Champions League betting tips: Young Boys favourites to beat Slovaks
Champions League betting tips and preview
The Champions League second-round qualifiers conclude on Wednesday night when there are nine second-leg fixtures taking place.
Young Boys shared a goalless draw at Slovan Bratislava last week and are 2/5 favourites to beat the Slovakian champions inside 90 minutes.
We have picked out two other matches for Wednesday’s Champions League betting tips but get things rolling with the clash in Switzerland.
Young Boys v Slovan Bratislava
The Swiss champions dominated the first leg with 63% possession and outshot their opponents 13-8, although both teams had two efforts on target.
Young Boys, coached by former Huddersfield manager David Wagner, could not have played in a more contrasting game at the weekend as they got the defence of their title off to a winning start.
But they had to come back from 3-1 down to win 4-3 at Luzern where Theoson Siebatcheu scored the second of his two goals in the third minute of stoppage time.
Slovan Bratislava had a slightly easier time of it in their opening game but still needed three goals in the final 18 minutes to win 4-1 at promoted Liptovsky Mikulas.
Bearing in mind their efforts at the weekend, Wagner’s side are 17/2 to win from behind and set up a potential clash with Cluj as one of Wednesday’s Champions League betting tips.
Galatasaray v PSV
It may be game over for Galatasaray but there are still some interesting markets for their second-leg tie against PSV, who are 5/4 to win in Turkey.
Israel forward Eran Zahavi ran the show with a hat-trick and Mario Gotze chipped in with a double as the Dutch ran out 5-1 winners at the Philips Stadium and they are 13/5 to win and concede once again or 4/1 to do so in a match producing at least four goals.
One-sided first-leg ties rarely produce a similar outcome in the return so we go 2/1 on a Galatasaray win or 13/5 for the match to be drawn.
Zahavi is 6/4 to be on target once more and Gotze is 3/1 to find the net while former Liverpool and Fulham forward Ryan Babel, who started up front for the Turks last week, is 7/1 to break the deadlock.
Sparta Prague v Rapid Vienna
A third-round qualifier against Monaco is on offer to the winner of the clash between Sparta Prague and Rapid Vienna, who lead 2-1 from the first leg.
The Czechs were 1-0 up at half-time so we go 9/1 on the hosts to lead at the break and fail to win while it’s 8/1 on Rapid Vienna in the same market.
Sparta Prague also came from behind to win their opening game of the season, 3-2 against Sigma Olomouc, so we suspect there could be goals in this match.
Over 3.5 goals is available at 31/20 while the home team are 13/8 to win and over 2.5 against a side that got their Austrian Bundesliga season off to a bad start at the weekend with a 2-0 home defeat by Hartberg.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication