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Antony Heath 19th Oct 2011 - 15:22

Harry's boys Kane to get another win in Europe

Club Brugge v Birmingham 18:00 - live on ESPN Classic

The Blues (14/5) have a difficult trip to Brugge (4/5, draw @ 23/10) to face the leaders of group H. Despite Club Brugge not having won the Belgian title since the 2004/2005 season they remain one of the top sides in Belgium and a difficult foe for sides in Europe - especially at the Jan Breydelstadion.

Club Brugge have won both of their games in the group stage - a 2-1 win in Braga and a 2-0 home victory against NK Maribor. They are also performing well on the domestic stage just one point behind leaders Anderlecht so things won't be easy for Birmingham and I can't see them being able to take anything from the match.

Brugge have good pedigree at home to English sides, from the seven fixtures on their soil they have recorded six wins and a draw, however apart from the opening day of the domestic season they have been winning by small margins so a 2-0 (8/1) or 2-1 (15/2) score line looks an attractive punt.

The Blues will be boosted by injury news from both camps. They were able to include Curtis Davis back from a knee injury while the Belgians will be without influential Carl Hoefkens, who is out of action for 3 month with a knee injury. If you fancy cheering on Birmingham than you could do far worse than anytime goal scorer Chris Burke @ 5/1.

Best Bet: Club Brugge @ 4/5

Worth a punt: Club Brugge 2-0 @ 8/1

Wisla v Fulham - 18:00 live on ITV 4

Fulham (23/20) find themselves level at the top of group K after they followed up their decent home draw with FC Twente by winning in Odense. They now face a tricky tie in the Polish capital against Wisla Krakow (12/5, draw @ 23/10)

Wisla are currently propping up the group and there is nothing to suggest that that will change come full time. This is Fulham's 20th game already this season after their campaign began way back on the 30th June and they are already clicking enough to get the better of a side that has never beaten an English team.

There is a good chance that this will be a low scoring affair so a 1-0 Fulham victory at 6/1 represents good value, The Cottagers have defended well at time in this European campaign and the clean sheet (5/4) would be a just reward.

Danny Murphy has again been instrumental in Fulham's season and he could be a good bet at 14/1 to net the first goal of the game. (Murphy and 1-0 is at 75/1)

Best Bet: Fulham @ 23/20

Worth a Punt: Fulham to win by 1 goal @ 5/2

Stoke v Maccabi Tel-Aviv - live on ITV 4

The Potters (4/9) have adapted well to life back in European football as they sit at the top of group E and a late Dynamo Kiev is all that stopped them having a perfect 6 points. The visitors to the Britannia Stadium are Maccabi Tel-Aviv (13/2, draw at 10/3) who have plenty of European experience.

As most Premier League sides have found out Stoke is a rather imposing stadium to travel too and the Potters should find themselves with an extra 3 points in the bag at full time. If the 4/9 about Stoke is a bit short for you then you can back the Potters -1 on the handicap at 23/20.

Stoke have been one of the better sides in the transfer market over the summer and despite them not being in Europe since the 70's they have numerous players who have tasted European football including ex-Liverpool striker Peter Crouch (4/1 First, Evs Anytime) whose presense will be the difference between the sides.

Best Bet: Stoke -1 @ 23/20

Worth a Punt: Cameron Jerome first goal @ 11/2

Spurs v Rubin - live on Channel 5

The final game is in Group B where Spurs (4/6) play host to Russian champions of 2009 and 2010 Rubin Kazan (9/2, draw at 5/2). Harry Redknapp is set to rotate his squad again to keep certain players fresh for Premier League duty but as the under studies have already shown they are up to the task of getting results in Europe.

Rubin Kazan has never faced an English side in a European competition before and the trip to London will not be an easy first task for them. Their domestic season is approaching it's conclusion and as things stand they would not be in Europe next year which highlight some of their struggles.

These sides currently share the lead of Group A but expect Spurs to be 3 points ahead of their visitors after a convincing home victory. Tottenham -2 on the handicap is at 5/1 but is the subject of our match winner offer so you can get an enhanced 7/1 about them winning by 3 or more.

When the youngsters have played they have looked like they were meant to be in the side and Harry Kane first goal at 6/1 is a rather attractive price along with the 7/4 available . Also Rubin have a familiar face in ex-Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins and he is 8/1 first and 11/4 anytime to upset the apple cart with a goal.

Best Bet: Harry Kane anytime @ 7/4

Worth a Punt: Tottenham 3-1 @ 14/1

Match Winner: Tottenham to win by 3 or more @ 7/1


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