The second round of the infamous Champions League double headers is in store with plenty of sides hoping to either cement their place in the knockout phase, reignite their bid to get there or seal a place in the Europa League.
But what trends can be gleaned from previous consecutive midweek meetings in the competition?
Arsenal haven’t matched their first match result in any double-header since 2006/07.
Their defeat at home to Borussia Dortmund left the Premier League leaders in a belt-bustingly tight situation in Group F, with the pair locked on six points along the Germans and Italian rivals Napoli.
However, Arsene Wenger should take considerable heart from the fact that his side haven’t matched any of their results from the first game of the double-header for seven seasons. It makes the 5/4 available on Arsenal in the double chance market extremely tempting.
Celtic have never won on both matchday three and four in the history of the Champions League group stage.
That Neil Lennon’s side managed to topple Ajax in matchday three was rare, as they’d only won at that stage of the competition twice before in the Champions League group stages.
However, it spells bad news for their current quest for progression out of Group H as the club, who sit two points behind AC Milan in third place, have never picked up six points over matchdays three and four.
The fact they also lost on the road the last time they managed to win the home section of a back-to-back, against Benfica in 2006/07, means Ajax should be backed to win at 17/5.
On the previous two occasions that Bayern Munich have won the first double-header, they’ve gone on to win the second.
Reigning champions Bayern have a 100 percent record in Group D and should be backed with a -2 handicap at 21/20 to overcome Viktoria Plzen, who they beat 5-0 in the first instalment of their consecutive clashes.
That’s because they’ve won the last two away games in the middle part of the group stage after beating that same team in the previous game. They’ve also won three games on the bounce on matchday four.