The Liverpool v PSG tie was the highlight of the first round of matches and really lived up to the hype. Without playing in a competitive league how can PSG ever prepare to play in matches like these, especially against teams that aggressively press them.
In terms of the bets the late goal by Liverpool stopped that being a draw but the late comeback from Inter Milan made that one a winner so swings and roundabouts.
18.09 – Inter v Tottenham: Home win @2.625 Generally WIN +1.625 (2-1)
18.09 – Liverpool v Paris SG: Draw @3.5 Generally LOSE -1 (3-2)
18.09 – Schalke v FC Porto: Home win @2.4 Generally LOSE -1 (1-1)
19.09 – Valencia v Juventus: Home win @4.75 Generally LOSE -1 (0-2)
Summary: 1 win from 4 / -1.375pts
After playing Juventus Valencia now travel to Manchester and will need some sort of result to maintain hopes of qualifying. Manchester City need a win at Hoffenheim and were helped by the other game being a draw in round 1.
The big clashes in matchday 2 are Tottenham at home to Barcelona and Napoli at home to Liverpool. Barcelona are without Umtiti which is important for them as he has made a massive difference for them and helped Pique. Spurs need something from this and have shown they are capable of big wins after beating Real Madrid 3-1 last season.
The Napoli match is interesting as Serie A is starting to look stronger in Europe and Roma took a big step last year beating Barcelona. Napoli have had a tough start to the year and beaten Lazio, AC Milan and Fiorentina already. Italian teams have done well against English teams and this is probably the best value of the bets we have laid out this matchday.
03.10 – Lokomotiv Moscow v Schalke: Away win @2.4 Generally
03.10 – Tottenham v Barcelona: Home win @3.5 with quite a few
03.10 – Napoli v Liverpool: Home win @3.5 with quite a few
03.10 – FC Porto v Galatasaray: Away win @7.5 with quite a few