The Champions League is finally back and we’ve looked at domestic and European form to bring you some top betting pointers to find a profit amongst the shattered dreams of wasteful strikers.
The three goals Les Rouge-et-Bleu conceded were the fewest of any team in the group stages of last year’s competition and none of them came outside of the French capital.
Last term’s Ligue 1 champions have only conceded three goals in five league games this season and managed to keep clean sheets in their last two.
Laurent Blanc’s side are 9/10 to win at Olympiakos, but the 21/10 on them winning to nil looks like a good way to boost your returns.
Despite missing out on the second qualifying spot to Celtic, Benfica conceded the same amount of goals and harvested the same clean sheets as group G winners Barcelona last season, and held the Catalan club to a stalemate at the Camp Nou.
The Portuguese side are strongly fancied at 12/25 to overcome Anderlecht at home and another Champions League shut-out for the Lisbon side can be backed at 11/10.
Serie A leaders after three wins in three games, Napoli have conceded just two goals so far in the league and have kept successive home clean sheets.
Under former manager Walter Mazzarri the Azzurri qualified from a fiendishly difficult group in 2011/12 which included Bayern Munich, Man City and Villarreal, conceding just six goals in the process.
First up for new manager Rafa Benitez is the visit of last year’s finalists Borussia Dortmund and Napoli can repeat their efforts in the 1-1 home draw against Bayern two years ago by keeping total goals under 2.5 at 21/20.
The surprise La Liga fourth-placers return to the Champions League after a ten-year absence following 2-0 home and away victories over Lyon in qualifying.
La Real have kept two clean sheets in four Primera Liga matches so far this season to add to the ten they garnered last term and look a good bet at 7/4 for a shut-out when Shakhtar Donetsk visit the Anoeta Stadium.
New coach Paulo Fonseca has inherited a Porto defence that rivalled fellow group A qualifiers PSG for meanness last season and only conceded one more goal than the Parc des Princes side, which was less than any other team bar group E winners Juventus.
The Primeira Liga champions are red-hot favourites at 11/25 to beat Austria Vienna away, but the 11/10 on Porto winning to nil can be backed with some confidence as Fonseca has only seen his team concede once in three league matches so far this season.