On the most romantic day of the year, no love will be lost as the Champions League returns for a second night of exciting action. Holders Real Madrid host new kids on the block Paris Saint-Germain in Madrid, while five-time winners Liverpool visit Porto.
As ever, we have considered all of the stats and figures to locate the best value in our football tips for tonight.
Here are our selections for Wednesday 14th February’s Accumulator Tips:
Real Madrid are 17 points adrift in Liga BBVA and out of the Copa del Rey, so a third successive Champions League triumph is all Zinedine Zidane can hope for. Unfortunately for the Frenchman, his side’s mediocre group stage displays left them to qualify in second place. Zizou’s fears became reality when French league leaders and high-flying moneybags PSG were drawn as their opposition.
PSG took the opportunity to rest multiple first team performers for their trip to Toulouse on Sunday, with the visit of Spain in mind, and they duly disposed of Les Pitchouns in a 1-0 success. With key men Marco Verratti and Edinson Cavani both back and available for Wednesday’s match, Unai Emery’s side have the potential to do damage.
Real have already conceded 22 goals in their 21 games at the Bernabeu this campaign, in comparison to 21 in 28 last season. Those goals include three from bitter rivals Barcelona, two from bottom placed La Liga club Malaga, two from Segunda Division B outfit Fuenlabrada and two from Real Sociedad last weekend.
PSG have now scored in all but one of their 38 competitive matches across five competitions, firing in 126 goals altogether. That tally includes 25 fired past Bayern Munich, Celtic and Anderlecht in the Champions League group stages. When it comes to away contests, PSG have scored in 21 of 22 games, while scoring two or more goals in 16 of those fixtures.
While pundits weigh up the talents of Real Madrid’s BBC trio of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo, le Parisiens are blowing teams away with the incredible understanding between Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar.
The trip to the Santiago Bernabeu is never to be considered an easy one, but PSG must be licking their lips at the prospect of facing such an uncoordinated backline. Therefore, we see real value in backing the visitors to score over 1.5 goals on the night.
Back PSG to find the net two or more times at underwhelming Real Madrid at a price of 15/16 with 888sport.
Portuguese giants FC Porto may well be candidates for a first league success since 2013 domestically, but it’s going to be a difficult task surpassing Liverpool in Europe.
Jurgen Klopp’s goal-crazy Reds made quick work of Southampton on Sunday as Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah combined for both goals in an impressive 2-0 win. Confidence is evidently high on Merseyside right now and they will undoubtedly fancy their chances against a Porto side that conceded six goals at home across three group stage games.
The five time European Cup winners scored an outstanding 23 goals prior to the knockout stages and are the Premier League’s second highest goalscorers. Porto are currently the second highest scorers in the Primeira Liga themselves, however, and had to score 15 times to confirm progression in Europe.
Liverpool have gained a reputation for conceding weak, sloppy goals under Klopp’s ‘heavy-metal’ tactical approach, backed up by statistics. The Reds have let in 46 in 38 games in all competitions this season, with 29 of those occurring across 19 away matches.
Both teams possess threats having exceptional campaigns with Vincent Aboubakar finding the net 26 times and Mo Salah managing an exceptional 29 goals. Liverpool will know that an away goal or two could be vital on return to Anfield, while Porto will be fully aware of Liverpool’s defensive vulnerabilities and weakness on their travels.
Back both teams to score at Estádio do Dragão at an exceedingly generous 8/13 with Betfair.
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