Barcelona to beat Chelsea? Man United to win to nil vs. Sevilla
Jamie Vardy landed our 'banker' bet of the weekend and the column was a Tammy Abraham goal away from landing a huge 38/1 double too. The Champions League again takes centre stage this week, including Chelsea's mouth-watering clash with Barcelona.
Running total: -£60.74
The Home Banker
Chelsea and Barcelona renew hostilities in the Champions League on Tuesday and the teams have been involved in some classic battles in recent times. The bookmakers have Barca chalked up as solid 11/10 favourites to win at Stamford Bridge, and few could argue with that given how erratic Chelsea have looked at various points this season. However, given the fact that Barcelona will almost certainly go for the jugular at Stamford Bridge the most obvious punt looks like both teams to score, which can be backed at 4/6 with bet365.
Selection: £6 on both teams to score at 4/6 with bet365.
The Tasty Treble
Manchester United arrive in Andalusia this week with hopes of making the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time in four seasons. Standing in their way are a Sevilla side who are exciting but by no means unbeatable. The Red Devils are a 6/4 chance and if Romelu Lukaku can continue where he left off in the FA Cup against Huddersfield they'll have every chance in Spain. Elsewhere, Shakhtar Donetsk recorded Champions League group stage wins at home over Manchester City, Feyenoord and Napoli so look the pick to see off Roma at 6/4. Add Bayern Munich (1/6) to breeze past Besiktas and there's a treble paying better than 6/1.
Selection: £2 on the treble at 6.29/1 with bet365.
The Euro Wager
In the Europa League, Celtic look a big price at 5/1 to finish the job against Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday. The Hoops looked the better side from start to finish during last week's first leg and, if Brendan Rodgers can get his tactics right again, Celtic look to have a big shout in Russia.
Selection: £2 on Celtic to win at 5/1 with bet365.
The Wildcard Tip
Manchester United have kept eight clean sheets in their last 10 matches and it would not be beyond the realms of fantasy to see them go to Sevilla and grind out another win without conceding. Boss Jose Mourinho is a master tactician who lives for these kind of European nights and 3/1 about a United win to nil looks big.
The Bookie Basher
Barcelona are seven points clear in La Liga and still unbeaten domestically so will head to west London full of confidence. Lionel Messi may not have scored for five matches but has still plundered 27 goals for the Catalan giants this term and is the man Chelsea will fear most. A 2-1 win for Barcelona can be backed at 15/2 with bet365 and looks a tempter.
Selection: £2 on Barcelona to win 2-1 at 15/2 with bet365.
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