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Football Scores Top Tips: Man City out to be Lyon tamers

IT’S a big night in the Champions League with Man City and Man United among those in action.

Leicester face Southampton in the EFL Cup and there is six Championship matches as well as full cards in League One and League Two so plenty to look at.

It’s a week for the RFO and I’ve be studying stats and form before putting up tips.

My Champions League tips are reasoned on the post and I’m going with Man City, Juventus and Roma not to lose as a treble.

The Super Single is Norwich who have been fantastic in recent weeks. They hammered Swansea 4-1 away at the weekend to make it 12 goals in three games – they also hit four against Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday. Can make it four wins in a row at a Hull side who went down tamely at home to Nottingham Forest at the weekend.

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On Monday the EPL League offering is Burnley v Newcastle. It’s bound to be tight but I fancy the visitors to take something away from Turf Moor. If I get a chance I’ll put up a preview.

We also have Real Sociedad v Celta Vigo in La Liga, Cagliari v Torino in Seria A and not much else so I might concentrate on the European games starting on Tuesday as we look ahead to a busy week.

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Football Scores Tips: Benfica can notch big cup win

The only match I’ve looked at is Benfica v Arouca in the Portuguese Cup and I’m assuming the home men put out a strong team after a disappointing start to the season.

They’ve been poor in the Champions League and sit fourth in the league and four points behind Porto so they can’t afford a slip here as this could be their best chance of a trophy.

They’ll be looking for a big win to restore confidence and should get it against a side who lie 13th in the second tier. Benfica have won eight and drawn one of the last 10 meetings between the sides and not surprisingly are a short-priced 1-6 with bet365 to win.

I’m going to take a chance on Benfica -2AH (stake back if they win by exactly two) at 19-20 with bet365 .An alternative is Benfica and over 2.5 match goals at a lesser price of 7-10 at sportingbet.

  • Benfica -2AH (8.45pm)
  • (19-20, bet365)

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On Wednesday there are three more FA Cup replays – Bristol Rovers v Barnet, Hartlepool v Gillingham, Salford City v Shrewsbury. In Wales it’s Connah’s Quay at Newtown so not too much to look at.

Salford, second in the National League, could surprise Shrewsbury and the man the League One side will fear is Adam Rooney. I tipped the signing from Aberdeen to top score at the start of the season and his hat-trick against Aldershot last week took his tally to 16 in 21 games.

I always liked Rooney at Aberdeen and I’m taking a chance on him to score at 13-8 with bet365. To net first he is 9-2 with Paddy Power.

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Football Scores Tips: Kortrijk Reserves are goals kings

IT’s back to the Belgian Reserve league for me after both my trusted sides landed last Monday with 5-1 and 7-0 scorelines. I also have a goals double I fancy from the Nations League.

Westerlo Res v Kortrijk Res (7pm)

The visitors very rarely disappoint when it comes to match goals and they travel here in terrific form having won their previous 5 games, scoring 18 goals in the process. Been backing their matches for a good few seasons now and as I keep repeating, it’s a fantastic league for goals with both sides usually scoring at least once.

This is a cup game and from what I can see, Westerlo don’t play in the current league set-up. Kortrijk’s last 6 cup games have all seen over 3.5 goals and they’ve won 4 and drawn 1 of their last 5 meetings against Westerlo, scoring 18 goals.

Given how well Kortrijk are playing and the number of goals they are scoring, it’s hard to see past an away win. They don’t keep too many clean sheets though so wouldn’t be surprised to see both sides score with Kortrijk running out easy winners (4-7 to win the match which is reasonable).

Sticking to goals though with a team who have seen over 3.5 goals scored in over 82% of their matches in the last 12 months, which is incredible (28 over 3.5 – 6 under 3.5).

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  • Over 3.5 match goals
  • 10-11 (Bet365) (NAP)

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Nations League action tonight and with plenty still to play for we should see some open games with at least 2 goals being scored.

Czech Republic v Slovakia (7.45pm)

These two are fighting out to avoid relegation and with hosts winning the first tie, Slovakia know nothing but a win will do here tonight.

Ten of Slovakia’s last 12 games have all seen at least 2 goals and they come into this off the back of dishing out a 4-1 hammering to Ukraine.

Eleven of the Czech Republic’s last 13 at home have all seen at least two goals and with the head to head reading 10 of the last 11 seeing over 1.5 goals I fancy that to happen again tonight.

Bulgaria v Slovenia (7.4pm)

The Bulgarians need to better Norway’s result tonight to win the group having lost their opener with Norway 1-0.

They’ve been pretty impressive at home winning 9 of their last 11 which is terrific form at international level.

They play a Slovenia side who have nothing to play for having collected just 2 draws. Nine of their last 10 games have seen 2 or more goals and with Bulgaria needing the win, it should be an open match.

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