Champions League Picks: Bank On Salzburg For Wednesday's Parlay

Champions League parlay for Wednesday's games across the Champions League group stages. Soccer handicapper Alex Campean has a two-leg Champions League parlay to tail.
Alex Campean
Tue, August 24, 5:14 AM EDT

Champions League Parlay: 2-Leg Expert Parlay For Wednesday's Games @ +230

There are three more spots to grab before the Champions League draw ceremony, which will take place on Thursday, August 26. Three teams will join the twenty-six teams automatically qualified, plus the three winners from Tuesday’s games. Here’s our parlay of the day.

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Dinamo Zagreb vs. Sheriff Tiraspol 

Dinamo Zagreb vs. Sheriff Tiraspol Odds

Sheriff Tiraspol won the Moldavian league, a domestic league destroyed by match-fixing to arrive at this stage. Last year, 11 people, including players, officials, and managers from half of the teams involved in the Moldavian “Divizia Nationala,” were investigated by the Anti-Corruption Department for match-fixing. 

Moldavian reigning champs, Sheriff Tiraspol, will have the chance to play for the 1st time in history in the Champions League qualifiers. They pulled off probably the biggest upset in the UCL qualifiers by beating Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 in the 1st leg. They were priced at +375 to win the game and at +1100 to cover the -1.5 Asian Handicap. 

The visitors have one of the most professional training facilities in Eastern Europe, having 16 different nationalities inside their team. 

On the other side, Dinamo Zagreb is forced to throw all their considerable attacking talents as they need at least 3 goals to take the game to extra time. It’s not impossible, but it will be very tough for the hosts to overcome the 3 goals deficit. Scoring goals has been somewhat of an issue for the home side of late, but it’s all or nothing, and with the fans behind them, they will go all-in. 

We all expect Sheriff to have a defensive approach, play with 11 men behind the ball, and try not to concede. Zagreb will force a fast goal in the 1st 20 minutes of the game, which will boost confidence for the rest of the match. We expect an ultra-attacking approach, a high-paced and aggressive plan which will ‘scare’ Sheriff a bit and make them exit from their shell. You can also play this pick as a single wager but also part of our parlay. 

1st Leg of Champions League Parlay: Dinamo Zagreb to score in both halves at +120 

Brondby vs. Salzburg 

Brondby vs. Salzburg Odds

The 1st leg statistics are unreal: 74% ball possession, 29 goal attempts, 10 shots on goal, 9 corners, almost 600 passes. But, of course, we are just talking about Salzburg right now. They dominated the entire game, but Brondby scored the 1st goal of the match after just 4 minutes. Yes, they recorded just 1 shot on target in the whole game—efficiency level: God-Like.

Unfortunately, they conceded a last-minute goal, losing 2-1 and having to give it all to qualify in the group stages. This will never happen, and we will explain why. 

Brondby will be without left-back Blas Riveros, injured, while Christian Cappis, Mathias Greve, Tobias Borkeeiet, and Thomas Mikkelsen will all miss the game after testing positive for COVID-19. Thus, they enter this vital clash with a depleted squad, and on top of that, they have significant problems at the back. After conceding 10 goals on target in the 1st leg against Salzburg, they were kept to a 2-2 draw by Odense in their domestic league, letting go a 2-goal lead and conceding 21 shots. 

Imagine Salzburg running loose against a defensive line without their key players and forced to help the attack. We’re not expecting the visitors to defend the 2-1 lead because this is not their style. They always have a positive plan, always on the front foot, ready to score as many goals as possible. 

Both teams scored in the 1st game, and everyone is backing it again, but surely Brondby will struggle to find the back of the net. Salzburg is priced at -200 to win the 2nd leg, which is an excellent price for a parlay. If you want a single bet pick, you can quickly go with a small stake on Salzburg to win HT/FT at +120. You can even go for Salzburg to score in both halves at +110, again with a small stake. 

2nd Leg of Champions League Parlay: Salzburg to win at -200 

Champions League Parlay Picks

2-Leg Parlay Odds @ +230

Dinamo Zagreb/Sheriff Tiraspol - Dinamo Zagreb to score in both halves @ +120

Brondby/Salzburg - Salzburg to win @ -200

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