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Tuesday’s Champions League tips: Napoli and Liverpool among our picks

| 06.11.2018

Odds and previews for tonight’s fixtures

The second half of the Champions League group stages begin tonight, and the pressure is building for teams hoping to progress as gameweek four looms.

That includes Tottenham Hotspur, who face a must-win clash against PSV Eindhoven at Wembley. There’s a full match preview of that one right here.

Stay put though for a one-stop guide to four of tonight’s other huge contests, starting with Liverpool’s trip to Serbia…

Crvena Zvezda v Liverpool

Liverpool are top of a competitive Group C, but they can’t afford to drop points in Belgrade.

A win would put them in a strong position, given that at least one of Napoli and/or Paris Saint-Germain must drop points tonight.

The Reds cruised to a 4-0 win over Crvena Zvezda at Anfield, and they’re 1/5 to win again.

Xherdan Shaqiri hasn’t been included in the squad for political reasons, but Klopp still has an abundance of forwards to call upon.

Mo Salah is 11/4 favourite to score first, ahead of Daniel Sturridge and Sadio Mane at 7/2There’s 6/4 about Liverpool and over 3.5 goals, while its 20/23 they win to nil.

Napoli v Paris Saint-Germain

An injury-time strike from Angel di Maria salvaged a 2-2 for Paris Saint-Germain versus Napoli a fortnight ago.

Another draw would coupled with a Liverpool win would put the Premier League side in firm control of Group C.

Napoli inflicted Liverpool’s sole defeat of the season with a 1-0 win in September, and are 9/5 to win tonight. PSG are 7/5 favourites with another draw priced up at 27/10.

We should see plenty more goals tonight. There’s 16/5 about another score draw, and 13/10 for over 3.5 goals.

Kylian Mbappe and Neymar share first goalscorer favouritism at 9/2, although neither could find the net in the first meeting last month.

Dries Mertens did, and the Belgian is 11/2 to break the deadlock in Naples.

Atletico Madrid v Borussia Dortmund

There’ll be a sense of vengeance in the air when Atletico Madrid take on Borussia Dortmund tonight.

The Bundesliga leaders hammered Atleti 4-0 last month, handing out Diego Simeone’s heaviest defeat as a manager.

The Rojiblancos are 19/20 to make amends and win this evening. Dortmund, who can afford to lose tonight and still stay top of Group A, are 3/1, with a draw 5/2.

Atleti have kept four clean sheets in six home games this term. They’re 23/10 to win to nil.

Antoine Griezmann is the 7/2 favourite to score first, with Diego Costa out injured. Dortmund’s on-loan hotshot Paco Alcacer, with eight goals in six games, is 7/1 to break the deadlock.

Inter Milan v Barcelona

Barcelona could go through tonight if results go their way, while a win for Inter Milan would be a crushing blow to Tottenham’s hopes.

It remains to be seen whether Lionel Messi features tonight. The Argentine ace is in the squad but is still recovering from a fractured arm, and Barcelona don’t need to risk him.

The La Liga giants are 11/10 favourites, with in-form Inter the outsiders despite home advantage at 5/2. A draw is the same price.

Messi is 16/5 favourite to score first, but Luis Suarez is the form man at 7/2. The Uruguayan has scored five goals in his last two games. Mauro Icardi leads home hopes at 5/1.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh