5 play-off picks for your midweek Champions League acca
Liverpool and Napoli are set for second-leg victories, plus more in our latest European coupon.
Napoli to beat Nice –
Napoli beat Verona at the weekend to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season, having also beaten Nice 2-0 in the first leg of this tie.
The Italian side have also safely progressed through qualifying in Europe six times out of eight.
Nice, meanwhile, have lost three of their last four in all competitions and won just one in six so far this season.
Sevilla to beat Istanbul Basaksehir –
After inflicting Istanbul Basaksehir’s first home defeat in 26 matches in the first leg, Sevilla should be backed in the return fixture.
The Spanish side have only been beaten in European qualifying three times in their last 10 appearances.
Istanbul, meanwhile, have won just one of their nine European games, losing five and drawing three.
CSKA Moscow to beat Young Boys –
Young Boys were beaten at home last week and, given their travelling record, have no chance on Wednesday.
They have lost five consecutive away games in the Champions League and have been knocked out in qualifying in each of their last five attempts.
CSKA, who have won six of their last eight qualifiers at home and lost just three out of 20 at their own ground, are a safe bet.
FC Copenhagen to beat Qarabag –
Despite losing the first leg, Copenhagen’s fantastic home record should see them through.
The Danish champions went unbeaten at their own ground last season and have lost just once in 50 matches in all competitions.
They have also won five of their last eight home games in the Champions League, keeping a clean sheet in six of them.
Qarabag, meanwhile, have lost seven of their last 13 on the road in Europe and have never made it past this stage.
Liverpool to beat Hoffenheim –
After beating Crystal Palace at the weekend, Liverpool have now won six out of nine at Anfield.
The Reds have also never been knocked out in qualifying for a European competition and, having already won away from home, should make it two wins from two.
With just three away wins from 14 in all competitions last season, Hoffenheim’s away record lets them down.
They were unlucky not to get a draw in the first leg, but it will only get worse for them on Wednesday.
*Odds subject to change.