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Champions League: 888sport’s Delightful 5/2 Double

Alex McMahon
2018-03-05
Liverpool and Real Madrid both in action on Tuesday evening

Predicting the results of Tuesday’s Champions League fixtures may be tough – but for very different reasons. Punters will be excited to see how both matches pan out.

Liverpool, currently 5-0 up on aggregate and with a trip to Old Trafford this weekend, may rest a few big names for the visit of Porto; the away side may also decide to write this one off. England's top clubs are shining this season but this is a tough one to predict.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are in charge ahead of their second leg with Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital. Los Blancos have a 3-1 lead to defend in the Parc des Princes - although that is easier said than done.

The hosts, now without Neymar for the rest of the season, will need to be at their brilliant best to stand any chance of knocking Zinedine Zidane’s side out of the competition. Read below for our top tips on Tuesday’s European fixtures...

 

LIVERPOOL vs FC PORTO

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been sensational at Anfield this season; Liverpool have lost just one of their last 22 competitive fixtures on home soil.

Even with a few regulars rested, the Reds should have enough quality to maintain that record here. Over 1.5 home goals is well worth considering at 1/2 – especially if Klopp plays his big guns.

Porto had scored in six successive European matches before that 5-0 defeat and it would take a brave man to back against the visitors scoring on Tuesday night.

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The Portuguese outfit, involved in a battle with Benfica at the top of the table, will be focusing primarily on winning the title. It would be foolish to expect another one-sided win for the Reds.

For that reason, opting for both teams to score may prove prudent. 10/13 is a decent price considering the wholesale changes that could occur and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see a few goals in this contest.

TIP: Both teams to score @ 10/13

 

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN vs REAL MADRID

The French side are clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table but European success continues to elude PSG – that has to change sooner rather than later.

Unai Emery’s side are priced at EVS to win in 90 minutes on Tuesday evening and the often-hostile Parisian crowd will expect a huge effort. A slip up here could be detrimental for Emery’s future at the club.

Zidane’s men have struggled for large parts of the 2017/18 campaign but have been simply sublime in the Champions League; the European Cup is Real's main priority and backing Los Blancos in mid-season betting markets may be wise.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, criticised by some this season, is clear at the top of the goal scoring charts for this competition and the Portugal star could be very influential here. He is a 5/4 shot to score during Tuesday’s clash.

It could be a fantastic contest on paper but Neymar’s absence has put a bit of a dampener on the clash. With that in mind, under 3.5 goals is worth a second glance at 19/20 – the visitors will want to protect their lead.

TIP: Under 3.5 goals @ 19/20

 

*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*