Europe’s elite club competition continues on Tuesday night and plenty of punters will be backing Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to pick up another victory. The Premier League leaders host Napoli and a win should see City take total control of Group F. With that in mind, the Blues feature prominently in our top tips ahead of the action.
MANCHESTER CITY vs Napoli
Pep’s side have been a class above in the Premier League this season and it would take a brave man to back against them here. Napoli are a talented side and it won’t be easy by any means but the English outfit should be strong enough to emerge victorious at home. With Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus on top form, this may be a formality.
The visitors head into this one with an outside chance but Napoli to win or draw is available at 5/4. At the time of writing, Maurizio Sarri’s men are two points clear at the top of Serie A having won all eight league game so far this season. This may be a step too far for the Italian giants though.
TIP: Manchester City to win @ 8/13
RB LEIPZIG vs FC Porto
It hasn’t gone to plan for RB Leipzig so far this campaign but a win looks likely here. You can back the Bundesliga giants at 11/10 to defeat Porto on Tuesday evening; I’m fully expecting Leipzig to get back to winning ways after falling short to Besiktas. It won’t be totally one-sided but Leipzig should have enough to keep the visitors at bay.
Meanwhile, Porto ran out clear winners against Monaco in their most recent European clash – the visitors may find this one much tougher. The Portuguese side are sitting pretty at the top of the domestic table and the Champions League knockout stages are in sight. A positive result here could spur Porto on in their pursuit of glory.
TIP: RB Leipzig to win @ 11/10
Benfica vs MANCHESTER UNITED
It might not be a good couple of days for the Portuguese clubs. Benfica have failed to inspire confidence so far this season; especially in Europe’s elite competition. The hosts will be up against it against Manchester United here and a Red Devils triumph could be on the cards if Jose Mourinho lets his side go for the jugular.
The English giants were disappointing at Anfield on Saturday afternoon but a win here will erase any lingering memories of that performance. United cannot afford to be too sloppy in possession or else risk a shock defeat. 3/4 represents solid value for the Premier League side here – United will be confident of notching another win.
TIP: Manchester United to win @ 3/4
CHELSEA vs AS Roma
Antonio Conte’s men suffered a shock defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon but I fancy the Blues to get back to winning ways here. The defending Premier League champions have won both of their Champions League games so far this campaign and another success looks likely – the Stamford Bridge faithful will expect a major effort.
For the visitors, this is about damage limitation. Roma have been solid in Italy’s top flight so far this year but Chelsea may be too strong. The hosts are sitting pretty at the top of Group C and a positive result in west London will see Roma bolster their claim to advance to the knockout stages at the expense of Atletico Madrid. Sadly, Chelsea may be too strong.
TIP: Chelsea to win @ 4/7
(*Odds subject to change – accurate at the time of writing...*)