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Champions League play-offs: Monaco seek Valencia revival

| 25.08.2015

Monaco, priced at 4/1 from Coral to qualify for the next round, have a mountain to climb at Stade Louis II, as they host Spanish giants Valencia for a Champions League second leg play-off.

Currently 3-1 down, the principality club at least snatched a vital away goal. Scoring two without reply against Los Che is a tough task but, after a four goal flurry in the first leg, customers can back brilliant 16/1 odds for both teams to score in both halves.

The Ligue 1 side, 13/10 to win on home turf in 90 minutes, suffered at the back against the Bats, who are 23/10 to triumph again in normal time. Yet, Monaco do have the potential to cause trouble if their attackers are less wasteful in the return.

Young striking star Anthony Martial was a handful in Spain, with a goal ruled offside, and is 5/1 to improve on his showing by netting the opener.

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Exciting Portuguese Bernardo Silva’s weaving runs should also pose problems, and the attacking midfielder is 7/4 to grab a goal anytime after coming close in the first leg.

Alternatively, Chelsea-owned Mario Pasalic, who poached Monaco’s only strike in Valencia, is 2/1 in the anytime market too.

As for the visitors, opportunistic Rodrigo was first to pounce in front of raucous home support, and is 8/1 to fire in the first again.

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Expected to lead the line again is Paco Alcacer, 6/4 to notch anytime, though familiar face Alvaro Negredo could get the nod later and is 7/1 to strike last.

Los Che also boast Algeria attacker Sofiane Feghouli (7/2 to bag a goal anytime) who finished off the scoring on home soil, while new stopper signing Matt Ryan is 12/5 to go one better than on his debut and keep a clean sheet.

Betting tip: Fancy Feghouli to strike again? Take odds of 7/2 for the Algeria international in the anytime market



Holly Thackeray

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