Let’s begin with AZ Alkmaar v Man Utd — at which I’m financing the hosts to acquire with a draw bet.
I am afraid Manchester United are not very great. With just three wins in their first nine games of the season in all competitions–with not one coming to the street –it is difficult to make much of a case for them.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men scraped past Astana in their opener, although AZ drew at Partizan Belgrade, despite being a man down from the 27th minute onwards.
The Dutch side have lost just once in their 15 fixtures that were competitive this year, and with United desperately short of ideas and inspiration, particularly I am giving a excellent chance in this to AZ.
I have a tasty suggestion for Besiktas v Wolves: Adem Ljajic to be shown a card in 4/1.
Besiktas are mathematically the dirtiest aspect in Turkey (an impressive feat), amassing 20 yellow cards and 2 reds in their six matches.
Serbian midfielder Ljajic has been picking up reservations of his five league matches in four and one in Besiktas’ Europa League defeat to Slovan Bratislava.
This should be a high-intensity affair, and together using the loser understanding eligibility is gone, as both groups risked defeat in their garages. With luck, this should lead to a few reservations.
A opportunity at evens against Young Boys looks chunky, so that’s my tip for this particular battle.
After dominating proceedings year, Young Boys seem a bit jaded this time around, while unbeaten, they have drawn three of the past four games, and sit in the peak of the table.
There was no shame in losing 2-1 against Porto that a fortnight past, but Rangers–that have lost one of their 18 matches this season in all competitions (that arriving at home to Celtic)–are constructing some fantastic momentum beneath Steven Gerrard, as displayed by their excellent victory against Feyenoord in Ibrox.
For this suggestion, four clean sheets that were successive have been kept by Rangers, and that solidity will ensure they avoid defeat at Stade de Suisse.
This second one is easy: Arsenal to overcome at a -1 handicap and Standard Liege at home together.
For their (many) faults, the Gunners are still an excellent side in The Emirates, and will surely prove too much for Liege, particularly after their amazing 3-0 triumph in Frankfurt.
I would anticipate another much-changed team from Unai Emery–though the second XI still did the company in Germany and against Nottingham Forest at the EFL Cup–but that should not matter too much, since the Belgians have lost away games into St. Truiden and Anderlecht.
It is always hard with Arsenal (possibly why this can be odds-against), but an expert triumph is surely the most likely outcome.
Last but not the least, I have Celtic avenging their Champions League qualifying defeat to Cluj with a victory and the two teams scoring.
The Romanians conquer Celtic 4-3 at Parkhead–nevertheless their only defeat of the year –to knock them from Champions League contention (prior to going on to lose more than two legs against Slavia Prague), however that is where that wrong is put right.
Neil Lennon’s boys have won six of their second Scottish Premiership matches this year, but they’ve just kept one blank sheet at home, conceding against Hearts and Kilmarnock.
Cluj have been a little failing to win their last three matches–and with the added needle out of the defeat back in August, there significance in Celtic.