Champions League Best Bets | 06/08/19
Rajan Hothi (@RajanHothi_) assesses Tuesday’s Champions League third qualifying round matches and provides us with his best bets.
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Champions League Best Bets
The third qualifying round for the Champions League starts on Tuesday as 10 teams battle it out from all over Europe hoping to sneak into club footballs most prestigious competition. Rajan Hothi is on hand to find value from the five fixtures.
Greek side PAOK take on last years favourite underdog Ajax in what should be an entertaining clash in Thessaloniki. Ajax won the Eredivise title last season and will very much fancy themselves against a PAOK side that hasn’t reached the Group Stages in their last four qualifying attempts.
Moreover, Ajax will be chomping at the bit to get back into the Champions League after they came so close to making the final last term. The quality Ajax posses should be enough to see them dispatch of their Greek opponents who have faltered in qualifying a lot in recent years. You only have to look back to 2016 where Ajax knocked them out at this stage and they’ll be eager to repeat the trick. You can back an Ajax win at 11/10 with UniBet.
Dusan Tadic impressed in last seasons Champions League with nine of his 38 goals last campaign coming in the competition – three of which came in qualifying. Tadic to be anytime goalscorer is offered at 19/10 by BetHard.
Dinamo Zagreb host Ferencvaros in what should be a comfortable win for the Croatian side who currently sit top of their domestic league, winning their opening three games – only conceding one goal in the process. Ferencvaros were more than matched by Maltese side Valletta over the two legs in the last stage and the hosts will be fancying their chances against the Hungarian side. You can back Dinamo Zagreb to win and keep a clean sheet at 7/5 with Betfred.
Swindon Town fan, so I've seen it all really. The promotions, the play off heartbreak, relegation's, cup runs and embarrassing cup exits. The EFL is my bread and butter but I also take an interest in German football.