The Big Wednesday Multiple: The Big Match Edition

The Atletico MG fans even turn up to training sessions to support their team

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 Santa Fe @ 1.95 (19/20);

Back Celtic @ 1.22 (2/9);

Back Over 2.5 Goals in Sligo Rovers v Molde @ 1.95 (19/20);

Back Under 2.5 Goals in Olimpia v Atletico MG @ 1.57 (4/7);

The Multiple pays approximately 7.28 (6/1)"

Bet 1: Santa Fe (HOME) @ 1.95 (19/20)  

Our home win this week comes from Colombia as Santa Fe look set to earn a little bit of compensation for missing out on the Copa Libertadores final that they could have been playing in tonight.

This is the second leg of the final of the Apertura between the two best teams in Colombia as Santa Fe take on Atletico Nacional. The score is 0-0 coming into this game as the pair played out a stalemate in Medellín on Monday.

Wilson Gutiérrez's men now have the home-field advantage and they are undefeated in 12 in Bogotá - eight of which were victories. While the last four meetings between the two on this ground have ended in draws, Santa Fe will have more motivation that usual to get the job done inside the 90 minutes as away goals don't count and a tied match will go straight to the lottery of penalties.

Atletico Nacional are unbeaten in five but away from home, Juan Carlos Osorio's side have lost four of their last eight in all competitions - firing three blanks in the process and failing to register a single clean sheet.

Bet 2: Celtic (AWAY) @ 1.22 (2/9)  

Champions league action now as Celtic look a certainty to win in Northern Ireland at Cliftonville despite being without the services of Gary Hooper.

This is one of the biggest matches in Cliftonville's history as the reigning champions of Northern Ireland have plenty of links with Celtic. Given the gulf in class between these two though, there isn't too much point in discussing recent form as even a below-par Celtic should have more than enough to get the job done.

Neil Lennon will be keen to avoid embarrassment in his native Northern Ireland and while the saga of Gary Hooper's transfer lingers on, the other strikers at the club will see this as an opportunity to step up and stake their claim.

The Bhoys' odds are quite prohibitive but put in a multiple they boost the overall price significantly enough to make it worthwhile.

Bet 3: Sligo Rovers v Molde (Over 2.5 goals) @ 1.95 (19/20)  

Moving slightly south now for our goal-fest of the evening as Sligo Rovers host Norwegian side Molde in the Champions League.

Sligo are making their debut in this competition having only played in the European Cup version once back in 1977. They've been regulars in the Europa League of late though and while they've never made the group phase, they have at least gained some European experience.

The defending champions are currently second in the Irish Airtricity Premier Division and while they've managed just a single point from their last two outings it's likely that their focus had switched slightly to this evening's clash.

Molde have flourished of late under the guidance of former Manchester United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and they will be looking to make it through the qualifying rounds of this as they did in the Europa League last term.

They started the season really poorly in Norway but the Tippeligaen winners have run into much better form of late and are undefeated in six in the league. Four of their last five have gone over 3.5 goals, with two going over 4.5 and one actually going over 5.5.

While this is only the first leg of this tie, Sligo will be keen to take a lead to Norway and it's very rare that they fail to score at the Showgrounds. Conversely, Molde will want at least one away goal and they've scored eight in their last three on the road.

Bet 4: Olimpia v Atletico MG (Under 2.5 goals) @ 1.57 (4/7) - Betfair Live Video @ 01:50 GMT

We finish in Paraguay for the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Olimpia and Atletico MG. While this should be a pulsating clash, I can't see there being many goals.

Club Olimpia have enjoyed a fairy tale run through to the final of the competition they last won in 2002. Ever Hugo Almeida's side eased through a tricky group that contained Newell's Old Boys and then went on to knock out Tigre, Fluminense and Santa Fe.

Of the seven matches they played at home - six were victories and one was drawn - with four clean sheets kept. Only three of the seven went under 2.5 goals but two of those were in the knockout phase.

Atletico MG kept their nerve to overturn a 2-0 first leg deficit against Newell's in the semi's to win by the same score in Brazil and eventually triumph on penalties.

Cuca's men are now the red-hot favourites to lift the trophy and although they will be much better in Brazil, I wouldn't rule them out of avoiding defeat tonight.

Mineiro's last three in this competition have all had two goals or less and even if they go one or two down here, it's doubtful that they'll chase the game knowing that they are more than capable of getting the job done back on home soil.

Recommended Multiple
Back Santa Fe @ 1.95 (19/20); Back Celtic @ 1.22 (2/9); Back Over 2.5 Goals in Sligo Rovers v Molde @ 1.95 (19/20); Back Under 2.5 Goals in Olimpia v Atletico MG @ 1.57 (4/7); The Multiple pays approximately 7.28 (6/1)

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