Wednesday Morning Champions League Multi
We have a small-but-saucy $6 four-leg multi!
Club Brugge v Atletico Madrid
I’m kicking-off with Atletico Madrid to beat Club Brugge.
The Spanish giants don’t have the best away record in the world – the 4-0 defeat at Dortmund was a particularly low point – but they will be fully aware that victory against Brugge will guarantee their place at the top of Group A.
With Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Juventus set to top their respective groups, finishing second would be a massive blow for Diego Simeone’s men.
Brugge have already lost to Atletico and Dortmund this Champions League campaign, and although they are unbeaten in three European matches, I believe Atleti will grind to victory and claim top spot.
Inter v PSV
The fascinating Group B has finally reached its climax, and with all eyes on Spurs’ trip to Barcelona, all Inter can do it beat PSV at San Siro and hope their English adversaries lose.
PSV no longer have anything to play for, and they have already lost against Barca and Spurs away from home; Inter are three without a win in Europe, but their last home game ended in an impressive draw with the Catalan giants.
I believe Inter will do their bit, meaning Spurs have to beat Barcelona to qualify for the knockouts.
Liverpool v Napoli
Now then, this will be interesting.
Liverpool’s task on Tuesday is (sort of) simple: win 1-0 or by two goals.
One mustn’t forget that Napoli are a very, very strong side, but the old cliché of Liverpool performing on these ‘famous European nights’ might well come to life here.
Napoli’s two previous Champions League away games both ended in draws – the one against PSG significantly more impressive than the one against Red Star Belgrade – while they’ve also lost on the road in Serie A to Sampdoria and Juventus.
I’m not totally convinced Liverpool will get exactly the result they need, but I’m fairly confident they will at least win on the night (19 from a possible 21 Premier League points at Anfield, conceding just once, is scary).
It’ll be a fascinating contest, and one which I see Liverpool winning.
Monaco v Borussia Dortmund
Finally, I expect Borussia Dortmund to beat a hapless Monaco outfit.
Thierry Henry has endured a miserable time as Monaco manager so far, and his side have just three points from eight Ligue 1 matches at home.
Put simply, they are rubbish.
Things are looking much rosier for Dortmund, who are now SEVEN points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, and are definitely dark horses for this competition.
They will have half an eye on the Atletico Madrid score, but Dortmund must still do the job against Monaco, and $1.83 is an incredible price for them to do so.