Tuesday Acca: Scouse party in Porto, plus six other Champions League bets

Liverpool can make it two Group B wins out of two in Porto, while AC Milan host Atletico Madrid in an eye-catching match-up.

After a short break it's back to business in the Champions League group stage, and we've put together a list of seven bets you can pick from for your latest accumulator.

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FC Porto vs Liverpool

Liverpool have made a supersonic start to the season, unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions and averaging three goals a game in their last five encounters.

A 3-3 draw at Brentford last time out would have been a bitter disappointment for Jurgen Klopp and his side, but results elsewhere meant the Reds maintained their position at the top of the Premier League and confidence will still be high ahead of a trip to Porto.

The Reds opened their Champions League campaign with a dramatic 3-2 win over AC Milan, while Porto will also have been pleased with a 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid.

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The Portuguese giants are unbeaten this season and should provide a stern test, but history is against them as the Dragons have yet to defeat Liverpool in eight attempts, losing three out of the last four.

Sadio Mane has also shown a real liking for this clash, scoring four in his last four appearances against Porto, and anything approaching the kind of performance we know he and Liverpool are capable of should see them home with ease.

We reckon odds of 3/4 on the Liverpool win are also pretty generous, so a straight up bet on the Reds will do for the first leg of our acca.

AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid

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Elsewhere in Group B there's a mouthwatering clash in prospect made all the more intriguing by the fact that both sides failed to win their opening matches.

Milan are 17/10 underdogs despite being the home side and having won six out of seven in Serie A this season, with the bookies presumably swayed by the fact that the Rossoneri have won just one of their 17 clashes against Spanish opposition.

By contrast, Atletico are probably thankful that the Barcelona soap opera has diverted some of the attention away from their poor recent run, which has seen them taste victory in just one of their last four matches and lose 1-0 at Alaves last time out.

Diego Simeone's men have scored just twice in their last four games, which is surprising in itself but all the more so when you consider the riches they have in attack with Luis SuarezAntoine Griezmann and Joao Felix.

Milan have netted in every game this season but Liverpool showed they can be hurt defensively, so we're backing both teams to score here.

Real Madrid vs Sheriff Tiraspol

Giorgos Athanasiadis Sheriff Tiraspol Sep21 Champions League

Not content with a surprise qualification for the Group Stage, Sheriff Tiraspol only went and defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 in the first round of matches. And next up it's a game straight out of Championship Manager as the Moldovan champs travel to Real Madrid.

Sheriff have won 13 of their last 16 matches in all competitions this season including a 7-0 victory last time out, but with all due respect to the Moldovan league Real Madrid are not only a different kettle of fish but in a different ocean altogether!

Carlo Ancelotti's men top the La Liga table with five wins and two draws from seven games and they started their Champions League campaign with an impressive 1-0 win at Inter Milan.

To no one's surprise they are 1/11 favourites and it's inconceivable to think of anything but a comfortable home win, but we reckon the visitors won't just be there for the selfies and will pose a real threat to the Madrid goal.

So with the safety net of acca insurance we're happy to chance our arms backing Real Madrid to win and both teams to score, which should boost our accumulator odds nicely.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter Milan

These sides are familiar foes having faced each other three times in the last two seasons and with both having lost on matchday one they need to get some points on the board.

Inter have responded well to the loss of Romelu Lukaku by scoring a league-leading 20 goals, nine of them netted by Lautaro Martinez and the evergreen Edin Dzeko.

The only game in which they failed to score was their 1-0 loss to Madrid, but we're not expecting the Ukrainians to repeat that trick as Donetsk have conceded in all but one of their Champions League matches this season, including a surprise loss at FC Sheriff last time out.

The hosts also have a poor record at home in the Champions League, winning just two of their last 11 games at the Donbass Arena, so our money's on the away win.

Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting Lisbon

Dortmund made a winning start to their Champions League campaign, winning 2-1 in Besiktas, while Sporting endured a night to forget on home turf, losing 5-1 to a rampant Ajax.

With a full complement of players we wouldn't hesitate to pile on the hosts here but they look light up front with strikers Marco Reus and Erling Haaland both sidelined by injury.

Haaland, Reus and midfield maestro Julian Brandt all missed Saturday's game against Borussia Monchengladbach and boy did Dortmund miss them as they failed to register a single shot on target, losing 1-0.

Brandt should return against Lisbon but with Haaland set to miss out once again and serious doubts over Reus' fitness, we're swerving the match result and going for under 3.5 goals instead.

Ajax vs Besiktas

Sebastien Haller Ajax Sep21 celebration

West Ham fans must look in bewilderment at striker Sebastien Haller and wonder if it's the same player banging them in for Ajax who underperformed for the Irons.

Haller has nine goals in eight games and is setting the tone for an Ajax attack that has already scored a remarkable 39 goals in just nine matches this season.

The Dutchmen started their Champions League campaign with a 5-1 demolition of Sporting Lisbon two weeks ago in the Portuguese capital and followed that up by winning the next three Eredivisie games by a combined score of 17-0 - as you do!

Besiktas are the latest to run the gauntlet and we're not expecting much from a side who lost 2-1 to Dortmund on matchday one, have won just one of their last four games and conceded 10 goals in that time.

Ajax have shipped just two goals all season and with the home side a super-skinny 2/13 for the win, the value bet here is the hosts to win to nil.

RB Leipzig vs Club Brugge

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Leipzig are a shadow of the side that reached the Champions League semis in 2019 and the last 16 in 2020, with some of their biggest names leaving for pastures new and those replacing them failing to cut the mustard.

The Red Bulls are languishing in 10th place in the Bundesliga and last time out in the Champions League they were thrashed 6-3 by Man City, an embarrassing scoreline more suited to the All-England Club than the Etihad Stadium!

However, Leipzig have steadied the ship since that game, drawing at Cologne and beating Hertha Berlin 6-0, with Christopher Nkunku adding a brace to the hat-trick he scored against City.

Brugge will do well to keep the Frenchman from finding the net once again, but a 1-1 draw with PSG in their first Group A match was a real achievement and having scored in each of their 10 games this season the men in blue and black must be respected.

The hosts will have plenty of takers at 4/9 but in what should be an open match-up we're more interested in 8/11 for both teams to score.

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