Well well, you have a treat today as for this Champions League Parlay we will have FOUR teams instead of three. I thought I would do something special as my beloved club Tottenham is back in the Champions League. As I am writing this I have no idea how my Tuesday parlay did, but I can only guess I have got it right so, you are welcome.
Tottenham Hotspur vs AS Monaco FC - (-147)
Tottenham are back in the Champions League! They start off playing their first match against AS Monaco. Both teams are riding high as Tottenham beat Stoke on Saturday 4-0 and their star players Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, and Harry Kane looked back to their old selves as they all played extremely well. Monaco has started the season with shocking the world and being top of the Ligue 1 table. Even though Monaco are in good form, I still pick Tottenham because since the game is played at Wembley and you have to decide which team you feel will be able to cope with the larger pitch. For an example, White Hart Lane's (Home of Tottenham) pitch size is 100m x 67m while the Wembley pitch 105m x 69m. Even though the numbers seem close on paper, every meter counts. Since Tottenham have trained on the pitch and have players who consistently play at Wembley for England, I think they have an extreme advantage to be able to get used to the size of the pitch quicker. With this reason and of course having 80,000 Tottenham supporters passionately cheering on their club I can only see Spurs winning.
Tottenham Predicted XI:
Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Son, Alli, Eriksen, Kane .
Monaco Predicted XI:
Subasic, Mendy, Jemerson, Glik, Raggi, Traore, Bakayoko, Fabinho, Bernardo, Moutinho, Germain.
Prediction 2-0 Tottenham
CSKA Moscow vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen - (-156)
Bayer Leverkusen hosts CSKA Moscow in the other match in Group E, and this seems like an easy game to call. Leverkusen should be second favorites to win this group behind Tottenham and being at home I think they will win easily. Leverkusen have players like Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Javier Hernández and Karim Bellarabi who can hurt you during a game and I think that's exactly what they will do to this CSKA squad. If this game were in Russia, maybe it would be harder to call, but it's not there so Bayer Leverkusen will win this easily.
Bayer Predicted XI:
Leno, Jedvaj, Toprak, Tah, Wendell; Calhanoglu, Baumgartlinger, Kampl, Mehmedi; Pohjanpalo, Chicharito.
CSKA Predicted XI:
Akinfeev; Mario Fernandes, V. Berezutski, S. Ignashevich, Shchennikov; Wernbloom, Dzagoev; Tosic, Eremenko, Golovkin; Traore.
Prediction: 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
FC Porto vs FC Copenhagen - (-190)
I'm going, to be honest; I am not an expert on these two teams but for the sake of the parlay I did some research and Porto at home is a lock. They have world cup winner Iker Casillas in goal and have other great players in Héctor Herrera and exciting young talent, Rúben Neves. Porto beat Roma in the Champions League qualification round to get to this position, and I can't see them losing to a team like FC Copenhagen.
FC Porto Predicted XI:
Casillas, Telles, Marcano, Felipe, Layun, Torres, Pereira, Herrera, Otavio, Silva, Corona
Olsen, Ankersen, Zanka, Johansson, Augustinsson, Verbic, Delaney, Kvist, Toutouh, Pavlovic, Cornelius.
Prediction: 3-0 Porto
Dinamo Zagreb vs Olympique Lyonnais - (-175)
Lyon has started the year in pretty shit form as they are in Eighth in Ligue 1. Even though they are in poor form, I still fancy them to win this match. Due to them being home I feel this would be the perfect match to turn it around, and that's exactly what their manager will be telling them. I don't think Zagreb will have enough to stop Lyon even though they are without Alexandre Lacazette. I am choosing Lyon, but this is one match that scares me and could easily be a shock win for Zagreb.
Lyon Predicted XI:
Lopes ,Rybus, N’Koulou, Yanga-Mbiwa, Rafael, Tolisso, Gonalons, Darder, Cornet, Kalulu, Ghezzal
Zagreb Predicted XI:
Semper – Pivaric, Schildenfeld, Benkovic, Matel – Jonas, Antolic – Fernandes, Coric, Soudani – Henríquez
Parlay Risk/Reward: $25 --> $140.34
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