Champions League Round 2 Betting Picks: Tuesday’s Parlay at +172
All European big names are back in action for the Champions League Round 2 fixtures. On Tuesday we have some great clashes like PSG vs. Man City, FC Porto vs. Liverpool or AC Milan vs. Atl. Madrid. We are 1 week away from the international break so let’s make the best of this UCL round.
FC Porto vs. Liverpool
Two European heavyweights go head-to-head on Tuesday on Estadio do Dragao in what should be a thrilling contest and a high-scoring affair. FC Porto managed to keep Atletico Madrid at bay 2 weeks ago earning an important 1 point from their trip to Spain. On the other side, Liverpool kicked-off their Champions League campaign with a 3-2 home win against AC Milan.
Mo Salah became the fastest Liverpool player ever to reach 100 league goals last weekend in the 3-3 draw against the newly promoted side Brentford. The Egyptian international has been in great shape for the Reds scoring 5 goals in 6 Premier League games, also contributing on the scoreboard 2 weeks ago against AC Milan. The visitors are unbeaten this season across all competitions and will look to return to winning ways after failing to win their Premier League game against Brentford.
On the other side, the Portuguese giants FC Porto are also unbeaten this season so far. Unfortunately for them, the hosts enter this game with some important injury issues. They will be without their first-choice options at centre-back with Pepe and Augustin Marchesin being unavailable due to injuries while Chancel Mbemba is suspended after being sent off against Atletico Madrid.
These two sides have met six times in this competition. Jurgen Klopp played Porto 4 times while being with Liverpool winning 3 games in the process. In all 3 wins, Liverpool managed to score at least 2 goals and we expect them to repeat that performance. They are clinical and they are determined to take control of the group and add 3 more points to their season tally. They will take advantage of Porto’s defensive issues and score at least 2 goals on their own. As a side bet, we will take Mo Salah to continue his great scoring form and contribute on the scoreboard. He is priced at +110 with BetMGM to be anytime goalscorer.
1st Pick of the Parlay: Liverpool Total Team Goals Over 1.5 at -141 with Unibet.
RB Leipzig vs. Club Brugge
Despite scoring 3 goals against Man City 2 weeks ago, RB Leipzig are sitting bottom of the group because they ‘managed’ to concede 6 goals from Pep and Co. After 4 winless games across all competitions (3 defeats in the process), RB Leipzig destroyed Hertha Berlin last weekend beating them 6-0 easily creating scoring opportunities during the entire match. They recorded 18 goal attempts and 11 shots on target.
After scoring a hat-trick against Man City, Christopher Nkunku netted a brace on Saturday against Hertha. He is priced at +220 with BetMGM to be anytime goalscorer against Club Brugge. There are still problems to be solved for the host as they lost their 2 best centre-backs, their best midfielder and they have a new manager.
On the other side, Club Brugge are a great team to watch. They don’t necessarily have star players inside their team, but they play as a team, they are united, they play for each other, and they are very aggressive. They pulled off a huge upset 2 weeks ago against PSG keeping them to a 1-1 draw, pressing high during the entire match and not giving many spaced to PSG. We expect a same type of game against RB Leipzig, and we also expect them, once again to contribute on the scoreboard. They even have a good chance to return home with at least 1 point.
This will be the first-ever meeting between the sides and they will both be looking to start their rivalry on a good note. The Germans have found their goalscoring form, but they do concede many goals and the visitors have the necessary weapons to score on Tuesday.
2nd Pick of the Parlay: Over 2.5 goals in the match at -170 at DraftKings