Back Harry Kane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score in UCL
The column drew a blank at the weekend but there are several juicy Champions League bets this week that should get us back on track.
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The Home Banker
Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid are familiar foes after sharing a couple of 2-2 draws in the group stages of last season's Champions League. The German giants would go on to top the group but Los Blancos would have the last laugh, retaining their Champions League crown as they beat Juventus in a memorable final. However they've made a slow start to the season and trail Barcelona by seven points in La Liga. In contrast, Dortmund are top of the Bundesliga and scoring goals for fun. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a hat trick at the weekend to take his tally to eight goals in his last seven appearances and he can fire the hosts -- available at a tasty looking 2/1 with bet365 -- to glory here.
The Tasty Treble
Backing both teams to score in games involving Liverpool this season is fast becoming a license to print money and you can get 7/10 that both teams find the net when they travel to Spartak Moscow on Tuesday. On the same night, Monaco host an in-form Porto in another game where the goals should flow. Porto are top of the Primeira Liga while Monaco have made light of losing several star names in the summer and remain the biggest threat to Paris Saint-Germain in France. Sporting Lisbon vs. Barcelona on Wednesday is another fixture that should definitely produce goals with Lionel Messi in fine form.
The Euro Wager
Harry Kane has scored six in his last four outings and already this season has scored two goals in a game on four separate occasions for club and country. The Spurs striker is a 12/5 shot to bag two or more as Tottenham travel to Apoel Nicosia on Tuesday in a game they should win handily.
The Wildcard Tip
Bayern Munich travel to PSG on Wednesday as outsiders in the betting but the bookmakers may be doing the German champions a disservice. PSG were poor as they drew 0-0 with Montpellier on Saturday and despite having a fabulous front three, the jury is still out as to whether they are the real deal. Bayern -- who are 12/1 to win the game after conceding the first goal -- are tried and tested at this level and look a spot of value to get the job done in Paris.
The Bookie Basher
Aubameyang is in red hot form for Borussia Dortmund and looks the pick to score first against Real Madrid while Gabriel Jesus should return to the starting lineup as Manchester City face Shakhtar Donetsk. The Brazilian has five goals already this season and can open the scoring at the Etihad.