It’s crunch time in the race to qualify for the Champions League group stage with plenty of Europe’s big boys in action this Tuesday night.
Arsenal are flying the flag for England and Ladbrokes News are backing the north London club for victory alongside German side Bayer Leverkusen, Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg and Romanians Steaua Bucharest in a 7/1 fourfold accumulator you certainly don’t want to miss out on.
The Gunners have a superb record at this stage of the competition and after last year’s success against Fenerbahce, we are backing Arsene Wenger’s men for a repeat performance in Istanbul.
Arsenal, who will face a red hot atmosphere at the Vodafone Arena, will have to be on their guard against former Chelsea striker Demba Ba but the north London side should prove to have too much firepower for their Turkish opponents.
This promises to be a tough test for Bayer Leverkusen with FC Copenhagen losing just one of their last six Champions League clashes at Telia Parken.
Roger Schmidt’s side will be attempting to do what Juventus, Galatasaray and Lille all failed to do last season and claim victory against the Danes, but after an impressive pre-season and German Cup performance we are backing the Bundesliga side for victory.
Salzburg are absolutely flying in the Austrian Bundesliga posting five wins from five matches, scoring 24 goals in the process and conceding just one.
Die Roten Bullen have hit 18 goals in three league matches at home and have already posted a 2-0 win against Qarabag in the Champions League.
Malmo are a side with an excellent record in Europe at home so Adolf Hütter’s side will be desperate to rack up a first leg advantage to take to Sweden.
Steaua have lost just one of their last eight Champions League matches at home and will be confident of victory when Bulgarian side Ludogorets visit Stadionul Steaua.
In contrast, Ludogorets have won just one of their last six Champions League ties on the road and we do not expect them to improve that record against the 1985-86 winners.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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