Three of Europe’s biggest guns are fancied to give their opponents head starts and a beating in the second instalment of Champions League matchday three, with a bwin treble on our tremendous trio paying out at handsome odds of 12/1.
Bayern Munich (-2) to beat Viktoria Plzen @ 31/50
The Allianz Arena support has been made to wait for more of the thrilling wide-margin victories of last term, but they’ve begun to arrive of late with a triptych of wins by a three-goal margin in Bayern’s last four home games.
Having shipped six goals in their two Group D losses to date the visitors could be in line for a chastening evening, especially when it’s considered they’ve failed to keep clean sheets in five of their last six at domestic league level.
PSG (-2) to beat Anderlecht @ 27/10
Les Parisiens have shown the benefit of a year’s experience in this competition by setting about their section with relish, pounding Olympiakos 4-1 in Piraeus and following that up with a comfortable 3-0 dismantling of Benfica back in France.
Any doubts about them making light of the handicap are allayed by the 3-0 home skewering Anderlecht sustained at the hands of the Greeks in their last Champions League game, which took their goal difference in the group to five in the red after two games.
Manchester United (-1) to beat Real Sociedad @ 5/4
The Red Devils can’t be trusted to display characteristics as dominant as the duo above in their current guise, but on the evidence of their win over Bayer Leverkusen at Old Trafford they should have the smarts to compile a two-goal lead over their visitors.
After all La Real were beaten by the Germans on matchday two, while Barcelona knocked in four against them in late September.