Champions League tips – Torres terrific value to score anytime in Galatasaray game

El Nino netted on his only previous career start against Gala


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Betting Tip: Fernando Torres - Galatasaray vs At.Madrid @ 9/2 with bet365

Once a £50m frontman making a sensational Premier League switch from Liverpool to Chelsea, Fernando Torres is now back where he belongs, leading the line for his boyhood club Atletico Madrid.

The Spanish sharpshooter, known as El Nino, sprung back on to the Vicente Calderon stage last season during his returning loan stint, after a stuttering spell with AC Milan, but now Torres is proving exactly why he is a fan favourite in the capital.

Torres is a nifty 9/2 with bet365 to strike first in his side’s Champions League clash with Turkish giants Galatasaray, having recently broken the deadlock against La Liga title rivals Barcelona.

The Atleti forward may have just forced his way into boss Diego Simeone’s thinking for this European encounter, having dispatched his 10th ever goal against Barca, the most he has scored against any other team during his career.

Ateltico were in complete control before eventually suffering a 2-1 defeat to their bitter rivals, with the club’s prodigal son Torres, who is awesome anytime value at top odds of 23/10 with 888Sport, latching onto a through ball from fellow Chelsea alumnus Tiago to fire the 2013/14 champions ahead.

Attentions now switch to Europe’s elite club competition and Torres is set to play a pivotal role against their Turkish opposition, who have dropped to eighth place domestically and hold the worst defensive record of all the top 10 sides.

In-form Atleti hitman Torres has enjoyed previous success against Galatasaray during his time with Chelsea, having grabbed the opener in a 1-1 Champions League draw at Istanbul, and he is sure to be firing on all cylinders this time out for his beloved club.

Adored by the Atletico faithful, El Nino now has the chance to help his side gather momentum in the Champions League and potentially go one step further than they did during an otherwise successful 2013/14 campaign.

Betting Tip: Fernando Torres - Galatasaray vs At.Madrid @ 9/2 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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