Champions League Props Acca Tips: Three Punts To Open UEFA’s Most Prestigious Competition
European football returns this week, as does the Champions League Props Acca Tips articles here at bettingexpert. Plenty of mouthwatering clashes await, with the early matches of the group stages capable of shaping the rest of the competition. Our expert, Scott Thornton, has three props selections to consider..
Newcastle venture into Europe once more as they take on AC Milan. Elsewhere in the same group, PSG and Dortmund battle for supremacy. On Wednesday, Manchester United travel to the Allianz to take on Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich.
- AC Milan vs Newcastle: Under 35.5 Tackles In The Match
- PSG vs Dortmund: Over 25.5 Shots In The Match
- Bayern Munich vs Manchester United: Over 17.5 Tackles For Manchester United
Acca odds: 6.60
Odds via bet365 as at 12:25, September 18th 2023. Odds may now differ.
AC Milan vs Newcastle: Tackles trending downwards at the San Siro
Champions League, Tuesday, September 19th, 17:45 (UK)
AC Milan welcome Newcastle and their former player Sandro Tonali to the San Siro on Tuesday night in what promises to be a blockbuster clash. Milan made it to the last four of this competition before being eliminated by Inter. The Rossoneri have won this competition seven times, but nobody is talking about them winning it this season.
Newcastle’s return to Champions League football has seen them handed the trickiest group in the competition. A win in Milan would provide the team with the belief that they can navigate through a group that includes Borussia Dortmund and PSG. Newcastle supporters will be relishing the opportunity to see their team square off against Europe’s elite, so there should be a unique atmosphere here.
Milan’s matches so far this season have seen very few tackles. Their four matches in Serie A have seen an average of 23.5 per game. Milan themselves are averaging just 9.25, and this bet has landed in all of their games so far.
Newcastle matches have also seen fewer tackles than average so far this season. The 29.8 per Newcastle match is the third-fewest in the league. This is well below the Premier League average of 33.83.
- Selection: Under 35.5 Tackles In The Match (TRACKED BET)
- Best Odds: 1.83
- Bookmaker: bet365
- Stake: 8/10
PSG vs Borussia Dortmund: Rampant attacks and wilting defences
Champions League, Tuesday, September 19th, 20:00 (UK)
It’s been a tumultuous summer for PSG. Neymar and Messi departed the club, and there has been plenty of speculation surrounding Kylian Mbappe. It now seems inevitable that the Frenchman will join Real Madrid next summer, but he will want his time in Paris to end on a high.
Dortmund are unbeaten in their first four Bundesliga matches, but draws have been costly. They lost the title on the final day of last season but have the ability to challenge in this campaign. They were knocked out of this competition by Chelsea last season.
PSG matches so far this season have seen plenty of shots. They have been dominating possession under Luis Enrique but have looked vulnerable to the counter-attack. Their matches are averaging 28.8 shots per game, and they are taking on a Dortmund side that can be incisive in transitions.
Dortmund’s matches so far have also seen chances at both ends. Edin Terzic’s side haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last three games, proving frail at the back. Dortmund’s league matches have seen them average 15 shots per game, while their opponents have had 14.75.
Bayern Munich vs Manchester United: Game-changing pace to encourage tackles
Champions League, Wednesday, September 20th, 20:00 (UK)
Bayern had to settle for a point against Bayern Leverkusen at the weekend, and the two sides are joint top of the Bundesliga. Thomas Tuchel has his sights set on winning this trophy in Germany, having already tasted success when managing Chelsea.
Manchester United have struggled at the start of this season. They’ve lost three of their opening five Premier League matches, and Erik Ten Hag is having to contend with an injury crisis. The Red Devils have looked poor defensively so far and will need to tighten up if they harbour any hopes of getting a result here.
Bayern have lots of pace in wide areas and have been forcing plenty of tackles so far this season. Their opponents are averaging 23.75 tackles per game so far. They are capable of piling the pressure on against Manchester United, so tackles for the visitors look good.
United are averaging 17.2 tackles so far this season. Their match against Tottenham was played at a frantic pace, and this one should play out similarly. Ten Hag’s side had 22 tackles in that fixture. The Red Devils are averaging 19.6 tackles across their last five European matches.
- Selection: Over 17.5 Tackles For Manchester United (TRACKED BET)
- Best Odds: 1.90
- Bookmaker: bet365
- Stake: 8/10