Our writers have been through the week’s fixtures, odds and stats to deliver our Top 5 Bets for the week. Bet on football here
Napoli v RB Salzburg – Napoli Win – 1.90
A Napoli win makes it into the Top 5 Bets thanks to the value of the odds. You can nearly double your money on Carlo Ancelotti’s men to beat Salzburg on Tuesday night. They have three wins out of their last five home games, which includes a 2-0 win over reigning champions Liverpool. Salzburg have lost two of their opening three Champions League games, which includes a 3-2 defeat to Napoli. Another win for the Serie A side is on the cards.
Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid – Double Chance Atletico Madrid (X2) – 1.45
Atletico Madrid are undefeated in their last 11 games and travel to Germany knowing a positive result could see them through to the knockout stages. Bayer Leverkusen meanwhile are on the verge of an early exit. They have lost every game in the competition this season and have only won once in their last seven matches in all competitions. If you’re feeling lucky an away win could do it but to be safe, Double Chance would be the better option.
Bayern Munich v Olympiakos – Bayern to Score in Both Halves – 1.50
This looks like the best value bet for this match. Bayern have scored in both halves in four of their last five home games. It’s also happened in all three of their Champions League games this term, which includes the 3-2 win away to Olympiakos. The Greek side have been all at sea defensively. They have shipped eight goals in their three European games this season.
Vitoria v Arsenal – Over 2.5 Goals – 1.55
Arsenal travel to Portugal looking to finish the job and get through to the Round of 32. We should see goals in this game as Over 2.5 Goals has been a winning bet in Arsenal’s last six Europa League games. That includes the 3-2 victory over Vitoria Guimaraes at the Emirates. Three or more goals have also been scored in three of Vitoria’s last five games in all competitions.
Cologne v Hoffenheim – Over 2.5 Goals – 1.55
Over in Germany, we should have another high scoring game to end the week. Three of the last four meetings between these two had Over 2.5 Goals, which includes the last meeting when Hoffenheim thrashed Cologne 6-0. The Billy Goats have a terrible defensive record, as they have conceded 21 in ten league games. Over 2.5 Goals has won in four of the last five Bundesliga home games for them and four out of five for Hoffenheim.