Our away win comes from France as Borussia Dortmund should be more than capable of beating Group F whipping boys Marseille and securing their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

It hasn't been a vintage campaign for the Germans as they're already well off the pace in the Bundesliga and have fallen to two defeats in this competition. Nevertheless, they go into tonight's game knowing that a win will see them progress from what was a tricky group.

Jurgen Klopp's side were beaten at home by Leverkusen at the weekend which isn't exactly an ideal preparation but prior to that they'd won three in a row - including a 3-1 win over Napoli. 

Marseille are yet to earn a point from five outings in this season's Champions League as it's five defeats on the bounce for José Anigo's men. They've lost their last couple in Ligue One as well - without scoring a goal - and it's hard to see them putting up much of a fight with nothing to play for.

Bet 3: Chelsea v Steaua Bucharest (Over 2.5 goals) @ 1.5 (1/2) - Live on Sky Sports 3

Our goal-fest comes from Stamford Bridge as Chelsea look set to rack up the goals against a team they scored four against in the reverse fixture.

Chelsea somehow managed to qualify from this group with a game to spare despite losing both home and away to Basel. While they've not quite won the group yet, it should be a forgone conclusion as they are long-odds on to take the three points this evening - and a draw may even end up being good enough anyway.

Jose Mourinho hasn't been too happy with his players of late and while there has been plenty of criticism over his strikers, his team aren't actually struggling for goals.

The Blues have netted 10 times in their last three matches but it's no clean sheet in four as they shipped one at Basel, one to Southampton, three at Sunderland and another three at Stoke on Saturday.

Steaua were beaten 4-0 by tonight's opponents in Romania back in October and that came on the back of a 3-0 loss at Schalke. They have steadied the ship since then though as they've drawn their next three, however they have nothing to play for tonight and aren't in great form in their domestic league.

I can't see anything other than a comfortable home win in this one and over 2.5 goals should be landed with ease.

Bet 4: Atletico Madrid v Porto (Under 2.5 goals) @ 1.75 (3/4) - Live on Sky Sports Interactive

We finish in Spain as Atletico Madrid welcome Porto to the Vicente Calderón Stadium and the match has all the makings of being a low-scoring affair.

There was concern before this season began how Atletico Madrid would cope without their influential striker Radamel Falcao but they've ended up going from strength to strength as they've cruised through their Champions League group and currently sit level on points on top of La Liga with Barcelona.

Diego Simeone's defence have been awesome of late as they've kept seven clean sheets in their last 10 which has enabled them to win eight of those games. They haven't conceded a goal in over six hours of football in front of their own fans and it's going to be difficult for the visitors to get the win they're going to need to have any chance of qualification.

Porto aren't the force of old this season as while they're up there in their domestic league, they haven't looked overly convincing in this competition. They've amassed just five points from a possible 15 and with Zenit facing Austria Vienna, it looks like they'll be in the Europa League next year no matter how they do tonight.

Paulo Fonseca's side just aren't scoring enough goals and that has led to four of their five going under 2.5. In the Champions League, six of their last seven on the road have gone under and they haven't scored more than once in any of the last five.

Recommended Multiple
Back Lanus @ 1.5 (1/2); Back Dortmund @ 1.44 (4/9); Back Over 2.5 Goals in Chelsea v Steaua Bucharest @ 1.5 (1/2); Back Under 2.5 Goals in Atletico Madrid v Porto @ 1.75 (3/4); The Multiple pays approximately 5.67 (9/2)

Multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.

2013/14 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 16 pts
Returned: 27.32 pts
P/L: + 11.32 pts

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