Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain, 8pm Tuesday 26th November
No Neymar, Kylian Mbappe or Edison Cavani? No problem. PSG were without their stellar front trio in the reverse fixture but they didn’t need them as Real Madrid old boy Angel di Maria inspired a comfortable 3-0 victory.
Zinedine Zidane’s side didn’t exactly bounce back from that humbling, leaving it late to salvage a draw at home against Genk in their following Champions League tie.
These results have assisted in seeing the Parisians sitting pretty at the top of this group, five points clear of the La Liga giants. The bookies still have them as underdogs, though, in this one and we fancy a bit of the 2/1 for an away win on Tuesday night. Despite lying joint top in La Liga, it’s been a bit of an inconsistent season for Real. They’ve scored thirteen goals in their last three matches, but that came after picking up just one point from league clashes with Real Betis and Mallorca.
There should be a few goals here. They’ve shared ten in their last three meetings and we like the look of Over 3.5 Goals at the Bernabeu at 13/10 with Bet365.
Gareth Bale was booed on his return from Welsh duty, where he caused controversy among Real fans by holding a flag stating “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order”. Madrid fans responded by displaying their own, emblazoned with “Rodrygo. Vini. Lucas. Bale. In That Order”. The Welshman is 13/2 to silence the boo boys with the opening goal against Thomas Tuchel’s side and 2/1 to net at anytime.
Liverpool v Napoli, 8pm Wednesday 27th November
The good news for Liverpool is that they have only lost one game in all competitions this season. The bad news for Liverpool is that it came against Wednesday’s opponents, Napoli, in the reverse fixture back in September.
A defeat in Naples didn’t do them any harm last season, though, following up a 1-0 loss with a win of the same scoreline at Anfield on the way to Champions League glory.
You’d think there’d be plenty of goals between two sides as attacking as these but their three meetings in the last fourteen months have yielded a miserly four goals. We’re going with Under 3.5 Goals in this one too at 11/20. Another 1-0 home win comes in at 8/1 but we fancy both teams to score at 4/6. Add in a home win and you’re looking at a rather decent 15/8.
Liverpool have conceded in their last ten games –and in all four Champions League fixtures this season – and a 2-1 home win takes our fancy at 7/1.
A Mo Salah goal settled their meeting a year ago this week at Anfield and the Egyptian star will return to the starting XI after missing Saturday’s win at Crystal Palace. He’s best price 4/1 to open the scoring on Wednesday and 23/20 with Ladbrokes to find the net at anytime.
All three Napoli goals against Jurgen Klopp’s side in the past year have come in the final ten minutes. The last goal to be scored after 77 minutes is one to consider with Bet365 at 5/6.
Matchday 5 Schedule
All times UK.
Tuesday 26th November
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Bayer Leverkusen, 5:55PM
Galatasaray vs Club Brugge, 5:55PM
Real Madrid vs PSG, 8PM
Tottenham vs Olympiacos, 8PM
Manchester City vs Shakthar Donetsk, 8PM
Juventus vs Atletico Madrid, 8PM
Crvena Zvezda vs Bayern Munich, 8PM
Atalanta vs Dinamo Zagreb, 8PM
Wednesday 27th November
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lyon, 5:55PM
Valencia vs Chelsea, 5:55PM
Barcelona vs Borussia Dortmund, 8PM
Slavia Prague vs Inter Milan, 8PM
Lille vs Ajax, 8PM
Genk vs Red Bull Salzburg, 8PM
Liverpool vs Napoli, 8PM
RB Leipzig vs Benfica, 8PM