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Champions League tips: Best bets for Tuesday’s matches

27 Nov | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Champions League tips: Best bets for Tuesday’s matches
Champions League Tuesday tips

Matchday 5 kicks off on Tuesday night with the fifth round of games from Groups E, F, G and H - including Man City v RB Leipzig and PSG v Newcastle.

Borussia Dortmund can all but book their place in the last 16 by avoiding defeat at AC Milan in Group F, where the other contest between PSG and Newcastle should see the corner count soar.

Elsewhere, in Group G it’s hard not to predict goals between Manchester City and Leipzig, even if both managers ring the changes, while Shakhtar can bring down pointless Antwerp in Group H.

AC Milan v Borussia Dortmund (20:00)

Borussia Dortmund have done incredibly well to steal a march on their Group F rivals and can all but cement their place in the last 16 by avoiding defeat in the San Siro.

Group F, with Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle offering the other opposition, always looked a brute of a section, so the German powers have to be thrilled to be top of it.

They took a six-point haul off Newcastle to get them there following a tame start, but now they have hit their straps they can fend off a weakened Milan side.

Dortmund head south on the back of an impressive 4-2 win over Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga, with summer signing Niclas Fullkrug scoring for the third successive game and looking more settled at the Westfalenstadion.

Milan, after failing to score in their first three games, got back in the hunt with a 2-1 win over PSG but they have got plenty of players unavailable, including Rafael Leao, Noah Okafor and Yunus Musah.

Take Dortmund to avoid defeat by backing the draw or Dortmund double chance at 31/40.

Manchester City v RB Leipzig (20:00)

Group G heavyweights Manchester City and RB Leipzig are already through to the last 16 so can ease up at the Etihad.

Expect both Pep Guardiola and Marco Rose to make changes to their weekend teams – though don’t expect the goals likelihood to suffer that much.

At the moment City are going through as group winners and the – notionally – easier draw, so this is very much a free hit for Leipzig, who should at least have a go.

And we have seen recently that teams who have a go at City can break them down, memorably Chelsea who put four past them in a 4-4 draw before the international break.

Both teams have scored in seven of City’s last 10 and nine of Leipzig’s last 12. Back both teams to score and over 2.5 goals – all eight Group G fixtures have produced three goals or more – at 21/20.

PSG v Newcastle (20:00)

The stakes could not be much higher at the Stade de France where defeat is pretty much unthinkable for both PSG and Newcastle.

A PSG win and Newcastle are out. A Newcastle win and the French side’s fate could be out of their hands.

What it should ensure is that there is a positive mindset in the French capital where over 10.5 corners at 11/10 gets the nod.

Statistically it adds up – PSG are averaging 8.2 corners per game, Newcastle 4.2.

And an early goal could turn this into an absolute free-for-all with loads of chances and, it should follow, loads of corners.

Shakhtar Donetsk v Royal Antwerp (17:45)

Antwerp’s race is run and while professional pride would suggest they would rather not finish their Group H campaign on nil points, you probably wouldn’t bet against.

The Belgians have taken a couple of hidings at Barcelona and at home to Porto and were beaten 3-2 by Shakhtar when they met in Antwerp on Matchday Two.

The return match is being played in Hamburg which might sound like a disadvantage for Shakhtar though they were happy enough there earlier in the month beating Barcelona 1-0.

Selections

Draw or Borussia Dortmund @ 31/40

Man City v Leipzig: BTTS & Over 2.5 goals @ 21/20

PSG v Newcastle: Over 10.5 corners @ 11/10

Shakhtar Donetsk @ 1/1

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