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Champions League/ Europa Football Picks

FREE expert VALUE champions league/Europa league football picks:(last updated 15:40 on Sept 17th 09)

money spinner Selection: Benfica vs BATE Borisov

Bet: over 2.5 goals

Info: Benfica are full of attacking talent scoring 12 goals in their last 2 outings. BATE, having watched them in Europe are not too strong defensively and pose a threat on the counter

Strength: 75-80% Stake: 4pts Odds: 8/11 Book:

Selection: Benfica vs BATE

Bet: 1pt each on Ramires (3) and aimar(6) anytime scorer

Info: Both a big goal threat from midfield and way over priced

Strength: 50%(either) Stake: 2(1+1)pts Odds:3/1 Ramires/ 6/1 Aimar Book:

Selection: Standard vs Arsenal

Bet: Standard win (+1) handicap

Info: Liege showed last year what a tough nut they are to crack giving the 2 merseyside giants a mammoth struggle in Europe last year and tonight Wenger will only be bringing half a side with the likes of Van Persie, Walcott and Arshavin all out injured

Strength: 55% Stake: 2.5pts Odds: 6/4 Book:

money spinner Selection: Sevilla vs Unirea

Bet: over 2.5 goals

Info: Jimenez went with a very offensive formation on Saturday and likely to be more or less unchanged. Unirea may not be able to live with the attacking quality lead by the in form Luis Fabiano.

Strength: 75% Stake: 4pts Odds: 8/11 Book:

money spinner Selection: Olympiakos vs AZ Alkmaar

Bet: Olympiakos win

Info: The inexperienced AZ travel to the intimidating Greek atmosphere for their first ventur into champions league football. It's likely they'll buckle.

Strength: 65-70%% Stake: 3pts Odds: 11/10 Book: (general)

money spinner Selection: Wolfsburg vs CSKA

Bet: over 2.5 goals

Info: 2 attacking teams/managers with plent of firepower on show. Likely to be an open entertaining game

Strength: 70% Stake: 3.5pts Odds: 17/20 Book:

Selection: Wolfsburg vs CSKA

Bet: Edin dzeko anytime scorer

Info: As mentioned, likely to be open game with chances and the big man is a goalscoring machine albeit a slow start to the season

Strength: 50% Stake: 2pts Odds: 9/5 Book:

money spinner Selection: Double

Bet: LFC c/h-3.5 vs Debrecen/Ajax win vs Poli

Info: European nights at Anfield usually lead to an onslaught leading to a stack of home corners. Ajax should have way too much firepower for Poli to defend.

Strength: 70% Stake: 3pts Odds: 1/1 Book: Best prices on golf and football


Top value bet Selection: Panathinaikos vs Galatasary

Bet: over 2.5 goals

Info: 2 attacking dutch managers with an abundance of attacking talent on show. Fantastic price.

Strength: 75-80% Stake: 4pts Odds: 8/7 Book:

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