Bayer Leverkusen vs. Tottenham Hotspur
This is sure to be the popcorn match of Tuesday’s card, especially if the Spurs can keep the momentum going until Tuesday, October 18. As it is, they are coming off a statement-making 2-0 win over Man City at White Hart Lane that put the first damper on Pep Guardiola’s debut in England’s top flight this season. A bit of an upset in Premier League betting this week, mind, and one that might propel soccer bettors to blindly pound the Spurs to win their ensuing Champions League date. There’s reason to assume the Spurs will descend on Bay Arena in good form — they face a middling West Bromwich Albion in the Midlands on match day 8 ahead of their date with Bayer Leverkusen – but neither the Spurs nor their fans can’t take anything for granted. Didn’t Pochettino’s side lose their opener to Monaco? The hosts are undefeated in two laps – 2-2 draw to CSKA Moskva and 1-1 draw to Monaco. They can’t be underestimated.
Soccer Picks: Both Teams to Score, yes -150 bet365
CSKA Moskva vs. Monaco
Monaco currently lead group E but only just. They are 1-1-0 through two laps and boast four points, a point ahead of Spurs (second place). After beating Tottenham on match day 1 so sensationally they slipped to a draw with Bayer Leverkusen at home. They hit the road for match day 3 to take on a resilient Russian side that is still in the fight for a spot in the knockouts despite boasting just a point through two games. Given what is at stake and the contrasting position of these two outfits, this could be a game of attrition. CSKA Mosvka mainly will be desperate to avoid the loss.
Soccer Picks: Under 2.5 -130 888sport
Club Brugge vs. Porto
Club Brugge have are pointless in the competition. Worse, they are leaking goals like a sieve. Through two rounds they’ve conceded seven goals and scored a big fat nothing. Porto aren’t exactly offensive-minded but they can light up when facing meagre opposition.
Soccer Picks: Over 2.5 +100 Bet Right
Dinamo Zagreb vs. Sevilla
Sevilla are riding high in La Liga, enjoying a stellar run of form under new head coach Jorge Sampaoli. The Argentine replaces Unai Emery, who left for the greener pastures of Paris Saint Germain. Sevilla are currently inside the top 4 in domestic action. In Europe’s top club competition, Sevilla opened with a scoreless draw to Juventus before defeating Lyon 1-0 at home. Dinamo Zagreb appear to be the punching bag of group H, conceding 7 goals and scoring none.
Soccer Picks: Over 2.5 -130 William Hill
Leicester City vs. FC Copenhagen
Leicester City are riding high in group G with a 2-0-0 record that includes four goals scored and none conceded after beating Club Brugge and Porto in succession. It’s been a bright start for the Premier League defending champions in their European debut. Not so bright in domestic action though. It’s a ways yet before they host the Danish SuperLiga leaders FC Copenhagen, who are undefeated through two rounds – a draw to Porto and a 4-0 win over Club Brugge – but they are sure to present a tough test for Claudio Ranieri’s side.
Soccer Picks: Both Teams to score, yes +100 bet365
Lyon vs. Juventus
The Old Lady is notorious for its defensive prowess particularly when facing credible opponents. For instance, their scoreless draw to Sevilla on match day 1. More importantly, they are riding four clean sheets ahead of match day 8 in Serie A betting. It’s a ways to go before Tuesday, October 18 when Juventus make the trip to Lyon but if their current soccer betting trend holds true shading either a low scoring affair or the no bet for both teams to score seems like a sound bet.
Soccer Picks: Both Teams to Score, no -111 Bet Victor
Real Madrid vs. Legia Warsaw
Of all the matchups on the day’s card this must be the most straightforward of the lot. Defending champions Real Madrid present a complete and utter mismatch for Polish upstarts Legia Warsaw. Hence, the soccer odds are ridiculous for a Real win – ranging anywhere from -2500 to -5000. Those with silly money, can crack on with a bet in match winning markets. The rest might fancy taking the smarter bet on Real to win to nil, which is trading at reasonable -181 soccer odds with winner.
Soccer Picks: Real to win to nil at -181
Best Line offered: Winner
Sporting Lisbon vs. Borussia Dortmund
If recent form were any indication this game should serve up lots of goals. Sporting Lisbon are third in the domestic table (ahead of match day 8 in Primeira Liga) all while scoring 16 goals and conceding just 9. Similarly, the Black and Yellows are third in Bundesliga following six rounds and boast 16 goals and 6 conceded. Most recently, they held Real to a 2-2 draw. Soccer bettors can find the yes option for both teams to score at a tempting -150 with Paddy Power but the Over 2.5 is priced even better at -135 with 888sport
Soccer Picks: Over 2.5 -135 888sport