I thought I’d have a little look at my Goals Galore options for today’s games and was pleasantly surprised when I saw that all of tonight’s Champions League matches appear on the Goals Galore Bonus coupon that pays 9/2 with Betfred. While I’m bot advising big stakes by any means as these are two-legged games, I certainly think the potential 9/2 return is worth investing a few notes in. With the Premier League game included, I think we have the makings of a good treble up here.
Here is my Goals Galore treble for Wednesday night:
Fenerbahce v Arsenal 7.45pm
This is the one that really jumped off the page at me. Fenerbahce, like Arsenal, started the season with a disappointing loss. The Turkish side, who finished runners up in the Super Lig last season lost to promoted side Konyaspor 3-2 and will be looking to make amends with fans immediately.
Arsenal of course lost at home to Aston Villa at the weekend causing a hugely negative reaction from the fans and big questions from the media. This game now has added importance for both teams and you can be sure there will be plenty of shots flying in. I’m predicting a score draw in this one, but as long as both teams score I’ll be happy.
Ludogorets v Basel 7.45pm
Bulgaria v Switzerland here, and while Ludogorets don’t let in too many goals domestically, its a big step up in class to face Swiss champions Basel and I’m very confident the away side will breach the home goal.
Ludogorets have won their last 7 games in all contests, which includes wins over Partizan Belgrade in earlier stages of this competition (won 2-1 at home).
Basel have have failed to score in just 2 of their last 13 Champions League away games and have the pedigree to get a result in Bulgaria, although the run of form Ludogorets are in you would expect them to score a goal, especially in front of home fans.
Chelsea v Aston Villa 7.45pm
Now don’t get me wrong here, Chelsea have made a great start to the season and looked almost unplayable in the first half against Hull at the weekend. However the 2nd half wasn’t quite as impressive and the visitors were allowed plenty more of the ball and managed to eke out a few goalscoring opportunities which might have been taken had their quality been a bit better.
Aston Villa has a dream start by beating Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates, and in Benteke they can score at any moment. I’m predicting a home win here without too much thought, but when goals are concerned I would back Villa to hit the back of the net once at least.
Before last seasons 8-0 debacle in this fixture, Villa had scored at least once in 4 of their last 5 visits to Stamford Bridge.