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Champions League play-offs 1st leg tips: Firmino and Griffiths worth gambles

Roberto Firmino odds and Leigh Griffiths bets among Champions League play-offs 1st leg tips

FootyOn experts give their 2017 Champions League play-offs 1st leg tips, with Roberto Firmino odds and Leigh Griffiths bets fancied.

Roberto Firmino odds for Hoffenheim v Liverpool are among 2017 Champions League play-offs 1st leg tips.

Roberto Firmino odds for Hoffenheim v Liverpool are among 2017 Champions League play-offs 1st leg tips.

The Champions League play-offs have British interest in Liverpool on Tuesday and Celtic on Wednesday.

That means there’s money to be made and brilliant betting opportunities aplenty.

Make sure you tune in to BTSport’s live coverage across the two days to watch how any wagers you place pan out.

Here are our 2017 Champions League play-offs 1st leg tips…

Tuesday

Hoffenheim v Liverpool: Firmino odds appeal

Live on BT Sport 2, kickoff: 19:45 BST

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds travel to Bundesliga boys Hoffenheim first and have Roberto Firmino, who used to play for their opponents.

The Brazil international has already got off the mark for this term with a penalty in the Reds’ thrilling 3-3 Premier League draw at Watford.

With Philippe Coutinho out, Firmino odds in several markets look worth punts as he returns to his old stomping ground.

Paddy Power offer a fine 4/1 wincast, while Sky Bet are a best-price 15/8 he nets anytime at Hoffenheim.

Sporting Lisbon v Steaua Bucharest: Romanians can hold Portuguese hosts

Live on BT Sport 3, kickoff: 19:45 BST

Nicolae Dica is now in charge of Romanian Champions League qualifying regulars Steaua and the ex-forward has a striker in fine form.

French-born Harlem-Eddy Gnohere is averaging a goal every other game, so can give the defence of Portuguese champions Sporting something to think about.

With Netherlands frontman Bas Dost and Portugal winger Gelson Martins already in the goals, Lisbon also look to have plenty of attacking threat.

A draw between these two teams is an appealing punt at top odds of 9/2 with betway, with William Carvalho close to leaving Lisbon for West Ham United.

Wednesday

Celtic v Astana: Griffiths bets well worth wagers

Live on BT Sport 2, kickoff: 19:45 BST

And Leigh Griffiths bets are also among 2017 Champions League play-offs 1st leg tips.

And Leigh Griffiths bets are also among 2017 Champions League play-offs 1st leg tips.

It’s handy for punters that the Bhoys battled Kazakhstan outfit Astana in last season’s Champions League qualifiers.

With Moussa Dembele out, Brendan Rodgers has Leigh Griffiths to lead the line for the perennial Scottish Premiership winners.

Not only did Griffiths grab goals home and away in this fixture last term, but has four goals in five games this season.

BetVictor have some solid Griffiths bets for punters; he’s 16/5 to score first and 3/1 for two or more.

Napoli v Nice: Home win and both teams score

Live on BT Sport 3, kickoff: 19:45 BST

This promises to be one fascinating tie, with Nice boasting Mario Balotelli and Wesley Sneijder in their ranks.

Napoli are always there or thereabouts in Serie A, meanwhile, thanks to their own attacking ensemble.

It’s more a question of what the respective defences can do.

A punt on a home win and both teams to score appeals at 21/10 with betway.

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