After Shakhter Karagandy’s shock 2-0 win against Celtic in the last Champions League qualifying round, we’re tipping another upset in our treble, which pays over 27/1.
Ludogorets to beat Basel @ 23/10
Ludogorets are agonisingly close to reaching the Champions League group stages in only their second season of European football and the Bulgarians – who are on a seven-game winning run at home and in Europe – can keep their dreams alive with a first-leg win against Basel at the Ludogorets Arena.
The Swiss champions haven’t won any of their last nine on the road in Europe and come into this game on the back of a loss and two draws domestically.
NK Dinamo Zagreb to beat FK Austria Vienna with a one-goal handicap @ 39/20
Dinamo Zagreb lead the Croatian league by a point after six games and the experience they gained in last year’s group stages should see them dominate against Austria Vienna, who failed to get on the scoresheet away to Hafnarfjordur in Iceland in the last round, with their narrow 1-0 home win seeing them through.
The Austrian champions are off the pace in the league this year, lying in fifth with eight points from five games, and take on a Dinamo side who are unbeaten in all competitions, with eight wins and three draws.
PAOK Salonika – Double Chance @ 39/20
Schalke have started their domestic campaign poorly, with one point from the first two weekends and the loss through injury of last season’s Bundesliga top-scorer Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who scored 40 per cent of the team’s Champions League goals last season, will be keenly felt against PAOK Salonika, who were reinstated into the competition after Metalist Kharkiv were kicked out of Europe on match-fixing charges.
The Greek side kicked-off their season in great form with a 3-0 win against Xanthi and can take advantage of Schalke’s bad luck with a win or a draw in Gelsenkirchen.