The Champions League continues on Wednesday night with European’s biggest and best teams in action for the third time in the 2017/18 Group Stages. The Acca Tips team have located what we believe to be incredible value in our football tips for tonight, finding a fantastically priced double from Anderlecht v PSG in Group B and Benfica v Man United in Group A.
Here are our selections for this Wednesday’s Accumulator Tips double:
Paris Saint-Germain made all the headlines in the summer with an extravagant spend on world class stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, but it’s their performances on the pitch creating stories nowadays.
The Parisians have began the new campaign with 10 wins from 11 matches in all competitions, including difficult bouts with last season’s Ligue 1 and Bundesliga champions AS Monaco and Bayern Munich. Unai Emery’s side have scored a staggering 37 goals in those 11 games, conceding just six in response. Their European performances have been stunning in the early stages, brushing Celtic away in a crushing 5-0 win at Celtic Park before shaming Bayern in an extravagant 3-0 win at Parc de Princes – a result which saw Carlo Ancelotti sacked a day later.
Conversely, Belgian champions Anderlecht have already shown themselves up both domestically and in the Champions League. We tuned in to Celtic’s trip to Belgium, following their walloping from PSG, in the previous round of group stage matches and Brendan Rodgers’s visitors controlled the whole game in a seriously impressive 3-0 success. René Weiler’s side were truthfully let off by an underperforming Bayern Munich in their opening group stage match at the Allianz Arena, too, though that also ended 3-0 to their opponents.
If this game were in Paris, we’d likely be pushing a -3 handicap, but in this case we’re keen to plump for -2. Anderlecht really don’t have much about them in all departments. The likes of Leander Dendoncker and rapid forward Henry Onyekuru stand out from the pack, but even then they’re not strong enough to compete with PSG. The visitors look likely to miss Thiago Silva, Thiago Motta and Marco Verratti for this match, but Presnel Kimpembe, Adrien Rabiot and either of Christopher Nkunku or Angel di Maria can slot into those vacancies with relative ease.
Take 11/10 on PSG to beat the -2 handicap in your Betfair accumulator. The away side must win by three or more goals for this bet to be successful. With the tremendous trio of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe up against a truly limp defence, we’re confident in this landing.
Our second selection takes us to Lisbon, where Portuguese champions Benfica are under serious pressure with the visit of Manchester United. United manager Jose Mourinho has history with Benfica, performing as both assistant manager and manager during the year 2000 before going onto manage league rivals FC Porto to domestic and overseas glory.
Rui Vitória’s side have been truly abject in the opening two months of their season, dropping points left, right and centre in the relatively poor Primeira Liga, while their Champions League performances have been woeful. An opening gameweek 2-1 loss at home to Russia’s second best side CSKA Moscow was bad enough, but the 5-0 tonking given to them by Swiss champions Basel put the icing on the cake. Unfortunately for them, this week we’re expecting a cherry on top of that icing.
Manchester United spent shrewdly in the summer as they addressed many of their key issues, recruiting Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Benfica’s own Victor Lindelof. The Red Devils could only muster up a sixth place finish in the Premier League with a real lack of direction and quality, but Mourinho’s side have turned on the style in his second season in charge. United are currently going toe-to-toe with bitter rivals Man City at the top of the Premier League, while they’ve not looked remotely out of place back in the Champions League with Europe’s elite.
An extremely comfortable 3-0 win over Basel at Old Trafford saw United barely leave first gear before Mourinho’s side defied the odds-against price placed upon them by crushing CSKA 4-1 in Moscow. The Reds are free flowing in offence with threats in Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata to deal with, while their strength in defence is equally satisfying.
Man United have been priced up at 5/6 with Betway to continue their powerful form and heap further pressure onto the Portuguese outfit and we’re extremely keen to lump on this one, with Betway cash out available. Benfica are clearly hurt by the sales of Lindelof, Ederson, Nelson Semedo and Kostas Mitroglou in the summer and they’re simply nowhere near as strong as last term.
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