Champions League Info
Two early #UCL games. BATE-Lille looks fairly straightforward. BATE top domestically & W10/14 at home. Lille W2 last 7 away & vpoor on Fri. BATE W1 D2 v French sides inc win v Lille & already beaten Bayern home. Lille W1 D4 L8 last 13 away Euro games & W1 D4 L7 last 12 in Europe. U2.5 banked in 6 last 7 Lille games but they’ve leaked 12 in 4 in#UCL action. 83% goals conceded in 1st half. Can’t see Spartak ‘doing a Celtic’. Long injury list & already leaked 9 in their 4 #UCL games. Unai Emery never beaten FCB in 14 attemps. FCB W16 D4 L2 last 22 #UCL games & W5 D3 L1 last 9 v Russians but never lost in Russia (W1 D5). Spartak W1 D1 L8 last 10 v Spanish sides. Spartak have goals in them but not a great deal appeals. Messi has scored (54) or assisted (17) 71 goals in 72 #UCL apps. Frighteningly good.
Valencia W7 D1/8 at home this term & scored 20 in those games including 2+ in all 8. Happy to take Bayern on tonight & keep Valencia onside. Bayern far from impressive in 1-0W v Lille & L3-1 in BATE. They weren’t great in 1-1 v Nurnberg on Sat either & are winless in the Mestalla. Valencia W9 D2 L1 last 12 at home in Europe. Already mentioned home record this term & Soldado continues to score for fun. Away from Champ League and Carlisle W2 D2 L5 last 9 & L4/5 home & conceding 4 v Orient, B’mouth & Notts. Worst home defence. Donny unbeaten in 7 away & W3 on trot away. Bury improved under Blackwell but still only W1 away. Scunny inspired by Knill’s return (W2 D1 scoring 8) & appeal a lot tonight.
2pt Double BATE, BARCA 2.83 @skybet -2 pt
1pt Treble Valencia, Scunthorpe, Doncaster 20.9 @skybet -1 pt