This week sees a packed fixture schedule for sides competing in Europe this season, with Match Day 5 of both the Champions League and Europa League taking place.
As we approach the business end of the group stages for both competitions, sides able to book their place in the knockout stages will be desperate to do as soon as possible, while those whose fate is still uncertain know time is running out iif they wish to remain in either tournament come the New Year.
Monday 25 November Bronze Match Day Winners:
- Star Player: Conor Hourihane (258) 2p
- Top Forward: Andrea Petagna (95) 2p
- Top Midfielder: Conor Hourihane (258) 2p
- Top Defender: Frederic Guilbert (186) 2p
- Media: Dele Alli (600) 3p
Here’s a look at the activity across the Index ahead of those midweek games.
Dele Alli (£2.84) Sees Notable Price Increase Once Again Ahead of Champions League
It has been hard not to notice the activity surrounding Dele Alli over the past week, whether that be for his performance on the field for Jose Mourinho’s first game as Tottenham manager, or his success off it as a recent repeat Media Dividends winner.
🎙️ @dele_official: “I want to keep moving forward and improving. I’ve been lucky to work with two great managers here and I’m looking forward to learning new things.” #UCL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/3BP7wCNA5P
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 25, 2019
Ahead of Spurs’ Champions League Group B game at home to Olympiakos – where a win will see them qualify for the knockout stages – it’s clear that Traders are still backing the midfielder to perform, with his share price rocketing up by 14p in the past 24 hours.
While a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture – after Tottenham went two goals up – isn’t exactly a great recent memory against Olympiakos, the North London side are now buoyed by a fresh impetus under their new boss, with Traders hoping that Dele Alli can be an integral player for Spurs over the next run of games.
Recent Injury to Sergio Aguero (£1.62) Sees Price of Gabriel Jesus (£2.69) Soar
One man’s pain is another man’s gain, and that appears to be the case for Gabriel Jesus, who looks to be the main beneficiary of Sergio Aguero’s most-recent injury.
The Argentine striker – who has experienced 5% share price decrease in the last week – limped off inside the final 15 minutes during the 2-1 win over Chelsea at the weekend, with Pep Guardiola confirming that Manchester City’s all-time leading scorer will be absent for “a few weeks”.
This means that deputy Gabriel Jesus is likely to enjoy an extended run in the team in what will be a busy period for City, with the Brazilian’s share price rising by 14p in the past 24 hours following the aforementioned news.
City in fact are set to play ten matches in five weeks across three different competitions, meaning that Jesus will see plenty of minutes in the coming weeks, which will be music to the ears of Traders who have him in their portfolios.
Eden Hazard (£4.10) Experiences Increase in Share Price Ahead of PSG Clash
The marquee fixture for Tuesday’s selection of Champions League ties is arguably taking place at the Santiago Bernabeu, as Real Madrid host PSG at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Victory for the visitors will see them secure top spot in Group A, while for Los Blancos, a win for them can see them book their place in the last 16 and still be in with a chance of finishing top of the group.
In the build-up to that game, Eden Hazard has enjoyed a notable price increase, going up by 13p in the past 24 hours.
Hazard has endured a difficult start to life in the Spanish capital since his summer move from Chelsea, although impressive displays in recent wins against Eibar and Real Sociedad has seen Traders back the winger to kick-on.
The Dividend Predictor is also running tonight for the games taking place in the Champions League. Simply predict the Star Player for each of the four games BEFORE the 17:55 to be in with a chance of winning £275.
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