The Champions League returns tonight but to be honest there isn’t that much grabbing me value wise.
Dinamo Zagreb could be worth a look based on what I saw of their win over Arsenal, but Olympiakos are no mugs either and that’s a huge game as the winner will fancy their chances of getting out of that group. Similarly Zenit St Petersburg should be too hot for Lyon at home but the French side desperately need a win, or at least a point, to keep their European hopes alive so again I’m going to leave it.
There’s no value in backing Barcelona at BATE Borisov in the standard match betting markets, unless you’re just looking to make up the numbers on a multiple, but they’re around 4/6 in the -1 handicap market and that could be worth some consideration.
That leaves me with the Championship and Football League. Often these leagues are pretty unpredictable but a few teams are starting to stand out and Burnley are proving to be a side who know how to win games. The Clarets struggled at times against Bolton last time out but managed to grab a 2-0 win regardless, largely thanks to the presence of striker Andre Gray – a great summer addition by boss Sean Dyche. Burnley travel to Nottingham Forest who were woeful at Bristol over the weekend and an away win at around 6/4 looks a good bet to me.
Reading have won four on the spin away from home and they travel to lowly Rotherham tonight. The Royals are just shy of evens, admittedly a little lower than I’d like for an away side but still worth it in this case I feel.
League leaders Brighton are my last pick at home to Bristol City and at just shy of evens I reckon the Seagulls are overpriced. The Robins did look good against Forest but I wonder whether that says more about just how bad Dougie Freedman’s men are rather than demonstrating any real quality in the squad at Ashton Gate.
As a treble this pays out at just under 9/1 so I’ll be having a go with that I reckon. Going for the multiples is a bigger risk but sometimes you’ve just got to back yourself, or Burnley, Brighton and Reading as the case may be.
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