Atalanta vs Young Boys
I am betting Young boys here tonight, I believe they are underrated and I thought they were impressive in their opening match v Manchester United having 19 attempts at goal to United’s 2, Yes United were reduced to 10 men from the 35th minute but even up to that point Young Boys had 5 attempts at goal to United’s 2, after the red card it was 14-0 to Young Boys in terms of attempts as they swamped United. They face a Atalanta side who have showed up for years as being very positive on the stats and currently showing as only the 7th best side in serie A on the Expected goals charts, i would have some questions if they are a team on the slide. They are still without strikers Muriel and defender Hateboer, while Palomino is a major doubt after picking up a injury in a recent game. Young Boys should be able to name the same side than beat Manchester United with Nsame still out though injury, he would be considered a key striker for the Swiss side although Siebatchau has been excellent so far this season and Nsame has not been as missed as many would have thought. I think Young Boys are value here and give Atalanta something to think about in what should be a open match.
Young Boys +1.5 min odds 1.83
Zenit St Petersburg vs Malmo
I am betting the Swedes here, I think they are worth another go, they greatly impressed on the way to the group stages and then were very well backed v Juventus at home, they now travel to Russia to face Zenit St Petersburg. Zenit is a side that likes to play on the break and they very nearly got an excellent result at Chelsea on match day 1, they won’t get that chance today against Malmo who should themselves look to counter. Zenit also have issues at the back with Lovren still out though injury meaning defensive midfielder Barrios will need to play centre half again which is not ideal while Malmo have pretty much a full squad to choose from I make Malmo value here on the +1 line.
Malmo +1 min odds 1.90
Bayern Munich vs Dynamo Kiev
I am betting Bayern here -2.5, i just can’t see anything other than a easy Bayern win, Bayern were super impressive away at Barcelona on matchday 1, winning 3-0 and really it could have been by 5 or 6 such was their dominance. Dynamo drew 0-0 in their opening match v Benfica but Benfica were by far the better team on the night and should have won. I think Bayern will win this by at least 3 goals, Dynamo may not be as open as Barcelona but it is difficult to see how they can put up much resistance if they got dominated by Benfica at home in their previous match. They have a mounting injury crisis too Dynamo and it could be a young 19-year-old centre half will have to play, which is a serious ask to keep Bayern quiet with the players they have available, Dynamo also have 4 strikers out, I am Betting Bayern -2.5.
Bayern Munich -2.5 min odds 1.84
Benfica vs Barcelona
Bet of the round this for me, Barcelona are not even close to the side of a few seasons ago and both sides go into this searching for their opening win of the champions league this season. Benfica are in a better position with players coming back from suspension than Barce, Verissimo is back from suspension as is Taarabt, Barce still have Braithwaite, Aguero, Dembele, while Roberto, Balde Alba are doubts for this match with the latter likely to miss out, Frankie De Jong should be available although i am not sure how much this player really suits Barcelona style of play. If Benfica are to qualify for the next round this is a match they probably need to win and I am tempted to play the DNB line however +0.25 is available and probably offers better value but either line for Benfica is value and should be bet for tonight’s game.
Benfica +0.25 min odds 1.80
Manchester United vs Villarreal
I am betting Villarreal here +1, United have looked very ordinary so far this season and Solskjaer will have to plan without some big players namely full back Aaron Wan-Bissaka who is suspended while Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw look like they will miss out through injury while Rashford certainly misses out. Villarreal are currently 11th in La Liga but they showed that they are a decent side bring Chelsea to penalties in the European super cup last month in Belfast, they are a tough side well organised side and were the better team against Atalanta on match day 1 and should have taken the 3 points. I don’t believe they will fear a trip to Manchester against under pressure Solkjaer after defeating them on penalties in the Europa league final in Gdansk Poland in May, that game was a pretty even match with Villarreal having 12 attempts to United’s 14. I make Villarreal a bet here +1 and add to United’s woes.
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