Betting round-up: Goals predicted in Portugal

PSG and Porto are hardly gunshy ahead of their Champions League meeting, while Manchester City need three points against Borussia Dortmund Indonesia   By JONATHAN HEALY

Expect plenty of goals when Paris Saint-Germain travel to Portugal to take on FC Porto in Champions League action on Wednesday [Thursday morning Australian time].

Both teams claimed three points in their opening match of the group stage, with PSG winning 4-1 at home against Dynamo Kiev, while FC Porto were 2-0 victors at Dinamo Zagreb.

A victory for either side will put them in the box seat to qualify for the next stage of the competition, so expect both sides to have a go at collecting full points.

FC Porto have scored four goals in each of their matches at Estadio do Dragao this season, while PSG have netted six in their last two Ligue 1 matches away from home.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has already scored seven times for PSG this campaign and, if the away side can get on the scoresheet like we think they can, then this match should go over the 2.5 goals.

You can back the over 2.5 goals option with Betfair at $2.08, while a PSG victory at $3.40 is also tempting.

Over 2.5 goals in Porto v Paris Saint-Germain at $2.08 at Betfair
Draw/Man City in the half-time/full-time double v Dortmund at $5.70 at Betfair

The matches in Group D loom as the most interesting, with English champions Manchester City needing all three points when they host German side Borussia Dortmund, while Spanish giants Real Madrid travel to Amsterdam to play Ajax.

Real Madrid defeated Manchester City 3-2 in Spain in the opening round of matches, leaving Roberto Mancini's side in desperate need of a victory in their next clash.

Borussia Dortmund will not be a pushover, however, with the German club currently occupying third spot on the Bundesliga table and in decent form following their 1-0 win over Ajax at home in the Champions League in September.

Interestingly, Dortmund are yet to win on their travels in the Bundesliga this season, so the $1.93 on offer at Betfair for the English side to win does look enticing.

Dortmund might be capable of keeping it tight early though, so maybe have a crack at the draw/Manchester City in the half-time/full-time betting option, priced at $5.70 with Betfair.

It might also be worth trying the same bet type in the Group B clash at Emirates Stadium in London between Arsenal and Olympiakos.

The Greek side are a perfect five-of-five in their domestic league this campaign and have made a habit of being tough opposition for English clubs in the past.

Arsenal's class will eventually shine through, but the $4.80 on offer from Betfair for the draw/Arsenal in the half-time/full-time option can be backed with confidence.

*Note prices subject to change

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