Under 2.5 Goals
Standard Liège and Ajax will meet for the first time in two years in a Champions League qualifier tonight. Their matches in 2016 were in the group stage of that season’s Europa League; Ajax won 1-0 in Holland and held Standard to a 1-1 draw in Belgium. Les Rouges drew 0-0 against Waasland-Beveren on Friday, while Ajax could not score in a friendly loss to Wolfsburg on the same day. Click here for odds of 1.85 for Under 2.5 Goals.
Another huge Champions League qualifying match tonight will see Benfica host Fenerbahçe in Lisbon. The Portuguese giants had a dismal campaign in the competition last season, as they lost all six of their group stage matches, although some of their performances might have deserved more.
Nevertheless, they have much more recent experience than their Turkish rivals. While Fenerbahçe have failed to participate in the competition at all for two years now, Benfica have featured in the group stage of every single season dating back to 2010. Find odds of 1.50 for a Home Win here.
Over 2.5 Goals
Middlesbrough and Sheffield were both involved in some high action matches in the opening round of matches in the Championship at the weekend. Boro rallied from 2-0 down to snatch a 2-2 draw against Millwall, while Sheffield lost to Swansea despite having led until the 71st minute.
The two teams last met in April, a match that ended 2-1 in favour of the Blades. They play each other again tonight at the Riverside Stadium. Bet on Over 2.5 Goals at odds of 2.10 here.
Celtic play AEK Athens at Celtic Park in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie in the Champions League tomorrow night. Both Teams to Score (BTTS) has occurred in just one of Celtic’s last five matches in the competition. BTTS No has actually featured in every single one of AEK’s last six matches on the road, although the last two of those were friendlies. Odds for Both Teams to Score No are at 1.65 here.
Leicester City Over 0.5 Goals
The Premier League resumes this weekend, with the first match set to pit Leicester City against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Friday night. The Red Devils have endured a hellish pre-season that ended with a 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich on Sunday evening.
The last meeting between the two sides ended in a 2-2 draw in December last year. United boss Mourinho is said to still be looking to strengthen his backline, and his best centre-back Eric Bailly is an injury concern after coming off against Bayern. Back Leicester to score Over 0.5 Goals at 1.85 here.