With the Champions League qualifiers drawing to a close on Tuesday night, we are certainly treated to a stacked schedule from across Europe in midweek.
Watching the EFL Cup also make its return as the likes of Tottenham look to extend on their adventure, we have found a couple of helpful tips that are worth keeping an eye out for.
20:00 Galatasaray vs Molde
Making real Super Lig history last season as they got their hands on a first domestic crown since 2013, Galatasaray are certainly in the midst of what has quickly become an extended purple patch. Eventually snatching a remarkable last-gasp winner while out in Norway last week, Tuesday’s hosts know that they are now just 90 minutes away from booking their Champions League group stage ticket.
Only continuing from where they left off back in June and now winning each of their previous three appearances across all formats, Okan Buruk’s men know that they are firmly sat in the driving seat when they return to Rams Park in midweek.
Simply looking to finish off the job here, there is no doubt that the Turkish icons will be calling on their red-hot attacking talisman to spearhead their charge in midweek.
Once again bagging a first-leg strike on foreign soil last week, Mauro Icardi has notched four goals in his previous three appearances across all competitions.
Continuing to shine since returning to Turkey on a permanent basis this summer, the former PSG marksman will be confident of extending on his free-scoring tally here.
Suffering last-gasp heartbreak on home soil last week and knowing that they now face a major uphill battle on Tuesday night, Molde will be dreaming of the chance to spring a famous qualifying upset.
However, showing some extended issues over the past few weeks and notching just a single win from any of their last five appearances across all competitions, the Norwegian champions have also gained a recent reputation for their struggles on the road.
Winning just one of their last eight straight Champions League showdowns away from the Aker Stadion in 90 minutes, Molde are rightfully seen as an underdog contender on Tuesday night.
Betting Tip: Galatasaray win & Mauro Icardi to score anytime @ 7/2 with Pribet
20:00 Salford vs Leeds
Losing their Premier League status in a dramatic fashion last season and coming under a huge amount of scrutiny, it is no secret that Leeds have been at the heart of a real transition this summer. Turning to Daniel Farke in an attempt to steady the ship at Elland Road, Tuesday’s guests will certainly be looking to avoid an EFL Cup upset here.
While the Whites might have initially struggled to find much stability when marking their Championship return earlier in the month, the former Norwich boss will be excited by an action-packed display over the weekend.
Despite facing what appeared to be a heavyweight challenge as they travelled to a high-flying Ipswich, Leeds eventually left Portman Road with a remarkable 4-3 victory to show for their troubles.
Picking up their first Championship win at the fourth attempt a few days ago, Farke will be calling on his new squad to use that performance as a platform to build on going forward.
Welcoming back the duo of Luis Sinisterra and Wilfried Gnonto back into the fold, Leeds will be looking to cash in on a Salford squad that are in the midst of their own inconsistent start to the 2023/24 campaign.
Making an immediate return to losing ways over the weekend thanks to a nightmare 2-1 loss at home against Accrington Stanley, Tuesday’s hosts have managed to muster just a single win from any of their last four League Two appearances.
Once again missing out on a play-off ticket in England’s fourth-tier last season, the Ammies are also waiting to collect a first victory at Moor Lane since getting the new League Two campaign underway.
Hit with a 3-0 drumming when they welcomed Leeds to town for an EFL Cup showdown back in August 2019, we are expecting a similar outcome here.
Betting Tip: Leeds win & Over 1.5 goals @ 20/21 with Luckster
Tuesday’s Daily Double
- Galatasaray vs Molde – Galatasaray win & Mauro Icardi to score anytime @ 7/2
- Salford vs Leeds – Leeds win & Over 1.5 goals @ 20/21
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