Stoke’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of Sunderland was completely out of character and may have been down to tiredness following their European exertions.
Shakhtar need to bounce back after losing 2-1 to Porto last time out in Group G, and I think they will win tonight.
Napoli looked good when drawing at Manchester City in the first round of group matches and they have also got off to a good start in Serie A, with only one defeat in their first four matches.
France have shocked New Zealand a couple of times in the past, namely in 1997 and 2007, but that was when it was do or die.
The Wallabies are lacking in experience and that can be their downfall when it comes to tight clashes against top quality teams, but they have plenty of talent and flair and I expect them to shine against the USA.
Spanish teams are catching up on their fixtures after the players’ early season strike, and there are five tasty games to choose from tonight with Barcelona, Real Madrid and early league leaders Valencia all in action.
The trick with second tier competitions like the Carling Cup is finding teams that are taking it seriously.
This is a bet I have previously advised but I’m suggesting going in again as I think it’s still very good value.
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