Today’s Goal Rush and Accumulator Tips 051212
Place a Bet Online’s Champions League predictions are here and despite only just missing out on both of our trebles yesterday, thanks to a lacklustre performance from Schalke and an Milan not being able to find the net, we are confident today’s selections will bring a little Christmas cheer to your bank balance.
Final qualifying places are still up for grabs in three of the four groups being played tonight, so we might actually get a bit more effort compared to last night, as teams fight desperately to avoid dropping in to the second rate Europa League.
Chelsea v Nordsjaelland
Rafael Benitez has a huge task on his hands in his first Champions League encounter since his return to management. Chelsea need nothing other than a win tonight if they are to stand any chance of qualifying, but they will still need Juventus to lose in Donetsk, which isn’t entirely impossible with Shakhtar hoping to retain top spot.
The plus side for Chelsea is the fact that Nordsjaelland have conceded 16 goals in the competition so far, including four in their previous encounter, so a win shouldn’t be too hard a task.
Braga v Galatasary
The Turkish giants will be looking for revenge against Braga, having been humiliated by the Portuguese in their home tie earlier in the competition. Although a draw could be enough to them through to the knock out stages, they will be taking nothing for granted, as Cluj take on Man Utd in the other group game they will be aware of Manchester United’s penchant for resting players once they have qualified.
Celtic v Spartak Moscow
Celtic have surprised quite a few people by still being in contention to qualify from what looked to be a difficult group. Having already beaten Spartak last time round and a memorable home win over Barcelona, they know they are capable of putting in a great performance when required; we just hope Benfica don’t cause an upset at the Nou Camp.
You can get odds of 6/1 for this treble at Betfair.
With so much at stake in most of tonight’s matches, a goal rush bonanza is bound to be on the cards and we have hand-picked these games as they hold the greatest potential for a return.
Celtic v Spartak Moscow,
Barcelona v Benfica,
Manchester United v Cluj.
Ladbrokes are currently offering the best odds on this treble at 5/1.