One of the occasional treats bwin.com likes to bestow upon its loyal customers is enhanced odds on selected fixtures when they’re included in a multiple of a least three-fold proportions.
The three-timer below takes in the first volume of Champions League matchday three fixtures and instead of paying 8/1 it pays almost a whole point more.
Porto to beat Zenit @ 3/5
The St Petersburg club have been poor on the road at this level for seasons now, winning just once in eight Champions League away games across the past three campaigns and losing five times.
Although Atletico Madrid – the sides’ mutual conquerors in Group G – may have scored a win at Estadio Do Dragao on matchday two, they were only the third team to win there in any competition since April 2009.
A Zenit side who failed to beat Austria Vienna at home on their last continental outing should be brushed aside more easily by hosts who have won their other three home games this term to nil.
Basel to beat Steaua @ 29/20
The Romanians have come up well short in 3-0 and 4-0 defeats against Schalke and Chelsea so far and lack the defensive strength that characterised their 2012/13 Europa League campaign now that Vlad Chiriches has joined Tottenham.
Murat Yakin’s Chelsea-conquering visitors may have been beaten at St Jakob-Park by Schalke last time but that merely highlights how much better they are away from home, where greater emphasis on counter-attacking sees skilful and pacy attackers such as Mohamed Salah in their best light.
Arsenal to beat Borussia Dortmund @ 6/4
The Gunners have won all bar one of their last 11 matches in league or European competiton and they’ll face a Dortmund side who haven’t won away in five matches.
Die Schwarzgelben are without injured mainstays Ilkay Gundogan and Lukasz Piszczek as well as touchline-banned manager Jurgen Klopp and they’ll struggle to resist hosts on the crest of a wave.