UEFA Champions League: Best three-fold picks to follow on Tuesday
A competition with such a rich history surely attracts a lot of punters. Moreover, the tricky nature of the games increases chances of surprising results emerging.
So, it’s in your good interest to have experts guide you through these waters, and that’s why we have arrived at three games which can best be banked on for Tuesday’s action.
MONCHENGLADBACH vs REAL MADRID
Real Madrid will look to bag their first win of the UEFA Champions 2020/21 season after the surprise 2-3 defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk.
However, the team from Madrid bounced back quickly with the El Clasico win on Saturday and this definitely showed us that things look good on field when Zidane put the right players and right formation on the field.
It has to be highlighted that Real started last year’s Champions League with a 0-3 defeat to PSG and then drew Brugge 2-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu before bagging three wins and a draw from the next four to take them through to the knockouts.
Borussia Monchengladbach on the other hand were excellent against Inter Milan, but a late goal denied them three points in a match that ended 2-2.
In contrast to their Tuesday’s opposition, the start they had at the season is solid and they come to this game on the back of a five-match unbeaten run (2W, 3D) across all competitions.
Zinedine Zidane must have to field his best eleven. Otherwise, we will see a result as in matchday 1.
The key is Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jnr and one of Goes Rodrygo or Marco Asensio upfront with Federico Valverde, Casemiro with Toni Kroos or Luka Modric in the middle while defensive pairing on Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos must be flanked by Ferland Mendy and either Nacho or Lucas on the right back position.
So, we can back a Real Madrid win, since they have garnered enough confidence from the 3-1 win at Camp Nou on Saturday. We will go for Madrid straight win here priced at 1.87 odds by 1xbet.
SHAKHTAR DONETSK vs INTER MILAN
Inter Milan travel to Shakhtar Donetsk for the matchday 2 fixture of the UEFA Champions League 2020/21 season and will look for their first win of the campaign.
The Nerazzurri had a wobbly start to the season and they were exposed in the group opener at their own backyard by Monchengladbach only to be saved by a late goal from Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian scored both goals in the 2-2 stalemate and he is the most consistent player in Antonio Conte’s squad until now.
Winless in three after the draw, Inter went on to win 2-0 at Genoa on the weekend and will be keen to take the momentum to Ukraine.
Shakhtar Donetsk on the other hand, bagged a historic win away at Real Madrid even though they had most of their key players missing through injuries and illness.
While the result is excellent as it can be and the credit goes to those young players and could have scored more goals in the first half, the match will be remembered for complacency from Zinedine Zidane who went into the game without his key players like Benzema and Vinicius Junior and playing Ferland Mendy at the right back.
Based on the recent form of both teams, we can expect some goals at Kharkiv since Shakhtar scored at least once in every game except two since football restarted across Europe in May. The Nerazzurri on the other hand have scored in all except once in their away games in calendar year 2020. This makes a good case for btts and over 2.5 goals among good tips for this Champions League clash, but we will be going for the over 2.5 option priced at 1.67 odds by 22bet.
ATLETICO MADRID vs RB SALZBURG
Atletico Madrid welcome Salzburg on matchday 2 of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League and will be looking for their first win of the campaign after the humiliating 4-0 defeat at Munich.
Salzburg on the other hand started their campaign as strong favourites against Russian outfit Lokomotiv Moscow and will be disappointed to have earned just a point in the 2-2 stalemate. The Austrians were undoubtedly the better side and managed to keep the Russians quiet but undone by two setpience goals.
Diego Simeone’s men are unbeaten at home in the Champions League since 2017 and this is why they are red-hot favourites.
Jesse Marsch’s Salzburg have been impressive in last season’s group stage and scored 16 goals in 5 games before a 0-2 defeat to Liverpool on matchday 6. But their performance in three UCL games this season, including the two qualifiers leave plenty of gaps for Atletico to exploit.
In a nutshell, the Austrians are very adventurous, but can be undone by a solid defensive unit like Madrid’s. Thus our top pick, which we believe is the safe option here is the home win which is priced at 1.55 odds by Betwinner
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