The Big Wednesday Multiple: Fenerbahce's defence to keep Monaco at bay

Martin Skrtel will bolster the Fenerbahce backline
Martin Skrtel will bolster the Fenerbahce backline

Paul Robinson banged in a 12/1 multiple on Sunday and he's looking to follow it up with another one today, this time at around the 5/1 mark. Here are his selections.

- Back Ponte Preta @ 1.75 (3/4)
- Back Hamilton @ 1.28 (2/7)
- Back Over 2.5 Goals in Olympiakos v Hapoel Beer Sheva @ 1.7 (7/10)
- Back Under 2.5 Goals in Fenerbahce v Monaco @ 1.53 (8/15)

The Multiple pays approximately 5.83 (5/1)

Bet 1: Ponte Preta (HOME) @ 1.758/11 (3/4)

Our home leg comes from Brazil as Ponte Preta take on Figueirense in the second leg of their Copa do Brasil cup tie. The first game a fortnight ago finished 0-0 and the hosts are well placed to make home advantage tell tonight and make it through to the next round.

Both of these teams ply their trade in the Campeonato and it's Ponte Preta who are performing the better of the two. They are up in eighth to Figueriense's 18th and they've lost just one of their last seven outings in all competitions.

On this ground it's five wins from eight this season and that includes victories over Sao Paulo and current leaders, Palmerias. Compare that to Figueriense who are yet to win on the road - five defeats - and while it may not all be one way traffic, a win for the hosts should be the order of the day.


Bet 2: Hamilton (AWAY) @ 1.282/7 (2/7)

To cooler climates now for another cup tie as Hamilton look like relative certainties to win in the Scottish League Cup at Edinburgh City.

There are three divisions between these two clubs and Edinburgh were only just promoted to League Two. They have played two of their Group G fixtures in this competition to date and came at on the losing side on both occasions.

Livingston beat them 3-0 on this ground and while they performed better next time at Ayr, they still ended up with a 1-0 defeat.

Top flight outfit, Hamilton were also beaten at Ayr - 2-1 - but they got back on track last time with a 3-0 thrashing of St Mirren.

Finishing in the top two is the requirement for progression through to the next round and the visitors know that a victory is an absolute must this evening to keep their hopes of qualifying alive.


Bet 3: Olympiakos v Hapoel Beer Sheva (Over 2.5 goals) @ 1.75/7 (7/10)

To Europe's elite club competition now for our final two selections and I think we could be in for a few goals when Olympiakos take on Hapoel Beer Sheva.

The Greeks are an experienced side at this level and they should cruise through this tie. I expect them to put the Israelites to the sword and rack up a few goals in the process.

Olympiakos are typically big scorers in front of their own fans and they have played a number of recent friendlies to get back into the groove ahead of the new campaign.

I wouldn't rule out Hapoel Beer Sheva from netting themselves though as they are used to winning and therefore have that winning mentality.

Obviously nearly all of those matches were played at a lower level than this, but their first leg in the last round saw the ball in the net five times as they won 3-2, so it's not like they adopt a defensive strategy early on.


Bet 4: Fenerbahce v Monaco (Under 2.5 goals) @ 1.538/15 (8/15)

To a slightly more glamorous Champions League fixture now as Turkey take on France in the shape of Fenerbahce against Monaco.

Neither of these two clubs will have wanted to draw each other at this stage of the competition but unfortunately for them they have done and they now need to be on the top of their game to have a chance of progressing through to the final qualifying round.

I expect a lengthy feeling out process early on with Monaco being very cautious given the fact that they are away from home and have a few injuries to contend with.

Fenerbahce have strengthened their defence over the summer with the likes of Martin Skrtel signed from Liverpool for instance, so I wouldn't be overly concerned with them in that respect.

Keeping a clean sheet will be important for them as they won't want Monaco grabbing a potentially crucial away goal, so if they do go 1-0 up, I wouldn't imagine that they will be gung-ho in trying to kill off the tie.


Recommended Multiple

Back Ponte Preta @ 1.75 (3/4)

Back Hamilton @ 1.28 (2/7)

Back Over 2.5 Goals in Olympiakos v Hapoel Beer Sheva @ 1.7 (7/10)

Back Under 2.5 Goals in Fenerbahce v Monaco @ 1.53 (8/15)

The Multiple pays approximately 5.83 (5/1)

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