With the cream of Europe out in force once more for Champions League gameweek two, money-making opportunities abound for punters in the know.
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CSKA Moscow v FC Bayern Munchen – Mario Gotze to score first @ 4/1
Even Chelsea’s Diego Costa can’t quite measure up to Germany’s World Cup-winning goalscorer in terms of deadlock-breaking this season.
Gotze has opened proceedings in three of his last four starts for the Bundesliga champions, including in each of their past two fixtures.
After bagging the strike that claimed the ultimate bauble in Brazil, they don’t get much more ‘big match’ than Mario these days, and with three FCB players ahead of the 22-year-old in the scorer betting, it’s clear where the value lies.
Man City v Roma – over 3.5 goals @ 29/20
Last season’s Serie A runners-up may have only been involved in one four-goal-plus game in 2014/15, but they’ve managed at least two strikes in five of their six fixtures so far this term, of which all have been won.
Considering 13 goals have been fired in across the Premier League champions’ last couple of games, with City grabbing 11 of those, expect an attacking flood in the blue half of Manchester.
PSG v Barcelona – over 2.5 goals @ 5/6
With ten goals in four home games, the hosts have averaged this mark on their own so far in this campaign.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have only failed to fire once in seven this season, managing 18 across their other six fixtures. It all points to at least three between them in the French capital.
APOEL v Ajax – under 2.5 goals @ 18/25
The team that held Barca to just a 1-0 win at the Camp Nou last time out in this competition are yet to concede a home goal in 2014/15, and have only let in three in nine other all-competition outings.
Ajax have managed more than one goal over 90 minutes just twice in their last six matches, and those were against struggling Eredivisie outfits Heracles and NAC Breda.
The Cypriot champions will be much tougher to break down on their own turf, so bank on a low-scoring encounter.