With the Champions League group stages drawing to a close in midweek, we are offered a stacked Wednesday night from across Europe. On that note, for those of you looking to stick on a midweek acca, we have found a handful of helpful tips that are worth keeping an eye out for in midweek.
Wednesday 9th December
BST 19:45 Norwich City vs Nottingham Forest
Starting with the hosts, managing to mount a dramatic late comeback at home against Sheffield Wednesday over the weekend, Norwich eventually left Carrow Road with a 2-1 win to show for their troubles. While Daniel Farke’s men might still be looking to fully bounce back from their shock 3-1 defeat away at Championship returners Luton last week, fans around East Anglia still find their side holding a one-point buffer at the top of the table. Still tipped by many across England’s second-tier as a leading contender to book an immediate Premier League return this season, the Yellows have lost just one of their last 13 Championship matchups, a run that stems back to October 3rd. Hoping to extend their stay at the top of the table in midweek, Farke will be most impressed by his side’s continued success on home soil. Including that late victory against the Owls last time out, Wednesday’s hosts are unbeaten in their last six straight matchups at Carrow Road, winning four of those appearances. With Nottingham Forest in the midst of a nightmare run of form, Norwich will be confident of cashing in and landing back-to-back wins in midweek. Hit with a 2-0 defeat against Reading over the weekend, new boss Chris Hughton has seen his squad freefall down the Championship table. Managing to collect just a single point over their last five straight contests and failing to find the net in any of those appearances, we’re backing a routine home win on Wednesday night.
Tip: Norwich City win @ 7/10
20:00 Red Bull Salzburg vs Atletico Madrid
Managing to pick up what turned out to be a routine 2-0 victory at home against Real Valladolid over the weekend, the mood in Atletico Madrid’s camp should be at a real high. Continuing to capitalise on Barcelona and Real Madrid’s continued issues since opening the 2020/2021 campaign, Diego Simeone’s men have played their way to the top of the La Liga table and are seen as a genuine title contender this season. Now enjoying a 10-match unbeaten run across all formats, a run that stems back to October 21st, Los Colchoneros will be hoping for a Champions League boost in midweek. Watching Bayern Munich snatch a late point from the penalty spot in the Spanish capital last week, Atletico have had to settle for a stalemate in their last three European appearances on the spin. However, managing to have the likes of Luis Suarez back in their ranks, Simeone’s side still sit in pole position to book their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s tournament once again in midweek. Picking up that dramatic 3-2 win when they last faced off against Wednesday’s hosts back in October, Atletico will be confident of extending on their recent purple patch. On the flip side, while Red Bull Salzburg might have managed to land back-to-back wins heading into December, they slumped back to losing ways in shock fashion over the weekend. Coming under more scrutiny for a stunning 1-0 defeat against Admira last time out, it should also be noted that the midweek hosts have managed to win just a pair of their last seven matchups across all competitions.
Tip: Atletico Madrid win @ 11/10
20:00 Bayern Munich vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Starting with Wednesday’s hosts, managing to come from behind and grabbing a point off of RB Leipzig thanks to an action-packed 3-3 draw over the weekend, Bayern Munich have managed to extend their stay at the top of the Bundesliga table. Already seen by many across Europe as a leading pick to reclaim their Champions League crown this season, the German giants have secured their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s tournament with time to spare. Claiming a point on their travels away at Atletico Madrid last week, despite making a string of changes to their squad, Head Coach Hans-Dieter Flick will be confident of his side signing off their Group A campaign with three points on home soil. While they might have been disappointed to have played out back-to-back stalemates across all formats, Bayern have continued on their usual rampant fashion since opening the 2020/2021 season. Losing just a single matchup across all formats so far this year, it should also be highlighted that Wednesday’s hosts are unbeaten at the Allianz Arena since November 2019. With Thomas Muller bagging three goals in his back-to-back appearances, including a brace against Leipzig over the weekend, Bayern should be relishing Lokomotiv Moscow’s arrival. While the Russian outfit might have secured a 3-1 win against Rubin Kazan last time out, that doesn’t cover what has been a lackluster run of form. Sat outside the European spots in the Russian Premier League and remarkably managing to win just one of their last 11 contests, we’re backing a routine home victory in midweek.
Tip: Bayern Munich win and under-five goals @ 20/21
Our Wednesday Accumulator:
Norwich City vs Nottingham Forest – Norwich City win @ 7/10
Red Bull Salzburg vs Atletico Madrid – Atletico Madrid win @ 11/10
Bayern Munich vs Lokomotiv Moscow – Bayern Munich win and under-five goals